People and Community

FULL INTERVIEW: Inez Tenenbaum

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Inez Tenenbaum

Inez Tenenbaum practices law at Wyche, P.A. in Columbia and Greenville. She is the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the former Superintendent of Education for South Carolina. Inez Tenenbaum entered law school in her 30s. She cashed out her...

FULL INTERVIEW: Anita Singleton-Prather

May 7, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Anita Singleton-Prather

Also known as Aunt Pearlie Sue, Singleton-Prather is an educator, storyteller, and historian of the Gullah culture. Anita Singleton-Prather grew up thinking she would study law and become a civil rights attorney. Instead she became a master storyteller, author and educator...

FULL INTERVIEW: Chief Justice (Ret.) Jean H. Toal

April 30, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O’Bryon
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Who are some of South Carolina’s leading women in the fields of business, government, public service, and the arts? What was their personal journey to success and what common themes helped them develop a vision for achievement? South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV's Women...

Inmates Find Hope and Change in Allendale Correctional Art Program

March 26, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson
Inmates at ACI find hope and change through art program.

Behind the fences and beneath the barbed wire of Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI), is a group of men who proudly call themselves The Advanced Artists of Allendale. They’ve each demonstrated a willingness to try new mediums, practice new skills and through that, they...

Columbia Native Brings Stories to the Big Screen

January 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Actor Jeremy Irvine portrays William Pitsenbarger in The Last Full Measure.

The film producer, actor, and Columbia Native Julian Adams joins Walter Edgar to talk about his new film, The Last Full Measure , and to talk about his journey into the world of filmmaking. Adam’s previous features include Phantom (2013) and Amy Cook: The Spaces in Between...

Late S.C. Hero Recalled World War II Exploits

January 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
T. Moffatt Burris, who died Jan. 4 at age 99, participated in numerous battles during World War II to help save the world.

South Carolina lost one of its heroes Jan. 4 when World War II veteran Moffatt Burris died at age 99. He was one of many heroes who helped save the world from tyranny in the 1940s. He fought to liberate Sicily and at Anzio to free Italy. But perhaps his most memorable...

America’s Volunteer Recognized for Excellence in Civic Leadership

January 9, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry of Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “Each person in his or her own right has an opportunity to make a difference. Making a...

Longtime South Carolina Senator Recipient of Legislative Leadership Award

January 9, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Senator John Matthews

Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. (D-Orangeburg) is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “I’m always better off if my neighbor is better off. I’m better off...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 3, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

Caffeine and Gasoline

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Mark Adams
Old Car

It’s a car lover’s dream at the Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore and Soda Fountain, the second oldest restaurant in the state since 1935. Each year the restaurant hosts the Annual Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show. The event benefits the Sumter County Military...

Narrative: "I Could See Through My Hands"

July 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Dean Byrd and Willard Byrd, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voice of our time. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Dean Byrd talked with his father Willard Byrd, a veteran of the Korean War. Willard had a unique...

I Heart Hungry Kids

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
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There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids. In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany,...

Community-Owned Grocery Store Supports Community

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Hub City Coop

Located in Spartanburg, the Hub City Co-op is the first grocery co-op in South Carolina. At the co-op, they focus on local farmers and vendors, primarily in the upstate. It's important to support local farms and vendors and give them a space to thrive. From hydroponically...

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

June 1, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Pearl's Garden Entrance

The small town of Bishopville, SC is home to some traditional vacation stops like museums and parks, but also a few quirkier spots like Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden. Pearl is happy to speak with his guests about everything from bushes to better education systems. Pearl’s...

Narrative: A Family Reflects on the Significance of Adoption

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Patty Lozon, Amanda Lozon, and Bill Lozon, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Amanda Lozon spoke with her...

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