New Bern Now Podsquad 4/15 show focuses on Black history

A screenshot of the April 15, 2021 show. Via Facebook

Living in New Bern and Beyond, “The Podsquad” video/podcast started the April 15 show with a mostly light discussion about squirrels and numerous community events and then turned its focus on African American culture and history in both New Bern and the nation. The last guest gave us an update about recent mental health trends and the show wrapped up with the weekly contest announcement and prize giveaway to winner, Craig Powell.

Show host Wendy Card and co-hosts Colleen Roberts, George Oliver, and Talina Massey made room for guests Sharon Bryant, Jameesha Harris, and Aimee Schulze during the show. Bryant is the African American Outreach Coordinator at Tryon Palace, Harris is a city alderwoman, and Schulze is a licensed clinical social worker with Stillwaters in Bayboro.

Massey, a community leader as well as co-host, announced the upcoming weeklong celebration in New Bern of Juneteenth, commemorating the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. Watch the embedded video for more information and go to Juneteenth of New Bern’s Facebook page here.

Bryant was there to talk about an upcoming program at Tryon Palace that celebrates the history of African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Watch the video for more information and see the previous New Bern Now article here.

The weekly video podcast is available via New Bern Now’s Facebook page. The video will be uploaded to New Bern Now’s YouTube channel and the audio will be edited to fit the hour requirement to air on WNOS 103.9FM. It will also be available on iTunes, Libsyn, and numerous podcast hosting platforms.

Here is the full video.