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Talking Main Street With Stepheny

Talking Main Street With Stepheny

By Stepheny Houghtlin
Enjoy 5-minute episodes with Stepheny Houghtlin who brings her storytelling style to Main Street. The backdrop for this podcast series is preservation that saves commercial and residential architecture. It is about honoring the history, people, and sense of place that is singularly unique to every Main Street. With a bit of straight talk, nostalgia, and reminiscing, Stepheny is waiting for you on the sunny side of the street on her downtown Rocky Mount, NC bench.
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Talking Main Street With Stepheny - Episode 1

Talking Main Street With Stepheny

What Do You Do With A Problem?
Revitalization of Main Streets come with problems. In Rocky Mount we are blessed with those I refer to as Repairers of the Breach. Great young people placing their flag downtown, opening new businesses, saving the commercial architecture that is as fine as any in Eastern North Carolina. Preservation, restoration and repurposing are the key words around which honoring a past and building a future revolves. With usual storytelling, Stepheny offers another way to look at the problems that can be overcome. At least, that's what Stepheny believes. 
May 11, 2021
Talking Main Street: Episode #3 - Main Street Revitalization Leads To Successful Results
5 minute Episode: Change is on Stepheny's mind today - two sides of a coin - 
May 4, 2021
Episode #2- Drawing Large Circles
In this 5-minute audio podcast, Stepheny talks about drawing circles large enough to include everyone. She tells several stories of what she would have missed if living in a small circle. Main Street is large enough to hold everyone.
April 28, 2021
Talking Main Street With Stepheny - Episode 1
Episode 1 is an introduction to Stepheny's new podcast, Talking Main Street. In this episode, she tells why she can be found these days, on Main Street, Rocky Mount, NC.  This episode tells you about Stepheny the architect and  journalist. She mentions Studs Terkel, the Chicago Tribune columnist,  Now she writes the blog,, and created a Facebook page by the same name. Preservation, restoration and repurposing architecture, and all that encompasses today, will be part of the subjects she talks about. The title of her third novel, Repairers of the Breach, soon to be released, is how she thinks of everyone involved in saving Main Street, USA. The Podcast can be heard each Wednesday of the week. Stepheny hopes you will join her and learn the new language of Main Street. 
April 19, 2021
Episode #1 - Talking Main Street
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This 5-minute Podcast about Main Street comes from Rocky Mount, NC. Revitalization is underway there and they join other cities in North Carolina and across the country that have found that Preservation, with its layered meanings, is essential. Stepheny brings a story-telling aspect from her own life to the contents of these podcasts. The episodes will be about 'honoring the past, and building a future.' You will enjoy getting to know Stepheny and learning to speak the language of Main Street.
April 19, 2021