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Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 7: Education of a Nation

August 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Gabriel McCauley in school hallway

From one room school houses with pencil & paper to campuses with smart-boards & tablets, education in this country has experienced a massive overhaul. Putting the education system to the test, we visit homeschool coops, modern one room schoolhouses, and a high...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 6: Chain of Events

August 15, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Inside a bicycle shop

If there's a memory that most every American has in common, it's learning to ride a bike. In the last century, the bicycle has pedaled out of our memories and into the skies. See how the bicycle led to the automobile and to the airplane, while remaining a staple in the...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 5: Horse Power

August 9, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Horse peering into camera

This country was built on the shoulders of some of the hardest-working American immigrants--European bred draft horses. America’s working horses may have been out-paced by the greater horsepowers of today, but there are still a few careers with the job requirement of a...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 4: National Parks: Progress & Preservation

August 2, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Hiker in National Park

From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, America has a wealth of natural treasures to behold. After a century of the National Park service, much of our lands have been preserved for countless generations to enjoy, but not without the mixed blessings of...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 3: Dashes to Dot Coms

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabriel McCauley wearing VR goggles

Thanks to your smart phone, mankind is more connected than ever before. However, we may be experiencing the beginning of a communication epidemic. We review our tech heritage from the first electronic dashes beyond the boom of the dot coms. Reconnecting Roots is a half-hour...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 2: Seed to Supermarket

July 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Grocery Shopping

Food in America is easy, you just put it in your shopping cart and pay. But it hasn’t always been this way. From sustenance farming to big business enterprises, we take a look at how farming has scaled to epic proportions while some have chosen to return to the land from...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 1: A Work in Progress

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Gabe

America today is experiencing unparalleled abundance. How have we managed to advance at such a significant rate? Have we lost anything to the tides of progress? Join host Gabe McCauley as he sets out on a journey to answer these questions and more. Reconnecting Roots is a...

“Beyond Barbados” documentary to premiere on SCETV June 20

June 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Beyond Barbados

COLUMBIA, S.C. – “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ,” a new, one-hour documentary film exploring the history and cultural connections between Barbados and South Carolina, will premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)...

Beyond Barbados: From Whence They Came, Part 6

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Charleston

Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is still prevalent today, especially in the Lowcountry: everything from the...

"Charlie's Place" wins Emmy award

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Emmy Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/...

Beyond Barbados: A Cultural Hearth, Part 5

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
The Chattel House

The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is attributable to the enslavement of African people. Within this society is...

Beyond Barbados: Colony of a Colony, Part 4

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
native americans and colonists

Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of rice plantations, and from trade between Carolina and Barbados. These...

Beyond Barbados: The Barbados Adventures, Part 3

June 12, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Ship out at sea

With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation...

Beyond Barbados: Sweet Success, Part 2

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Barbadian guiding a horse pulling a cart

Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane...

Beyond Barbados: In the Beginning, Part 1

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Colonization of Barbados

Most people today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as unique as the island itself. Like the United States, Barbados is an amalgam of...

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