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Shoresides is a local news podcast by and for Carteret County, North Carolina. Serving the coastal region and beyond.

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Shoresides is a local news podcast by and for Carteret County, North Carolina. Serving the coastal region and beyond.

    A Day in the Life: Mayor Sharon Harker

    A Day in the Life: Mayor Sharon Harker

    "Here we are in 2022 and we're still hearing those milestones being made. Yes, it is sad that you still have the firsts still being done. But what's rejoiceful is that it's coming..." Shoresides does a day in the life of a mayor. In this episode, we follow Beaufort, North Carolina Mayor Sharon Harker as she does what she does best. Host Sheresa Elliot and Mayor Harker  dig into what's top of mind for folks in Carteret County and what it means to Mayor Harker to be the first Black mayor of Beaufort.  

    Shoresides is a local news podcast by and for Carteret County, North Carolina. Serving the coastal region and beyond.
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    • 26 min
    'We All Need a Place to Live'

    'We All Need a Place to Live'

    In Carteret County, North Carolina finding affordable housing is getting tougher.  Forty percent of renters and twenty-two percent of households report that they are having a tough time with the rising cost of housing. In this episode, we dig into why there is so little affordable housing in the coastal region and what the future of making a home here is going to look like. We chat with Lynne Griffin, a local realtor who recently helped accomplish the largest survey on housing in our county. And we hear from two county residents on how the shortage is affecting their lives.  While the situation is tough there are steps we can take for affordable housing. 
    Sources: Carteret Housing Survey, North Carolina Housing Coalition: Carteret Profile
    Solutions: County leaders can take the following actions: 1) Set a goal 2) Policy changes 3) Development assistance 4) Bonds for affordable housing and 5) A home repair and repair prevention program or first time buyer program.
    Shoresides is a local news podcast by and for Carteret County, North Carolina. Serving the coastal region and beyond.
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    Wellness Check: Carteret County

    Wellness Check: Carteret County

    As a mental health crisis surges nationwide, we examine how folks in the coastal North Carolina county of Carteret are affected. Three local therapists provide us with insights into handling the emotional challenges linked to the pandemic.

    Shoresides is a local news podcast by and for Carteret County, North Carolina. Serving the coastal region and beyond.
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    Black Leaders in Columbus County Work Toward Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Black Leaders in Columbus County Work Toward Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Today, producer Brea Hampton takes us back to a COVID-19 vaccine drive that happened in Tabor City, Columbus County in March. She speaks with Ashlei McFadden, who's been aiding vaccination efforts - like the drive in Tabor City. McFadden says that vaccines intended for Tabor City's Black community went to white folks from outside of the area.

    In this episode of Shoresides News, Hampton talks to Black leaders across Columbus County - Ashlei McFadden, Curtis Hill, Jeremy Simmons, and Shawn Manor - to help us understand the barriers to equity in vaccination efforts and what they're doing to overcome them.

    Produced by Brea Hampton and Laura Bratton in collaboration with Ashlei McFadden, Curtis Hill, Jeremy Simmons, Shawn Manor, and Wallyce Todd.

    Music:
    Where We Are by Ketsa
    I Recall by Blue Dot Sessions
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    Andrew Brown & What's Happening in Elizabeth City, Now

    Andrew Brown & What's Happening in Elizabeth City, Now

    Shoresides spoke with community organizer and Elizabeth City local Quentin Jackson about what is happening in Elizabeth City as the community  responds to the police killing of Andrew Brown.
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    Is It Enough?: Reflecting On 2020's Attempts At Cultural Remediation And The Gullah/Geechee Nation

    Is It Enough?: Reflecting On 2020's Attempts At Cultural Remediation And The Gullah/Geechee Nation

    Though unaffiliated with Gullah/Geechee culture, a number of restaurants and food brands in Charleston, South Carolina used their name for decades. This year, several of these businesses finally underwent rebranding.

    In 2020, we've heard story after story on mainstream media outlets about businesses, music groups, and other institutions and entities renaming themselves in attempt to remediate the harms of cultural appropriation their brands inflicted. Across the nation, people bid farewell to Uncle Ben's boil-in-bag rice and Aunt Jemima syrup bottles. News cycles often see stories as neatly contained in plots with clear beginnings and ends, but this narrative has a long history rooted in systemic racism and continues to evolve.

    In this episode of Shoresides News, producer Kayla Guilliams spoke with Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and Akuah Page, co-founder of Geechee Experience, a millennial led cultural movement that works to empower the Gullah Geechee community. Quet and Page discuss how they perceive recent efforts to reduce the harms of systemic racism in coastal South Carolina such as rebranding. And, in this era of remediation, demands for reparations, and calls for the removal of oppressive symbols like confederate monuments - they answer a critical question - does replacing symbols go far enough? 
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