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Black History Month

Today, we're talking about Black History Month, which wrapped up two weeks ago. We talk about Black women we admire and why. We also talk about our favorite nail styles, female rappers, and more.  Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan, Brooklyn Gause, Janiya “Niya” Gregory, and…

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Valentine’s Day

In this Valentine's special, we talk about our plans for the day of love. We bring you the latest in news, fashion, and entertainment. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan, Brooklyn, and Breani Garrison. Music:Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group,“Feel – Instrumental…

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Self-Worth

Today, we welcome our new co-producer, Tai! She’ll be joining the team to bring you the latest in teen news, hot topics, and entertainment. In this episode, we’re talking about self-worth and the practices we use to find it in our day-to-day lives. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Tai…

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Inequitable Public School Funding Must End

Sonia Green, 17, of Durham, North Carolina speaks about how equitable funding for public school capital and enrichment activities is critical for providing equal educational opportunity to all children. Support the show

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NC Public Schools Need Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Teaching

“My dad wanted me to know that people like me, we weren't just slaves. We were also really successful mathematicians and astronomers and scientists.” Laura Norman, 16, of Cary, NC speaks about how the state’s public school curriculum does not adequately explore race relations, racial discrimination, and systemic racism.  Support the show

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We Can Heal Ourselves

This episode starts with our host Kevin sharing a traumatic experience from his teenage years.  He shares this with you, the listener, so that you can better understand the context for his effort to create a new dance work addressing sexual trauma.  Some listeners might find this story upsetting, so please take care of your…

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Wellness Check: Carteret County

As a mental health crisis surges nationwide, we examine how folks in Carteret County are affected. Four local therapists provide us with insights into handling the emotional challenges of this moment. Shoresides is a local news podcast by and for Carteret County, North Carolina. Serving the coastal region and beyond. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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Thanksgiving 2021 & Gratitude

This episode is a flashback to our last recording from 2021, when we talked about our Thanksgiving holiday, how we stayed safe from COVID, and what we’re grateful for.  Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Brianni. Music:Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group,“Feel –…

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Our SMART Goals For 2022

For our first show of 2022, we’re talking about our SMART goals – the things we want to accomplish that are Specific,  Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and have a clear Time frame. We lay out how we’re using SMART goals, and we hope you’ll be able to apply this technique to your own goals for the…

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North Carolina Must Adequately Fund Rural Public Schools, Now

I want to be a journalist… There is no school newspaper or journalism class at my school.” Jaileea Knight, 15, of Tarboro, NC speaks about how North Carolina’s failure to allocate resources toward the specific needs of students in rural districts unfairly limits student potential.  Support the show

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