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Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Gov. Henry McMaster gives keynote address at 2019 Telehealth Summit.

As hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators settled in to the main ballroom at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, all eyes focused on Bamberg. At the 2019 Telehealth Summit, stories from communities like Bamberg showed how critical telehealth can be to...

ORIGINAL SC | DANCE AYDEN

February 28, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Dance Ayden

“I dance because I want to make people happy,” says seven-year-old Ayden. Ayden loves to dance. For the last few months, he’s danced his way into hearts at Soda City Market in Columbia, South Carolina. With busker license, Ayden treks to the market with one goal…to fill...

Wrestling League Smashes into the Carolinas

February 18, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
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Palmetto Championship Wrestling , or PCW, has been South Carolina’s top-tier independent wrestling league since November 2015. “Palmetto Championship Wrestling started with a passion,” says Founder and CEO Shane Dorr. “We were out in the backyard, training ourselves.” Now...

Let’s Go! | Woodrow Wilson Family Home

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Woodrow Wilson Home

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only remaining presidential site. The home is now a museum featuring the history of Reconstruction. The home was built in 1871 when, at the age of 14, “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson and his family moved to Columbia. According to...

Let’s Go | Mann-Simons Site

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Mann-Simons Site

On the corner of Marion and Richland streets in downtown Columbia stands the Mann-Simons site. The Mann-Simons Site was a collection of commercial and domestic spaces owned and operated by the same African American family from at least 1843 until 1970. Only one house stands...

College Students Talk Tuition Affordability, Government Shutdown with Sen. Bernie Sanders

January 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Bernie Sanders talks with Benedict College students in Columbia.

One day after delivering a speech about combatting racism, poverty and war, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with students at Benedict College in Columbia encouraging them to “think big, not small.” “When we live in a competitive, global economy, does it make sense to tell...

Casual Classical: SC Philharmonic’s "Beethoven & Blue Jeans" Concert Wearing Well after Twenty Years

January 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Traditionally, a night at the symphony has entailed dressing up. For performers and audience members alike, the sight of a sharply-dressed crowd is nearly as much of a given as the sound of orchestral music. But the move toward a more casual concert experience is becoming a...

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Kevin Felder

“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.” Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big...

Columbia-Area Conductor Highlights Local Talent, Artistic Diversity in Two Ensembles

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For conductor Suzanna Pavlovsky, keeping younger audiences engaged in the world of classical music doesn’t require a complete overhaul so much as a repackaging. “We don’t need to change the repertoire. We don’t need to change the music itself,” Suzanna says. “But we need to...

Narrative: "Oh, Those Were Yummy Days!"

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Ann Edwards and Thomas Edwards, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Thomas and Ann Edwards sat down to talk about their marriage and the family they made together...

ORIGINAL SC | Ballerina Regina Willoughby

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Regina Willoughby with daughter Melina

“Ballet has taught me that perseverance and grit, not giving up, will take you wherever you want to go. And all of those places you go, those relationships that you make and the impact you have on people and that they have on you…that’s really what this life is all about.”...

ORIGINAL SC | School Principal Dr. Greg Owings

May 24, 2017 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Principal Dr. Owings

There has been one consistency in Dr. Greg Owings 44 years spent in education: relationships. In his five years as principal at Dutch Fork High School, Owings has taken the initiative to make sure each day would be the best it could be for his staff and students. “It is all...