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The Sound Bearier

The Sound Bearier seeks to acquaint listeners with Northeast State news and events. Our hosts April Allen, Matt Poole, and Thomas Wilson interview staff, faculty, students, and alumni to bring you the latest in all...more

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Wes Greear and the Mission of TRiO

Episode 38

September 26, 2022

Wes Greear and the Mission of TRiO

TRiO Student Support Services at Northeast State provides a pathway, and lifeline, to qualifying students pursuing a technical certificate or college degree. Federally-funded, TRiO serves first-generation college students facing financial or disability challenges to graduate from college. Wes Greear joined Northeast State at TRiO director in 2021.  He joins The Sound Bearier to talk options, qualifications, and guiding students to success. Get to know this often-overlooked program responsible for helping hundreds of students achieve their goals.  Visit www.northeaststate.edu/trio to learn more. ...

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Your Worth is Worthwhile with Peter Raber

Episode 37

September 12, 2022

Your Worth is Worthwhile with Peter Raber

The Northeast State Foundation administers more than 200 scholarships to help students reach their goals and earn an associate degree or certificate.  The Sound Bearier sat down with Foundation Chair, Mr. Peter Raber, to talk about making smart financial decisions while earning a college degree. He talks about the Foundation’s drive to help students, minimizing dreaded student debt, and why cultivating your net worth at an early age pays big dividends in the long run.    To learn more about the Foundation and how to support students visit our web page: https://www.northeaststate.edu/Business-and-Community/Foundation/. ...

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The Spring/Season Two Wrap Up Show...with Coffee!

Episode 36

June 09, 2022

The Spring/Season Two Wrap Up Show...with Coffee!

Hazelnut or mocha? Team TSB wraps up the second season of Northeast State’s The Sound Bearier podcast with a roundtable coffee talk discussion. In this episode, your hosts April, Matt, and Tom talk coffee we like, previous jobs we didn’t, and business ideas ready – or not – for investment by the Shark Tank judges.  The Sound Bearier goes on hiatus this summer. We return for our third season this fall with new guests and old friends.   Speaking of Fall, get advised and register for classes now at www.northeaststate.edu.  Subscribe to TSB and leave a review at your favorite streaming media service.  We are on them all! ...

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The Looking Glass to Live Theatre

Episode 35

March 15, 2022

The Looking Glass to Live Theatre

Live theatre is back on stage where it belongs! The Sound Bearier welcomes Jillian Cox and SarahGrace Triplett to the podcast to talk about the Northeast State Theatre Department's upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland.   Jillian and SarahGrace talk about the camaraderie of theatre students, the hard work of creating a production, and why you should run toward fear. Alice in Wonderland opens April 14 and continues through April 16 with three evening performances and one matinee. Bring your kids and get your tickets now at https://www.northeaststate.edu/boxoffice  ...

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Tech Talk of Tomorrow with Dr. Donna Farrell

Episode 34

February 28, 2022

Tech Talk of Tomorrow with Dr. Donna Farrell

Technology needs you. A wealth of opportunities awaits students-to-tech-professionals training to keep our civilization running on all microchips. The Sound Bearier welcomes our friend Dr. Donna Farrell, dean of Technologies division at Northeast State. Farrell talks about how a new generation of savvy thinkers can shape our technological future, how to understand the “Internet of Things” field, and how problem-solving skills help when a moose visits your workplace. Check out the certificate and degree opportunities available in our Technologies Division. To register for the Women in Manufacturing Symposium happening March 11 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, click this link. ...

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We only ever live one day...

Episode 33

February 14, 2022

We only ever live one day...

The Sound Bearier is delighted to welcome peer recovery coach Kenneth Knight to share his story of addiction and recovery. He works in Northeast State’s Counseling Services to help those battling addictions. Kenneth talks about personal responsibility, the complexity of addiction, and our culture’s waning fear of dangerous things. If you need help, please contact Counseling Services via their website: https://www.northeaststate.edu/Campus-Resources/Counseling-Services/. https://www.northeaststate.edu   ...

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