Tabitha Safdi

Former Astronaut and Head of NASA Makes Compelling Speech for Bi-Partisanship Governing

By Tabitha Safdi

Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden at NASAMaj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was recently honored with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University. Bolden served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under President Obama. Born and raised in Columbia, Bolden was an astronaut and naval aviator. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2003, and his many military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2006. The...

SCETV Is On Demand

By Tabitha Safdi

SCETV is On DemandYou can always watch SCETV and PBS programs on-demand at SCETV.org . Can’t get enough content? 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! Our Kids Channel is available online 24/7! You can live stream from your computer and the SCETV App . Social media: Catch our content on the social channels. Like us on Facebook , and follow us on Twitter and on Instagram! Programming at your fingertips! Download our App in...

Midlands Non-profit Sowing Seeds for the Future

By Tabitha Safdi

Sowing Seeds Into the MidlandsAfter years of working as a juvenile probation officer in South Carolina, Zakiya Esper became increasingly alarmed by the gap in support services for the teens she served. The vision for Sowing Seeds into the Midlands was birthed from Zakiya's belief in redemption for youth, honoring a fair shot for all teens, especially those living in the communities where she was raised. Sowing Seeds into the Midlands ('Seeds') is a grassroots nonprofit committed to helping youth ages 13-18 thrive. Serving the Midlands area, Seeds offers support services and tailored programming to help teens make informed...

From Coach to Teacher: 2018 National Principal of the Year Talks Career Path

By Tabitha Safdi

Dr. Akil Ross at Chapin High SchoolChapin High School Principal Dr. Akil Ross was recently named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year. In this clip, Dr. Ross talks about growing up in Washington D.C., his love for football, and how the sport changed his life. “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." That's the mantra Dr. Ross created for the school. He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. To learn more about the 2018 National Principal of the Year click here and watch Palmetto Scene every...

Tony the Peanut Man

By Tabitha Safdi

Tony the Peanut ManA few years ago, right in the heart of Market Street, you could hear the echos of Tony the Peanut Man. He was an iconic figure, not only for his enthusiastic personality, but for his boiled peanuts. The town of Charleston, as well as the visitors that passed by, enjoyed Tony's lively character and attitude. The Charleston legend died November 2016. This is a look back at that legendary icon!

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

By Tabitha Safdi

Dr. Akil Ross during an assemblyChapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross was named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year. “Dr. Ross is an exemplary leader who challenges both his students and staff to achieve at the highest level, stated South Carolina State Superintendent Molly Spearman. “I congratulate Dr. Ross on being named the 2018...

Inside a Yarn Factory

By Tabitha Safdi

Yarn Factory Parkdale in Gaffney, S.C. is one of the largest yarn factories in the world. They produce enough yarn to go to the moon and back multiple times a day and use the most up to date technology to make sure they continue to do so.

S.C. Summer Camp Helping Students Combat Summer Learning Loss

By Tabitha Safdi

Camp iRockCamp iRock is an innovative summer camp that helps children improve their reading abilities while having tons of summer camp fun. In the spring, the School District of Pickens County identifies rising 2nd, 3rd and 4th-graders who could use a boost in their reading abilities and sends their families an invitation to attend Camp iRock. Camp iRock is a partnership between United Way of Pickens County, the School District of Pickens County, and the Pickens County YMCA. Camp iRock includes: Transportation to and from camp (if needed) Breakfast, lunch and snacks High-quality reading instruction in...

50 Ways to Celebrate the Public Broadcasting Act in South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

The Early DaysToday the Public Broadcasting Act turns 50! The law created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and later led to the creation of both PBS and NPR . From our first classes in the library of a high school to our multi-platform national presence, South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio continue to be a place where talented educators and producers bring current events, history, and the culture of South Carolina to light for all generations. Now let’s celebrate! #PubMedia50 Understand the History Behind the Act November 7, 1967- The Public Broadcasting Act is signed into law, paving...

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