Tabitha Safdi

Bridges to a Brighter Future

By Tabitha Safdi

Bridges to a Brighter Future

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access program for Greenville County high school students whose potential outweighs their circumstances. The three year program starts after ninth grade and includes a four-week, summer residential experience on the Furman campus and year-round support and encouragement through Bridges Saturday College. A diverse mix of about seventy-five students participate annually.

SC Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Talks about the Piece of Music that Inspired Him

By Tabitha Safdi

SC Philharmonic

Morihiko Nakahara has served as music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. He's known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. In this clip, he talks about the piece of music that captured his attention as a young boy in Japan.

To learn more about Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic, watch Palmetto Scene on Thursday May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Cooper's Country Store

By Tabitha Safdi

Cooper Country Store

When you walk into Cooper's Country Store it's like walking back in time. The store was built in 1937 and not much has changed since then. It's located in Salters right off of highway 521 and has just about anything you could possibly need.

Moving East: Tiny House Movement in SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Tiny House

The average home in the United States is 2,600 square feet. Now imagine living in a house one-eighth that size. That’s what one family has decided to do. The Singletary family wanted to downsize, in order to have life experiences, instead of being forced to keep up with a mortgage.

South Carolina Economist Expects Flat Growth Through 2017

By Tabitha Safdi

economy

Unemployment is low and the economy is growing both nationally and locally, although according to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, readings on the U.S. economy since the turn of the year have been somewhat mixed. The national economy is limping along at a fairly slow pace, and that’s why the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates low. So, what does this mean for South Carolina’s outlook?

Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center

By Tabitha Safdi

Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center

The Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center is a 20,000 square foot facility full of archives, memoribillia and the personal histories of the people of Calhoun County. Admission to the museum is free.

Download SCETV App

By Tabitha Safdi

SCETV App

The SCETV App for your mobile device features local and national content, giving viewers and listeners content at their fingertips. 

On the television front, viewers are able to access on-demand videos for some of their most beloved local and national programming. The broadcast schedule is available with the option of push notifications to be sent as a reminder for watching programs live.

“Life Pod” Offers Options for Affordable Housing

By Tabitha Safdi

Life Pod

Michael Weekes lives at the intersection of engineering and art. At those crossroads, he created the Life Pod, a 115 square foot tiny home of the future. 

In today’s mentality of doing less with more, Weekes has grown a greater sense of the earth. “In the last six months since I brought Life Pod to Columbia, I’ve studied and become an enthusiast in renewable energy and solar power, etc.,” said Weekes.

The project started July 9, 2015 and took 12 weeks to complete. The total cost to build the Life Pod was $7,000.

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