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 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...

Edited by Corey Carpenter

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

Edited by Corey Carpenter

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...

Edited by Corey Carpenter

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...       

Edited by Corey Carpenter

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

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

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