Tabitha Safdi

PBS Short Film Festival celebrates independent filmmakers and showcases diverse storytelling - starts Monday

By Tabitha Safdi

PBS short film festival starts MondayPBS's Webby Award-nominated PBS Short Film Festival returns for a ninth year from July 13-24. The festival features 25 short-form independent films presented in five categories: culture, environment, family, humanity and race. The PBS Short Film Festival is part of a multiplatform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers and to provide a showcase for diverse storytelling that both inspires and engages. “At PBS, we have been committed to bringing a diversity of voices into American homes,” said Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer. “As we...

Top Five South Carolina ETV YouTube videos

By Tabitha Safdi

Top Five VideosWith over 7.5 million lifetime views, it's no wonder viewers are flocking to SCETV's YouTube to find hyper-local content about South Carolina. So, which videos are the most viewed? Let's take a look! We are going to do this countdown style to build a little anticipation for the No. 1 video. Let's go! In the No. 5 spot is Worm Farming with over 294,000 lifetime views so far. The Early Bird Farm, located in Hodges, South Carolina, is a farm like no other with their primary crop being ... WORMS! Paul Coleman has been raising earthworms at Early Bird Farm for a number of years and knows all too...

Fantasy Doll Maker Laura Buff | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Fantasy Doll Maker Laura BuffThe arts are something that Buff has always treasured, even at a young age. Her grandmother was a china doll maker and made a huge impression on Buff. She learned how to take old Barbie dolls and remake them into dolls that she wanted to see. This led her to start creating fantasy dolls, something she continues to do toda

Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay home

By Tabitha Safdi

Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay homeHealthcare providers all over South Carolina are working to keep YOU safe. It's important to do your part and stay home. Virtual visits can bring healthcare to you wherever you are. Visit sctelehealth.org for details. We'll get through this together, South Carolina!

Professional Boxer Logan Holler | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Professional Boxer Logan HollerAs a South Carolina native, Logan Holler knows what makes her happy. She’s an athlete. Being competitive is in her blood as her father is a former football player for the Green Bay Packers. She’s a devout Christian. Her favorite Bible verse is John 16:33. And she’s a professional boxer!

SCETV provides programming and online content

By Tabitha Safdi

SCETV providing programming and online contentIn order to support families and educators, we’ve put together a list of content to help you through. We've also opened access to two of our locally presented shows, Yoga In Practice and Expeditions . You can always watch SCETV and PBS programs on-demand at SCETV.org . It's quality content you can trust. Watch SCETV’s quality programming online . Listen LIVE to South Carolina Public Radio anytime. Subscribe to our YouTube channel . Check out all of South Carolina ETV’s local content in one place. Education never stops for kids! Check out Knowitall.org for content by subject and grade level...

Marathoner Rachel Weeks | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Marathoner Rachel WeeksIn 2002, Weeks was diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a condition causing vision and hearing loss. Weeks searched for ways to experience the world around her even with a limited field of vision. She was researching running for the visually impaired and came across a website on guide running, running while tethered to another person. After her first race Weeks was hooked.

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

By Tabitha Safdi

File photo of a woman washing her handsAs COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic. “If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home,” says Dr. Amanda Parks, an infectious disease specialist at MUSC. “For something like a respiratory virus, generally, what we’re going to do in the office or the ER is the same thing you’re going to do at home which is supportive care.” The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says it is investigating six “...

Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron| Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Kite Boarder Elea FaucheronFor Elea Faucheron, the ocean is where it's at. Even growing up in the mountains her heart was always at the beach. When she got a chance she moved to Charleston. Within two months she was literally flying high. Now, almost a decade later she's made it her mission to support women kite boarders by creating the Air Club for Girls.

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

By Tabitha Safdi

Dr. Guille has a consultation via telehealthDr. Constance Guille is fighting the opioid epidemic in her own way. She is a psychologist from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was concerned with the effects that addiction has on both a mom's health and her infant's. Dr. Guille’s program was started to provide therapy counseling and treatment to mothers who were either referred by their OB-GYNs or had reached out on their own needing help. One tool Dr. Guille has used to reach more people is telehealth. She can come to her patients virtually at their local doctor’s office instead of them having to travel to Charleston to get...

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