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South Carolina ETV digital series 'Backroad Bites' to return with new episodes in September

August 27, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Backroad Bites

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the premiere of a new season of its digital series, “Backroad Bites.” Featuring five, three to five-minute episodes, the new season will spotlight five local eateries in South Carolina. Each episode will premiere...

COVID Inspires Lowcountry Chefs to Get Personal

August 25, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Tut Underwood
File photo of chef's hands cutting green onions

COVID-19 has caused many a business to adapt to changing circumstances in order to survive. Such is the condition of many chefs in the Charleston area. Since the advent of COVID has shut or slowed many restaurants, some chefs in the Lowcountry - and elsewhere - have found...

T. Lilly Little Water | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 24, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
T. Lilly Little Water

T. Lilly Little Water began her life's passion of advocating for Indigenous People at age seventeen. “It’s something intangible and inexplicable that drives me. It feels like there are also a 1000 ancestors in my heart that are constantly giving me a nudge in this way or...

M. Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
M. Malissa Burnette

Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the rules and allow women to attend The Citadel. She successfully challenged...

Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 10, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
Ann Timberlake

Fresh out of Newcomb College at Tulane, Ann Timberlake came back to South Carolina and instead of taking up civil rights or the war, she said she “wanted to save trees.” She became one of South Carolina’s leading conservation advocates. As a founding member of the Sierra...

Reel South | Reel Digital 2020

August 7, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Nick Price
Reel South | Reel Digital

Join Reel South and our seven Southern PBS station partners this October for the second-iteration of Reel South | Reel Digital – a free, virtual, day-long lab and networking program designed to introduce emerging content creators to public media's digital landscape and...

Reel South Season 6 Call for Entries

August 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Calling Southern Filmakers

We announce our Season 6 call for films (Spring 2021) amidst tremendous national turmoil. The deaths of our fellow Southerners Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and David McAtee are unacceptable. The other Black lives threatened and in-peril in...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2020

July 31, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Anthony Padgett
Palmetto Perspectives Host, Moderator and Panel

Fred Rogers, better known by millions of public television viewers as Mister Rogers, once said, “the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers." Describing the...

Fighting on Two Fronts: Black South Carolinians in World War I

July 20, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat

Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their...

South Carolina ETV to launch 'Palmetto Perspectives' series with multi-platform racial injustice program July 8

July 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Palmetto Perspectives

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that it will be launching a new, community engagement-focused series with a one-hour discussion on racial injustice Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Airing on both SCETV and SC Public Radio, this new series, titled “...

Conversations on S.C. History: Women and World War I

July 3, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Alfred Turner
Detail from a poster showing a Red Cross nurse with an American flag and the Red Cross symbol.

Prior to that World War I, South Carolina was a predominantly rural state, with a Black majority populaltion. The typical S.C. woman in 1916 was Black, and, if she was employed, she was likely an agricultural worker or a domestic worker. If she was White, a working woman...

Reconstruction and the African American Struggle for Equality in the South

June 22, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Alfred Turner
The first black U.S. senator and first black House members were elected by Southern states during Reconstruction.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." For an overview of this fraught era in American history, Dr. Walter...

Chris Singleton, Son of Emanuel AME Shooting Victim, Pens Book for Anniversary

June 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Victoria Hansen
Chris Singleton's book "Different"

Five years ago, Chris Singleton was a carefree college student dreaming of playing professional baseball when he got the call that changed his life. "I'll never forget it," says Singleton. "I was 18 years-old and I got a call from my mom's phone actually and the lady on the...

Watch free public media programs on civil rights, racial injustice and protest

June 12, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Harvey Gantt and parents at court fighting for admission into Clemson University

APT (American Public Television) has curated the following list of programs currently available for FVOD/free streaming on PBS platforms to help further viewer participation in the national dialogue on Civil Rights, Racial Injustice, and Protest.

Artist creates in the time of COVID-19

June 11, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Leslie Leonard
'Robot Cistrens' sporting face masks created my Lovatelli

“It was a lateral move,” says Flavia Lovatelli, a Columbia, South Carolina based artist, when speaking about her transition to life as an artist during COVID-19. Lovatelli’s studio is located in her backyard, but says all the social events like gallery openings and art...

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