February 21, 2019

Pints and Legislative Politics

A live podcast taping of "South Carolina Lede" in Greenwood

The South Carolina Lede is hosting its February live taping in Greenwood on Feb. 21! Come listen to some of the state’s top political journalists discuss the top issues of the legislative session. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with South Carolina Public Radio and other friends of the pod, at T.W. Boons for a look at the people and issues sure to be in your newsfeed in the coming year.

Raise a pint and join South Carolina Public Radio, South Carolina ETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina for a fun and friendly political discussion. There will be swag, Did You Know trivia with Russ McKinney, a quorum call and so much more! #Ledeonthetrail

Watch highlights from the recent the South Carolina Lede event in Greenville


South Carolina Lede ("lede" is the old school term for the introductory section of a news story) is a podcast about the people and issues shaping South Carolina state politics. Join host Gavin Jackson each week as we break down state political news and go inside the legislative happenings that could affect you, your family and your pocketbook. We'll also examine the biggest stories out of the State House with reporters from across the Palmetto State. Subscribe to South Carolina Lede wherever you get your podcasts and follow @SCLedePod on Twitter and Instagram.

March 14 - 27, 2019

Explore Borneo

Join the ETV Endowment for this Trip of a Lifetime

Join the ETV Endowment for this trip of a lifetime with Alasdair Clayre, host of five ETV Endowment trips to England, France, Scotland, Italy and the Alps.  Alasdair was born in Borneo and is a member of one of the highland tribes of Sarawak. He earned his MPhil in Anthropology at Cambridge and is currently researching community conservation plans for the highlands.   

Fabled for its mystical mountains and exotic wildlife, headhunting tribes and White Rajahs, the island of Borneo has long fired the imagination of intrepid travelers. It was near Kuching that the adventurer James Brooke landed in 1841 and founded his own country.  Here, too, Alfred Russel Wallace first developed his Sarawak Law, a precursor to the theory of evolution, prompting Darwin to publish.

We will journey through the Malaysian States of Sabah, “The Land below the Wind,” and Sarawak, famed for its indigenous diversity.  Both boast UNESCO World Heritage National Parks.  We will cruise up isolated rivers through pristine mangroves and rainforest, searching for orangutans, pigmy elephants, carnivorous pitcher plants and flying frogs. We will savor oriental delicacies and discover tribal cultures.  We will also visit the vibrant and contrasting cities of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.


  • Trip Details
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (All day)

    The price per traveler of $5,219, which includes a $1,000 tax-deductible donation to the ETV Endowment.  The single supplement is $625.  Please see the complete itinerary for more information. 

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July 7 - 14, 2019

Meet Me in Montana

ETV Endowment Summer 2019 Trip to Montana with Patrick McMillan

Just in time for your 2019 travel plans, we are thrilled to announce our 7th trip with Patrick McMillan, Ph.D naturalist, Clemson University professor and host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan. Patrick will guide ETV Endowment members on an unforgettable tour of Montana, July 7-14, 2019.

The trip will start with a ride on the Red Jammer Buses from Lake McDonald up to Logan's Pass and into St. Mary's on the east side of Glacier National Park. Travelers will enjoy a boat ride across Swiftcurrent Lake to Lake Josephine to view the mountains and trails around Grinnell Glacier. Then we will head south to visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and take a cruise to the Gates of the Mountains on the Missouri River. Our adventure will end with a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. 

  • Trip Details
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (All day)

    The price per traveler is $4,589 for a double room, which includes a $750 tax-deductible contribution to the ETV Endowment. The single supplement is $830. Please see the itinerary for full details. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We hope you will decide to join us on this expedition! 

    Registration Form