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 tells us how addicted he is to being busy. And how ridiculous it all is... 

Edited by Corey Carpenter  

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us the results of his wife’s Covid test and what he’s learned since. The refrigerator, he says, is still outside...   

Edited by Corey Carpenter

With the pandemic, restaurant take out has become the norm, leading to a lot more trash. In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram offers 3 steps to reduce your plastic take out waste... 

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston and is family are under a pre-emptive Covid quarantine and they’ve quickly picked up where they left off in the spring. Cam says, it’s not going well...

Edited by Corey Carpenter

Recycling is important, but doing it the right way is even more important. In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram explores recycling contamination and how we can keep our recycling programs up and running... 

In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares the most helpless and frustrating feeling he gets regularly, and how the list of items that people might die without should now include the internet... 

Edted by Corey Carpenter

Reducing plastic waste is a process because plastic seems to be everywhere. In today's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram walks us through the 7 types of plastic and explains what recycling symbols mean so we can better reduce, reuse, and recycle...       

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares his analysis of the week’s news, and the never ending bickering and one-upmanship between Republicans and Democrats...   

Edited by Corey Carpenter

Plastic utensils are everyday items that we often take for granted, but these small objects add up to a big pollution problem. 

In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram walks us through alternatives to all those plastic forks, spoons and knives...   

In this week's Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram explores ways to cut out plastic mouthwash bottles...   

In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about a behavior he can't stop, eventhough he knows it's bad for him...

Edited by Corey Carpenter

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston says there are a few characteristics that are supposed to make humans smarter than other creatures. His dog can pick up these up resonably well. His kids - not so much

Edited by Corey Carpenter

Sometimes to live with less plastic, you have to get your hands dirty. In this week’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram shares some tips and ideas for growing your own food while creating less waste in the garden... 

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston says that he doesn’t think our current generation of leaders are capable of solving today’s problems. People are right - it's time for somebody to do something, but it won’t be us...      

Edited by Coey Carpenter

In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us that so much change in such a short amount of time is wearing him out. He’s struggling...       

Edited by Corey Carpenter

In today’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram offers options for cutting out plastic bread bags by easily baking your own bread...  

In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston remembers the lessons he learned when he joined a workout boot camp five years ago and the importance of those lessons today...     

Edited by Corey Carpenter  

In this week’s Living with Less Plastic commentary, Mary Liz Ingram addresses the excessive waste plastic straws create and offers tips on how to alleviate this problem...   

Edited by David Brackett

In times of crisis, we find it easy to create false idols. In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston evaluates whether his first cup of coffee each day has become an idol for him...   

Barbara Bagley Shanks is principal oboist for the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. Here, she plays Albinoni, accompanied by her virtual pianist...

 


In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston explains why he's never been asked to give a commencement speech at a high school graduation - probably because it would sound like this... 

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston remembers one of the most fun nights out on the town he’s ever had... 

Jenny is concertmaster for the Tuscaloosa and Mobile Symphony Orchestras, and teaches at the University of Alabama...


Jeanne Golan plays Tango inspired pieces...


Sara Sant'Ambrogio plays Bach from her apartment in New York as she recovers from COVID-19...


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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