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The Sound Bearier
40 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
There and Back Again - Jesse Carter & Joni Hughes
The Sound Bearier is honored to welcome United States Air Force veteran Jesse Carter and United States Army veteran Joni Hughes to our Veterans Day week podcast. These two Northeast State alumni who stepped forward to serve their country talk about creativity, coming full circle in career paths, and navigating the civilian world. Thank you to all veterans who served from The Sound Bearier team. Listen, subscribe and visit Northeast State at www.northeaststate.edu. We're enrolling now for Spring 2022 classes.
35 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Haunts & Halloween with The Sound Bearier
A two-headed hitchhiker in Carter County. A vengeful Pig Man lurking near an abandoned ordnance site. Unexplained lights and a creepy farmhouse. Tis’ the spooky season. The Sound Bearier offers up a few scary stories and legend for our Halloween episode. Enjoy the tales and stay out of the woods! www.northeaststate.edu
11 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Bear Biography with Dawn Carter
Northeast State alumna and higher ed pro Dawn Carter keeps students on track to graduate as director of Student Success at Kingsport. Get to know our friend Dawn as she and April talk about finding a path to passion, the three people she would most like to have dinner with, and parasailing as a treatment for acrophobia (That means fear of heights. We looked it up). Subscribe to The Sound Bearier on your favorite streaming source.
32 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Language & Life with Norma Sanchez-Webb
Hola, friends! We are delighted to welcome Northeast State Spanish instructor Norma Sanchez-Webb to this episode of La Barrera del Sonido. Norma talks about learning English in school as a non-English speaking child, the nuances of ALL languages, and how Spanish-speaking students navigate college life. TSB celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Why not take a foreign language? You will be glad you did.
31 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Nursing education in the time of COVID
(Editor's note: This episode was recorded in spring 2021 prior to the newest COVID-19 case surge. The episode reflects the experiences and lessons of that moment in time. The fluid nature of the pandemic and the resurgence of COVID-19 during the summer created new set of standards and challenges.) The COVID pandemic continues. Health care workers of all stripes feel the burn. Northeast State Health Professions' students continue to step forward. In this episode, Northeast State Nursing program instructor Joy McLain talks clinical education, determined nursing students, and health care at its most intense. Subscribe and leave a comment at your favorite streaming media site. Pandora Spotify Apple Podcasts iHeart Radio
55 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
The Walters Way with Greg Walters
Season two of The Sound Bearier kicks off with a visit from our beloved colleague Mr. Gregory Walters. A friend and ally to countless Northeast State students, Greg recently retired after 30 years of dedicated service at the college. While Greg’s contributions are well-known and many, April and Matt talk to the man about his life, personal drive, and plans for the future. Have a few tissues handy. Thanks, Greg.
15 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Mass Comm Methods with Isaiah Quaintance
Matt Poole welcomes new Northeast State alumnus Isaiah Quaintance, '21, to this episode. This Daniel Boone High School graduate made his way to Northeast State thanks to the wonderful Angela Shrum. Get to know Isaiah as he talks about mass communications, being a Direction Northeast host, the connection between playing football and live interviews, and his friendship with Professor Gary Potter. Who Dat? It's The Sound Bearier with Isaiah Quaintance. Thank you Angela!
22 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Be Wise & Be Advised w/ Julie Dykes
Fall semester approaches! What classes do I need to get the degree I want? In this episode, Northeast State Academic Advisor and Completion Coach Julie Dykes answers this question and many others. Julie talks about navigating class schedules, how to thrive in a virtual class setting, and what questions students SHOULD ask advisors. She and Northeast State’s Advising Resource Center team assist students with academic advising in person or virtually via telephone, email, or Zoom. Give a listen to how advising provides an academic road map to complete your degree or certificate. You can email to advising@NortheastState.edu, or call at 423.323.0214 to get started. Northeast State Advising
22 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Blazing Her Trail - Melanie Fischer
First-generation college student. Social Work major. Keeping Our Promise mentor. Hiker. Melanie Fischer represents many students who overcame the challenges of college and COVID to succeed, and succeed mightily. She received Northeast State's Outstanding Student Award for 2020-21 graduating summa cum laude this spring. Give a listen to this Daniel Boone High School alumna with a dedication to help people and the drive to succeed as she sits down with The Sound Bearier. Northeast State
34 minutes | May 31, 2021
Rhythm of the Classroom with Jim Kelly
Musician, professor, and encyclopedia of American history. Professor Jim Kelly embodies an imaginative teaching style to engage students and help them understand history. Our host Tom Wilson interviews Professor Kelly about his philosophy of teaching. We might even get a special musical performance from the man himself! Northeast State Community College
13 minutes | May 17, 2021
Bear Biography with Kirsti Graybeal
Northeast State alumna. People person. Animal lover. Owner of a pet snake. As a communications representative for our college, Kirsti Graybeal is often the first person people meet when arriving on the Northeast State campus for the first time. Get to know this free-spirited East Tennessee native in a new Bear Biography episode with host Matthew Poole.
26 minutes | May 3, 2021
Bear Biography with Rebecca Moody
Namaste, friends! Tune into our latest Bear Biography episode and get to know Rebecca Moody, Coordinator of Workforce Solutions. Rebecca goes to great lengths in not only helping our students, but also our community. Rebecca shares her love for yoga, family, and has an interesting collection. Find out what that is and why it’s important to her. Rebecca will have you laughing with her answer to the infamous random question April asks at the end of each episode. Don’t miss it!
22 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Occupational Therapy with Carson Dilley
Interested in occupational therapy as a potential career? In this episode of The Sound Bearier, Matt Poole interviews Gym Assistant, Carson Dilley. Come hear about this occupational therapist in training's story and his passion for pediatric therapy. Carson also gives us tips on what exercises we can utilize to alleviate mental ruts while navigating the pandemic. This and many more engaging topics will be explored with our guest. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe to #TheSoundBearier to stay in the know about when new episodes release!
35 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Getting to know Shelby McKenzie and Dual Enrollment
The state of Mississippi has given the world a slew of talented people. One such person is Shelby McKenzie, director of University Parallel Dual Enrollment, at Northeast State. Catch this latest episode of TSB as Shelby talks about the University Parallel Dual Enrollment program, her love of the theater, and how she went from Greenwood, Miss., to becoming a Northeast State Bear! Yes, here's a shoutout to the University of Souther Mississippi, too! Learn more about Dual Enrollment at https://www.northeaststate.edu/Multi-Campus-Programs/High-School-Programs/University-Parallel-Dual-Enrollment-Program/
12 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Bear Biography - Ethan Bentley
The Sound Bearier’s Matthew Poole welcomes Ethan Bentley, a second-year student/History major at Northeast State. We are proud to welcome this Hampton High School alumnus as the FIRST student to be a guest on our podcast. Ethan talks about the process of making his first amateur film, 1970s era music, and the best actor to portray Spiderman.
26 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
The Workforce Way Forward with Heath McMillian
Our region’s workforce population faces a set of bold challenges as we stumble toward a post-COVID world. Heath McMillian, executive director of Northeast State’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Kingsport joins us on this episode of The Sound Bearier. Heath discusses how a recovering workforce can thrive in the years ahead, why apprenticeships of all career stripes can help shape the region's economic future, and why his musically gifted children did not get their talent from him. Visit the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing to learn about the opportunities awaiting you www.Manufacturingfuture.net.
10 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Mental Health Matters with Jenna Welch
Mental health matters. The Sound Bearier's Matthew Poole talks to Jenna Welch, of Northeast State Counseling Services, about how to cope with Covid and college life. Confidential and compassionate, Counseling Services wants to engage students in need. Get to know Jenna and learn about the services our counseling team provides at Counseling Services. Northeast State Community College
15 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Bear Biography: Getting to Know Jennifer Kendrick
In this episode of The Sound Bearier, our April Allen talks to Jennifer Kendrick, Career Specialist, in the Career and Workforce Development Center. From displaced workers to single parents determined to earn a degree, Jennifer seeks to help people take one step at a time to success. Career and Workforce Development
34 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Globetrotting at a distance with Nona Shepherd
The world does not end at the county line. Led by Professor Nona Shepherd, International Education at Northeast State program strives to share the world’s cultures to students with past visits to Washington, D.C., and the United Kingsport; international speakers and events such as the very popular International Food Day. Then, COVID came. Travel bans and social distance followed. But the desire to see and share experiences remains strong. While the moving events to the virtual world in 2020, Shepherd is looking ahead to a post-COVID world of international education. We welcome her to The Sound Bearier as we talk international education, literature, and Southern Appalachia. Visit the International Education webpage or the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies to learn more.
11 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
On Becoming a Bear with Matt Poole
Our friend - and newest member of The Sound Bearier podcast team - Matthew Poole wants you to give Northeast State Community College a look as your higher education destination. A Northeast State alumnus, Poole previously served as a Success Coach & Lead Mentor of the Inclusive Excellence program at the college. Our April Allen talks with Matt about his own experiences and how students can become successful in college and beyond. Give it a listen and smash that Subscribe button! Northeast State Community College
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