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 about a behavior he can't stop, eventhough he knows it's bad for him...

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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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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...    

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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...

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