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SC Senate Legislative Update April 17 - 21, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

The S.C. State House.

The Senate began debate on H. 3516, commonly called the roads bill, and adopted the Senate Finance Committee amendment. The committee amendment increases the motor fuel user fee two cents per year over six years. When fully implemented, the legislation is estimated to generate about $792 million for road repairs. The bulk of this week was spent allowing senators to prepare amendments and outline their individual visions for the roads bill.

Next week, expect...

Telehealth Supports Patients and Health Systems in Rural State

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe

Emergency Room Sign

Faced with challenges in the area of healthcare, the primarily rural state of South Carolina decided to take action. In 2014, a statewide telehealth network, the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance , was formed to “improve the health of South Carolina's citizens through telehealth." Today, there are more than 200 sites across the state providing telehealth services to the population.

USC Rhodes Scholar Recognized by Senate

From: This Week in South Carolina

A. Crouch

SC State House

University of South Carolina senior Jory Fleming, a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, was recognized on the floor of the S.C. Senate this week. Jory is a double major in geography and marine science, with a minor in geophysics.

Former Sen. Fritz Hollings Statue Dedication Ceremony

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

Former Vice President Joe Biden.

On April 17, 2017, the statue dedication ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) was held at the Waring Judicial Center Garden in Charleston, South Carolina.

View the full video of the ceremony or fast forward to the speakers, according to the following time marks:

4:13 - Mary Jo Sotille Manning 11:00 - Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg 17:40 - Gov. Henry McMaster 23:00 - Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley 41:50 - U.S...

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs | Interview with Artificial Intelligence Expert

From: ETV Regionals

K. Cannon

Legacy Charter Students Interviewing Artificial Intelligence Expert

What is artificial intelligence? That is a question that high school students from Greenville, South Carolina wanted to find out the answer to. Inspired by a prompt provided by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, they began their research. They read books and conducted video interviews with their classmates on the common misconceptions about artificial intelligence. It seemed as though people were worried that artificial intelligence systems could get so advanced that they would be just...

Sweet Potato Harvesting

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Field of sweet potatoes

Team "Making It Grow" travels to Summerton, SC to learn about harvesting sweet potatoes!

Wendy Allen on Hobcaw Research

From: Carolina Stories

B. Newman

Wendy Allen

In 1956 Bernard Baruch signed over all of Hobcaw Barony to his daughter, Belle. Belle died in 1964, leaving Hobcaw "for the purpose of teaching and/or research in forestry, marine biology, and the care and propagation of wild life and flora and fauna in South Carolina." Today the Belle W. Baruch Foundation owns Hobcaw Barony and makes it available to researchers at South Carolina's universities. The University of South Carolina's Belle W. Baruch Institute of...

L is for Lighthouse

From: Carolina Stories

L is for Lighthouse

Al Hitchcock talks about the history and preservation efforts of the Morris Island lighthouse.

NEW Look for ETV Education Site and Service Update

From: Education

D. Byrd

ETV Education logo

For 13 years, ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to S.C. schools through the StreamlineSC service. This valuable service has gone through upgrades and changes along the way. We are sad to announce that Learn360 will be ending after this current school year, but ETV will continue to make available free digital content and educational services as we look to the future. “Local” content and popular national programming, currently in StreamlineSC...

Kulma, David | U.S. Congressional District 5 Candidate

From: ETV

K. Cannon

David Kulma, U.S. Congressional District 5 Candidate.

David Kulma is a resident of Rock Hill, SC and an adjunct teacher in the music Department at Winthrop University. He went to Kent State University, where he received two music degrees. He is a candidate for the Green Party.

Walker Gill Wylie, MD

From: SC Hall of Fame

Walker Gill Wylie, MD

Dr. Walker Gill Wylie (1848–1923) was a surgeon and civil engineer—who developed operational procedures for the nation’s hospitals, organized the first nursing school at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and introduced hydroelectric power to the Carolinas.

SC Native Plants

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

SC Native Plant

Judy Seeley with the SC Native Plant Society brings a wide variety of native plants to "Making It Grow" that would look great in any home landscape including Blue Eyed Grass, Mayapple, Leucothoe, Wild Pinks, Wild Geranium, Homestead Verbena and Florida Anise.

Food Historian Michael Twitty Discusses Origins of Lowcountry Cuisine

From: Carolina Stories

B. Newman

Michael Twitty

Culinary adaptations transformed traditional African dishes into a unique, new creolized cuisine, influenced by European and Native American traditions, and characteristic of Gullah culture. Foodways of the South Carolina Lowcountry reach back to the region’s earliest African arrivals and have been shaped by the natural and economic resources of the area. Collards, kale and wild dandelion provided substitutes for leafy greens familiar to Africans arriving during the colonial period. Likewise, sweet potatoes, indigenous to the...

Jay Crouch, Clemson Extension Agronomic Crops Specialist

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Jay Crouch, Clemson Extension Agronomic Crops Specialist

Amanda McNulty interviews Jay Crouch, Clemson Extension Agronomic Crops Specialist, during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

SC Cyber Launches “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge

From: Education

B. Jamison

Screen shot of SC Cyber website

Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber announces the launch of South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge.

The challenge began March 1, 2017 and will run through the end of April 2017. Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Students will each receive an individualized Cyber Resume and NSA...

Whispering Pines

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Amanda at Whispering Pines

Team Making It Grow traveled to Whispering Pines in Mauldin, SC where Debbie Webster and her team provide not only products from their Sheep and Goat milk, but also extensive horseback riding lessons for children and adults. When we arrived, our host Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty along with some local 4H’ers lent a helping hand as a mother sheep had just given birth to five little ones minutes earlier!

Colonial Williamsburg Resource Library: The Rare Breeds & More

From: Education

B. Jamison

Sheep from the Rare Breeds Program at Colonial Williamsburg

Sheep Week - Others have Shark Week... we have Sheep Week, to honor the fluffy, friendly, playful new lambs born each spring at Colonial Williamsburg!

Need Credit by June 30? Teachers Learn & Earn with ETV!

From: Education

B. Jamison

Teacher outside on laptop

SC Teachers … earn your renewal credit around YOUR schedule in the comfort of YOUR own home with ETV Teacher Recertification!

We Want to Hear From YOU! Survey Responses Needed

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe

telehealth cart

Over the past 11 months, the SCETV "My Telehealth" team and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance have been working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Through a series of videos and radio stories , we have been exploring the experiences of patients and providers in South Carolina who are using this method of care. In order to assess the knowledge gained from the series, we are asking South...

Are We Ready for the Future?

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Produce

In a lot of ways, the world is moving way too fast for me. It’s the little things that make me take notice of this changing world. For example, on a recent trip to a big box store (you know, the biggie of the big box stores) I actually found myself voluntarily checking myself out and bagging my own items.

It wasn’t because I wanted to. It’s just that convenience overrode my need to...

SC House Legislative Update April 17, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update April 17, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 14

The House of Representatives and the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.3726, the RETIREMENT SYSTEM FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATION ACT, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. This bill implements recommendations of the joint legislative committee formed to study the unfunded liability facing the state retirement systems and propose changes that could allow the state’s pensions to remain viable by continuing to deliver benefits to...

Melissa Cooper of Rutgers University Discusses 20th Century Sea Island Trend

From: Carolina Stories

B. Newman

Melissa Cooper

In the early years of the twentieth century, a number of prominent, wealthy Northerners purchased land on the Waccamaw Neck. Bernard Baruch, who bought Hobcaw Barony in 1905 as a winter vacation home and hunting retreat, was the first, followed by the Huntingtons, Vanderbilts and others. The infusion of money brought by these millionaires was a mixed blessing for the local residents, most of whom were African- American. They had experienced a degree of autonomy...

Sights and Sounds: Tartan Day South

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Park

men in kilts with tartan day south sign

Tartan Day South is an annual celebration of Celtic heritage that recognizes the history and impact of the Scots, Irish, Welsh and Scots-Irish have had on the Columbia region. Hosted at the Historic Columbia Speedway, there are classic highland athletics, music, food and dancing that capture the Celtic Spirit.

The event is produced by John Banks and Donovan Murray of Celtic Force enterprises, with the help of the Historic Columbia Speedway, The River Alliance...

South Carolina Hosts its Largest Telehealth Conference

From: Telehealth

Kathy Schwarting addresses attendees at the Annual Telehealth Summit.

Each year, Palmetto Care Connections hosts an Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina.

2017 marks the fifth annual summit. The summit brings together providers, payers, and policy makers. During the summit, major players in healthcare recognize wins and discuss telehealth on both a national and local level.

K is for Kiawah Island

From: Carolina Stories

K is for Kiawah Island

Roger Warren, President of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort talks about this golfers haven.

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