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 shares what happened when he stole an idea for a social media post. When you drop the facade, he says, the world will cheer... 

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Living with Less Plastic leads to more biodegradable alternatives and compostable packaging. In this week's commentary, Mary Liz Ingram explores the best way to dispose of this and other organic waste through composting...   

In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us they’re not butterflies, they’re jet fighters. You got this...   

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In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram explores the circular economy, a sustainable system aimed at reducing waste in the production and consumption of goods...     

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston talks about his friend Walt Hayes, who's moved to Clemson, South Carolina. Cam says he's a better person for knowing him and Walt will be missed... 

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In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston and his son are stuck deep in a mud puddle in the dark of night. And he wouldn’t trade it for the world...    

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In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston has an uncontrollable urge to ask “Have you turned off your lights?"...  

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Why can we only recycle certain types of plastics? In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram breaks down the how and why of recycling, and why using less plastic is a great solution to our waste crisis...

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston explains how random conversations while smoking a cigar, with a drink, while sitting in a bag chair in a parking lot can be surprisingly meaningful... 

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In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston recounts a call with a client who needed him to lead a seminar designed to fix her team... 

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Using less plastic doesn't have to be intimidating. In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram shares that by taking things one step at a time when trying out new plastic-free products, living with less plastic can be done with ease and have a big impact on the environment... 

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston invites us to take the cole slaw challenge...

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston offers us a weekend challenge... 

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A large part of our waste crisis centers on the high cost of recycling and the mounting production of single-use plastic. In today's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram talks about her and her friend's journey to create new programs and the steps needed to make them successful...

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares his thoughts on why Buddha didn’t have a car note and what that should mean to us...   

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam tells us how he's struggling with the fist bumps and forearm touches that Covid has started. What he needs to do is shake your hand...

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Cleaning products create a lot of plastic waste. In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram shares how to reduce your waste, save money, and keep things clean...

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about the evolution of the punishments he and his wife have learned to administer in his home. And how the older his kids get, the more he has to go through the punishment, too...

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In this week’s Keepin' it Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about the Christmas music challenges he struggles with and how he's found some music that he really likes...  

Holiday gift-giving can create a lot of plastic waste. In this Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram offers 5 easy steps to cut down on the waste and still enjoy sharing gifts with family and friends... 

In this week’s Keepin' it Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about his daughter’s sanctuary. Her safe place. And how it died of overuse...      

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In this week’s Keepin' it Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us how Christmas lights epitomize suffering for the sake of love and how he wishes all Christmas decorations were small and kept waist high...

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In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam proposes the idea of a surprise solar eclipse. Why not? In 2020, anything is possible...  

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston updates us on the outcome of his daughter's final volleyball match in Birmingham this week...

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What are microplastics? Why do they matter and what can we do about them? In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram answers these questions and gives us another look at why we need to reduce our single-use plastic consumption... 

In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about his daughter’s volleyball career that will soon come to an end...

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In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares some memories created sparked by this new cool weather that’s finally come to town...       

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Does pandemic life have you piling up plastic bags? In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram offers 4 ways to help you cut down on that plastic waste and handle single-use plastic responsibly...    

In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram breaks down the cost of living plastic free... 

In this week’s  Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about a traumatic and tragic moment at the gas pump last week, and how he’s upset he didn’t react sooner...   

Edited by Corey Carpenter

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