COVID-19

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. 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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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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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

COVID-19 & Beach Town Economies

Trace Cooper, the mayor of Atlantic Beach, is preparing for a summer unlike he’s ever seen before. Cooper speaks to how the pandemic could disrupt – or boost – his small beach town’s tourism-based economy. Cooper describes COVID-19 as a “one-two punch” for a coastal town still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Broadcast from the Working…

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Grocery Store Clerk Discusses Progression of Covid-19

Chris Lamoreaux is a grocery store cashier in Morehead City, NC. Lamoreaux lives with his mother, who has an autoimmune disease. After work, Lamoreaux now self-quarantines in his bedroom. The national PPE shortage means that no gloves are available to Lamoreaux for handling customer cash at his register. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this…

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Fast Food COVID-19 Special

A fast food manager in coastal North Carolina discusses how her team has put their health and safety at risk during the coronavirus pandemic – to serve milkshakes and french fries. She says her team feels unsafe and scared, and their concerns aren’t being taken seriously. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series compiles…

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Asthmatic High School Student Discusses COVID-19 & Hurricanes

Jonny Morales knows the hospitals in his communities all too well – from Emergency Room visits for the asthma attacks he’s had as long as he can remember to serving as a volunteer in his high school years. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, he’s anxious that his local healthcare system will be overwhelmed. But thinking…

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