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 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

theplayerstribune.com

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

Plastic is a useful product, but it's the largest source of pollution and waste on the planet. In today’s Living With Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram informs us about the harm of plastic and the current event of ruination happening in our environment...   

Edited by David Brackett

In this week's Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us how he’s stimulating his clients’ thinking to try to help them predict the future and what he hopes the future holds for himself...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

On this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about how he commits more sins in the 90 minutes before church every Sunday morning than he does the entire rest of the week…

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Plastic has been investigated by researchers since its creation. Originally, it was created to protect the world from calamity; however, the product is linked to the rapid deterioration of the planet. In this episode of Living with Less Plastic, Mary Liz Ingram shares statistics and personal insight about her journey of lowering her use of plastic...

Edited by David Brackett

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time. Click headline for live feed and be sure to refresh your page at 7pm...

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theplayerstribune.com

About a week ago, the Washington Mystics won their first ever championship in franchise history. But the celebration didn’t last long because half of the team’s players are heading overseas for international play. In this Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn explains why WNBA players are asking for better pay...

* The W denotes WNBA

A note to listeners: a previous airing of the commentary stated that Maya Moore has won four Olympic Gold Medals. Moore is a four-time Gold Medalist, but she's won two Olympic Gold Medals (2012, 2016) and two FIBA World Championship Gold Medals (2010, 2014). The commentary has been updated. 

Written by Brittany Young

Edited by Robin Boylorn

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about some comments an economist made at a conference and how they got his mind spinning...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

On this week's Keepin' It Real, Cam Marston tells us of a simple and straightforward question he’s asked his wife that gets the most amazing reaction: Is that what you’re wearing?...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

gopusa.com

In our previous segment of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn explained what reparations are and discussed some policies that need to be implemented for African Americans to reap long-term benefits. And today, Professor Boylorn suggests some right-now initiatives that can immediately impact the lives of black Americans...

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young

On this edition of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston offers insight into the world of veterinarians based on research he conducted to prepare for a conference…

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

On this week’s episode of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston tells us the story of a coach who had started acting like his players. Or, maybe, it was the opposite. Either way, it led to disappointment…

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

earlyamericanists.com

Although reparations have been one of the main talking points in the current political climate, they’re a lot of misconceptions regarding the topic. On today’s edition of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn defines what reparations are – and what they are not – while calling for a change in government policies that will provide generational impacts for the descendants of slaves...

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s Keepin' It Real, Cam Marston tells us about the first golf tournament he’s ever played in and how well he fit in - unfortunately…       

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

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The death of iconic author and professor emeritus Toni Morrison has affected a lot of people, especially Robin Boylorn who’s been deeply influenced by Morrison’s work.

In this segment of Crunk Culture, Professor Boylorn honors Morrison and encourages us to take heed to her words – words that condemn white supremacy and hate in America.

A note to listeners: Dr. Boylorn addresses mass shootings in this piece, but it was recorded before the attack in Odessa, Texas.

In the following commentary, Dr. Boylorn says "I was reckoning with my own mortality after learning 31 people had been murdered in acts of domestic terrorism." She is referring to the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, Ohio that occured on Aug. 03 and Aug. 04, 2019, respectively. 

She also states, "On August 05, the day of Ms. Morrison's passing and the 217th day of the year, there had been 255 mass shootings in the United States. That means there had been more mass shootings than days in 2019."

The attack in Odessa, TX on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 was the 256th mass shooting in the US. Seven people were killed and at least 22 others were injured.

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s segment of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston tells us that the frustration, anger, and deep disappointment he’s feeling is his reminder that he’s still alive…

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s episode of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston talks about DNA testing and whether he should swab his children’s mouths to deter them from being criminals…

Edited by Brittany Young

A part of the problem with black maternal mortality is a lack of awareness related to the challenges of pregnancy, such as preexisting health conditions that are more common in black women. In this second installment of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn discusses preventive measures and possible solutions to combat this crisis...

Written by Robin Boylorn

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s segment of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston asserts that at the end of long roads are cities full of people who are, well, a bit kooky. And he speaks from experience…

Edited by Brittany Young

thecut.com

Pregnancy-related 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

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s Keepin’ it Real, Cam Marston offers his opinions on reality TV binge watching by the women in his home that has taken over the household… 

Edited by Brittany Young

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