Tabitha Safdi

Town of Chesterfield

January 17, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Chesterfield

Founded in 1785, the Town of Chesterfield is one year older than the City of Columbia. It's also the smallest county seat in South Carolina. The Chesterfield County Courthouse is home to the Chamber of Commerce, an art gallery and a museum.

SC Public Radio's Bradley Fuller Talks Sonatas and Soundscapes

January 15, 2018 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Tabitha Safdi
Fuller Hosting Sonatas and Soundscapes

Sonatas and Soundscapes explores the diverse and colorful range of classical (and not-so-classical) music. Every weekday host Bradley Fuller programs instrumental music from history’s repertoire—everything from baroque to experimentalism. Originally from Greenwood, South...

Former Astronaut and Head of NASA Makes Compelling Speech for Bi-Partisanship Governing

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden at NASA

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was recently honored with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University. Bolden served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA...

SCETV Is On Demand

January 5, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
SCETV is On Demand

Beginning January 15, SCETV in Charleston will be experiencing reductions in transmitter power as part of a channel conversion mandated by the FCC called " repack ." Viewers may periodically go off the air for tower work to be completed. This process will be intermittent...

This South Carolina Town is Home to the World's Smallest Police Station

January 2, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Ridgeway

Full of beauty and small town charm, Ridgeway offers visitor's a chance to step back in time to experience the Old South past. Visitor's can see the world's smallest police station, have lunch at the Tea Room and even see some antiques at the local hardware store.

Midlands Non-profit Sowing Seeds for the Future

December 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands

After years of working as a juvenile probation officer in South Carolina, Zakiya Esper became increasingly alarmed by the gap in support services for the teens she served. The vision for Sowing Seeds into the Midlands was birthed from Zakiya's belief in redemption for youth...

From Coach to Teacher: 2018 National Principal of the Year Talks Career Path

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross at Chapin High School

Chapin High School Principal Dr. Akil Ross was recently named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year. In this clip, Dr. Ross talks about growing up in Washington D.C., his love for football, and how the sport...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

Tony the Peanut Man

November 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Tony the Peanut Man

A few years ago, right in the heart of Market Street, you could hear the echos of Tony the Peanut Man. He was an iconic figure, not only for his enthusiastic personality, but for his boiled peanuts. The town of Charleston, as well as the visitors that passed by, enjoyed...

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross during an assembly

Chapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross...

Inside a Yarn Factory

November 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Yarn Factory

Parkdale in Gaffney, S.C. is one of the largest yarn factories in the world. They produce enough yarn to go to the moon and back multiple times a day and use the most up to date technology to make sure they continue to do so.

S.C. Summer Camp Helping Students Combat Summer Learning Loss

November 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Camp iRock

Camp iRock is an innovative summer camp that helps children improve their reading abilities while having tons of summer camp fun. In the spring, the School District of Pickens County identifies rising 2nd, 3rd and 4th-graders who could use a boost in their reading abilities...

50 Ways to Celebrate the Public Broadcasting Act in South Carolina

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
The Early Days

Today the Public Broadcasting Act turns 50! The law created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and later led to the creation of both PBS and NPR . From our first classes in the library of a high school to our multi-platform national presence, South Carolina ETV and...

City of Anderson

November 7, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
City of Anderson

City of Anderson's downtown is a true beauty! From the historic background and statues, to the modern artistic fish, to the words of wisdom on the pavement, there's much to see and do in the "Electric City."

Greenville Program Offers Students a Chance to Innovate!

November 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students studying together after school

Innovate! is a program that celebrates and empowers students from third grade through high school with afterschool, summer and weekend programs. The program’s focus is to break the cycle of poverty of students in the west Greenville neighborhood one child at a time...

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