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Electronic Medical Records Critical for Telehealth

July 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Michael Haschker leads discussion at the sixth annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina in Columbia.

As technology changes the way patients and health care providers see each other, it’s also changing how our doctors document our health records. More practices in South Carolina are using telehealth equipment, allowing clinicians to connect to patients through video. The...

Craft Beer Industry Growing Rapidly in South Carolina

July 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clay Sears
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Small scale brewing operations like River Rat and Hunter Gatherer in Columbia are representative of the growing craft beer industry in South Carolina and nationwide. For this story we spoke with Kevin Varner, founder of Hunter Gatherer Brewing, about the laws he helped pass...

Remembering Friendship Nine Member James Wells

July 10, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Thelisha Eaddy
Friendship Nine member James Wells

57 years ago, nine young African-American students of Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill were arrested for attempting to desegregate the all-white lunch counter at the McCrory's variety store. One of those students was James Wells. He died Sunday, July 8th in his...

Mission Group From Chapin Safely Arrives at Airport in Haiti, Expected in Atlanta, GA 7:01PM

July 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Alert message posted to U.S. Embassy in Haiti website.

Members of a mission team from Chapin United Methodist Church (Chapin UMC) expected to fly back to the United States Monday after being delayed in Haiti for two days because of protests, have safely made it to the airport in Port Au Prince. Jody Flowers is lead pastor of...

National Fried Chicken Day? Why Do So Many Love this Southern Delicacy

July 9, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Sean Birch
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Friday was a special day for lovers of the Southern diet: National Fried Chicken Day! Bernie Shealy, owner of Bernie's Chicken in Columbia, says he thinks people love fried chicken because it's comfort food. Over at Brookland Baptist Church, known for its weekday buffets...

The Looming Trade War Is Already Affecting the Palmetto State

July 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Maersk Line container ship approaching the ravenel bridge in Charleston.

According to a recent analysis by the U.S Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina will be among the state’s hit hardest by the looming trade war, threatening the more than $30 Billion dollars in goods exported from the state each year. The state exports cars, steel products,...

Emergency Mental Health Care Benefits from Telepsychiatry

July 2, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
An EMS and DMH Mobile Crisis Telepsychiatry vehicle.

Seconds count when it comes to a suicidal patient and getting them to the care they need. EMS personnel often find themselves dealing with mental health patients. Because they do not have psychiatry expertise, EMS often has to transport these patients to the ER where they...

Students Create Computer Games and Apps at Girls Go for IT Camp

June 29, 2018 - Posted in Education by Laura Hunsberger
Instructor Jaya Gantt, a recent graduate of USC, teaches 6th-grader Kenney Williams and other students at Girls Go for I.T. camp.

During the last two weeks of June, the University of South Carolina's School of Earth, Ocean and Environment was home to Girls Go for I.T. , a camp for middle school-age girls who are interested in learning about computer science and programming. South Carolina Public Radio...

State House Week for July 29, 2018

June 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
State House Week

This year's session of the SC General Assembly has finally ends, as lawmakers pass a wide-ranging plan to address the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle.

President Trump Rallies Votes for McMaster Ahead of Runoff

June 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Hours before Trump arrived, supporters packed Airport High School Gym.

President Trump rallied with Gov. Henry McMaster at Airport High School in West Columbia. The 71-year old McMaster is competing with 39-year old Greenville businessman John Warren for the Republican nomination. Recent polls show the two candidates in a tight race. Monday...

Columbia Chosen as One of Three Cities for Obama Foundation's Community Leadership Corps

June 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Participant Hazel Bridges

On Saturday, June 16, around 50 young adults, ages 18 to 25, gathered in the Richland Main Library in Columbia. All of them, in some capacity, were activists, hoping to gain the skills to influence change in their own communities with the training of the Obama Foundation as...

Recapping the GOP Gubernatorial Runoff Debate

June 21, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Olivia Aldridge
Governor Henry McMaster and businessman John Warren (left) debating on June 21 at the Newberry Opera House.

The two remaining Republican gubernatorial candidates faced off Wednesday, June 21 at the Newberry Opera House for a debate co-sponsored by SCETV and the Post and Courier. Governor Henry McMaster and businessman John Warren positioned themselves as the experienced...

30 Years Later, the Legend of the Lizard Man Lives on in Bishopville

June 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Scape Ore Swamp.

The tale goes something like this: a young man gets a flat tire late one night in 1988 while driving near Scape Ore Swamp, and gets out of his car to change it. Then, from the shadows emerges a creature that’s green, wet, seven feet tall, with three fingers, red eyes and...

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

June 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre,...

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Lidiya Yankovskay

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei . She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning...

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