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Robert Smalls | SC Hall of Fame

February 27, 2020 - Posted in Digital
photo of Robert Smalls, black and white

In 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved crew-member of the CSS Planter, steals the boat, sails it past the heavily armed defenses of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina and delivers it into the hands of the Union forces further out. The bold act makes Smalls a hero in the North...

It's Not Your Imagination, SC Has Been Getting More Rain than Usual

February 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Linda Nunez

Credit South Carolina State Climatology Office Lately, South Carolinians have been talking about the weather. Not as a mere pleasantry, but because we seem to be experiencing several days in a row of rain. Even your Facebook friends have probably either posted or commented...

Carolina Classrooms: School Climate - View online!

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Education by Karen Hermann
Carolina Classrooms graphic in classroom with kids and teacher working on a project

Our Carolina Classrooms: School Climate from February 26 is now available online! Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children.

Paradise Plants Plus

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn

Making It Grow visits Paradise Plants Plus in Columbia, SC and talks with owner Dan Clayton. Paradise Plants Plus grows camellias from the late 1700’s to about the 1940's. The intrigue is the stories of how they came to be named and of course their beautiful blooms. Dan...

SC Lede: Charleston Debate Crosstalk

February 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Jamie Lovegrove, Maayan Schechter, Meg Kinnard, and Gavin Jackson.

On this special mini-episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson recaps this week's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, with The State's Maayan Schechter, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove. You can subscribe to South...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

A Clemson Architect Weighs in on 'Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again'

February 25, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
The U.S. Capitol is a grand achievement of classical architecture. A potential presidential order could make all federal building projects above a certain price be crafted in this same style. That doesn't sit well with several architects.

A potential Trump administration plan dubbed “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” would demand that all federal building projects costing above $50 million be designed in the neoclassical style. The aim is to unify the architectural style of major federal buildings...

March 2020 ETV program highlights

February 25, 2020 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
Graphic from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I Am Madam President

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! Don’t miss a special Xavier Riddle for Women’s History Month, plus the start of season 2 of Pinkalicious & Peterrific. And, be sure to catch Niall Ferguson’s Networld on March 17!

South Carolina's Bats Are Dying. Here's Why You Should Care

February 25, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan

Somewhere at the middle-end of the 19th century, a railroad tunnel under construction in Walhalla partially collapsed and left behind a cave that tricolor bats really took to. There used to be hundreds of the small, furry bats hibernating through the winters by clinging to...

Kidney Cancer

February 25, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Thomas Keane

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Keane about the diagnosis and new approaches to treatment for kidney cancer. Dr. Keane is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, and he specializes in managing prostate, bladder and kidney cancer at MUSC and Hollings...

Leaning on His Backbone, Biden’s Soul of the Nation Bus Tour Swings Through Palmetto State

February 24, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Bishopville resident Willie McDonald listens as Valerie Biden Owens talks about her brother Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. McDonald said he's voting for Biden because he best represents him.

About two weeks ago, when Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden realized his showing in the New Hampshire Primary was going to be low, the former Vice President made a trip to South Carolina for a launch party. Surrounded by a diverse crowd of energetic supporters,...

ETV Education celebrates National School Breakfast Week & more

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Education by Salandra Bowman
SCETV National School Breakfast Week graphic

Regardless of the time, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. March 2 – 6, ETV Education will celebrate National School Breakfast Week in collaboration with Colleton County School District, Richland County School District 2, and Williamsburg County First Steps.

Study Finds Engagement High Among South Carolina's African-American Voters

February 24, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan

A new study from personal finance and economics website WalletHub places South Carolina third overall in the level of engagement it sees from African-American voters, making the Palmetto State the most engaged among reliably red states. While the study found that African-...

Cane Maker Thomas Williams | Original SC

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Cane Maker Thomas William

Fourth-generation cane maker Thomas Williams of McClellanville, South Carolina, has talent. He creates Gullah-inspired walking sticks that range from a simple one-color cane made of dogwood and oak to a more intricate stick, carved with abstract patterns, and ones that have...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care for Expectant Mothers

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Grace Balding reads a book to her toddler

Grace Balding and her family are getting ready for the arrival of their second baby boy. Grace is a stay-at-home mom, and her family temporarily has only one vehicle. This becomes a problem when Grace has to go to one of the many doctor’s visits she has scheduled with her...