Insight 2023

E122 – 12/31 3:24 Insight gives a full rundown of ENC NYE activities with a heavy focus on the NC initiative for Booze It & Lose it, find links to MADD and many other programs- plus Lyft and Uber for a safe way home this NYE here..

E121 – 12/17 2:30 This week Mica spoke to Lyndzie with Animal Protective Services with Craven County Sheriff’s. We talk about proper outdoor housing and bedding for outdoor animals.  They are also currently raising money and donations for outdoor housing and straw for low income families. And always looking for donations for their emergency fund. They just help a Chihuahua that was hit by a car and they were able to get him the proper care and save him!

E120 – (11/15,11/22,12/10) 4:17 This week we have RyRy speaking to Beth with Holland Shepard Group of Keller Williams Crystal Coast. Discussing the 10th Annual Race to the North Pole where they are collecting bikes for Toys for Tots.

E119 – 11/8 5:26 This week Insight speaks with Madeline with the Special Olympics NC with 2 big events coming up on Nov 18th! The Truck Convoy  which unites truckers & law enforcement to raise funds and creates a fun day & The Jeep Rally!! You’ll even receive a gold duck in recognition of your support! For more info on both events- visit – SONC.NET

E118 – 11/5 3:15 Insights Crystal Legends touches base with The NC Dept of Natural & Cultural Resources about the ribbon cutting at the new Bakers Lake State Natural Area.. A 75 acre lake and hiking area.. for more information visit

E117 – 10/29 2:59 Insight speaks to Ben from Jacksonville- He’s working on his Eagle Scout project & is collecting books for Christmas Cheer & helping with new bike helmets in partnership with One Place. For more info or to help give back email [email protected]

E116 – 10/22 7:34 This week Insight speaks with Yesenia Quinones, VP Community Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. She dives into ways to protect yourself from scams – including new AI scams. Find more info at 

E115 – 10/15 26:00 Israel is at War – the people of Israel are under attack from terrorists targeting innocent civilians, including women and children. There are hundreds of casualties, as well as kidnappings and infiltration of southern Israel towns. The situation is dire. We need YOUR prayerful support.

E114 – 10/8 3:38 Insight touched base with Kimberly from Capeside Psychiatry- they’re having an open house Oct 14th- with family fun, bounce houses, rock climbing, food trucks and free vouchers for consultations for mental health evaluations- 11-3pm.. For more info go to

E113 – 10/1 3:38 Insight touched base with Kimberly from Capeside Psychiatry- they’re having an open house Oct 14th- with family fun, bounce houses, rock climbing, food trucks and free vouchers for consultations for mental health evaluations- 11-3pm.. For more info go to

E112 – 9/24 2:45 Insight speaks with James Hunter with the Disabled American Veterans charity. The Wall the Heals is coming to North Carolina 11/2 – 11/5! The Wall That Heals is a 3/4 replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C.. Additionally, there will be an Education Center to give members of the community an opportunity to ask questions, interect and learn about the war. Completely FREE and open 24/7 at the Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock. To get involved, volunteer or donate, visit



E109 – 9/3 5:35 Insight spoke to John with Hope Mission Ministries in Morehead City which started as  a soup kitchen 30 years ago & now has a Men’s & Womens Homeless Shelter.  Without community support, local nonprofit Hope Mission Ministries couldn’t do the many things they do for the Crystal Coast. Find out how to help, to volunteer, or to utilize their services at

E108 – 8/25 6:42 Insight speaks with Lisa Gennosa, and ENC Physicians Assistant and author whose son struggled with addiction. Lisa offers a unique local perspective and has written a book to assist other parents with what to look for and what to do. Link to her book here..

E107 – 8/20 4:40 Insight spoke with Danette – the VP of JOCO Angels about their upcoming NC Overdose Awareness event August 26th.. get more info here

E106 – 8/13 2:51 Insight speaks with Danielle Rose with Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit dedicated to restoring stability, strength and community for military families. Find out how you can get involved at

E105 – 8/6 2:51 Insight speaks with Danielle Rose with Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit dedicated to restoring stability, strength and community for military families. Find out how you can get involved at


E104 – 7/30 2:32 Insight touches base about Marine Corps Recruiting in ENC and hears from the Marines directly- find out more at

E103 – 7/23 4:25 Insights speaks with Kim Davis- the Nurse Director for the Carteret County Health Department about back to school vaccinations and different ways for an immunization catch up schedule! Learn more at Https://

E102 – 7/16 4:25 Insights speaks with Kim Davis- the Nurse Director for the Carteret County Health Department about back to school vaccinations and different ways for an immunization catch up schedule! Learn more at Https://

E101 – 7/16 2:00 This week Insight focuses on Kinston Mayor Dontario Hardy and his partnership with USCM & ABFHA , you’ll hear from the Mayor himself on how he’s hoping to build healthier communities! Link to more info here

E100 – 7/9 8:03 Insight speaks with  Mary Bono , former Congresswoman & current Chairwoman of Communities United for Smart Policy, an organization that advocates for safer, stronger communities about the dangers of unregulated vape products entering the us! Find out more at

E99 – 7/2 4:48 Attention Educators: The North Carolina Aquarium Society has opened applications for the Aquarium Scholars grant program – which offers funding to provide educational opportunities to students! We were lucky enough to speak with Colleen Shytle, the Communications Manager .. find out more or apply at 

E98-6/25 3:00 Insight talks about where to go for 4th of July! If you’re looking for something to do, look no further because we’ve got you covered! Join your community at the Capitol Building for fireworks and a virtual tour on July 4th! Check out the events happening in Raleigh and the surrounding areas for a guaranteed good time HERE.

E97-6/18 3:01 Insight talks about Wheelchairs for Warriors with info from Founder/Executive Director Crystal Lee Laramore .. The average wheelchair is 12k!! & often NOT custom fitted to the Warrior.. This amazing program provides custom fit, complex-rehab mobility chairs.. find out more at

E96-6/11 3:01 Insight talks about Wheelchairs for Warriors with info from Founder/Executive Director Crystal Lee Laramore .. The average wheelchair is 12k!! & often NOT custom fitted to the Warrior.. This amazing program provides custom fit, complex-rehab mobility chairs.. find out more at

E95-6/4 3:57 Insight spoke with Michael McCarren with Greenville United, Greenville’s new National Premier Soccer League! Check out their story- about summer camps- game schedule & how to get involved on any level HERE

E94-5/28 5:25 Insight speaks with Jenna Bass with AgCarolina Farm Credit about their  2023 Grant Program- Now Open for Applications for up to $5,000. Find out more  here 

E93-5/14 9:10 Insight speaks with Ben Gotts, USDA Forest Service Senior Firefighter about various steps that people can take to avoid sparking fires while camping, hiking, & even doing yard work. More info & their app here

E92-5/7 4:30 Insight spoke to Danielle Rose, the National Events Manager for Hope for the Warriors- Registration is now open for the 8th annual Run For The Warriors® in Jacksonville, NC.  Race in the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or the 1-Mile Walk/Run.  Register early to get the best price.  Registration is now $60 for the half marathon and $20 for the other distances.  Prices increase on April 15.  Register today!

E91-4/29 3:02  Insight spoke with Deputy Detwiler about the new Craven County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Summer Camps! Your child can grab an application from their school SRO or email [email protected]

E90-4/23 Insight spoke with Will Kornegay, the brainchild behind, Ripe for Revival.. A fleet of mobile markets that aims to revive communities through food while supporting local & regional farmers & striving to eliminate food waste. Find out more at

E89 4/16 Insight speaks with Sam from the Pet Food Pantry of ENC and their participation with Bark! We discuss the mission of the Pet Food Pantry and how they help low income residents keep their pets happy and healthy. We also discuss their efforts with Disaster relief help. And you can discover how to help out and volunteer with them at

E88 4/9 3:22 Insight discussed information from Katie Shorter- the Director of the Small Business Center at Pamlico Community College- Small Business Center about their upcoming free events- including April 29th Hands On Homesteading & Hobby Farm Workshop, May 15th Consulting Connector, & June 17th Nonprofit Navigator Workshops .. Find more information about all 3 at 

E87 4/1 4:26 Insight speaks with Pam Anderson, secretary for the newly formed Beaufort Performing Arts Collective (BPAC) about their mission & fundraiser the Queens Tea on April 22cnd. People interested in growing their theatrical talents, of all ages 16+, you are encouraged to register for classes by calling 252-940-6375.. no experience necessary!

E86 3/26 9:11 Insight this week focuses on Foster Care! Primarily Onslow County & their great need for more foster parents! We speak with Kimberly Mackey, Social Work Program Manager about the informational Foster Parent Roundup meeting- geared towards giving those curious, more info. Thursday March 30th. You can RSVP HERE or call 910-219-1956.

E85 3/19 10:15 Insight speaks with Angie Watson, the Diabetes Program Coordinator for Pitt County, they are hosting a Winning with Diabietes Bootcamp! No, it doesn’t start with jumping jacks 🙂 This is for anyone living with Diabetes, or caring for someone with diabetes. There are several informative speakers throughout the day touching on many subject including decoding food labels! There will be lunch served. Reserve your space now or call 252-847-4149.

E84 3/5 8:27 This week Insight highlights St Jude & how the survival rate has increased due to their research. We hear a patient story from Tess as well as her mother & father and about the Golf Classic at Cutter Creek that benefits St Jude. Learn more about St Jude & their missions HERE.

E83 2/26 Insight speaks with Lavon Nobles – President & Director for ENC Elite Sports & Mentoring about their programs and specifically their new Kickball League – Kick’n for Lupus. If you want to get a team registered or learn more about ENC Elite- call 252-617-0544 or email [email protected].

E82 2/19 6:12 Insight talks to Andrew Kendall , Recreation Program Manager for Craven County Recreation & Parks this week about the upcoming Neuse River Senior Games – open to Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir & Pamlico counties! Everything from basketball to croquet, golf to horseshoes & more. Plus, there’s SilverArts – knitting, painting, sculpture, photography- these lists are endless!! Get registered online HERE & if you want to volunteer you can click HERE.

E81 2/12 4:08 This week we talk to Michelle Pauls, the event coordinator for Adoption First Animal Rescue! Saving over 4,000 animals from being put down and finding them forever homes. For more about Adoption First, visit them HERE. They also have an amazing event coming up- their annual Monte Carlo fundraiser. Find out more HERE.

E80 2/5 4:13 This week we have an update on all of our cold stunned turtles from our friends at the North Carolina Aquariums .. to learn more about sea turtles and their conservation click HERE.

E79 1/22 & 1/29 7:28 Insight speaks to Dr. Matthew Ledoux, Pediatrician in Chief, ECU Healthy and Brody about the dangers of edibles, and how they are affecting our youth and getting into our schools. Dr. Ledoux also stress that while Poison Control can be helpful at times, if a child/teen is experiencing side effects, and the # of gummies ingested is unknown, the emergency room is the safest decision.

E78 1/15 5:39 Insight speaks with Andy Gould, Education Curator- North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher about the NC Aquariums efforts to help nearly 250 cold stunned sea turtles! Gould states that at this time of year if you see a sea turtle on shore it is most certainly in distress & needing help. Find out more about the teams & programs that help in this situation HERE.

E77 1/1 & 1/8 8:16 This week Insight speaks with Deputy Treasurer Frank Lester with the NC Treasury about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC getting holiday help from NC Cash- as agencies have seen a 42% increase in the need for food assistance. Find more information HERE.

Insight 2022

E76 12/18 & 12/25 4:56 Insight speaks with Kady Luke – the Regional Social Worker for Hope for the Warriors about  granting 13 veterans wishes in its 2022 Warrior’s Wish class. As one of the organization’s first established programs, the Warrior’s Wish program fulfills a desire for a better quality-of-life beyond recovery or supports a quest for life-gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained severe physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Find out more HERE.

E75 12/4 & 12/11 5:34– This weeks Insight speaks to Rachel Kennedy, the programs manager with the CSS Neuse Museum that helped spearhead the new sensory inclusive experience in partnership with KultureCity. This new initiative will make exploring the museum a little easier for visitors with sensory sensitivities, including people on the autism spectrum, as well as people with sensory processing disorders, PTSD and other needs. Find out more about the museum HERE.

E74 11/20 10:20– Virginia Navy Veteran Jake Welch rode 425 miles on bicycle to Jacksonville NC to bring awareness to Veteran suicide. Jake partnered with Hope for the Warriors & finished his ride at The Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic, a clinic that provides confidential, high quality behavioral health care services at little to no cost to veterans & active duty. Donate to Jake’s cause HERE and out more about the Family Clinic HERE.

E73 11/13 11:30– Insight speaks with Chris Livingston- former army ranger & current Sales director for Contractor Growth Network, a veteran ran business about the lessons learned from being in the military that help in business. Also, tips on transitioning from military to civilian/entrepreneurship, & resources best for local businesses to grow!

E72 11/6 7:29– Insight speaks with Jared Brinkley this week, Carolina East Foundation Executive Director, about Breakfast with Santa and incredible community event for the family! Bring the kids out to meet Santa, have breakfast, and do a host of other events and crafts all in one stop! Proceeds benefit Carolina East Programs- Link to tickets and more info HERE.

E71 10/30 4:18– Insight speaks with Raquel Painter this week about the 2nd Annual Onslow Veterans Pow Wow. Free & open to the public November 5th and 6th. Get the schedule and more info HERE.

E70 10/16 3:25– Smoke on the Water is coming to Washington Oct 21 & 22nd! We’ve got a Chili Cook Off, a BBQ Contest & tasting, Parade, and even a 5k on the 22nd!! We speak to Pamela Anderson about the event put on by the Washington Noon Rotary.. find out the entire schedule of events HERE.

E69 10/9 11:47– This week we speak to Kristen Willis with the American Red Cross, In her 13 years with the Red Cross, we’ve never been to this level of a critical shortage!! There are many blood drives coming up in our area.. find them & get registered to donate HERE.

E68 9/25 2:45– Lainy White, the Executive Director of Reviving Lives Ministries joins us this week to talk about their upcoming Community Mural Project on Oct 2nd at 810 Broad Street in New Bern. There will be food & fun for the entire family. Find out more HERE.

E67 9/11 & 9/18 13:02– Insight speaks with Bill Stafford about the New Bern Rotary fundraiser Benefitting Kicks for Kids- Shoes for kids in need! The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club will host the 11th annual B/S/H/ Oktoberfest, beginning at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Union Point Park in New Bern  Get tickets and more info HERE.

E66 9/4 8:45– Insight speaks with Mike Weeks about HBOT ( Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment ) for our US Military Vets. Treating TBIs & PTSD!! Individuals can learn more HERE.

E65 8/14 & 8/21 4:45– Insight speaks with Kristy Warren, Transition Case manager, Military Spouse & Caregiver Scholarship Lead for Hope for the Warriors about the Spring 2023 Scholarships available as well as the open applications process! Find out more info or apply for a scholarship HERE.

E64 8/7 6:00– Mica speaks with James Sprunt Community College about their NC Apprenticeship program. Find out more HERE.

E63 7/31 7:30– TK speaks with Jennifer Fahy, the Communications Director of Farm Aid. Farm Aid 2022 is coming to Raleigh on Sept 24. Featuring Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and more. You can get your tickets to the show HERE. Learn more about Farm Aid and their mission to build a vibrant, family farm centered system of agriculture in America HERE.

E62 7/24 4:41– Kara Lynch is the Community & Outreach Coordinator for the Family & Youth Support & Education Program at UNCG. Starting July 25th UNCG is planning a week long virtual kickoff through the programs website and on social media. Find them on Facebook & Instagram @NCVoicesAmplified and on Twitter @NCAmplified.

E61 7/17 6:38– This Sunday we have Mr. Barber with Martin Community college and their apprenticeship program. You can find out more about the program HERE.

E60 7/10 & 10/23 5:30– On Insight this week we have Cameron Cruse, Co- Founder of R Riveter as seen on Shark Tank * making deal with Mark Cuban*,  a bag company that employs military spouses seeking work opportunities- with these amazing American made bags.. Learn more about their story, find work, or support at HERE.

E59 7/3 8:32– On Insight this week Mr. Perry Harker, Carteret Community Colleges VP of Corporate & Community Education shares with us about the Apprenticeship NC program!! Lots of opportunities to grow with local businesses, they even offer Pre-Apprenticeships for High School Students.. Learn more HERE!

E58 6/26– Insight spoke with Alex at Nash Community College about the Apprenticeship NC program. This program is nothing short of amazing- providing hands on learning and job related classroom or technical training. Find out more HERE.

E57 6/19 4:25– Insight spoke with Dawn at Lenoir Community College about the Apprenticeship NC program. This program is nothing short of amazing- providing hands on learning and job related classroom or technical training. Find out more HERE.

E56 6/12 21:50– John St Clair spoke with us about his book, “Branden’s Choice” .. a very personal book to him as John’s son, took his own life due to bullying. John has now made it his mission to connect with others & implement strategies to try to make sure this doesn’t keep happening. John will also be heading to congress in 2023 in support of an anti-bullying bill… Find his book HERE. You can also learn about his Teen Outreach Center & Resources available HERE.

E55 6/5 3:38– Terra Schramm- Site Administrator at the NC State Capitol speaks with us this week about the commemoration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18th. Tours at the Capitol are free but people are asked to register in advance HERE. You can find more information HERE and find more statewide events HERE.

E54 5/29 7:21– This week we speak with Liz Baird – director of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores! Our aquarium is in the running to be ranked one of the top 10 aquariums according to USA Today! Winners will be announced on June 3rd. Also, there are many amazing programs this summer at our PKS Aquarium- Learn more HERE.

E53 5/22 2:23– On the show this week is Amanda from Lenoir County SPCA – They have an event coming up with Jordan’s Way, an incredible 501C3 that his dedicated to sharing meaningful animal welfare stories that inspire people to adopt! They’re on a national tour and are thankfully stopping in Kinston- Find out more HERE.

Insight Extra 5/18 2:00– Jenna G from Jenna’s Just In Boutique.. She’s holding a “THINK GRAY IN MAY” Fundraiser on May 19-20-21 at her shop with food trucks. All vendors are donating 10% to Auburns Army- Benefitting Auburn Banks – a local teenager fighting brain cancer.

E52 5/15 5:26– Insight this week focuses on Hope for the Warriors & The upcoming Run for the Warriors in Jacksonville- We speak with Jenna McDonald- Director of Physical Wellness, Sports & Recreation – to register for the 5k, 10k or get more information HERE.

E51 5/8 6:58– Wreaths Across America is a national program that hits home in ENC for many reasons- The program works to remember our fallen veterans, honor those who serve, & teach children the value of freedom. This week we spoke with Joe Reagan, the Director of Military & Veteran Outreach. Learn more HERE.

E50 4/24 & 5/1 8:28– This week’s interview is with Deputy Detwiler with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office & the DARE program for Craven County- about D.A.R.E. to Slime! A fundraiser in coordination with the Craven County School system. Find out more on the flier HERE.

E49 4/10 & 4/17 7:06– This week we speak with the founder of the Releve Project, Shannon Reising. The Releve Project, here in ENC has a  mission is to build self-esteem, confidence, & health awareness in local youth by increasing access to dance and arts education through scholarships, sponsorship, and resources. Find out more HERE and grab tickets to their fundraising event Raise the Bar at Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus HERE.

E48 4/3 10:21– April is Child Abuse Prevention Month- And we talk to Amber Tabarrini, the Public Information Officer for Craven County about events planned in conjunction with the Community Collaborative for Craven County Children (C5) – including the Pinwheel Garden & Go Blue Day – Learn more on their Facebook HERE & we touch on evens in Onslow as well through One Place.

E47 3/20 8:28– Local mom & former member of our radio family, Brittany Cass has a positivity movement called #BoldLikeBritt where people run & walk miles. She’s a pilot’s wife- she has 3 small children- she was hit by a drunk driver.. and after being life-flighted to Vidant has had numerous surgeries… She will have at minimum a 12-18 month recovery .. and that’s for walking and getting back to any sort of normal life. She is currently still in a wheelchair and unable to bear any weight. She had set a personal goal of over 2000 miles to run this year. Obviously, that goal won’t happen now. We are asking people to join the movement and be #BoldLikeBritt. #BoldLike Shirts can be purchased HERE. There is also a go-fund-me set up for her family HERE.

E46 3/6 & 3/13 7:49– This we speak to Luka Kinard an Anti-Vaping Youth Advocate! He started vaping at a very young age & it led to a 6-minute long grand mal seizure! Luka has since recovered and is dedicated to making sure other kids & teens don’t follow in his footsteps! There is a Fight For Air Climb happening in Charlotte at the Charlotte Knights Stadium- register or donate HERE & you can listen to Luka’s conversation with Attorney General & a Pediatric Neurosurgeon HERE.

E45 2/27 10:26– This week we touch base with Darcy, the mother of a local woman named Courtney Weary facing serious medical struggles in our area & with an upcoming major surgery- some fundraisers have been arranged, specifically the Ghent Shop fundraiser on April 22nd, from 4 to 8 – it’s a hot hamburger plate sale- order HERE.

E44 2/20 6:02– We speak with Ava Bryant, Regional Vice President for the Boys and Girls Club over Carteret & Craven Counties!! BGC has announced La’Tecyia Johnson as their Youth of the Year & she’s received a $3k scholarship! There are also runners-up & Junior Youth winners… The Scholarship fund will start taking in new applicants in Sept! Learn more about afterschool care, meals, tutoring & all they have to offer HERE. The Boys & Girls Club is also in desperate need of volunteers & employees – apply HERE.

E43 2/6 & 2/13 7:33– We spoke with R.I.F. CEO Alicia Levy about Reading is Fundamentals mission, current challenges with children’s literacy, the Rally to Read 100, & Reading Inspires! Find out more HERE.

E42 1/30 4:43– We are focused on Auburn Banks &  Auburn’s Army this week!! A local teenager has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer & needs your help. Lots of local fundraisers are popping up so we spoke with the owners of Sara’s Big Apple & Tap That Craft Beer, Wine Bar & Restaurant about their upcoming events!! Find out more but joining Auburn’s Army HERE.

E41 1/16 & 1/23 11:47– Focusing on Blood Donor month this week with Kristen Willis with the American Red Cross, In her 13 years with the Red Cross, we’ve never been to this level of a critical shortage!! There are many blood drives coming up in our area.. find them & get registered to donate HERE.

E40 1/9 6:33– Speaking with Brad Hudson- Originally from Richlands- now in Nashville working with many people, including Dolly Parton- Check out his Hometown Concert & all things Brad Hudson Band HERE & at his hometown concert he will have a Signed Dolly Parton guitar to auction off to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Insight 2021


Insight- a 30-minute Community program addressing issues in ENC! Everything from elections to food banks to COVID-19 testing and relief.

Tune in Sundays from 5:30A to 6:00A with your host Crystal Legends!

E1 1/10 27:22– Bryan Hanks – The Public Information Officer for Lenoir County was out discussing the Phase 1 Rollout of the Covid Vaccine. More on Covid Vaccine Rollout can be found HERE

E2 1/17 19:28– George Young  – The Eastern Regional Director for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC was on discussing distribution, pantries and what the food bank needs most right now- which is monetary donations.. for every $1 donated the food bank can purchase $10 worth of food bc of their partners- make your donation 10 times stronger!!! By securely donating at HERE and if you are in need of food- find a pantry in your zip code HERE.

E3 1/31 17:06– All about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Courage for KiKi is a campaign for a local girl from Sneads Ferry who is currently at St. Jude. Follow Kiki’s journey HERE. Just in time for Valentine’s Day- support St. Jude with Valentine’s Day Gear!

E4 2/7 16:46- Talking about mental health with our youth as we continue in the Covid 19 Pandemic- We touch base briefly with Keith Hamm a community liaison for Integrated Family Services- with offices through ENC HERE as well as review the CDCs Parental Resource Kits that are available in 4 different age groups HERE

E5 2/14 19:34– We spoke with Tanya & Jenny about Eastern Radiologists involvement with Ride for the Ribbon, a breast cancer fundraiser here in ENC. You can follow the RFTR Facebook page HERE. They are also unveiling RFTR merchandise in the early summer 2021 HERE

E6 2/21 18:22– Scott Herrick – The National Director of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. March 11th from 9AM to 2PM is Advocacy Day!  Free training for anyone interested in becoming an advocate or helping a loved one HERE. The Alzheimer Help & Support Center has more HERE. 1 in 8 of those in their 60s, 1 in 4 of those in their 70s, and 1 in 2 of those in their 80s will suffer from some sort of cognitive impairment. Watch for these 10 signs

E7 2/28 22:27– Bill Ivey – the Executive Director for Home for Our Troops. Home for Our Troops broke ground Feb 6th in Jacksonville,  building for Sgt. Hancock – learn about his story HERE. Homes for Our Troops has built and donated over 313 homes since their inception! This 510C3 relies on contributions from donors, supporters, and corporate partners for the building of each veterans home! To find out more & see how to get involved visit. 

E8 3/7 & 3/14 20:33– We spoke to Ray Leggett, CEO of Carolina East Health System about their recent distinction as a top hospital in NC as well as the many additions and distinctions from the past year! Read about their ranking here HERE

E9 3/21 21:54– We speak with Tom Kies, President of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. We discuss how they’ve pivoted business after hours, ribbon cuttings etc. in light of Covid-19. Also their Service Person of the Quarter!

E10 3/28 17:10– Sara Auld- Founder & President of Health Possible will be on… A non profit based in Wilmington NC. Individuals looking for assistance with their health, whether, fitness, nutrition, or mental health can apply for the program HERE. Donors who would like to assist the mission of Health Possible can donate HERE

E11 4/4 18:59– This week we speak to Dee Smith, Coordinator for Carteret Big Sweep! An already amazing program that has announced 3 new initiatives for 2021. There are scheduled monthly roadside cleanups- the 3rd Saturday of each month, volunteer HERE. With the Fill My Bucket List Campaign, you can order your personal cleanup kit. Orders will be taken April 12 through the 23rd. The Summer Solo Cleanup Program recruits students to clean up litter from Memorial Day to Labor Day and earn their community service hours! Contact Dee Smith for more info & follow on Facebook at CarteretBigSweep. 

E12 4/11 15:29– This week we spoke to Sheila Warren from Stand Up & Bee Heard about the upcoming Bully Awareness Rally & Resource Fair in Jacksonville. We also reviewed amazing anti bullying info from these wonderful sources HERE and HERE.

E13 4/18 18:52– We speak with Tammy Kelly with the NC Cooperative Extension & Co-Leader of the Kinston BBQ Festival! The BBQ Festival will be May 7th & 8th this year with a full range of cook teams, events, craft & food vendors, & live music! For more information on the festival visit their site & if you’re interested in signing up to cook- spots are full but there is a waitlist- contact Tammy at 252-527-2171 or [email protected]. If you are interested in vending- check out

E14 4/25 17:59– We speak with Erick Litchfield business manager at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport- about all the exciting things that have been happening at the airport! Including a brand new website with easy booking, flight trackers, and all their new information- check out

E15 5/2 18:00– Tony Denton & Crystal Legends speak with Dr. Gallaher from Vidant Health about COVID-19 in Eastern Carolina, about vaccines, how to get an appt & more! You can find updated Vidant Covid info HERE

E16 5/9 & 5/23 17:00– This week we speak with Mary & Tali with the Pacific Arts Festival -Dancers from all over gather at Humphrey Farm on June 26th  with Polynesian style entertainment and cultural events, there will be a kids area, food trucks with traditional foods as well as some American staples such as burgers & hot dogs! They will be giving back to the community by awarding scholarships at the event- if you think you or your child are a good candidate APPLY HERE. Check out our community calendar for more info on the festival!

E17 5/16 12:15– In this week’s episode we air President Biden’s address on the Colonial Pipeline as well as discuss price gouging complaints in our area & pipeline restoration. Need help finding gas? We’ve heard the app Gas Buddy is helpful!

E18 5/30 12:30– This week we speak with Bob Lillie- Regional Vice President for Altice about the Altice Innovator Awards. The Pitt Pirates, which is comprised of all high schoolers, won the community impact award for 2021. Visit the Pitt Pirates HERE and learn more about/or how to enter the Innovator Awards HERE

E19 6/6 & 6/13 11:58– This week is all about Hope for the Warriors! We recap the 14th Annual Kayak for the Warriors with event coordinator Jean Mcdanal, raising over $650K through the years. We also focus on upcoming Hope for the Warriors events like the 30X30 Virtual Challenge- which we are a proud sponsor of- check it out HERE. We would love to have you on board with us for this awesome challenge. 

E20 6/20 & 6/27 13:00 This week we speak with Cindy Meyers- Visitor Services Coordinator for the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. We review the success of their Covid-19 vaccine clinic that was held June 16 in conjunction with the Health Dept & talked about all the amazing summer programs coming up, which you can check out HERE

E21 7/4 15:10– This week we speak with Dawn Rochelle the Chief Executive Officer for One Place– a 501c3 in Onslow County that creates hope for families by connecting them with resources & programs to end child abuse! Including a new partnership with Bay Area Psychology associates to expand mental health services for victims of child abuse. Their Fundraiser Denim & Diamonds is back at The Rustic Barn – This fundraising benefit serves to bring the community together for an evening of networking, bites, sips, & celebration – all while raising critical funds for the child abuse prevention and intervention services in Onslow County. Follow the event HERE or become a sponsor HERE

E22 7/11 15:51– Today we spoke with Darlene Brown, Executive Director for Craven County Partners in Education- a 501c3 that provides grant funding & special programs for classrooms. They also host amazing events like Stuff the Bus in August & Pancakes for Pie in December- We are proud to be partners for both! Find out more HERE.

E23 7/18 10:00– The United Badges Blood Drive is coming up on July 28th in New Bern. Schedule your appointment to donate HERE. In this episode, we speak to Kristen Willis with the Red Cross, Kevin Brice with NBPD, & James McConnell with New Bern Fire & Rescue about this year’s big event! 

E24 7/25 13:34– Hope Mission is celebrating 30 years of serving others with many hands and one heart! We spoke with director Gene McClendon on how they are celebrating with food & fun on July 29th, from 4P-7P- dunking booths, bounce houses, & Project Superhero! Hope Mission is a non-profit ministry serving disadvantaged persons of Carteret County through their missions on so many levels- please learn more about Hope Mission HERE

E25 8/1 15:00– This week we spoke with the founder of Posterity Press– John Poole – a two-year combat commander and seven-year squad/platoon trainer, Posterity Press is an educational nonprofit that has been adding something unique to the written body of military knowledge—namely, enlisted wisdom. 

E26 8/8 12:00– Legendary Singer Lee Greenwood joins us this week to help promote the Summer Soiree with Hope for the Warriors- where he will be performing August 15th – for more info & tickets. Lee is also breaking ground on a home for a hero with his charity Helping a Hero- you can learn more HERE

E27 8/15 11:59– This week we speak with Laura Hogshead- Director of NC Hope, an amazing program providing emergency rental assistance to people that experienced a setback due to Covid-19.. to include wage reductions, loss of job, hours, etc. NC Hope also has utility assistance. NC Hope lets you know within 10 minutes if you qualify- most people do- the income limit is 80% of your county medium-income- VERY generous! NC Hope is also accepting tenant referrals from landlords.. so if your tenant is having issues making the monthly rent.. you can help possibly get them assistance. The payments go directly to landlords and utilities. Find out more HERE

E28 8/22 18:38– We talk to Nick Hill- the Outreach Specialist for the Better Business Bureau ENC – find their site HERE. They have all sorts of information for you including tips for the upcoming State Fair & even Christmas Shopping. Plus an amazing feature for NC residents to be alert of scams! Check it out HERE.

E29 8/29 9:20– On this Episode, we speak with the publicity chair for the New Bern Breakfast Rotary about their event the BSH Oktoberfest – being held Sept 25th at the New Bern History Center! A night full of fun – with food and entertainment- benefitting an amazing cause.. grab tickets HERE

E30 9/5 & 9/12 13:33– This week Barry Porter, regional CEO of the American Red Cross Eastern NC speaks with us about the Red Cross response to IDA, Flooding in western NC, and worsening fires to the west. Our local Red Cross has deployed 40 disaster first responders for these efforts! To Help text REDCROSS to 90999 & you can volunteer (some things you can help with from the comfort of your own home) HERE

E31 9/26 & 10/10 19:03– The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to join Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 16th in Jacksonville HERE. We spoke with Director Lisa Roberts as well as Team Captain Jeanette Martinez – Specifically, because it is Hispanic Heritage Month and Alzheimer’s greatly affects our Hispanic community as well. Where there’s a walk, there’s a way! 

E32 10/3 11:39- The Onslow Veterans Pow WOW is a unique pow-wow in 3 ways… it’s intertribal, it’s for veterans, & it’s open to the public. We speak with organizer Raquel Painter, a Marine Veteran & Native American, who says there will be drummers, dancing, and food for all! The Pow-Wow is this weekend at the American Legion in Jacksonville!

E33 10/17 & 10/24 6:45- We speak with Chelsea Willis who is the Day Program Coordinator with Hinds Farm – check them out HERE. They’re dedicated to serving those that are living with a brain injury & they have a new Virtual Day Program- Where you can connect & participate in games, discussion groups, dance, yoga, bingo, karaoke & more!! Register HERE

E34 11/7 7:43– Veterans Tribute weekend is this weekend in Jacksonville, Due to inclement weather some things have been canceled like the parade & family fun day at the Commons but other events are on. We cover those with Susan with Jacksonville Tourism!

E35 11/14 9:29– Today we touch on 2 programs under the NC Works umbrella. We speak with Kelly Ammerman 252-241-8784 with the NEXTGen Program, helping 16-24-year-olds for assistance with Tuition, short & long-term classes, transportation, childcare & supplies & more! As well as Duane Clarke 252-229-5209 with Greenlamp – targeting 18 & up with on the job training, career counseling, resume writing, interview skills & more. Feel free to stop in at 2836 Neuse Blvd, New Bern NC! 

E36 11/21& 11/28 11:44– This week on Insight we speak with Dr. Gettelman, the Chief Clinical Officer & Director of HopeWay- on all the ways we can combat holiday stress! Link to more info on that HERE

E37 12/5 8:01– Today we speak with Kimberly Dick, Mid-South Director for Autism Speaks about their amazing program Sensory-Friendly Santa Magic Experience! To create a safe, contactless experience, reservations and advance sales can be made online.

E38 12/12 12:00– This week we spoke with Dawn the CEO of One Place Onslow. As of December 1, more than 500,000 books have reached over 26,000 children ages 0-5 in Onslow County through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is available to all children under the age of 5 in Onslow County. Click HERE to register a child. 


E39 12/19 11:44– This week focuses on LookOut Ford in MHC & Their partnership efforts with True Justice International. You can donate at LookOut Ford till 12/31 to lend support to True Justice. To find out more about what & how to donate click HERE. To learn more about how amazing True Justice International is with its efforts to end human trafficking & support the victims of it- Click HERE.