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Eat White Dirt

Eat White Dirt

Eat White Dirt by Adam Forrester

Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon. (30 min.)

Soul City

Soul City

Soul City by Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards

Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia—Soul City—in the heart of North Carolina’s Klan country during the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, despite the odds stacked against them, risked it all to build the city of their dreams. (30 min.)

REEL SOUTH Season Two Preview

By A. Shumaker

Darius Rucker

REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series, a coproduction of UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV and the Southern Documentary Fund, premieres weekly on ETV on Thursday nights beginning January 5 (check local listings).

Drought Conditions Lead to Wildfire Spreading In SC Upstate, Air Quality Concerns

By K. Park

Wildfires on Pinnacle Mountain in the Piedmont

Wildfires have been spreading throughout the Southeast, creating concerns for the upstate of South Carolina, where a dry summer and fall have led to a prolonged drought.

The fire, which began in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, has led to evacuations in those states and is currently only 15 percent contained. Rebecca Hersher of SC Public Radio reports that many of the blazes are under investigation for being caused by arson.

Photo Story: Gwen Ifill in South Carolina

By K. Park

Journalist Gwen Ifill with SC Public Radio's Tut Underwood

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio honor and remember Gwen Ifill.

Ifill visited SCETV in 2012 with PBS' Washington Week for the Presidential primaries. She returned to the state in 2015 for the PBS NewsHour's Special PresentationSCETV's America After Charleston, produced at Charleston's Circular Church. The town hall style program looked at race relations in America in the wake of the Mother Emanual A.M.E. tragedy.

SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill

By K. Park

Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, November 2016

By L. O'Bryon

Black America Since MLK

Dear Viewers and Listeners

November has a bountiful harvest of programming you won’t want to miss! In time for Veterans Day, we are proud to offer another in our series South Carolinians in WWII: Return to Normandy. This special highlights the unique bond between the veterans who landed on Normandy and the residents and their children who honor them each year.

Both SCETV and SC Public Radio bring you full election night coverage, complete with interviews and analysis.

StoryCorps to Visit SC State Museum, EdVenture

By G. Rawls

StoryCorps participants, MobileBooth interior

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization that records and celebrates the stories of everyday Americans, is coming to Columbia to collect interviews with residents.

Heard and seen weekly on SC Public Radio and SCETV, StoryCorps is bringing its MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—to the parking lot between the S.C. State Museum and EdVenture for four weeks, beginning Nov. 18.

Charleston's New Antenna Installed

Charleston old antenna section and new antenna

Our new 3000 pound antenna has been installed in Charleston.

We are broadcasting now.  As with any new installation, there may be adjustments, including down time.

SC Public Radio Report | Nichols Resident Shares Evacuation Experience.

By T. Eaddy

Flooded home in the Britton's Neck Community of Gresham, SC

Many South Carolinians may not have heard of the town of Nichols prior to Gov. Nikki Haley's October 10th press conference. The small town is in Marion County and has a population of about 400.  Those watching that update, learned that more than half of the town's residents were rescued from the third floor of the town hall. Nichols was flooded from rising waters from the neighboring Lumber River. South Carolina Public Radio's Thelisha Eaddy talks with a resident about how he and his family were taken to higher ground.

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