Insight ENC

Insight- a 30 minute Community program addressing issues in ENC! Everything from elections to food banks to COVID-19 testing and relief.

Tune in Sundays from 5:30A to 6:00A!

If you know of something happening in the community that deals with public affairs, please contact Crystal Legends.

Episode One 10/24 5:00– Jose Cabrera is the head supervisor for the Infant of Prague Catholic Church Thrift Store in Jacksonville.  Donations of clothing, furniture, and all other miscellaneous merchandise will be gratefully accepted. The store is operated by volunteers and all proceeds after rent and utilities will be used to support the needy in our community. Learn more HERE

Episode Two 10/31 5:24- Mairym Rosa with Latitude Espanol Church in New Bern. They hold church services for the Latin community on Sundays at 2:30 PM. 

Episode Three 11/7 & 11/14 7:18- Brian is a volunteer for the intake Department at the Infant of Prague Thrift Store and talks about the process of dropping off items and the details regarding turning in “pre-cleaned” items.

Episode Four 11/21 5:48- Trinidad Corrales is a popular figure among Jacksonville’s Latino community. He is also known as “Triny” by most and everyone would agree how important he is to our community. Free cutouts for kids, Toy4Tots, food drives, clothing drives, food delivery services for the less fortunate are just a few of the services he is a part of.

Episode Five 12/12 & 12/19 & 1/2 8:18- Yasmin from the Department of Health spoke to Santana about the importance of children being vaccinated. 

Episode Six 1/30 10:04- La Texanita speaks with Yasmin from the NC Department of Health about COVID-19 booster shots, vaccines for children, and the benefit of the vaccine in the fight against the Omicron variant. To find testing sites and to learn more about the vaccines available, visit the Department of Health website or call the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 1- 888-675-4567. 

Episode Seven 2/20 8:15- Santana talks with Mario from MENAC. MENAC Incorporated is a Veteran founded and operated nonprofit that is positioned and was purposefully created for the mental growth, educational expansion, and societal awareness of every child, teenager, and young adult between the ages of 12 and 30 years old that lives in an underdeveloped neighborhood and community. Mario leads their youth program for kids. All ages and volunteers are welcome. Learn more about MENAC’s mission HERE

Episode Eight 3/13 & 3/27 9:04- Santana speaks with Remy who works with Martial Arts & More, a local Martial Arts program located in the heart of Jacksonville. They offer a plethora of programs and youth activities. Veteran-owned and operated. This weekend (3/26 & 3/27) they are hosting a FREE children’s event- all ages welcome! 

Episode Nine 4/24 & 5/1 8:28- This week’s interview is with Deputy Detwiler with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office & the DARE program for Craven County- about D.A.R.E. to Slime! A fundraiser in coordination with the Craven County School system. Find out more on the flier HERE

Episode Ten 5/8 6:58- Wreaths Across America is a national program that hits home in ENC for many reasons- The program works to remember our fallen veterans, honor those who serve, & teach children the value of freedom. This week we spoke with Joe Reagan, the Director of Military & Veteran Outreach. Learn more HERE

Episode Eleven 5/15 31:48–  Dennis Escobar is the Carolinas Care Partnership Linkage & Prevention Program director. La Texanita speaks with him about STDs and treatment. They provide advice, medicine, and support in treatment. The national number for help is 1-800-448-0440. They also have psychological support programs for people diagnosed. All help is free and you can learn more HERE

Episode Twelve 5/22 29:38-  La Texanita interviews Daniela Ramirez, she is a recipient of the Golden Door Scholarship, for students in the United States, but gives preference to those in North and South Carolina who want to go to college or a university. She talked about her story and how the scholarship can help those in the community. Find out more HERE

Episode Thirteen 6/5 22:28- This week, La Texanita speaks with Latino Advocacy & Equity NC. They offer support for professionals and students in North Carolina, with help from their community of trained professionals. Find out more HERE

Episode Fourteen 6/26- La Texanita speaks with Juan Maya Hernandez about PREPARE. PREPARE is a freelance marketplace between immigrant students and companies. This company helps undocumented students get jobs, helps companies bring employees, and prepares individuals so thy can become entrepreneurs. Hear Juan’s story about starting PREPARE. You can learn more HERE

Episode Fifteen 7/2 & 7/10 25:55- This week, La Texanita speaks with Cape Fear Latino about the Vannia Raya foundation. 

Episode Sixteen 7/17 23:39- This week, La Texanita speaks with Ilana Dubester, director of El vinculo Hispano/ Hispanic Liaison. Find out more HERE

Episode Seventeen 7/24 26:48- La Pantera 105.5 speaks with an abogado & find out what to do during a shooting and a few immigration questions. We also gave information on when you should contact a lawyer, which can help the Hispanic community. 

Episode Eighteen 8/14 & 8/21 4:45- Insight speaks with Kristy Warren, Transition Case manager, Military Spouse & Caregiver Scholarship Lead for Hope for the Warriors about the Spring 2023 Scholarships available as well as the open applications process! Find out more info or apply for a scholarship HERE

Episode Nineteen 9/4 8:45- Insight speaks with Mike Weeks about HBOT ( Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment ) for our US Military Vets. Treating TBIs & PTSD!! Individuals can learn more HERE

Episode Twenty 9/11 & 9/18 13:02- Insight speaks with Bill Stafford about the New Bern Rotary fundraiser Benefitting Kicks for Kids- Shoes for kids in need! The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club will host the 11th annual B/S/H/ Oktoberfest, beginning at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Union Point Park in New Bern  Get tickets and more info HERE

Episode Twenty-One 9/25 2:45- Lainy White, the Executive Director of Reviving Lives Ministries joins us this week to talk about their upcoming Community Mural Project on Oct 2nd at 810 Broad Street in New Bern. There will be food & fun for the entire family. Find out more HERE

Episode Twenty-Two 10/9 11:47- This week we speak to Kristen Willis with the American Red Cross, In her 13 years with the Red Cross, we’ve never been to this level of a critical shortage!! There are many blood drives coming up in our area.. find them & get registered to donate HERE.

Episode Twenty-Three 10/16 3:25- Smoke on the Water is coming to Washington Oct 21 & 22nd! We’ve got a Chili Cook Off, a BBQ Contest & tasting, Parade, and even a 5k on the 22nd!! We speak to Pamela Anderson about the event put on by the Washington Noon Rotary.. find out the entire schedule of events HERE

Episode Twenty- Four 10/23 5:30- On Insight this week we have Cameron Cruse, Co- Founder of R Riveter as seen on Shark Tank * making deal with Mark Cuban*,  a bag company that employs military spouses seeking work opportunities- with these amazing American made bags.. Learn more about their story, find work, or support at HERE

Episode Twenty-Five 10/30 4:18- Insight speaks with Raquel Painter this week about the 2nd Annual Onslow Veterans Pow Wow. Free & open to the public November 5th and 6th. Get the schedule and more info HERE

Episode Twenty-Six 11/6 7:29- Insight speaks with Jared Brinkley this week, Carolina East Foundation Executive Director, about Breakfast with Santa and incredible community event for the family! Bring the kids out to meet Santa, have breakfast, and do a host of other events and crafts all in one stop! Proceeds benefit Carolina East Programs- Link to tickets and more info HERE

Episode Twenty-Seven 11/13 11:30- Insight speaks with Chris Livingston- former army ranger & current Sales director for Contractor Growth Network, a veteran ran business about the lessons learned from being in the military that help in business. Also, tips on transitioning from military to civilian/entrepreneurship, & resources best for local businesses to grow! 

Episode Twenty-Eight 11/20 10:20- Virginia Navy Veteran Jake Welch rode 425 miles on bicycle to Jacksonville NC to bring awareness to Veteran suicide. Jake partnered with Hope for the Warriors & finished his ride at The Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic, a clinic that provides confidential, high quality behavioral health care services at little to no cost to veterans & active duty. Donate to Jake’s cause HERE and out more about the Family Clinic HERE

Episode Twenty-Nine 12/4 & 12/11 5:34- This weeks Insight speaks to Rachel Kennedy, the programs manager with the CSS Neuse Museum that helped spearhead the new sensory inclusive experience in partnership with KultureCity. This new initiative will make exploring the museum a little easier for visitors with sensory sensitivities, including people on the autism spectrum, as well as people with sensory processing disorders, PTSD and other needs. Find out more about the museum HERE.

Episode Thirty 12/18 & 12/25 4:56- Insight speaks with Kady Luke – the Regional Social Worker for Hope for the Warriors about  granting 13 veterans wishes in its 2022 Warrior’s Wish class. As one of the organization’s first established programs, the Warrior’s Wish program fulfills a desire for a better quality-of-life beyond recovery or supports a quest for life-gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained severe physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Find out more HERE

Episode Thirty-One 1/1 & 1/8 8:16- This week Insight speaks with Deputy Treasurer Frank Lester with the NC Treasury about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC getting holiday help from NC Cash- as agencies have seen a 42% increase in the need for food assistance. Find more information HERE

Episode Thirty-Two 1/15 5:39- Insight speaks with Andy Gould, Education Curator- North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher about the NC Aquariums efforts to help nearly 250 cold stunned sea turtles! Gould states that at this time of year if you see a sea turtle on shore it is most certainly in distress & needing help. Find out more about the teams & programs that help in this situation HERE

Episode Thirty-Three 1/22 & 1/29 7:28- Insight speaks to Dr. Matthew Ledoux, Pediatrician in Chief, ECU Healthy and Brody about the dangers of edibles, and how they are affecting our youth and getting into our schools. Dr. Ledoux also stress that while Poison Control can be helpful at times, if a child/teen is experiencing side effects, and the # of gummies ingested is unknown, the emergency room is the safest decision.

Episode Thirty-Four 2/5 4:13- This week we have an update on all of our cold stunned turtles from our friends at the North Carolina Aquariums .. to learn more about sea turtles and their conservation click HERE 

Episode Thirty-Five 2/12 4:08- This week we talk to Michelle Pauls, the event coordinator for Adoption First Animal Rescue! Saving over 4,000 animals from being put down and finding them forever homes. For more about Adoption First, visit them HERE. They also have an amazing event coming up- their annual Monte Carlo fundraiser. Find out more HERE

Episode Thirty-Six 2/19 18:28- Yazmin Garcia Rico – Director of Latin & Hispanic Policy & Strategy for the NC Dept of Health talks to Noe Quintana about vaccines.. learn more HERE

Episode Thirty- Seven 2/26- Insight speaks with Lavon Nobles – President & Director for ENC Elite Sports & Mentoring about their programs and specifically their new Kickball League – Kick’n for Lupus. If you want to get a team registered or learn more about ENC Elite- call 252-617-0544 or email

Episode Thirty-Eight 3/5 8:27- This week Insight highlights St Jude & how the survival rate has increased due to their research. We hear a patient story from Tess as well as her mother & father and about the Golf Classic at Cutter Creek that benefits St Jude. Learn more about St Jude & their missions HERE

Episode Thirty-Nine 3/19 10:15- Insight speaks with Angie Watson, the Diabetes Program Coordinator for Pitt County, they are hosting a Winning with Diabietes Bootcamp! No, it doesn’t start with jumping jacks 🙂 This is for anyone living with Diabetes, or caring for someone with diabetes. There are several informative speakers throughout the day touching on many subject including decoding food labels! There will be lunch served. Reserve your space now or call 252-847-4149.

Episode Forty 3/26 9:11- Insight this week focuses on Foster Care! Primarily Onslow County & their great need for more foster parents! We speak with Kimberly Mackey, Social Work Program Manager about the informational Foster Parent Roundup meeting- geared towards giving those curious, more info. Thursday March 30th. You can RSVP HERE or call 910-219-1956.