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Carolina Classrooms: Summer Camps for Students March 30 on ETV

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teenagers at camp

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Watch ETV March 30 at 7:00 p.m. for a special edition that will focus on summer camps that engage students and help them remain education-focused while school is out.

Learn about unique summer camp programs offered for South Carolina students! We'll visit camps at Converse College, Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, and the...

Thirsty for Some Homegrown SC Goodness? There's an App for That

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Milk from S.C. farms is featured on the new list of places to drink around S.C.

With summer right around the corner, the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism wants to get people out, tasting the best drinks the state has to offer. The new campaign is sporting the slogan “Satisfy Your Thirst” and is costing the agency about $65,000. The hope is that it will cause people to go out and taste products from “fresh milk to the hard stuff,” according to an article in the Post and Courier...

Teacher Advisor Opportunity! Assist WGBH with a NASA-Funded Science Education Project

From: Education

Bette Jamison

WGBH / STEM graphic

Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms - A WGBH Initiative to Design Digital Learning Resources for STEM Learning

Applications for teacher advisors due April 11, 2016

WGBH, America's premier producer of science content for public media, has been awarded a NASA cooperative agreement* to develop new instructional models and digital media tools for STEM classrooms. Produced by WGBH in collaboration with NASA, these resources will be distributed free of charge through...

Roads Get Additional $400 Million in Funding

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

pothole in road

The S.C. House approved the state’s $7.5 billion dollar budget this week, and much of the debate surrounded the state’s failing infrastructure system. The approved budget allotted an extra $400 million dollars in road repairs. A gas increase, supported by Democrats, failed to pass.

The State reported that of the $400 million, “$50 million would go to counties for less-trafficked road repairs. Another $316 million in added money would go to the Transportation...

Women’s History Month Collection - Now on Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Silhouette of woman's head

This month, Knowitall Media features women who have made a difference throughout our history! Visit our Women’s History Month Collection to learn about abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimké; heroes from the American Revolution Dicey Langston, Dorcas Richardson, Emily Geiger, and Grace and Rachel Martin; Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut; the first woman elected to the S.C. Legislature, Mary Gordon Ellis; the first female obstetrician/gynecologist in S.C., Dr. Anne Austin Young; advocate for literacy and...

Sparkle City Mini Putt

From: Student Multimedia Program

C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Sparkle City Mini Putt

HUB BUB is a group located in Spartanburg, known for creating fun and exciting things for the people of Spartanburg to do. Through their Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) program, they were able bring a mini-putt course to downtown Spartanburg called Sparkle City Mini Putt.

Robin Schwartzman, a 2015 AiR, is the creator behind the mini-putt course. She created this nine-hole course as the final product in her stay with the AiRs program. Each hole incorporates a...

Native Americans Make Land Gains

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Native Americans make land gains.

Native Americans have been making land gains since 2009, totaling to about 400,000 acres, according to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.

President Obama pledged to place a total of 500,000 acres into trust for Native American tribes before his term as President ends. An article from the Associated Press points out, “that’s more than double the roughly 233,000 acres placed into trust, during the prior tenure of President George W. Bush.”...

VIDEO | A Story of Resilience: Family Starts Gardening Business to Recover from the Flood

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Rosemary plants

Shawntel Green and her children were displaced by the flood that hit South Carolina in October 2015. After relocating to a new house in Hopkins, the children fell in love with the rosemary plants in their backyard. They decided to create a store to sell products from the herbs, so they could replace belongings lost to the flood and give back to the community. Taking entrepreneurial cues from their mother, the children set up an...

Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center

The Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center is a 20,000 square foot facility full of archives, memoribillia and the personal histories of the people of Calhoun County. Admission to the museum is free.

US INPUT Producer Fellowships Awarded and US Programs at INPUT


Amy Shumaker

delegates in screening session

A limited number of US INPUT Producer Fellowships were awarded on a competitive basis to US based pubilc media producers to attend INPUT 2016 in Calgary on May 8 - 12th. Congratulations to the following producers:


Alexis Aggrey Independent Producer – Washington, DC

Tracy DuFlo Station Producer - WPBS, Watertown, NY

Ellen Barnard Independent Producer, Atlanta, GA

Lisa Mills Independent Producer/Professor – Univ. of Central Florida...

1 Million Cups Columbia S.C. Aims to Connect Entrepreneurial Community

From: Carolina Money

Interviewee looking at the camera

A couple of years ago, a group of entrepreneurs in the community had a sense that the entrepreneurial ecosystem was missing some regular connectivity. After hearing about a program developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups, the group decided to bring 1 Million Cups to Columbia in 2014, launching 1 Million Cups Columbia S.C .

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Columbia's Riverfront Park Reopens

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Welcome Back Sign at Park

Columbia’s Riverfront Park is more than just a path by the river. It is a place that brings people together. After the canal was breached during the historic flood, the Columbia Riverfront Park was closed. However, portions of the park finally reopened this past Tuesday. Already, the stories of how it is drawing people from all over are flooding in.

George and Pat Flammer are from New York. They own a home here in...

House Passes Tucker Hipps Transparency Bill and Senate Works to Help Farmers

From: Palmetto Scene

Senate looks to help farmers.

This week at the South Carolina State House, senators hoped to provide funding for state farmers who were crippled by last year’s historic flooding. The Senate Finance Committee met this week to discuss the current bill that would allow $40 million to be appropriated to help farms that suffered damage from the flood waters. Sen. President Pro Temper Hugh Leatherman said in a statement that the matter is urgent. “There are a lot of factors...

Four South Carolina Schools Named Palmetto’s Finest Award Winners - View Online!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Students watch anouncement of Palmetto's Finest schools

Two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school were named Palmetto's Finest in an announcment that aired live on ETV statewide on Tuesday, March 15. The awards are given annually by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Learn more about the awards on the SCASA website .

Each year, South Carolina schools are given the opportunity to participate in an intensive application process, consisting of self-evaluation, peer review and on-site examinations....

New Domestic Violence Committee Bill Signed Into Law

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Governor Nikki Haley

On Tuesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that establishes a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. The committees, one in each of the 16 Solicitor Circuits, will identify and review all domestic violence deaths. The recommendations from these reviews will then be sent to the State Domestic Violence Advisory Committee.

Haley said, "This is the beginning of what is going to be South Carolina reforming herself to say that survivors matter, victims...

SC Offshore Drilling Plan Canceled

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden


South Carolina is among four southeastern states that will no longer be a part of the federal government’s offshore drilling plan. The U.S. Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, announced Tuesday that it has canceled its plans to allow oil and natural gas drilling along the coast.

Southeastern waters have never been proposed for oil drilling before this plan was created about a year ago. The new plan would have allowed oil rigs 50 miles off...

SC First Steps to School Readiness: 154 First Steps 4K Providers Receive Free Mobile Broadband Routers

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of preschool teachers who will receive routers and data

It's a GREAT DAY in South Carolina as 154 First Steps 4K providers are receiving free mobile broadband routers courtesy of Sprint and South Carolina Educational Television . As part of this educational partnership these preschool classrooms will each receive 15GB of free cellular data per month for the next 25 years! Many thanks to our partners for helping to close South Carolina's digital divide and preparing SC preschoolers for school success. To learn more,...

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area.

According to , the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will make it the largest chain of movie theatres in the country.

AMC bought Carmike for about $737 million dollars in cash and combined will own 600 theatres....

Q&A | A Conversation with Loni Rikard, Owner, Rocky Wells Agri-Services, and Co-Owner, Rocky Wells Farm

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Loni Rikard looking at the camera

Loni Rikard was one of the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors recipients. The PCW Honors recognizes women whose outstanding achievements distinguish them as leaders and role models in the community.

Rikard is the owner of Rocky Wells Agri-Services, LLC, and co-owner of Rocky Wells Farm , located in Lexington County. She is also Director of Operations for Rocky Wells Trucking, Inc. Rikard serves on the Lexington County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and...

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Tabitha Safdi


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On the television front, viewers are able to access on-demand videos for some of their most beloved local and national programming. The broadcast schedule is available with the option of push notifications to be sent as a reminder for watching programs live.

Radio enthusiasts have access to South Carolina Public Radio’s live news...

Senate Passes Roads Bill, but Not Everyone is Happy

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Senate looks to fund road repairs.

The roads in South Carolina may be one step closer to repair, but many lawmakers are unhappy with the current bill that passed through the Senate this week. The Senate gave the $400 million roads plan key approval with a 30-15 vote. This version of a roads bill does not include a gas tax hike but does focus on restructuring the Department of Transportation. The House bill, which passed its own version last year, included...

HERO Live! Civil War Ironclads April 14 at 1 p.m. on SCC

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of boy in HERO Live: Civil War Ironclads

Colonial Williamsburg’s HERO Live! is designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students and this month’s program Civil War Ironclads airs April 14 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools may view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

Using 21 st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience. Civil War Ironclads gives students a...

Construction of Spirit Communications Park Reaches Its Final Phases

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Construction of Columbia ballpark underway

On April 14, Columbia residents will be presented with a new multi-use sports and entertainment venue, also the new home of the city’s new minor league baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies.

The new multi-use venue, Spirit Communications Park, will serve as the centerpiece of the BullStreet Commons development on the site of the former mental health campus on Bull Street.

BullStreet Commons calls for 414,000 square feet of retail space for shops, restaurants,...

“Life Pod” Offers Options for Affordable Housing

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Life Pod

Michael Weekes lives at the intersection of engineering and art. At those crossroads, he created the Life Pod, a 115 square foot tiny home of the future.

In today’s mentality of doing less with more, Weekes has grown a greater sense of the earth. “In the last six months since I brought Life Pod to Columbia, I’ve studied and become an enthusiast in renewable energy and solar power, etc.,” said Weekes.

The project...

Annual Literacy Leader Awards: Nomination Deadline May 2

From: Education

Bette Jamison

photo of literacy leader awards 2015

Annual Literacy Leaders (ALL) Awards Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 awards program.

ALL awards are presented by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at the University of South Carolina in the fall of each year to individuals and/or groups that have had a statewide impact on literacy in South Carolina.

Their contributions can include the following kinds of activities:

• developing and implementing innovative and creative...