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USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

money

The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth is expected to be at 2.6% and the unemployment rate should drop from 4.7% to 4.5% in the next year.

Joey Von Nessen, a researcher, said “South Carolina’s economy...

Catholic Sisters Help South Carolina Town

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Cornfoot

Felician sister

South Carolina ranks in the top ten nationally for its high poverty levels, and during the holiday season, many people like to give to those less fortunate. In the town of Kingstree, a group of Catholic Sisters aims to help those in need and teach the value of giving back, not just at Christmas, but all year long.

Holiday Fun Across the Palmetto State - The Upstate

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Park

cabin in mountains decorated for christmas

As the winter holidays are approaching, there are many exciting events happening throughout South Carolina for families to celebrate the season.

The Upstate

Anderson Christmas Gift Light Festival

Experience 2.4 miles of lights in Anderson, SC . This year the event will benefit Anderson-Oconee Speech and Hearing, Cancer Association of Anderson, The Salvation Army, BAAC, Labor of Fields Church, and others. Go to Santa's Village or take a ride in...

Holiday Fun Across the Palmetto State - The Midlands

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Park

Governor's Christmas tree SC statehouse

As the winter holidays are approaching, there are many exciting events happening throughout South Carolina for families to celebrate the season.

The Midlands

Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes and Anniversary Kick Off Party

The 40th Anniversary of Camden's Candlelight Tour of Homes will have a kick off party to celebrate! There will be a Holiday Silent Auction, food from Aberdeen and live music with the Reggie Sullivan Band. Then the...

Holiday Fun Across the Palmetto State - The Lowcountry

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Park

snowman made of sand

As the winter holidays are approaching, there are many exciting events happening throughout South Carolina for families to celebrate the season.

The Lowcountry

Annual Edisto Christmas Parade

The 26th Annual Christmas Parade will proceed down Palmetto Boulevard on Edisto Island. There will also be a Holiday Poker Walk with local merchants, the Bay Creek Park Holiday Arts and Crafts Market, A BBQ Fundraiser at Whaley’s Restaurant and visits with Santa...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Classroom! Holiday-Themed Resources from PBS LearningMedia

From: Education

B. Jamison

Graphicrepresenting holiday programs on PBS LearningMedia

Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Visit PBS LearningMedia to view all the content that connects the holidays to learning...view these resources by grade level below!!

Learn about winter weather with Sid the Science Kid!

Use these short videos to teach your students about temperature, thermometers, and the weather- all while celebrating the holidays!

Making Spirits Bright: Videos for Grades PreK - 2 includes these collections friom PBS...

Resources to Support Hour of Code Are Available Here!

From: Education

B. Jamison

Graphic of girl on computer from Hour of Code website

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. Learn more about events going on all over the world! Visit the Hour of Code website .

Promote the Hour of Code using these ideas and resources .

Resources fior teachers are available here .

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Cannon

Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt. His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan.”

South Carolina Resident Manning Kimmel has a unique personal tie to Pearl Harbor. Sitting in his office at...

Spanish Teacher Vanessa Torres of Columbia Clinches Milken Educator Award and $25,000

From: Education

B. Jamison

Photo of Supt. of Education Molly Spearman and Vanessa Torres

Walk through the halls of Nursery Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, and they may be abuzz with students conversing in Spanish. That’s a credit to the work of K-5 Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres, whose students’ buzzing voices turned into loud cheers when she was surprised with the prestigious Milken Educator Award at an all-school assembly. The honor comes with a $25,000 cash prize that Torres can use any way she chooses.

Milken...

Cocky's Reading Express Promoting Early Literacy Across SC

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Cocky's Reading Express at a school

At a Title 1 school in rural South Carolina, a bus pulls up to the front door.

Out of the bus walk a few University of South Carolina students. The purpose of the visit today is to surprise students in 4K through 2 nd grade with some group reading and USC’s mascot, Cocky.

The program is called Cocky’s Reading Express . It’s a literacy program in which USC students read to the children,...

Telepsychiatry Making a Difference in Patient's Life

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe

Brenda smiling and looking at the camera

"She keeps me young, she really does," says the 70-year-old Myrtle Beach resident Michael Purvis.

Purvis is the father of Brenda, a 27 year-old young lady who has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition in which the person is born with an extra chromossome.

A little over two years ago, Brenda suffered a "psychiatric breakdown," as her father describes. They looked for psychiatric care in the community but were not happy with the results...

PBS TeacherLine Offers Accomplished Science Teaching Series

From: Education

K. Finger

Science students in chemistry lab

Drawing upon data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ performance assessment of science teachers, PBS TeacherLine recently created three new Accomplished Science Teaching Series courses for K-12 educators.

PBS LearningMedia: Virtual Field Trip Commemorating Pearl Harbor - December 7

From: Education

B. Jamison

WYES Electronic Field Trip graphic

Streaming LIVE December 7, 2016 - 10:00AM and 2:00PM EST Remember Pearl Harbor: How Students Like You Experienced the Day of Infamy

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2016

From: ETV

L. O'Bryon

A Chef’s Life  Deck the Halls

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

As 2016 winds to a close, SCETV ends the year with a bang, continuing the wonderful pledge programming we began last month. Lots of music specials are scheduled, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years; Rocktopia: Live in Budapost; Il Volo: Notte Magica ; and California Dreamin’: The Story of the Mamas and the Papas.

Celebrating the upcoming holiday season, we again bring you the annual Governor’s Carolighting...

Behind the Scenes with South Carolina Public Radio's Vincent Kolb-Lugo

From: ETV

T. Safdi

South Carolina Public Radio

Meet Vincent Kolb-Lugo. He's a radio producer at South Carolina Public Radio . Go behind the scenes as he describes what he does at the station and why it's important for South Carolina.

South Carolina Public Radio was started in 1972 as "South Carolina Educational Radio," a part of South Carolina ETV, the state’s educational television agency. For more information about the station visit the website .

SC Public Radio's News stations include:...

Give the Gift of SCETV and SC Public Radio on Giving Tuesday

From: ETV

giving tuesday image

As the Executive Director of the ETV Endowment, I know all of us here do our work not just because we love making sure you have access to the exceptional programs you love, but because we want to make a difference in South Carolina. We want to expand horizons, keep people informed and bring families together through exceptional programming.

As hard as we work, we can’t do it alone. We count on the exceptional...

Telehealth Research Aims to Improve Women's Health in Rural South Carolina

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe

Woman walking in a rural area

The Women's Health Research Team was founded in January 2013 at the College of Charleston. This team uses a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to women’s health research, "drawing from the behavioral and clinical science, communication, and social marketing fields." In 2015, the team was asked to conduct telehealth research designed to improve understanding of health care access for women in rural communities. We caught up with some of the researchers to find out more...

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Charlotte, NC

From: ETV Regionals

K. Cannon

Photo of Forestview High School Student Reporting Lab in Charlotte, NC.

America is “the land of the free.” But, what does “free” actually mean? For people who have only lived in America, it may be hard to grasp what freedom is because they have never experienced the alternative. To truly understand ‘freedom’, perspective needs to come from someone who has immigrated to America from a country that may not be so free. For the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab from Forestview High School , they found...

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a panel discussion that included Friendship 9 member David Williamson, Jr., Winthrop University Professors, Dr. Adolphus Belk and Dr. Scott Huffmon and moderator, Dr. Jennifer Disney.

Stephen Turner,...

SCETV President Linda O’Bryon to Step Down in Fall of 2017

From: ETV

G. Rawls

Linda O'Bryon

Linda O’Bryon, the president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio, announced plans to step down next fall. She advised the ETV Commission meeting Friday, Nov. 18 during its regular meeting. When O’Bryon steps down, she will have served as ETV CEO for seven years.

O’Bryon is a nationally recognized journalist and broadcaster; she is the founding executive editor of Nightly Business Repor t, a program she co-anchored daily for more...

Shake Em On Down

From: ETV

Shake Em On Down

Shake ’Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell by Joe York

Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and...

Carolina Classrooms: Technology in SC Schools - View Online!

From: Education

B. Jamison

Young students using tables in school

Mark your calendar to tune in November 23 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV when the topic on Carolina Classrooms will be technology in our schools. Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children.

Enduring Legacy

From: ETV

Enduring Legacy

An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans by James V. Catano

Little known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four people who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community. (30 min.)

A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern...

Red Wolf Revival

From: ETV

Red Wolf Revival

Red Wolf Revival by Roshan Patel and Madison McClintock

Three decades ago, the nearly extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain—and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.

A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), REEL SOUTH includes...

Private Violence

From: ETV

Private Violence

Private Violence by Cynthia Hill

With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband’s crimes against her, and victims’ advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem. (60 min.)

A collaboration...

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