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This is a podcast about the people that call Raleigh, North Carolina home. I aim to meet every neighbor, hear their stories, one conversation at a time.

Neighbors Of Raleigh Andrea Wallenbeck

    • Society & Culture

This is a podcast about the people that call Raleigh, North Carolina home. I aim to meet every neighbor, hear their stories, one conversation at a time.

    E34: Mickey Fearn

    E34: Mickey Fearn

    At 72, Mickey Fearn reflects on his rich and meaningful life. His story weaves through California redwood forests, the 1963 March on Washington, and Raleigh’s own Dorothea Dix Park. This gifted creative with a passion for relationships was repeatedly called upon by governors, mayors, universities, and The National Parks Service in DC to lead complex social justice initiatives. Get ready to soak up the wisdom of this brilliant, funny and passionate neighbor!

    • 1 hr 55 min
    E33: Laurie Watson

    E33: Laurie Watson

    Guest Laurie Watson is the Director of Awakenings, Counseling for Couples and Sexuality, in Raleigh and Greensboro, and the host of ForePlay Radio, sex therapy podcast. As a certified sex therapist Laurie has twenty-eight years of experience working with couples and individuals about love and sex. Buckle your seatbelts, and get ready to talk about S.E.X. How to talk to your children about sex? Why is sex important? What's the key to happiness and being a good partner? Don't worry we've got all the answers to these questions and more! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E32: Shelley Winters

    E32: Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters loves Raleigh. As a matter of fact, her ancestors called Raleigh home as far back as the 1790s. 6 generations ago! We hear about her family's commitment to public service, leadership, and empowerment. Shelley reflects on her time at NC A&T, leading Citizen Advisory Councils, sitting on the Arts Commission, and how to honor the past, respect the present, and prepare for the future. 

    • 59 min
    E31: Paula Tavares

    E31: Paula Tavares

    This weeks guest takes us 350 miles off the West coast of Africa, to the Cape Verde islands. Paula speaks 4 languages, each of them representing her family’s journey from Cape Verde, to Angola, to Boston, Miami and now Raleigh. Working in tech and experiencing immigration and poverty inform Paula's work in the medical field with high-risk patients. She gladly continues a Cape Verdean cultural tradition of raising children of relatives in addition to her own as they get to know her husband's NC roots.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E19: Les Stewart from 2018

    E19: Les Stewart from 2018

    We're reissuing this episode from 2018 with Lew Stewart, the head brewer at Trophy Brewing in downtown Raleigh.

    As a self-described “tinkerer,” Les gets obsessed with figuring things out, and thankfully for us his main obsession is brewing amazing beer. Les talks about everything from chemistry, open-source technology, business, craft-brew culture, naming new brews, label design, tattoos and even name drops French Scientist Louis Pasteur. Enjoy a Trophy brew while you listen to the podcast!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    E30: Jenni Johnson

    E30: Jenni Johnson

    Entering her 30th year of teaching, this native North Carolinian has a special place in her heart for making children feel safe so they can learn and thrive. Jenni is not only the Magnet and AIG Coordinator at Hunter Elementary School she’s a fun-loving and spiritual gal that loves the arts and natural world. Her infectious joy will have you repeating her mantra before you know it. Say it with me now…”Let your light SHINE!”

    • 1 hr 5 min

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