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.

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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...

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 Olymic 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

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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

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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

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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

On this edition of “Keepin’ it Real,” Cam Marston introduces us to a couple of hardworking neighborhood boys who are learning important, lifelong lessons at an early age…         

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s episode of “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam Marston tells us about the passing of a powerful woman who had a lot to do with the man he is today…  

Edited by Brittany Young

This week on “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam Marston discusses the longest day of the year - his wedding anniversary…

Edited by Brittany Young

On today’s segment of “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam Marston talks about the artistic benefits of angst and anger and how Bruce Springsteen, if happy and satisfied, does no one any good…

Edited by Brittany Young

On this edition of “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam tells us how the earbuds that everyone in his family is now wearing is causing him to repeat himself in nearly every conversation he has with his wife and children, with his wife and children… 

Edited by Brittany Young

This week on “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam Marston tells us about a group of friends who rose up to help a friend in need and reminds us that people are good - this world is filled with some really good people…

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s edition of “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam Marston tries his best to not lose it while discussing an old acquaintance who left Alabama and is now making comments based on what he’s reading in the national news. “Get involved,” Cam says. “Engage. If you don’t like it, work to change it.”

Edited by Brittany Young

On this week’s episode of "Keepin' It Real," Cam Marston discusses the research his company has done on employee benefits plan trends for the future, and how his findings on mental instability amongst today's youth concerns him...

Edited by Brittany Young

StoryCorps

Dolores Harvey is the definition of a doer. She became the first African American to work in the engineering department at Bell South and eventually became an engineer. At StoryCorps, she sat down with facilitator, Naomi, to discuss her attitude of perseverance and the advice she would give to those listening to her story...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

On this edition of “Keepin’ It Real," Cam Marston tells us about the night he proposed the idea of Yeti Caskets at a client dinner and, to his surprise, everything clicked from there…

Edited by Brittany Young

StoryCorps

In this StoryCorps segment, April speaks with her wife Molly about meeting each other at the right place at the right time. While discussing their insights on love, they also share some advice for young couples...  

Edited by Kierra Wright

This week on “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam tells us about being a drone parent and how he’s trying to raise “free range” kids, but, ultimately, they’ll be messed up anyway…

Edited by Brittany Young

StoryCorps

Taylor and Jayson are best friends. While doing Yoga in the park, they spotted the StoryCorps mobile bus and their curiosity led them to eventually interviewing each another. While at StoryCorps, they both venture into a deep conversation about life and death. From reincarnation to the afterlife, these two try to answer the questions of life, as well as pose their own questions of what being alive and dying truly mean... 

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

Attorney General William Barr is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Watch the proceedings in the Republican-led committee by clicking the headline...

 

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