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Reel South: Outspoken (Full Episode)

April 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Girl with rainbow cape skips down the street

(Episode #505) LGBTQ West Virginians fight to live free from discrimination, calling us to reimagine the power and longevity of a small town queer community. Hosted by Valerie June, REEL SOUTH is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-member stations: UNC-...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Religion: Church in States

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe in front of a church

(Episode #202) What does religious freedom mean to America today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out. To watch more "Reconnecting Roots", visit PBS for full episodes or visit https://reconnectingroots.tv .

Reel South: All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk (Full Epsiode)

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Culture
2017 runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell

(Episode #503) After a contentious race, the 2017 runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women. The winner of this election would take office as the first female mayor of New Orleans and...

Reel South: Unmarked (Full Episode)

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Unmarked

(Episode #502) Much of America’s rich history is being lost to time. In the South, vast amounts of African-American gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. In Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - The Recording Industry: Off the Record, In the Cloud

April 9, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay.

(Episode #201) From your turntable to your pocket to the cloud: how technology has changed the way we listen to music and each other. Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay. Then he heads to...

Reel South: F11 and Be There (Full Episode)

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Culture
F11 and Be There

Episode #501 - 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...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 2 Premieres April 9

April 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
host Gabe McCauley

"Reconnecting Roots" and host Gabe McCauley continue the journey into American history with an all new set of topics and even more important roots to uncover. Taking a look at some of our nation’s most defining successes as well as some of our not-so-proud moments; Season 2...

Reel South Kicks Off Fifth Season on April 6

March 16, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Nick Price
Seaman on boat in ocean

This April, Reel South is poised to showcase the diversity and poignant storytelling of the American South again with the forthcoming Season 5 television series for PBS audiences nationwide. With 10 new films for a 2020 decade, the series embarks on an identity quest for...

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

March 5, 2020 - Posted in Culture
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works of flowers and plants as well as Southwestern landscapes. In November 2014, her painting Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1 was auctioned...

Carolina Stories: African American History

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Ty Moody
students participating in student sit-in

This month we want to highlight African American history and South Carolinians who have left a lasting legacy on the palmetto state. Click the links or players below to watch the documentaries. A True Likeness "A True Likeness" tells the story of a little-known African-...

Ghosts and Legends: ​Stumphouse Tunnel

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Stumphouse Tunnel

​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually,...

Ghosts and Legends: Old Exchange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
cemetary

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

Ghosts and Legends: Aiken Ghosts

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
screenshot of Aiken Ghosts program

Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

Ghosts and Legends: Abbeville Ghosts

October 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Abbeville Ghost

OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings...

Ghosts and Legends: Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Pirate Tour Guide

Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

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