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President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2019

By Anthony Padgett

Christmas with the Tabernacle ChoirDear Viewers and Listeners: Happy holidays! This December brings entertaining and enjoyable programming, part of our Festival schedule as well as our seasonal offerings. SCETV ‘s Festival offers a variety of captivating new shows, including a song-filled evening with composer and songwriter David Foster; a tribute to the great Aretha Franklin; the complete broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert with John Legend; and a look back at highlights of the last 40 years of This Old House . Our seasonal specials sprinkled through the month include the perennial favorite Christmas with the...

Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Daniel JudgeDr. Daniel Judge Credit Bobbi Conner/MUSC This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Daniel Judge about inherited cardiovascular disease and new developments in cardiovascular genetic testing. Dr. Judge is a cardiologist specializing in inherited heart disease, and he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at MUSC.

Limpkin

By Alfred Turner

A LimpkinThe limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with the diet dominated by apple snails of the genus Pomacea. Its name derives from its seeming limp when it walks.

Victorian Christmas at Historic Columbia

By Sean Flynn

Victorian Christmas"Making It Grow" toured Historic Columbia to see the variety of holiday decorations and experience past traditions at the Robert Mills House  and the  Hampton-Preston Mansion. Reservations are available for those wanting to tour and for those that visit, tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dawson's Fall

By Alfred Turner

Roxana RobinsonRoxana Robinson Credit Beowulf Sheehan/Post and Courier Books In Dawson’s Fall (2019, MacMillan), a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, the author tells a story of America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape. Dawson, a man of fierce opinions, came to this country as a young...

Pediatric Cancer Survivorship

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Anca DumitriuDr. Anca Dumitriu Credit Bobbi Conner/MUSC This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anca Dumitriu about the long term care, support and follow-up needed for pediatric cancer survivors. Dr. Dumitriu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Planarian Flatworms

By Alfred Turner

A Land PlanarianGeoplanidae is a family of flatworms known commonly as land planarians or land flatworms. These flatworms are mainly predators of other invertebrates, which they hunt, attack and capture using physical force and the adhesive and digestive properties of their mucus. They lack water-retaining mechanisms and are therefore very sensitive to humidity variations of their environment.

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age?

By Alfred Turner

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson returned to the Oval Office, so to speak, in 2017, when President Donald Trump hung the 7th President’s portrait there. Jackson remains one of the most studied and controversial figures in American history. Historian Charles Grier Sellers says, "Andrew Jackson's masterful personality was enough by itself to make him one of the most controversial figures ever to stride across the American stage." There has never been universal agreement on Jackson's legacy, for "his opponents have ever been his most bitter enemies and his friends almost his worshippers” (James Patton, 1860). Dr...

The River's Edge | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

The River's EdgeThe town of Cheraw has a few claims to fame and one of them involves river boats. That’s the icon for local restaurant The River’s Edge . On this episode of "Backroad Bites," we learn why this local mecca has become a worldwide treasure. Watch more Backroad Bites every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! #SCETVDigital #Cheraw #Food DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/scetv

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