Coastal Youth Media

Listen to the productions, stories, and perspectives from participants in the Coastal Youth Media training program. This is a podcast for and about young people in our region that covers issues like: youth culture, social justice, environmentalism, and other concerns of coastal youth.

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All Episodes

It’s Time to Take A Stand

This poem is called it’s time to take a stand. And I want people to realize it’s to really think about it and get it deep in your thoughts...

Discussing The Dameon Shepard Case and Ahmaud Arbery Murder

Amari Poindexter, Shecoria Smith, Kamahra Nixon-McKoy, and Brealyn Freeman talk current events, politics, fashion, and music. They discuss the murder of Ahmaud Arbery – and how fear, violence, and...

Self esteem and self care during COVID-19

On this week’s episode, Amari, Shecoria, Kam, Arabia, and Brealyn talk about self esteem and self care during stay-at-home orders in coastal North Carolina. Produced by Coastal Youth Media...

Teen Things to Do During Shelter-in-place

In our latest episode, Amari, Arabia, Kam, and Shecoria talk about what they’re doing stay sane and have fun during the shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19. Kam tells us...

What Divided Us Brought Us Together

Julia Narvaez didn’t feel tied to her hometown, Wilmington, North Carolina. Instead, she felt disdain for the social and economic inequities in her community. But when Hurricane Florence hit,...

COVID-19, Ebola, and Racism

Amari Poindexter, 17, lives in Leland, North Carolina. Poindexter says the indifferent attitudes and racism of people during the coronavirus in coastal North Carolina remind her of how her...

Not Quite Through the Storm

Shecoria Smith was hunkered down with her mother as the wind and rain pounded her city when a call came making her realize that tragedy from the hurricane had hit close to home. Her friend’s mother and sibling were killed by a tree falling on their house.