Economy

Women’s History Month, Pt. 2: Queendom Living With Angel George and Myiesha Gore

Today, we talk through the new stimulus package that’s been passed and what it means for us. If you’ve noticed the new photos posted with our latest episodes, we’re welcoming two guests to this episode who did our makeup for the shoot: Angel George of Peachy Customz and Myiesha Gore of Epitome Makeup. We ask…

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Industrial Hog Operations And The People Who Run Them

Contract growers and community members who speak out against the hog industry in eastern North Carolina rarely see themselves as members of the same team – but they have more in common than they think. In this episode of CAFO’s & Communities, we take listeners through the evolution of contract farming within the swine industry…

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A Brief History of Eastern North Carolina’s Hog Industry

How did we get from small farms, like the one in Charlotte’s Web, to factory farms? In this episode of CAFO’s & Communities, we explore the history and politics of eastern North Carolina’s hog industry – from the late 19th century to today. Produced by Lee Miller, Kayla Guilliams, and Laura Bratton in collaboration with…

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Is It Enough?: Reflecting On 2020’s Attempts At Cultural Remediation And The Gullah/Geechee Nation

Though unaffiliated with Gullah/Geechee culture, a number of restaurants and food brands in Charleston, South Carolina used their name for decades. This year, several of these businesses finally underwent rebranding. In 2020, we’ve heard story after story on mainstream media outlets about businesses, music groups, and other institutions and entities renaming themselves in attempt to…

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Election Season Reflections From A 16-Year-Old Activist

My name is Shecoria Smith, and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’ve been interested in politics and social justice for as long as I can remember. I’m a sophomore in high school, so I can’t vote yet – I have to find other ways to participate. Watching this election season unfold, I was nervous. And…

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Oysters & The Ballot Box

What does an oyster farmer think about when he heads into the voting booth? Kyle Frey, owner of Crystal Coast Oysters, speaks to how he’d like to see elected officials think about environment and jobs. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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COVID-19 Impacts Ocracoke Island Businesses Recovering From Dorian

Just as Ocracoke Island businesses were finishing renovations and repairs to infrastructural damage from Hurricane Dorian of 2019, the island shut down. Ocracoke local and Village Craftsman manager Amy Howard explains how her business responds to the impacts of Dorian and now, COVID-19. Produced by Jocelyn Ratti. Music by Chad Crouch. Broadcast from the Shoresides…

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COVID-19 Impacts Ocracoke Island Businesses Recovering From Dorian

NC Farmer Feeds Community

“Our goal is to feed as many people as possible and not leave a carbon footprint.” Ron Simmons, founder of Master Blend Family Farms and 2018 NC Small Farmer of the Year, talks about how he believes in sustainability and feeding his neighbors during hurricane season. Produced by Caroline Bailey. Music by Chad Crouch. Broadcast…

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How Covid-19 has Affected Restaurant Workers

As tourist season gets going on the Outer Banks, restaurants scramble to balance consumer demand and their own safety. Dylan Ownes is a seasonal cook at an Outer Banks Restaurant called The Bonzer Shack. Ownes speaks about how things are different this summer – more orders, more hours, and fewer staff. Produced by Jocelyn Ratti….

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COVID-19 and Farming in North Carolina

Jeremy King, a grain farmer from Ash, North Carolina, tells us how COVID-19 has added a level of complexity to farmers’ workflow across the region. King explains the domino affect that labor shortages, increased demand, lower prices, and changing operations have had on farmers, and he says there is concern among farmers about local mills…

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