Tabitha Safdi

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

By Tabitha Safdi

Teacher CadetThe Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach to attract talented young people to the teaching profession. The Teacher Cadet Program was piloted in four high schools from 1985 to 1986. The program quickly grew to 28 schools in its second year, all of which still offer the Teacher Cadet Program. According to Marcella Wine-Snyder, Program Director for Teacher Cadets, “Right now we have 170 sites in the state…but not only is it making an impact here in South Carolina; it is making an impact nationally. The Teacher Cadet program is the only national program across the U.S. that focuses on...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

By Tabitha Safdi

Lunch MoneyThe band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too. “I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself listening to your album even when my kids aren't around.' That’s the point,” says bass player, J.D. Stephens. The Columbia, South Carolina-based band has songs in regular rotation on SiriusXM Radio, and the band has played venues and festivals around the United States. NPR had this to say about Lunch Money: “One characteristic...

An Interview with Chef Vivian Howard from "A Chef's Life"

By Tabitha Safdi

A Chefs LifeA Chef's Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. We talked with Chef Vivian Howard about her new show, her twin babies and changing seasons. "A Chef's Life" airs Thursday at 9:00pm on SCETV. For recipes and to learn more about "A Chef's Life" at PBS Food .

Flip Flops May Be Bad For Your Health

By Tabitha Safdi

Flip FlopsFlip-flops are a year long staple in South Carolina. Unfortunately, there are dangers associated with wearing this popular footwear. Did you know that one pair of flip flops can carry more than 18,000 bacteria, which include Staphylococcus aureus and bacteria from fecal matter? In a 2012 survey, 78 percent of American adults over the age of 21 reported having had some sort of foot pain or issue at some point in their lives. More than half reported having these issues at the time of the survey. Close to 2 million Americans suffer from the most treated flip flop injury -- plantar fascitis ...

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