People and Community

Narrative: A Songwriter's Musical Upbringing

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Musician and songwriter Jack "Jackie" Jeffords and his son Jason Jeffords, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Jason Jeffords talked with his father Jackie Jeffords about his life as a musician...

Children's Home Hopes to Help Children's Causes with Ice Cream

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Epworth Children's Home in Columbia makes peanut butter ice cream

For decades, Epworth Children's Home in Columbia has been well known in Methodist circles for two things: caring for children, and the unique dessert it has produced since the Great Depression: peanut butter ice cream. The government sent the home large quantities of peanut...

Rock Hill: City on the Move

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
 Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.  On Jan. 8, 2018, Echols will complete a 20 year tenure as the City's longest serving mayor.

Doug Echols concludes his 20 year tenure as Mayor of Rock Hill, SC on Jan. 8, 2018. He is the longest serving Mayor in Rock Hill history. Attorney and former City Council member John Gettys assumes the Mayor's Office. Rock Hill is a City on the move. It is now the fifth...

Narrative: "Together We Grew"

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Marcia Peter and facilitator Felix Lopez, 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. When StoryCorps visited Columbia in 2016, Marcia Peters talked with facilitator...

Patrick Davis and Family

December 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Patrick Davis

We visit Camden, SC with singer, songwriter Patrick Davis and his musical family.

Midlands Non-profit Sowing Seeds for the Future

December 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands

After years of working as a juvenile probation officer in South Carolina, Zakiya Esper became increasingly alarmed by the gap in support services for the teens she served. The vision for Sowing Seeds into the Midlands was birthed from Zakiya's belief in redemption for youth...

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

December 12, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
band

In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best. This story is part of Tell Them...

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Coach Willie Jeffries

Willie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg. This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 11, 2017 - 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...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing...

Tony the Peanut Man

November 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Tony the Peanut Man

A few years ago, right in the heart of Market Street, you could hear the echos of Tony the Peanut Man. He was an iconic figure, not only for his enthusiastic personality, but for his boiled peanuts. The town of Charleston, as well as the visitors that passed by, enjoyed...

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross during an assembly

Chapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross...

Tattoos Are a Growing Trend in South Carolina

November 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Tattoos are a growing trend among people from many walks of life in South Carolina.

Since tattoo parlors became legal in South Carolina in 2006, they have ridden a growing wave of popularity. No longer the province of sailors or convicts, tattoos are being worn by doctors, ministers, even grandmothers. Tattoo artist Scot “Spyder” Kudo says the range of...

Narrative: Growing Up as Preacher's Kids in Georgetown

November 21, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Henry "Harry" Bull Jr., Sarah Clarkson, and Margaret Clarkson, 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, Margaret Clarkson interviewed her uncle and mother about growing up in Georgetown, South...

Narrative: His Mother Dreamed of Having Her Own Family

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Scotty Barnes with his father, Scott Barnes, and his son, Richard Barnes, Columbia, 2016.

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Scott Barnes sat down with his son Scotty and his grandson Richard, to tell them...

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