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SC's Voters with Disabilities May Face a Dire Choice (And Not Just Who To Vote For)

August 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Voters with disabilities have always faced a lot of obstacles, but they’ve also always had a choice – voting absentee. Now, a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the politicization of the U.S. Postal Service is forcing a different kind of choice onto disabled voters...

An Unexpected Advantage of a Virtual Convention

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Buttons are a big deal at national conventions. Despite not being able to attend the convention in person, Bruce said delegates still got their national and state swag bags, complete with 2020 convention buttons.

In 1988, Catherine Bruce’s father attended the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia; she still has his program booklet. This Year, Bruce is following in her dad’s footsteps as she attends the DNC’s virtual convention that was supposed to take place in...

‘It’s Time to Change the Trajectory.’ SC Senator to Speak Tuesday During Virtual DNC

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Kimpson pictured in Feb. 2020 shaking hands with Joe Biden

The second night of the National Democratic Convention will feature South Carolina Senator Marlon Kimpson as one of 17 “rising stars” within the party. They will deliver a joint speech on why leadership matters. Kimpson, who represents Charleston and Dorchester counties,...

Walking for Fitness during the Pandemic

August 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Erika Blank

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Erika Blank about walking for fitness and to promote good health and wellbeing during the pandemic. Dr. Blank is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine and she’s a primary care physician specializing in Lifestyle Medicine at...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Overwhelmed & Overrun

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Healthcare workers collect samples at a drive-in testing site in Columbia, SC, on August 11, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 18, 2020, we speak with MUSC Health CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley about testing, look at the absentee voting situation for the November 3 elections and what state lawmakers' plans are, hear about the financial pressures facing...

The Power of the Pollitzer Sisters; Education, Equality and Persuasion

August 17, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
Anita Pollitzer

A pale, pink home with contrasting, black shutters sits along 5 Pitt Street in Charleston. Its window boxes overflow with colorful flowers, vibrant like the women who once lived there. An historical marker tells their story. "Hello, we are the Pollitzer sisters," the...

Storytime with SCETV: Giraffes Can’t Dance

August 17, 2020 - Posted in Education
Melanie Trimble

Giraffes Can’t Dance Written By: Giles Andreae | Illustrated By: Guy Parker-Rees | Ready By: Melanie Trimble Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than...

M. Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
M. Malissa Burnette

Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the rules and allow women to attend The Citadel. She successfully challenged...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Alone Together

August 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
According to the SC Emergency Management Division, 10 counties and 60 municipalities have mask mandates in place.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 15, 2020, features a look at spending for personal protection equipment for school districts, more on mask data from DHEC and which masks protect you better than others, a closer look at how you can cope with mental health...

Discover some locally grown innovations in your own backyard!

August 14, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Made Here

Showcasing different small businesses across South Carolina and surrounding areas, Made Here explores what makes each town great. Check out the series to get to know your neighbors and discover some locally grown innovations in your backyard. Charleston Hemp Company:...

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Impact of the New Deal

August 14, 2020 - Posted in History by Walter Edgar
A mural entitled "Past and Present Agriculture and Industry of Colleton County" painted by Sheffield Kagy in 1938

When the stock market crashed in 1929, ushering in the Great Depression, South Carolina was already in dire financial straits. Cotton prices had plummeted, even before the boll weevil had decimated the crop. Years of non-sustainable practices in cotton farming had ruined...

Ladies – And Now Gentlemen – Take Their Seats at Converse College

August 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The coronavirus sent everyone at Converse College in Spartanburg packing early in the spring. Graduating seniors barely had time to say their good-byes before the campus shut down and restructured. As the college reopens to residents this week, it brings a few changes, and...

Next on PBS Kids

August 14, 2020 - Posted in SCETV
DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD

New DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD episodes premiere August 17-21. A week of all-new episodes kicks off Season 5 of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD . Follow Daniel and his friends on their adventures at school as they learn about substitute teachers, fire drills, naptime, patience...

The Scoop | Pumpkintown

August 13, 2020 - Posted in Local by Leslie Leonard
The Scoop | Pumpkintown

Out of the 269 cities and towns across South Carolina, SCETV’s audience voted, selecting Veronica Brown’s submission: “Where is Pumpkintown, SC? What is the town’s history?” for July’s The Scoop . To get the scoop on Pumpkintown, the Pickens County Library System linked...

Municipal Finances Suffering from COVID-19

August 13, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We are all very aware of the issues companies have been facing through this pandemic, but what about the cities, towns, and counties across our state. With many of them relying on hospitality and accommodations taxes, their finances have been hit hard as well. Mike Switzer...

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