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Community College Students & Coronavirus

Emmanuel (Manny) Ngardinga (Gar-din-ga) is stressed about the changes to his school schedule as a result of coronavirus. Ngardinga is a student at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. Last week, he learned he will be taking his classes online for the rest of the semester. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this…

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Wilmington, the Film Industry and COVID-19

Denny Best discusses how his work with the film industry in Wilmington, North Carolina is impacted by coronavirus. Best does trade work in the film industry in and is a member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States. He discusses how his livelihood…

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COVID-19 & Rural NC Hospitals

Bonnie Weeks, 36, is a labor and delivery nurse working at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina, which is currently on semi-lockdown due to Coronavirus. Weeks has lived in Morehead City – a rural, coastal town of 9,000 people – all of her life. Most folks that come into the hospital work on…

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Coronavirus and Alcoholics Anonymous

David at the Intergroup office in Wilmington, North Carolina describes how COVID-19 is affecting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the area. David explains how the coronavirus is impacting participants of Alcoholics Anonymous and how it may continue to affect groups and meetings in the near future. He talks about how the virus is different from natural…

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Two Kinds of Storms: Coronavirus & Hurricanes

In this episode, we explore how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting people who are still in recovery from Hurricane Florence. We also talk about how our experience with hurricanes in coastal North Carolina has prepared us to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 – and how it hasn’t. Storm Stories is a collection of stories…

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Nippy’s Soul Food Prepares for Coronavirus

Marsha Corbett discusses what’s going on in her head during the first news of coronavirus in North Carolina. She talks about how she’s dealing with stress – both financial and emotional – and how the virus is changing the way she does business. Music by Ketsa. Editing by Working Narratives team.

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Sex Work and Hurricanes

For the second episode of Storm Stories, we’re diving deep into the transactional sex industry during and after hurricanes. How does the market for transactional sex change when natural disasters hit, and how do sex workers deal with these changes? We talk to Katie, who tells us about the days leading up to and following…

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A Home Takes Heart

We kick off Season 2 of Storm Stories with stories about the struggle for affordable housing in the year and a half since Hurricane Florence. In this episode, two women tell us about losing their homes and communities and what they’re doing about it. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To…

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Storm Stories: A Home Takes Heart

We kick off Season 2 of Storm Stories with stories about the struggle for affordable housing in the year and a half since Hurricane Florence. In this episode, two women tell us about losing their homes and communities and what they’re doing about it. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)   Want to Help: Donate – To…

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Yndiana Montes Special

In this short special, grassroots journalist and activist Yndiana Montes discusses how our water sources are impacted by discharge from the hog and poultry industries after storms. Montes uses audio clips from meetings with the Cape Fear River watch to support what she sees happening in her community. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to…

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