Coastal Youth Media

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.... Show More

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November 24, 2020 6 min

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.

Once the results came in, my mom and I reflected on the ways the results would impact us, our family, our community and this country.

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September 10, 2020 6 min

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We have explored where we are from by telling our own stories, exploring our communities, listening to folks and trying to see Columbus County from a new perspective. In this episode, Rakyah Jacobs, 16, gives us a glimpse into her life as part of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe in the Buckhead community in Bo...

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August 27, 2020 6 min

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We have explored where we are from by telling our own stories, exploring our communities, listening to folks and trying to see Columbus County from a new perspective. In this episode, Whitley Dockery, 16, tells us where she comes from.

Where I Come From is a project of Coastal Youth Media in collaboratio...

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August 18, 2020 1 min

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. COVID-19 has brought new realities to our workshop, school and family.  We aren’t going to let it stop our exploration, but we wanted to take a minute to acknowledge what was happening in our lives.  

Where I Come From is a project of Coastal Youth Media in collaboration with Community CPR in Whiteville,...

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August 17, 2020 4 min

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and today we're talking with members of our community about the hurricanes they've lived through and how it's shaped their lives. 

Featured Voices (In Order of Appearance): Vanessa Tart Ward, Ethel Godwin, Doris Dockery, Earnestine Boone, Christine Patrick, Leon Doc...

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August 10, 2020 4 min

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and today we're sharing about objects that remind us of where we come from.

Where I Come From is a project of Coastal Youth Media in collaboration with Community CPR in Whiteville, North Carolina. This project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with...

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August 10, 2020 2 min

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and we're starting off by sharing a little bit about the places and people we come from.

Where I Come From is a project of Coastal Youth Media in collaboration with Community CPR in Whiteville, North Carolina. This project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in par...

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June 9, 2020 3 min

Produced by GRITS. Copyright at 2020 by Kylah Laurent, Naiya Graham, and Shecoria Smith. Read by Naiya Graham.

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April 17, 2020 2 min

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 stories from youth in coastal North Carolina.

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April 17, 2020 3 min

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.  In this essay, Shecoria shares his personal experience in comforting a friend and the questions it raised for her about how to make each other safe in the face of hurricanes.

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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 back to his experience of relief efforts after Hurricane Florence, he has high hopes that his community will com...

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