Health

Medicaid during COVID-19

Jeff Mills, volunteer and Medicaid Ambassador with the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN), reads an essay he composed with Lee Storrow, the Director NCAAN. Mills and Storrow note the positive changes to restrictions and limitations on Medicaid programs during COVID-19. They call on policy-makers to extend these considerations beyond times of crisis. Mills is…

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PSA: Free COVID-19 Testing

A public service announcement about COVID-19 testing in New Hanover County, NC.

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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 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

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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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 peers responded to the Ebola outbreak when she was in middle school. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, Coastal Youth Media podcast brings you real people…

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