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Sunflowers Are For the Birds

July 25, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow logo

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . I’m going to suggest that my bird-loving friend Ann Nolte add a large planting of sunflowers to her “big yard” garden outside St. Matthews . Here’s a partial list of birds that feast on the...

South Carolina ETV launches country music songwriting contest

July 24, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Country Music

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced the launch of a country music songwriting contest, taking place in conjunction with the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music.” Targeting rising fifth through 12th grade...

Year Two of the BOOM Program Was a Great Success!

July 24, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dynestee Fields
Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses.

The BOOM program, Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands, is an initiative designed to give high school students not graduating with a diploma the opportunity to job-train for careers in the construction industry. Together with Midlands Technical College, South...

Made Here | Juvenile Justice System Youth Create and Sell Original Work

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Digital by RoseCatherine James
Art created by Juvenile Justice System Youths.

The Department of Juvenile Justice's Store of Hope sells products made by young people who are involved with the juvenile justice system. DJJ's Broad River Road campus includes six work-study programs for youth who have obtained a high school diploma or a G.E.D. and are in...

Elderly Patient Uses Technology to Monitor Heart Failure Symptoms

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Richard Hollis Uses Telemonitoring Equipment

Richard Hollis can’t move around like he used to. He says it’s a combination of leg injuries and congestive heart failure, which can fill his lungs with fluid and make it hard for him to catch his breath. Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that occurs when the...

SC Lede: USC — General Disarray?

July 23, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Shain (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, July 22, 2019.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Andy Shain and South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney to discuss the recently-elected new president of the University of South Carolina, Robert Caslen. Caslen's...

Heat Wave to Break Tuesday, Thanks to a Strong Front

July 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn

Update Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ET: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for eastern South Carolina until 10 p.m. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms are developing along and southeast of a cold front moving south towards the Lowcountry. Scattered damaging wind gusts...

The Physical and Mental Demands of Being in a Marching Band

July 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clinton J. Washington III
Meredith Rhodes

From band camp to the 14 hours of weekly practice, high schools across the state work constantly to prepare a show for football games and fall competitions. Between the practices leading up to their performances, bands across the state must do physical preparations in order...

Under Pressure | Endowment Intern Sarah

July 19, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by Sarah Pritchard
Sarah Pritchard speaking at the ETV Endowment Intern luncheon.

Well, this week started out like any other. We had the ETV Endowment Intern Luncheon on Monday, and Moe’s catered, and then – Oh, sorry. Yeah, it wasn’t like any other. The lunch on Monday was awesome because I got to see the other interns (minus RoseCatherine – we missed...

Palmetto State Politics Part II | Endowment Intern Sean

July 19, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by Sean Scott
Sean presents

Welcome to Intern Week! (That was going to be this week's title, until dramatic political developments forced my hand, as you will read). I briefly mentioned that self-proclaimed name last week, but this week was truly all about the interns. As the summer winds down, some...

Hot Days and Sweet Filming | Endowment Intern Laura-Ellen

July 19, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by Laura-Ellen Adair
Murphey and I at the Endowment Luncheon

Week six has been jam-packed! On Monday, we had the Endowment Intern Luncheon where each intern presented what we’ve been working on this summer. That was fun because I got to meet the interns that aren't in Columbia and see a snippet of what they've created. After the...

The Parish Church of St. Helena

July 19, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Elias Saliba
St. Helena's Church

The Parish Church of St. Helena is one of the oldest standing structures in the Lowcountry area of South Carolina. Its rich three-hundred year history holds stories from our nation's many ups and many downs, yet it still stands today as it did in 1842. It represents a...

Episode 2: Seed to Supermarket (Watch Online)

July 19, 2019 - Posted in Reconnecting Roots
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...


July 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

This large bird is mostly found on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

School Telenutrition Program Inspires Changes to Family's Eating Habits

July 18, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Young girl with her horse

“I don’t want Savannah to go through what I’ve been through,” said Joe Ann Calvy of Eastover, SC. At 48, she has already had a heart attack. She said growing up “I didn’t know how to eat properly, and I’ve always had weight problems.” This is one reason why she and her...