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Grassroots Radio

Grassroots Radio

By Grassroots Radio
Highlighting the positive side of life and youth culture in Antigua & Barbuda through interviews with exceptional young Antiguans. This podcast is a project of The New Grassroots.
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S3E5: A Sense of Place & History
Aaron Nibbs has spent most of his life moving between Antigua and the United Kingdom. He lived, worked and earned his Masters of Architecture in London, before moving back to Antigua where he now works for Andrew Goodenough, Architect in English Harbour.
July 25, 2020
S3E4: The Cannabis Connoisseur
Eden Bird is an up and coming cannabis connoisseur, massage therapist, and laboratory technician employed at the Department of Analytical Services in Ministry of Agriculture. With mixed social reactions to cannabis use and the recent decriminalization, Eden hopes to enlighten the general public on the many uses and benefits of the medicinal herb.
July 9, 2020
S3E3: Reasonments Must Happen
Hempress Divine is an artist in all forms, born and raised in the island of Wadadli (Antigua). Her head and heart mission is to take all the gems earned in this country and radiate it to affect change in the "Ainciousness" of this island and by extension, all across the four corners of the Earth.
July 2, 2020
S3E2: Uncovering Hidden Gems
Tiffany Samuel is a writer, poet and aspiring artist. Christa-Joy Burton is a fashion designer, singer/musician and an advocate for the development of the local arts. Together, they co-created the initiative By Old Souls to encourage artistic expression and provide emerging artists with a platform to showcase their original works.
June 18, 2020
S3E1: In All Things, Be Mindful
In addition to her full-time customer service job, Fernella Francis somehow finds the time to be a driving force behind The New Grassroots, as well as owner and makeup artist at Aashka's Beauty. In this conversation, the two founders of NGR discuss the importance of mindfulness in personal and professional settings, the beginning of The New Grassroots, and other life lessons. Enjoy!
June 11, 2020
S2E12: Man ah Pree Kulcha
Ras Juba describes himself as an eager young lion on a mission to Rediscover his roots. The Antiguan-born singer/songwriter, is bringing a conscious vibration and a positive meditation to the future generation through his reggae stylings. Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation to close out Season 2 of Grassroots Radio. We will return on June 4 for Season 3!
May 7, 2020
S2E11: When are We Going to Catch Up?
Part 3 of our series on Sexual Health, Education & Culture Jahnelle Zoë Teague is a 23-year-old Antiguan currently living in Jamaica as she comes to the end of her legal studies at the Norman Manley Law School.
March 12, 2020
S2E10: When Sex Meets Tech
Part 2 of our series on Sexual Health, Education & Culture Rosalie Richards is an Antiguan nomad, entrepreneur and digital media marketer, currently transplanted in the British Virgin Islands. From her perspective as someone who works in the online, social world, Rosalie shares her insights and observations about the online world of sex.
March 5, 2020
S2E9: The Foundation is Intimacy
Part 1 of our series on Sexual Health, Education & Culture Marseilla Jardine and Ieshea Fabian co-created and co-host the web series, Let’s Talk Sex! The show aims to change the conversation around sex and life in Antigua & Barbuda.
February 28, 2020
S2E8: It's All About the Teamwork
Ashton Hewlett Fearon is currently a Business Solutions Executive at Digicel and an entrepreneur in the mobile tech industry, having led the production of several mobile apps including TickeTing, the mobile ticketing and events management platform.
February 24, 2020
S2E6: A Problem-solver's Paradise
After spending 10 years abroad completing a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, a stint in the corporate world as a web developer, and a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, a passion for creation and problem solving led Sven back to Antigua & Barbuda, where he set out on an entrepreneurial path.
February 6, 2020
S2E5: Nature is the Best Engineer
Ruleo Camacho is a marine ecologist at the National Parks Authority of Antigua & Barbuda. Ruleo is a self-described sea-baby and his skillset includes swimming, snorkelling, sailing, and scuba-diving.
January 30, 2020
S2E4: Necessary, but Not Always Sexy
Part 2 of our series on Sustainable Development Colin John Jenkins is an architect, project manager with a  passion for promoting sustainable development. He is accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the United States Green Building Council. And in 2018 he became the first WELL Accredited Professional in the Caribbean.
January 23, 2020
S2E3: Learning the Language of Power
Part 1 of our series on Sustainable Development George-Ann Ryan a New York-based Antiguan public policy professional with a focus on political economy and economic and political development.
January 16, 2020
Doylechia Samuel's inner flame shines brightest when she is working with children. Having been a private tutor to many youngsters in her family and community, she is now working towards becoming a teacher.
January 9, 2020
S2E1: Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Chaneil Imhoff's tech startup, Packed Grocery Delivery, has gained a lot of attention locally, as well as winning, placing, and participating in a number of competitions in the region and further afield.
January 2, 2020
Ep. 10: Whole-hearted Caribbean Unity
Zachary Phillips is a graduate student at the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. He studies Public International Law. As part of his professional, Zachary training has worked at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations, and the ​High Commission of Antigua & Barbuda in London.
November 1, 2019
Ep. 09: In Law, but Not in Practice
Kieron Murdoch is 22 years old and has worked as a reporter and producer with Observer Radio and the Daily Observer newspaper. Kieron was a frequent host of the Big Issues radio program.
October 24, 2019
Ep. 08: Radical Accountability
Linisa George is a poet, freelance writer, director and playwright. She is the Founder, Director and chief consultant at BGR Media and Communications Inc., a public relations, media, and brand marketing company.
October 17, 2019
Ep. 07: Showing Our Elders the Future
Charles Edwards is the CEO of LEO Technology Development LTD., the company under which he successfully launched the Pocket Antigua app with his partners. In addition to being a software engineer, Charles also teaches software programming and web development to local youth as part of the faculty of the GATE initiative.
October 10, 2019
Ep. 06: Self-love & Setting Intentions
Yensa Werth is a photographer and creative adventurer working on a personal series called Love Yourself which celebrates nature and promotes self love.
October 3, 2019
Ep. 05: Forge Your Own Path
Aziza Lake is a feminist writer and an Antiguan & Barbudan Senator. She is particularly interested in youth development, technology, gender and women’s issues and their intersections with the laws of Antigua and Barbuda.
September 26, 2019
Ep. 04: Failures are Lessons
Tre Thomas is as an entrepreneur by nature, a self-taught CGI artist, and a poet with a passion for empowering other Caribbean artists.
September 19, 2019
Ep. 03: Our Forgotten Sister Island
Shanna Challenger is a 24 year-old ecologist and coordinator of the Redonda Restoration Programme. She has been recognized by Caribbean Beat as one of the Top 25 Caribbean Achievers under 25.
September 12, 2019
Ep. 02: No Obstacles, Just Speed Bumps
Naasira Mohammed is the full-time Media Officer with the West Indies Women's cricket team, and holds the same position part-time with the men's team. She worked as a sports journalist in Trinidad & Tobago before moving to Antigua and taking up her current post.
September 5, 2019
Ep. 01: Seeing Yourself as an Asset
Kadeem shares his wealth of experience including what it's like being a voice for change and dealing with opposing voices, how to redirect energy after moments of failure, and the importance of seeing yourself as an asset in relation.
August 26, 2019