She Rocks Teen Radio

She Rocks Teen Radio

In this podcast, young people in coastal North Carolina explore pressing regional issues and showcase youth leadership, skills and civic values. Produced by Working Narratives and GRITS.

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July 12, 2022 27 min

She Rocks  reacts to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's swearing in and to the Supreme Court overturning  of abortion rights. Of course, we also bring you the latest in news, fashion, and entertainment.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Kira Quince, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan and Brooklyn Gause.

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Today, the She Rocks team reflects on the roles our mothers and grandmothers have and continue to play in our lives. And of course, we also bring you the latest in news, fashion, and entertainment. 

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Braelyn Freeman, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Brooklyn Gause.

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She Rocks interviews award-winning visual artist and North Carolina native Maya Freelon. Maya's work was described by the late poet Maya Angelou as "visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being."  The She Rocks team dipped their toes into creating their own tissue paper art ahead of their interview with the legendary tissue paper artist herself.  The girls reflect on their experience and sp...

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It seems like everyone has given THEIR hot take on the Will Smith, Chris Rock slap. But have you heard She Rocks' perspective?! In this episode, we dig into the slap and racist perceptions of our community.  For fashion, the team is dissecting trends, especially crochet tops (we love them, but would we really wear them)? And somewhere along the way, Giggles reveals that she's been listening to Slipknot. All that and more as...

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March 12, 2022 15 min

In this Valentine's special, we talk about our plans for the day of love. We bring you the latest in news, fashion, and entertainment.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan, Brooklyn Gause, and Breani Garrison.

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Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group,
"Feel - Instrumental Version" by Peter Spacey via Artlist
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March 12, 2022 17 min

Today, we're talking about Black History Month, which wrapped up two weeks ago. We talk about Black women we admire and why. We also talk about our favorite nail styles, female rappers, and more. 

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan, Brooklyn Gause, Janiya "Niya" Gregory, and Breani Garrison.

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Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group,
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March 3, 2022 20 min

Today, we welcome our new co-producer, Tai! She'll be joining the team to bring you the latest in teen news, hot topics, and entertainment. In this episode, we're talking about self-worth and the practices we use to find it in our day-to-day lives.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Tai DeVane, Jonaiyah Jordan, Brooklyn Gause, and Breani Garrison.

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Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tuck...

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January 20, 2022 15 min

This episode is a flashback to our last recording from 2021, when we talked about our Thanksgiving holiday, how we stayed safe from COVID, and what we’re grateful for. 

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Breani Garrison.

Music:
Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group,
"Feel - Instrumental Version" by Peter Spacey via Artlist


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January 20, 2022 11 min

For our first show of 2022, we’re talking about our SMART goals - the things we want to accomplish that are Specific,  Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and have a clear Time frame. We lay out how we’re using SMART goals, and we hope you’ll be able to apply this technique to your own goals for the new year. 

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, Brooklyn Gause, and Breani Garrison.

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December 22, 2021 14 min

In this episode of She Rocks Teen Radio, we talk about entrepreneurship. We share about the entrepreneurs we know - whether it's people in our family or people within our very own GRITS team. We also talk about our celebrity crushes on top of bringing you the latest in news, fashion, and entertainment. 

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Breani Garrison.

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Before we get into the Christmas spirit, we're taking a moment to reflect on November, which was National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. We talk about what it's like to be a caregiver as a teen and tips we have to offer. Then, we chat about our dream homes. And Brealyn definitely has an opinion on this.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Breani Garrison.

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November 4, 2021 21 min

On this episode of She Rocks, we officially say good bye to Arabia, who is moving to Tanzania in Africa. We ask her about her move, what she's excited about, and when she's coming back (spoiler alert - don't plan on seeing her anytime soon). Joining us today is our newest producer Brianni! Brianni introduces our fun topic about our favorite sports and activities. And Jonaiyah says she's gotten really into a new spor...

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Today, we talk about National Self-Awareness Month, which was in September. We talk about the things we're doing to take care of ourselves. And, as usual, we bring you the latest in fashion & entertainment, and we also talk about our thoughts on the government vaccine mandates.  

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth.

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Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tuc...

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Two weeks ago, we met up to reflect on the shooting that took place at New Hanover High School on Monday, August 30. We discuss our thoughts on the charges filed against the student involved in the shooting. We also talk about the damage from Hurricane Ida and relate it back to our experiences during Florence in 2018. In other segments, we bring you the latest in fashion & entertainment, and we chat about our favorite vacation ...

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Earlier this summer, we met up virtually to talk about top news stories and to check in about how we were spending our summers. As usual, we bring listeners the latest trends in teen fashion and entertainment. For our hot topic, we talk about the disqualification of Sha'Carri Richardson from the Olympics. Was this appropriate? We share our thoughts in this episode of She Rocks Teen Radio.

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Today, we have a very special episode for our listeners. We sit down with the writer and director of Wilmington on Fire, a documentary that tells the story of the 1898 massacre in Wilmington, North Carolina. We ask Everett about his journey as a Black filmmaker from Laurinburg, North Carolina. We talk about the events of 1898 shown in Wilmington on Fire, and we discuss what Everett has in store for us in his future films - like the...

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In this episode of She Rocks, the GRITS team talks about what they're doing for summer. But first, we cover a tragic news story from late spring in California and our thoughts on it. We talk about fashion and entertainment. And we debate our latest hot topic: is it cool to wear our pajamas and bonnets out of the house? We have a lot to say on this, so tune in to hear what we have to say.

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June 11, 2021 12 min

Last month, we took our EOG's, or End-of-Grade tests. We talk about the ways we prepare for tests and give tips to listeners. We also revisit the killing of Makiah Bryant in Ohio and how we're feeling about it. We end the episode by discussing our favorite creative outlets.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth.

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April 30, 2021 12 min

Kamhara Nixon-McKoy asks listeners, "When can we get a break?" She's referring to the two police murders that directly followed Derek Chauvin's conviction in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kam and the rest of the She Rocks team reflect on what these murders mean to them as young Black women. 

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April 22, 2021 21 min

In this episode of She Rocks, we talk to Amari about her time at Girls Rocking In The South (GRITS), which co-produces this podcast. We ask her about her accomplishments so far and what she has in store for the future. We also bring you updates in news, fashion, and entertainment.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, Kamahra Nixon-McKoy, and Arabia Earth.

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