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The Sound Bearier

The Sound Bearier seeks to acquaint listeners with Northeast State news and events. Our hosts Tom W...more

Latest Episodes

Getting to know Shelby McKenzie and Dual Enrollment

Episode 19

April 05, 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/ ...

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Bear Biography - Ethan  Bentley

Episode 5a

March 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.      ...

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The Workforce Way Forward with Heath McMillian

Episode 16

March 08, 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.   ...

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Mental Health Matters with Jenna Welch

Episode 15

February 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 ...

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Bear Biography: Getting to Know Jennifer Kendrick

February 08, 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 ...

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Globetrotting at a distance with Nona Shepherd

Episode 13

January 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.    ...

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