Podcast: Shoresides

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North Carolina Agency Warns Anglers About Poisoned Fish

Hosted by Rend Smith Featuring Melba Newsome, a veteran freelance journalist with more than 20 years of experience reporting on environmental news. Music by  PenguinMusic – Better Day from Pixabay. In a recent article for Sierra Magazine titled “North Carolina Agency Warns Anglers About Poisoned Fish,” Newsome reports that the North Carolina Department of Health…

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International teachers fill gaps amid teacher attrition

Hosted by Rend SmithFeaturing Claudia M. Rivera Cotto of Enlace Latino NC Music by  PenguinMusic – Better Day from Pixabay. Data on the 'State of the Teaching Profession' shows significant arrival of international teachers to the state during 2022-23 in the state of North Carolina. With teachers leaving in increasing numbers districts are increasingly looking…

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North Carolina Shrimping: Facing an Existential Crisis

Hosted by Rend Smith Featuring Johanna F. Still  of The Assembly Music by  PenguinMusic – Better Day from Pixabay. For the coastal Carolina shrimping industry the challenges are mounting.  The economics aren’t adding even when they bring home a good catch.  Johanna F. Still, who covers reflects on a recent story she wrote titled Shrimpin’…

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Shoresides Weekly News Round Up

This is the Shoresides Weekly News Roundup for October 9th, 2023.  We look at the top stories impacting the coastal region.   According to a recent story in the News & Observer the insurance company Nationwide has recently decided not to renew 10,000 insurance policies in Eastern North Carolina.  The Port City Daily reported that…

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3 Chambers Festival coming to coastal region

We speak with documentary filmmaker Chris Everett about his upcoming 3 Chambers festival.  A festival the digs into the intersection of Black culture, hip-hop, martial arts and anime through by presenting live music, immersive art, and innovative film experience.  Taking place in Wilmington, North Carolina in October. Support the show www.shoresides.org

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Loneliness in New Hanover County North Carolina

Loneliness is tough, and it has real consequences for our health and life span.  The pandemic certainly didn’t help with social isolation and broken routines. We went out into New Hanover County, North Carolina to learn how people experience loneliness and what we can do about it.  One thing we learned is that loneliness actually…

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A Day in the Life: Mayor Sharon Harker

“Here we are in 2022 and we’re still hearing those milestones being made. Yes, it is sad that you still have the firsts still being done. But what’s rejoiceful is that it’s coming…” Shoresides does a day in the life of a mayor. In this episode, we follow Beaufort, North Carolina Mayor Sharon Harker as…

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‘We All Deserve A Place to Live’

39% of renters and 22% of homeowners in Carteret County reported having trouble affording their homes last year. In this episode, we dig into why there is so little affordable housing in our area now and what the future of making a home here is going to look like. We speak to Lynne Griffin a…

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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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Black Leaders in Columbus County Work Toward Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Today, producer Brea Hampton takes us back to a COVID-19 vaccine drive that happened in Tabor City, Columbus County in March. She speaks with Ashlei McFadden, who’s been aiding vaccination efforts – like the drive in Tabor City. McFadden says that vaccines intended for Tabor City’s Black community went to white folks from outside of…

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