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Bernt Nelson, Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

Bernt Nelson, Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team

Amanda McNulty interviews Bernt Nelson, Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team Member, during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

From: Education

T. Safdi

Photo from Young Minds Dreaming event

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest.

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The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit poems relating stories of a person, place, or an experience that made a mark on student's lives to a panel of nine judges....

SC Senate Legislative Update March 27-31, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

The S.C. State House.

The Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the state budget on Tuesday after months of subcommittee budget hearings. Areas of interest in the approximately $8 billion budget include K-12 education funding, higher education funding, improving the health of the state’s pension system and cleanup costs for Hurricane Matthew. Copies of the Committee’s budget will be distributed to all Senate members in anticipation of debate on the floor on Tuesday. The Senate is expected to...

SC House Legislative Update March 28, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

The S.C. House.

Legislative Update March 28, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 12

The House of Representatives approved S.218, a bill PROHIBITING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM REQUIRING AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. The legislation revises labor and employment provisions, by providing that counties, municipalities, and other political subdivisions of this state may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require an employer to offer an employee benefit, such as health benefits, disability benefits, death benefits, group accidental...

Total Solar Eclipse Resources from SC Department of Education

From: Education

B. Jamison

View of the United States during the total solar eclipse in Aug. 21, 2017.

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 , a total eclipse will cross the entire United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. South Carolina will serve as the exit state for this natural phenomenon. The total solar eclipse begins near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT). Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. EDT near Charleston, South Carolina.

Although total solar eclipses are not uncommon, the solar eclipse occurring August 21, 2017...

The Sport of Duck Hunting

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

The Catfish Farm

South Carolina has long been known as a sportsman’s paradise – boating, fishing, and hunting. We visited with the SC Department of Natural Resources and The Catfish Farm in Marion, S.C. to find out how we can protect the future of one of the state’s most popular outdoor sports – duck hunting.

GIRL Power

From: ETV Shorts

T. Safdi

GIRL Power

A program at Swansea High School is creating buzz around campus. It's called G.I.R.L Power- Girls Illustrating Respect and Leadership. The group studies everything from effective communication skills to etiquette and also participates in community fundraisers.

ETV Highlights for April 2017

From: Education

B. Jamison

Independence Day, 1918, New York City

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In April, two specials are featured for Autism month and you’ll find three interesting programs about how the Great War transformed our country, plus Palmetto Scene highlighting a children's music program in Charleston.

Tech Tools for Teachers … Schedule ETV Summer PD NOW!

From: Education

B. Jamison

Teachers on tablets sitting around table

ETV will provide customized Professional Development for your teachers this summer! It’s time NOW for SC schools and districts to Book one or more days with an ETV Instructional Technology Specialist!

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Park

broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in the state. Palmetto Scene examines how South Carolinians are working together to end this crime, and where the state must go to ensure victims' well-being and safety.

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Woodson with young poet

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest.

The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit poems relating stories of a person, place, or an experience that made a mark on student's lives to a panel of nine judges.

"The State Library was thrilled at...

Meals on Wheels

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Cornfoot

meals on wheels

South Carolina ranks fourth worst in the nation for senior hunger. Palmetto Scene takes a trip with Meals on Wheels and we learn the importance of this volunteer-driven program.

State House Update March 31, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

G. Jackson

This Week in South Carolina

This week in the South Carolina State House, suspended Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, appeared for a bond hearing over his criminal ethics charges, the roads bill officially stalled in the Senate, debate on medical marijuana bills continued in Senate and House committees, and a bill to carry guns openly without a permit is poised to move in the House.

Legislators Talk Telehealth in South Carolina

From: Telehealth

T. Crouch

Telehealth Awareness Week

Legislators from across South Carolina talk telehealth at the Telehealth Awareness Week press conference. Listen to Senator Thomas Alexander and Representatives Murrell Smith and Katie Arrington.

Ninety Six: End Game

From: ETV

W. Richardson and S. Folks

Ninety Six: End Game

Ninety Six was a small frontier town near Greenwood, South Carolina—an essential part of the geography of British strongholds designed to seal off Charleston and the low country from French, Spanish, and Indian attack. At the “Star Fort” in Ninety Six, a band of loyalists held their ground, waiting to see what would happen.

On May 21, 1781, General Greene and approximately a thousand troops, marched south towards Ninety-Six, to lay “siege” to the...

SC Upstate Flowers and Southern Wild Design

From: Making it Grow

S. Flynn

SC Upstate Flowers and Southern Wild Design

Team Making It Grow travels to Greenville, SC and to the home of landscape designer Julie Hill of Southern Wild. Julie is also part of a community of growers dedicated to bringing the freshest, locally-grown flowers to the Upstate of South Carolina. They offer an array of knowledge and experience with commercial flower growing, gardening, floral design, and landscape design.

Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory

From: ETV

W. Richardson and S. Folks

Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle basically decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.

View classroom media resources on SCETV's Knowitall.org and download lesson plans from SCETV’s LearningWhy.org .

Funding and support for the production is provided by The National Park Service, The Self Family Foundation, The George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2017

From: ETV

L. O'Bryon

Call the Midwife

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This spring we are excited to offer new seasons of some popular series. Call the Midwife begins its sixth season, now set in 1962. The Poplar medics are adjusting to the changing times, facing challenges as they strive to help mothers cope with the demands of childbearing. Season two of Home Fires opens in June of 1940, and follows a group of women in an English village who must rely...

U.S. Congressional District 5 Special Election

From: ETV Regionals

K. Cannon

U.S Congressional District 5

Since U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was appointed to be the White House Budget Director, South Carolina's District 5 will be voting for a new representative in Congress. In an effort to inform the District 5 voters about the candidates running, South Carolina ETV has invited those candidates to ETV Carolinas in Rock Hill to give them a chance to let voters know where they stand on the issues.

American

Josh Thornton

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I is for Ironwork

From: Carolina Stories

 I is for Ironwork

Charleston, SC blacksmith Jay Close talks about ironworking.

EOC: Computer Science Survey Reveals Interest from Teachers

From: Education

B. Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee logo

At the request of members of the S.C. General Assembly, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) created a survey to gather information from South Carolina teachers about their experience, training, and interest level as it relates to computer science.

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

From: ETV

W. Richardson and S. Folks

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

General Daniel Morgan’s battle plan at Cowpens was considered a masterpiece of military strategy and tactics. In Fall of 1780, General Nathaniel Greene sent a portion of his men under Morgan to fight the British in western South Carolina.

In response, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton was sent to chase after Morgan's army. Tarleton met Morgan's men on January 17, 1781 at the Battle of Cowpens.

Morgan learned a lot from the mistakes of...

Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success

From: ETV

W. Richardson and S. Folks

Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success

Kings Mountain is a rocky wooded hill on the border of North and South Carolina. On October 7, 1780, a thousand patriots surrounded and attacked the British troops and Loyalist soldiers. This battle would become a major victory and turn the tides for the patriots.

View classroom media resources on SCETV's Knowitall.org and download lesson plans from SCETV’s LearningWhy.org .

Funding and support for the production is provided by The National Park Service,...

Ann Pamela Cunningham

From: SC Hall of Fame

Ann Pamela Cunningham

Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1868) was a South Carolinian from Laurens County who led the effort to restore and preserve Mount Vernon, George Washington’s ancestral home in Virginia. She served as First Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union.

S.C. Hospital Uses Innovative System to Keep Patients Safe

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe

Telesitter program at Palmetto Health

For many years, healthcare facilities hired “patient sitters” to watch patients at risk for falls or in harmful situations. But hiring a patient sitter for each and every patient at safety risk involved huge costs for the hospital. A local hospital tapped into technology to solve the problem.

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