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The Charleston Benne Wafer

By Aimee Crouch

benne wafersPeople from all around the world have been descending on the South, and South Carolina in general, for their unusual and delectable cuisine. We went down to Charleston to try a product made only in the Lowcountry.

South Carolinians in Quarantine are Fostering and Adopting More Pets

By Scott Morgan

9b60c725-30f6-4e4f-ab3e-3475d3908893As South Carolinians are shut in for who-knows-how-long, they’re looking for ways to occupy their time and still do something positive. Alexa Sparkman, manager of volunteer programs at Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, says her organization has seen a big uptick in adoptions and in requests to foster. "Our foster team has seen application after application for all sorts of pets," Sparkman says. "Young, old, puppies, moms with puppies, so you name it." She says Pawmetto used to see about 30 adoptions per week. Recently, it saw 54. Likewise, Fostering Foster, an animal rescue organization in...

Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

By Dr. Athena Masson

b90aae4b-e7de-4589-a259-fe9b47d21059Scientists say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal, but stress the role uncertainty plays 60 days out. The Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project team, led by Dr. Phil Klotzbach, is predicting 16 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four to reach major hurricane strength with winds 111 mph or greater. A normal season usually consists of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Phil’s team points to the increasing chances that a La Niña will develop in the Eastern Pacific this summer and the already above normal sea...

S.C.-Created Device Enables Doubling the Number of COVID-19 Patients Helped by Ventilators

By Tut Underwood

The Y-shaped Vesper ventilation expansion splitter was created by a team of South Carolina doctors and engineers, and can double - even quadruple, in a pinch - the number of COVID-19 patients who can use a single ventilator.In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, much has been made of the expected shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. To maximize the patient treatment potential of ventilators in America's hospitals, a team of South Carolina doctors, engineers and other health care professionals has developed a way to double (at least) the capacity of the nation's ventilators while more are being made. The Vesper ventilation expansion splitter is a Y-shaped tube that allows twice the number of hoses to be attached to the ventilator, thus allowing two patients to use the same ventilator. According to Dr...

F11 and Be There | Reel South

F11 and Be There(Episode #501 - April 6, 2020) F11 and Be There is a commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art, told through the many lenses of legendary photographer Burk Uzzle. With a career that spans over 65 years, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. This film is a journey alongside one of America's greatest visual poets as he makes museum exhibitions with a local community, travels America's backroads in search of hidden treasures of Americana, and using his vast archive as a guide, confronts race, inequality, and injustice through the...

Archibald Rutledge | SC Hall of Fame

Archibald RutledgeArchibald Rutledge was born October 23, 1883 in McClellanville, South Carolina. He grew up at Hampton Plantation on the South Santee River. In 1904, Rutledge began writing stories, poems, and magazine articles, many about hunting and other outdoor pursuits. In 1934, Archibald Rutledge was named South Carolina's first Poet Laureate. In 1960, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Next on PBS Masterpiece

By Ty Moody

World on FireWorld on Fire Premieres April 5 at 9 p.m. World on Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Don’t miss the premiere of the seven-part series. Baptiste Premieres April 12 at 9 p.m. (ETV) While visiting his daughter’s family in Amsterdam, Julien Baptiste (The Missing‘s lead detective) gets drawn into the search for Englishman Edward Stratton’s missing niece…and before long, everything you think you understand about this...

Second Shipment of Medical Equipment Includes Thousands of N95 Respirators, Face Masks and Gloves

By Thelisha Eaddy

South Carolina receives second shipment of Personal protective EquipmentSouth Carolina received a second shipment of Personal protective Equipment, or PPEs, from the federal government, Saturday. The allotment included surgical gowns, face masks and gloves. The supplies are for healthcare providers responding to COVID-19 and were distributed to all 46 counties. SCDHEC said the distribution of materials was data driven, to ensure needs are fairly met, and was based on county populations. RELATED: First Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment Arrives in SC, More Expected Over Next Three Weeks SNS 2nd Allocation County Quantities by Thelisha Eaddy on Scribd

Indicted Sheriff Files for Re-Election in Chester County

By Scott Morgan

36365c88-eb31-4a06-a895-a461329a590fOf the 39 county sheriff's races on tap satewide this November, the liveliest could be the one in Chester County, where two incumbents will vie to win the office. On theone side is Republican Max Dorsey, who has served as Chester’s interim sheriff since last year. Dorsey took over the office after the county’s last-elected sheriff, Democrat Alex Underwood, was relieved of his duties by Gov. Henry McMaster. The governor’s actions came after federal authorities raided Underwood’s office and indicted him on charges including brutality, stemming from a live-streamed 2018 raffic incident) and...

Staccato

By Alfred Turner

A Minute with MilesStaccato is the Italian word for “separated,” or “detached.” Staccato notes are notes that are not sustained for their full rhythmic value: they come to a short stop, which separates them from notes that follow. They also usually have a clean, sharply articulated start . The opposite of staccato is legato , which means “connected.” Composers often specifically indicate that notes or passages should be played staccato, and they do so by placing dots, dashes, or little wedges over the notes in question. String players play staccato by manipulating the bow so that it stops and starts cleanly...

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