Series: Storm Stories

Drug Use, Hurricane Florence, & COVID-19

Illicit drug users face unique challenges during disasters like Hurricane Florence and COVID-19. What happens when dealers leave town or shelter-in-place? How do overdose rates change? Find out on this week’s episode of Storm Stories. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs….

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HIV, Hurricanes & COVID-19 in coastal North Carolina

When people living with HIV in coastal North Carolina talk about how they prepared for Hurricane Florence, their considerations are about the same as the average person – with exceptions. HIV-positive community members have to think about their medications – how they’ll get them and where they’ll store them. They have to think about access…

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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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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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A Home Takes Heart

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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Yndiana Montes Special

Hurricane Dorian Special

Storm Stories podcast asked folks to call in messages of support to their neighbors and the response so far has been overwhelming – over 45 calls across 7 counties. Take a listen, and consider sharing your own message of encouragement by calling 910-604-6519. We will keep adding to and sharing these messages! #ilmstrong #dorian #hurricanedorian…

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Hurricane Dorian Special

Should you stay or should you go

During a disaster, whether to evacuate or stay is probably the most critical decision you can make. What goes into it? For Chris Depompeis the answer is complicated. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs. Advocate – Call NC Senators: Richard Burr…

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Neighborhood Love

When Hurricane Florence struck, the city of Wilmington got plenty of attention from media outlets and government agencies. But few had the ability to do what community activist Cedric Harrison did, which was to witness all the ways poverty and disaster intersect. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good…

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