Message in Your Ear

Message in Your Ear

Message in Your Ear is a podcast hosted by David Person, broadcaster, journalist, documentary director, and media consultant based in Huntsville, Ala. In this podcast he is the voice on the street highlighting the lived experiences of people. In season 1 David shares with us "Black Teens Being" using the voices of teens, parents, politicians, and experts to explore what it means to grow up as a black child and teen today. Each episode will combine hip-hop beats and styles with excerpts of interviews and news audio to create a sonic montage of narrative journalism that informs and inspires.... Show More

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November 25, 2020 5 min

In this episode teens speak vulnerably about violence, prejudice, stress and other societal fears and pressures they have.  Adults often invalidate teens, and these young people speak out about many of those condescending comments.

This episode featured teenagers Ariana Brown, Jaylen Rogers, and Ethan Jones. The podcast is produced by David Person, the music is produced by DJ Bailey and David Person, and the end credit music is a s...

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November 17, 2020 10 min

In this episode we hear from teens and parents reflecting on the tragic suicide of Nigel Shelby, a young man who took his own life due to bullying about his sexuality. Listen to teens share their journey with understanding their sexuality, and even how some parents reacted to the news. The truth is, those who are both Black and gay experience pressure, discrimination, and violence everyday. Hear their stories.

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In this episode of Message in Your Ear we hear from teens about their encounters with law enforcement. We also talk to parents about how they prepare their teens to encounter the police so that they stay alive. Given our current climate and the recent death of Walter Wallace Jr. a 27 year old struggling with mental health issues, this is an important episode for you to listen to and share with your teens. Black teens being need und...

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September 2, 2020 5 min

In this episode David person talks with teens Ariana Brown, Ethan Jones, and Jaylen Rogers about spirituality and religion. They encourage teen listeners to actively challenge their spiritual beliefs early in order to truly understand their beliefs. This is an insightful and critical episode you don't want to miss. Tune in to hear how and why black teens are challenging their spiritual and religious beliefs. Special thank you t...

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August 26, 2020 5 min

In this episode David talks with Ariana Brown and Jaylen Rogers about what it means to be a black teenager. They share vulnerably about stereotypes, challenges, and what they aim to accomplish and how they hope to grow during this period of their life. Check out this episode to learn the burden of being a black teen.

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