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Fulfilling My Nerd Dreams | Endowment Intern Max

June 16, 2020 - Posted in Local by Max Laro
Stock Editing Suite

While COVID has still prevented me from reaping the full benefits that a normal ETV intern receives, I’ve still had some pretty rare opportunities that I’m grateful for. This past week I got my first chance to use a professional editing suite. It had 3 computer monitors, a...

A Look into the First Day of an SCETV Intern | Endowment Intern Max

June 15, 2020 - Posted in Local by Max Laro
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Today was my first day at SCETV’s Columbia station. As I sit here reflecting on my day with a refrigerated and questionably fresh slice of pizza, one major feature of the ETV station and its staff strikes me: their resilience. Despite the worldwide pandemic affecting...

Soda City Market expresses encouragement and creativity during pandemic

May 1, 2020 - Posted in Business by Charles Dymock
Soda City Market

Soda City Market has been a staple of local business in the Midlands since 2005. The Main Street market, normally lined with vendors and street performers every Saturday morning, is now desolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO of Soda City Market, Emile DeFelice, has had...

Remote-control car racing skids into Soda City

April 10, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Remote-Control car racing skids into Soda City

Soda City RC is a nonprofit remote-control racing facility in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that gives the sport of RC racing a place to call home. These remote-control cars may look like a child’s toy at first glance, but in actuality, these highly customizable...

Made Here | Some Glassie Ladies!

September 19, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a stained glass store in Columbia, South Carolina. They sell stained glass sheets as well as offer stained glass, mosaic, and fused glass classes. The owner, Pat Stone, explains her passion for stain glass. She says, "Art comes from your imagination and I...

SC Department of Juvenile Justice | Giving Youth a Second Chance

August 5, 2019 - Posted in Local by RoseCatherine James
Student at DJJ

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice 's goal is to protect the public and reclaim juveniles through prevention, community programs, education, and rehabilitative services in the least restrictive environment possible. They work toward that goal by providing a G...

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

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Business 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...

How the South Carolina Film Industry Stays Relevant Against Stiff Competition

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Connor Boulet
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The film industry provides much needed economic impact for South Carolina, netting $61 million in revenue for the state in 2018. The revenue is generated through the South Carolina Film Commission, which provides a $15 million dollar annual subsidy to filmmakers. The...

Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Health 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 Local 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 Local by Charles Dymock
Wrestling

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...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let’s Go!

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History 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...

Mann-Simons Site | Let’s Go

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History 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...

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