Brittany Young

Program Director & Content Manager

Brittany Young is APR's Program Director and Content Manager. She began her public radio journey in the spring of 2015 as a news intern for APR while in graduate school at The University of Alabama.

While at UA, Brittany also served as a graduate research and teaching assistant in the Telecommunication and Film department. Before making her way to APR, she served as news intern for WBMA-TV in her hometown of Birmingham, Ala.

During her tenure as an undergraduate student at Mississippi State University, she was a member of the women's basketball team, sports writer for the Reflector News and sports director for WMSV-FM radio.

When she's not working to keep things together at the station, Brittany is spending time with loved ones, watching sports and blogging about them, reading and creative writing, serving in her community and traveling.

She has her M.A. in Communication and Information Sciences and her B.A. in Journalism Communication.

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us some perspective on why “kids these days” don’t remind us of ourselves when we were their age.

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

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Wendell Hudson was the first African American scholarship athlete in The University of Alabama’s history. Last month, he made history, again, becoming the university’s first student-athlete to have his jersey retired. But what about the unsung heroes whose stories are untold because they don’t have a storybook ending?

In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn reflects on the life of a forgotten pioneer. And, a as a note to listeners, Robin says Henry Harris would’ve been both Auburn and Alabama’s first black student-athlete in the piece. As a correction, he would’ve been either school’s first black scholarship athlete. 

Written by Brittany Young

Edited by Robin Boylorn     

In today’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram fills us in on the several plastic-free hair care items you can incorporate into your everyday life...

Edited by David Brackett

In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston remembers the days of long ago, when he drove his kids to school, and how the music he played for them is still with them today...   

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston describes the subtleties of throwing chickens, with accuracy, while being pulled down the street…   

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

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Black History month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, but it is also an important time to reflect on not only how far we’ve come, but how far we have to go. In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn explains one of the ways racism sometimes hides in plain sight...       

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young

Recycling is something everyone should practice, but many people aren’t aware when they’re recycling incorrectly. In this week’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram tours Birmingham Recycling & Recovery, and shares with us how to recycle plastic and aluminum properly...

Edited by David Brackett

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston does his best to explain Mardi Gras, which gets into full swing today through Tuesday. It’s a big deal, he says, because it’s so frivolous...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

In this Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us that the frustration, anger and deep disappointment he's feeling is his reminder that he's still alive...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Host Cam Marston brings us fun, weekly commentaries (opinion pieces) on generational and demographic trends to provide new ways to interpret the changing world around us. For more about Cam Marston and his Keepin' It Real series, visit http://apr.org/keepinitreal

Pregnancy-realted deaths in the US, especially among black women, have been problematic for quite some time, but not much has been done to prevent and alleviate this issue.

In this first installment of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn addresses black maternal mortality and two of its factors...

Written by Robin Boylorn 

Produced and Edited by Brittany Young

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In this week’s Keepin’ it Real commentary, Cam Marston offers insights into keeping Valentine’s Day commitments manageable. And he hopes his daughter is tuning in...   

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

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In one of our previous segments, Robin Boylorn laid out some steps that needed to be taken to enhance the WNBA and the livelihood of its players. And in today’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin shares some of the elements of the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement and how they will impact current and future players...    

*The denotes WNBA

Wriiten by Brittany Young

Edited by Robin Boylorn

In this week’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz enlightens us on the different ways to take care of your oral hygiene without using a plastic toothbrush...  

Edited by David Brackett

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam tells us about Joe the fisherman, who he met at a bar in Edenton, North Carolina. It was a conversation Cam won’t soon forget...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office. Click headline to watch now...

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston discusses the decline in household purchasing power of the Generation X male... 

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office. Click the headline to view.

 

In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about his father’s surprise birthday party at the Bradford store in Dickenson, Ala. and how he kind of envies what his father has created for himself...       

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares the story of one of his most memorable Christmas mornings and how its memory generates a good bit of Christmas stress...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

In this week's special Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz drops some expert tips for the holiday season that will help you and the family use as little plastic as possible...

Edited by David Brackett

In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston discusses the euphemisms he and his wife have created to disguise the fact that what they’re really doing is having fun...  

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

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In 2019, 22 trans women of color have lost their lives as a result of fatal violence. In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn reflects on the needed visibility of trans women of color in society, while addressing their untimely deaths as a result of hate crimes...   

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young

Intro and Outro voiced by Erika Feurtado          

In today’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram goes grocery shopping, but with a twist. While Shopping, She shares some options of living green and looking for plasticless groceries...     

Edited by David Brackett

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston obeys the happiness experts and counts his blessings. He says it works. He really does feel better... 

Edited by Brittany Young

In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston laments the fact that we can share some personal and private information with friends and family. But talk politics? No way. Absolutely no way...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn addresses some of the challenges of adoption in the state of Alabama and in our country. Simply put, in Robin’s words, the adoption conversation must not only celebrate the victories, but expose the problems as well...                     

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young  

Drinking water is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, the use of plastic water bottles should be avoided. In this week’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram suggests substituting reusable water bottles in place of toxic plastic ones...   

Edited by David Brackett

In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston truly, truly thinks he’s an OK guy except, it seems, when he’s in his car...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us some insight into his upcoming Thanksgiving travel plans and offers tips on airport etiquette. Simply put: smile and let it roll...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

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In our previous segment, Robin Boylorn discussed how WNBA players are underpaid and undervalued. And, in today’s Crunk Culture commentary, Dr. Boylorn shares some actions that can be taken to improve the league and the livelihood of its players...

*The W denotes WNBA

Written by Brittany Young

Edited by Robin Boylorn

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