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South Carolina ETV, ETV Endowment awarded $296,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Reconstruction 360COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina have received a $296,257 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support its “Reconstruction 360” project. The project includes the development of an immersive website and mobile application. “Reconstruction 360” complements “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War,” a PBS documentary series which premiered in 2019 and was produced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Intended for the general public, students and educators, “Reconstruction 360” will use 360° videos and short documentary films to...

School Telehealth Leads to Early Detection of Abnormal Cyst

By Julia Shillinglaw

Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus sit in front of the telehealth cart. Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus love playing outside at their grandmother’s house in Pinewood, S.C. They both also go to school in the area. A visit to the school nurse’s office one day ended up being something more serious for Mya. Lorrie Smart, the telepresenter at the school , noticed the lump on Mya's throat first, and then got the telehealth provider, Leigh Arden Beck from the Medical University of South Carolina to take a look. “You can’t know exactly what something like that is,” she said, “so I referred her to ENT who did further imaging and came up with her diagnosis.” After her...

State House Daybook: Jan. 15, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Summary The House and Senate lawmakers gaveled in the second regular session of the 123 rd South Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at noon. Sine die, the last day of session, is May 14 at 5 p.m. Senate lawmakers voted 40-4 to put their education...

State House Daybook: Jan. 14, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

scState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 10:00 a.m., S.C. Legislative Black Caucus, Blatt Room 427 11:00 a.m.,...

A Peek at South Carolina's New Voting Machines

By Scott Morgan

Lancaster resident Rita HuffmanLancaster resident Rita Huffman test drives the county's new voting machines at a recent public demonstration. The new system is a two-step process that involves a return to a handheld paper ballot. Credit Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio The Feb. 29 Democratic presidential primary will be South Carolina's first major test for its new voting machines. Last year, the state invested $51 million on new machines that election officials say are easier to use and more secure than what South Carolinians had been using for years. The new system is a two-step process. Step 1 is to make your...

SC Lede: 2020 Legislative Preview — LIVE From Irmo

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) with Jeffrey Collins (l) and Avery Wilks.On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Craft and Draft in Irmo, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and The State's Avery Wilks to preview this year's state legislative session. Plus, South Carolina trivia, campaign trail updates, and more! You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

Innovative Recyling Facility Offers Promise and Raises Questions

By Victoria Hansen

Outside RePower South recycling facility in Moncks corner adjacent to the Berkeley County LandfillImagine a world without recycling bins where what can be repurposed is; and discarded items that are typically left at landfills become fuel. That's the world RePower South, a new recycling company, wants to build. "There's a layer of that waste stream that we're taking in and creating a fuel," says a Repower South cofounder and CEO Brian Gilhuly. "It is renewable, clean fuel that is used by industry and utilities." The company set up shop nine months ago in a community in need of a new recycling facility, Berkeley County. There, garbage trucks pick up all the curbside trash from homes, no...

SC Lede: The Phone Call From Hell

By Gavin Jackson

af2e5914-eec7-4843-9f84-9bc742f7eeb2On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , we revisit the tragic story of veterans who were the target of a catfishing scam orchestrated by prisoners using contraband cellphones. Host Gavin Jackson is joined by Wired's Vince Beiser to discuss his report on the scam which involved inmates from Lee Correctional Institution and led to the death of Greenville vet. You can read Vince Beiser's story on Wired's website here and find him on Twitter here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus,...

SC Lede live taping at Craft and Draft in Irmo

By Gavin Jackson

LedeThe South Carolina Lede is hosting its next live taping in Irmo! Come listen to some of the state’s most prominent political journalists discussing our legislators' return to session. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with the ETV Endowment, South Carolina Public Radio and other friends of the pod at Craft and Draft for a look at the people and issues sure to be in your newsfeed in the busy 2020 political season. RSVP here Raise a pint and join South Carolina Public Radio , South Carolina ETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina for a fun and friendly political discussion. There will be swag...

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