Join host Shawn Fredericks as he sits down to have long-form conversations with academics, entrepreneurs, activists and most interestingly his fellow peers as they share stories, information and have a good time. Brought to you by WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2.
Shawn's Soapbox: Self Development, Mindfulness, and Astrology With Toni Contini| Season 2 Episode 1
Season 2 of the Shawn Soapbox starts with a bang, as Toni Contini an entrepreneur and former chair of Union Activities Board's Speakers and Professional Development committee drops many gems as she discusses self development and mindfulness with a little astrology talk for the uniformed. Tune in to the season premier of The Shawn Soapbox.
Shawn's Soapbox Season Finale: Sex On The First Date, Growing Up African In America, And Cultural Appropriation Of African Culture | Episode 8
WARNING: This episode contains explicit language listener discretion is advised.
It is the SEASON FINALE! and Shawn could not ask for a better way to end this first season, the studio is packed with three amazing individuals Ugonna, Elikem , and Austin. Tune in as things get a little crazy and loose this episode as nothing is off the table as The Soapbox unpacks sex on the first date, growing up African in America, cultural appropriation of African culture, and much much more in this jam-packed edition of The Shawn Soapbox.
Shawn's Soapbox: Personal Development, International Travel, and Making Dreams Come True With Daeja Woodard| Episode 7
Shawn sits down with the wonderful host of the Grace, Grind, and Growth Podcast, Daeja Woodard. In this episode, Shawn and Daeja discuss personal development where Daeja tells the story of why she started the Grace, Grind, and Growth Podcast and what she has learned by creating her own space in the podcast world. She also touches on being Black abroad and what it meant for her to travel to China to make a dream come true. All that more on this powerful edition of the Shawn Soapbox.
Shawn's Soapbox: Jarrell Patterson On Legacy, Activism, And Racial Health Disparities | Episode 6
Shawn sits down with Jarrell Patterson president of the NAACP chapter at NC State. The NAACP mission is “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.”. Patterson speaks on how he’s following his father’s footsteps with his involvement in the NAACP. Patterson also speaks on what does it mean to be an activist and his definition of activism. As well as his thoughts racial health disparities and more! Tune in for an informative discussion.
Shawn's Soapbox: Gwen Hopper On Diversity In STEM, Giving Back, And Bossing Up | Episode 5
Shawn sits down with the Impeccable student leader Gwen Hopper,
Gwen serves as President of the Society of Multicultural Scientist an organization dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rate of students of minority descent in the College of Sciences. Gwen speaks on bringing diversity within the STEM field, the importance of giving back and having a boss mindset even when you want to cry.
Shawn's Soapbox Episode 4: Soraya Russell
Shawn sits down to have an awesome conversation with entrepreneur Soraya Russell about how she started her online business while being a full time student. This conversation is one for the books as many gems as Soraya shares her journey through entrepreneurship tune in for a great story and conversation.