S.C. Public Radio announces coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2019

Spoleto Festival USA 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – S.C. Public Radio today announced its coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2019. The statewide radio network will broadcast Spoleto events on “Performance Today” and “Sonatas & Soundscapes.” A six-episode podcast -- “Spoleto Backstage” -- is also back for a second consecutive year with a new host, Adam Parker of The Post & Courier.

Explore Military History

By Ty Moody


Just in time for Memorial Day, we want to introduce or re-introduce the SCETV Military Collection.  The collection offers a historical look at past wars and spotlights service men and women who have made great sacrifices for their country and fellow Americans. 

On-demand content has been provided from SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio for World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. 

Some additional highlights include new content from Digital Studios. 

Spoleto Backstage: Piccolo Spoleto; 'Pay No Attention To The Girl'; 'Letter To A Friend In Gaza'

By Adam Parker

Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2019 Logo

On this episode of Spoleto Backstage, we learn about this year's Piccolo Spoleto Festival from Scott Watson, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the city of Charleston, and violinist Yuriy Bekker, concertmaster for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Host Adam Parker speaks with stage director David Herskovitz about his innovative new play, "Pay No Attention to the Girl."

First Storm of the Season Forms in the Atlantic

By Ray Hawthorne


UPDATE 7 PM MONDAY: The National Hurricane Center has begun advisories on Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In a special statement issued just before 6 pm EDT, forecasters concluded that data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance indicated there was a “well-defined” center to the area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. As of Monday evening, Subtropical Storm Andrea had winds up to 40 mph and was located 335 miles southwest of Bermuda.

Ingrid (Promo)

By Morrisa Maltz


Episode #407 (May 23, 2019) - A successful fashion designer who gave up her big-city career, Ingrid Gipson discovered a reclusive life of solitude and unhindered creativity in Arkansas’ rural Ouachita Mountains. As if through poetry, she opens up her world again to those of us willing to listen.

The Well-Placed Weed (Watch Online)

By Cooper Sanchez & Steve Bransford

The Well-Placed Weed

Episode #406 (May 16, 2019) - One of the most celebrated American garden designers of the past three decades, Ryan Gainey grew up in rural South Carolina, where he developed a deep love of plants from his relatives and neighbors. The Well-Placed Weed explores Gainey’s life and his masterpiece—his ‘garden of remembrance’ in Decatur, Georgia, where his old friends and family live on in the overlapping blooms of heirloom plants. 

American Bitterns

By Alfred Turner

An American Bittern

This marsh bird blends so well with its surroundings that it's not often seen.

By The River Production Underway

By Holly Bounds Jackson

By The River set is under construction for Season 2.

Production is now underway for the second season of By The River, a collaborative effort of SCETV and The University of South Carolina Beaufort’s communication studies program.  The interview-style show, that highlights authors from South Carolina and the southeast, has a whole new look this year.  Instead of using the virtual set shown in Season One, a new physical set was built by Josh Thompson of Columbia, who will also serve as the show’s lighting director.