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From: Education

M. Brown

Images from African American History Month on Knowitall

For African American History Month, Knowitall has several Collections that make it easy to find just what you need! And if you’re feeling that you could use a bit of inspiration, check out our Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts! These committed scientists are passionate about their work. Try them out with your students and see if they ignite a new passion in science or maybe some other field!

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 6-10, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin at Sen. Hugh Leatherman's portrait unveiling.

The Senate moved a number of bills forward this week, including S. 6, which increases penalties for injuring or killing a dog or horse used by law enforcement. The bill is known as “Hyco’s Law,” named for an Anderson County K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in October 2015.

On Wednesday, a portrait unveiling was held for Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980....

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 7, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

S.C House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 7, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 5

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3218, a bill to provide for "DAMS AND RESERVOIRS SAFETY ACT" ENHANCEMENTS in light of problems experienced during the catastrophic floods of October 2015 and Hurricane Matthew one year later. The legislation affords the Department of Health and Environmental Control regulatory authority over smaller dams that are currently exempt from regulation in instances...

What is South Carolina 811?

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Man marking property

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty talks with Charleigh Elebash, Public Awareness Manager for South Carolina 811 about the importance of calling their service before you dig on your property.

Earn Graduate Credits Through High-Quality, Engaging PBS Courses

From: Education

K. Finger

Teacher in front of blackboard with arrows

Educators, what’s better than robust, convenient professional development offering interactive support and exemplary professional resources? Earning graduate credits at an affordable price! Whether you need the credits for recertification or towards a Masters +30, PBS TeacherLine can help. TeacherLine offers more than 60 facilitated, graduate credit courses in several subject areas including Technology, Math, Instructional Strategies, and more. To offer the credit, PBS partners with several accredited colleges and universities across the country.

Sen. Hugh Leatherman's Portrait Unveiling

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.

The Senate recognized Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, with a portrait and ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Speakers included: State Sens. Nikki Setzler, Thomas C. Alexander and Luke Rankin, as well as former S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, Judge J. Michael Luttig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Boeing Company, Hood Temple, College of Charleston President Glenn F. McConnell, and painter John Seibels Walker.

The Waccamaw Indian People

From: Carolina Stories

B. Newman

Buster Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People,

The Native American presence at Hobcaw Barony is apparent in the property’s very name, said to be a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Physical evidence is readily seen in the shell middens that line the shores of Hobcaw’s creeks and emerge as outcroppings in the marshes. Many other material remains have been found at Hobcaw in the form of pottery sherds, blades, points, and numerous other artifacts, yet much archaeological work remains to...

Sleep and a Healthy Brain

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Sleep brain connection

How often do you jump out of bed in the morning refreshed, wide awake, and ready to go? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably not often enough. It happened to me this morning. I was shocked and amazed. Got me to wondering, what did I do right last night, so that I feel so good this morning? I obviously got a good night’s sleep, so how do I keep that up?

And...

House Roads Bill Advances, Gov. McMaster Weighs In on Proposed Gas Tax Increase

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

The S.C. State House

The approval of a key House committee and comments by the state’s new governor made for key developments in the roads funding debate this week.

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a bill raising the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and increases to other vehicle-related fees and taxes. The plan generates $570 million in additional annual revenue to fix the state’s roads—half of which have pavement in poor...

Behind the Scenes with Walkin' Talkin' Tours

From: ETV Regionals

K. Cannon

Robert Ryals in Camden, South Carolina.

It is a brisk day in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, as Robert Ryals adds the finishing touches to his Revolutionary War Continental Soldier ensemble. He slings his Continental Soldier cartridge box over his shoulder, adjusts his microphone, and he is ready to begin. Robert Ryals is the tour guide and co-owner of Walkin' Talkin' Tours , which he owns with his wife, Sharon Ryals.

South Carolina ETV's interview with Robert Ryals begins, and he...

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses.

Mike Bullman, director of maintenance for the South Carolina Department of Education said, “With aging diesel buses in our fleet, it was time to replace them, and propane was the option we thought worked best financially and environmentally-speaking...

D is for Duke's Mayonnaise

From: Carolina Stories

D is for Duke's Mayonnaise

Joseph F. Collerd, Sr. Director of Marketing for the C.F. Sauer Company, tells us the history of Duke's Mayonnaise.

ETV Kids: Valentine’s Day Special and More!

From: Education

B. Jamison

Image from Peg + Cat

Don’t miss this chance with ETV Kids to show a little V-day love and explore under the Earth! Coming up Peg + Cat offer two fun programs, including a Valentine’s Day special, and Dinosaur Train presents a new, exciting one-hour special that will venture under our Earth!

SC Resident Uses Virtual Sleep Clinic for Good Night's Sleep

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe

Sleep Study

Originally from Massachusetts, Catherine Locatis has been living in South Carolina for over 30 years. Due to poor sleep quality, Locatis decided to get tested to see what was causing the problem. Through telehealth, she connected to Singular Sleep , a health startup in Charleston, founded by Dr. Joseph Krainin.

The views expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect those of South Carolina ETV.

PBS Student Reporting Labs Recognized Nationally

From: ETV Regionals

K. Cannon

#NewAmericans Series

To examine the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., Student Reporting Labs asked students to find stories in their own community that reflect the diversity that makes this country great. This created the #NewAmericans series, which focuses on the stories of immigration, identity and community through the eyes of teenagers.

PBS NewsHour recently highlighted the series on national television. Among the high schools featured nationally was Forestview High School, located in Gastonia, North...

Marian Wright Edelman

From: SC Hall of Fame

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman is founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation’s strongest advocacy group for children and families. Born in 1939 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, she attended Spelman College and Yale Law School. In the sixties, she was active in the civil rights movement in Mississippi and worked with Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy to assist poor people.

Making It Grow Interviews Hugh Weathers, S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers

“Making It Grow” host and Clemson ExtensionAgent Amanda McNulty interviews S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

Frequent Patients See Doctor by Video for Rare Digestive Disorder

From: Telehealth

T. Crouch

The Mannings make pizza.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) is a life altering and rare digestive disorder.

Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Greenville Health System , describes the condition as an extensive food allergy. He says while the condition is rare, he sees hundreds of patients in the Southeast, some who seek him out because of his interest and research in the disorder. Additionally, the patients who see him make frequent visits, as the diagnosis can be tedious....

Join the PBS Teachers' Advisory Group - Help Shape PBS Resources and Services!

From: Education

B. Jamison

Teacher with young students

Guide PBS Education's Work Today to Improve Resources for Teachers Tomorrow. Become a part of a select research panel to help shape the resources and services we offer teachers across the United States.

ETV Education Services Survey is Complete and Results are in…ETV thanks our educators for taking time to give us feedback!

From: Education

B. Jamison

ETV Education logo

Over 850 South Carolina educators participated in the ETV Education Services Survey for 2016-17.

Over 96% of the participants said the ETV Services they used helped to better facilitate learning …

SEE results and comments here .

The survey results are very important in helping ETV learn the best methods to serve our educators. We are evaluating the answers/comments and working to address questions or concerns communicated.

As promised, we...

SC's Oldest Public Building, The Powder Magazine

From: ETV Shorts

T. Safdi

The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine, originally a military storage area for loose gun powder, is located in Charleston, SC. It is a National Historic Landmark and South Carolina's oldest public building. Today, The Powder Magazine is an educational historic site that welcomes visitors daily.

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina State House

The House and Senate met in Joint Session on Wednesday to elect a new Supreme Court Justice, as well as Court of Appeals, circuit court, family court and administrative law court judges.

The Senate spent much of the week passing S. 27, which makes the Superintendent of Education a cabinet position, in addition to several other bills.

Bills approved by the Senate this week include:

S. 27 - Makes the Superintendent of...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 31, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 4

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of insurance coverage by electronic means and provisions that afford consumers the option of receiving and signing notices and documents electronically.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3441, a bill authorizing ELECTRONIC...

Freedom Walkway Honors South Carolina Civil Rights Heroes

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

In 1961, African American students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. Their unconventional mission was to be put in jail and refuse to pay or accept bail to place a financial burden on local authorities. Their protest was known as “Jail, No Bail” and was replicated many times throughout the south. Until recently, the Friendship Nine was not recognized for...

Irmo Town Park

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Irmo Town Park

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Irmo, SC and talks with Public Services Director Whitt Cline about the Irmo Town Park. This park features walking trails, an amphitheater and picnic areas.

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