COVID-19

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 the news on the coronavirus pandemic, Shecoria gives us updates on politics and fashion, and Arabia talks about a curious new trend in her neighborhood. Produced…

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White Stocking Resident Still Out of Home: Hurricane then COVID-19

Jacqueline has been repairing her home from Hurricane Florence since September 2018. During those two years she has stayed with family, gone through the FEMA trailer program and then bought a travel trailer of her own – all while her home was still being repaired. Now, because of Covid-19, the nearly two-year repair process is…

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The House, It Couldn’t Breathe

It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Florence flooded the Maple Hill neighborhood in Pender County, NC. But Arlisha Hill’s home is still far from repaired. Hill was ready to resume life as normal. She moved back into her partially repaired home this April – thinking construction would continue and she’d be living in a…

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Student Speaks on Reimagining Schools during Remote Learning

“Schools here have a lot of togetherness.” Jaileea Knight is an eighth grader in Tarboro, NC. The small town is home to a large reimagining public schools effort. From her perspective as a student leader, Knight speaks to school redesign momentum during remote learning – tackling interactivity and broadband limitations. Broadcast from the Working Narratives…

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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.  

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Kelly & How Food Insecurity is Changing

Kelly Spivey speaks about how she has seen the food insecurity conversation change during  COVID-19. Kelly’s Community Pantry started to take the shame out of asking for help with groceries. The pantry is a public, unmanned neighborhood food cupboard providing free canned and boxed items. Now Spivey acts as a community organizer around food issues…

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Fast Food Workers & COVID-19

Here’s what one coastal Carolina fast food worker told us about about working during  the COVID-19 crisis time.

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COVID-19 Updates & Etiquette

Two weeks ago, the team got together online to discuss what’s going on with COVID-19 – as well as the latest in politics, fashion, and this episode’s hot topic: etiquette. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Original music by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group. Support the show (https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/working-narratives)

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COVID-19 and being a teen with asthma

by Jonny Morales It starts as a tightness in your chest. Like there’s pressure on you, and it’s harder to breathe. You’re wheezing. You’re fighting for air. You’ve got to remember not to panic. You get your medicine, and hope it helps. If it doesn’t, then you might have to go to the emergency room. It…

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COVID-19 and being a teen with asthma

COVID-19, Ebola, and Racism

Amari Poindexter is 17 and lives in Leland, North Carolina. I was about eleven when news of the Ebola outbreak started. I was going to a middle school in New Hanover County, and there weren’t a lot of black people there. I mean, there were a few — but I could count them on my fingers. There…

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COVID-19, Ebola, and Racism