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First Time Voters In Brunswick County

The Shoresides team spoke with first time voters ages 30, 18, and 41 at the polls in Brunswick County, North Carolina about why they voted this election season. Here’s what they had to say… Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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¿Por qué es importante votar?

“Nos hemos ganado ese derecho a ser votantes y que es un privilegio ejercerlo, y así como ha sido una responsabilidad, es un privilegio que vale la pena ejercer.” Victoria Garcia Velazco es la fundadora de VIDA Familiar Latina Magazine y Vida Translations. Ella  está estudiando para su maestría en trabajo social clinical en la…

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Voting Information For People Who Are Currently And Formerly Incarcerated

Have you been convicted of a felony or currently incarcerated and want to learn about your eligibility to vote in North Carolina? If you have been convicted of a felony or are currently incarcerated, you are eligible to register and vote under the following circumstances… ¿Has sido condenado por un delito grave o actualmente estás…

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Early Voting Information For Coastal North Carolina

Want to vote early in coastal North Carolina? Here’s how. ¿Quieres votar temprano en la costa de Carolina del Norte? Escucha este anuncio. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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Schools as Hurricane Shelters during Covid-19

Amanda White, high school Chemistry teacher and president of New Hanover Association of Educators, lets us in on educator efforts to ensure a safe start to the school year. She also discusses the worries teachers have with schools being used as shelters from Hurricane Isaias, with sick or symptomatic people not being turned away, when…

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Sustaining the BLM Movement in Small, Rural Beaufort, NC

Sheresa Elliot, 31, of Beaufort, NC speaks about how her job as a therapist is informing her work as she continues to organize for Black Lives Matter in Beaufort, NC. Elliot had never worked on social justice issues before she organized nearly 500 people for Black Lives Matter protests within her town of about 4,000…

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Wilmington’s Lowercase Leaders

Lily Nicole and her fellow protesters in Wilmington, North Carolina are getting organized. They started an activist group called the lowercase leaders, and they’ve got a permit to protest on the steps of city hall every day, from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, until June 6th of 2021. Nicole describes how the…

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Complacency, George Floyd, and a Transformation

“I used to not want to offend people. As a pastor, I want to be compassionate. I want to understand both sides, but I’ve found myself in the past few weeks, just really specifically in a clear and concise way, say, this is why I think this is racist.” As the director of Walking Tall…

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Columbus County: A Series of Disasters

In the last 10 years, disasters like Matthew, Florence, and now COVID-19 have changed the fabric of Columbus County, North Carolina and its community. Wallyce Todd and Gerry Lenahan work at Community CPR, a nonprofit focused on disaster relief in the city of Whiteville – its county’s seat. They talk about how their county is…

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PSA: Free COVID-19 Testing

A public service announcement about COVID-19 testing in New Hanover County, NC.

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