Str8Up Show Podcast

Hosted ByCalvin, Brandon, Kristina and Lee

Str8Up Show is a social yet informative show that discusses the issues you think about but won't hear about in most media.

Hosts Calvin, Brandon, Kristina, and Lee chat with guests from various communities to discuss the issues you often think about but rarely hear discussed. There’s only ONE rule when it comes this show: you gotta be… Str8Up!


All Episodes

Mardi Gras 101

Most people see January 1st as a way to celebrate the start of a brand-new year, but if you’re from Louisiana, January is a sign of the upcoming Mardi Gras season. Renee Maxwell, member of the Krewe of Orpheus, stops by and talks all things Mardi Gras. Renee also gives important tips for first time Mardi Gras parade goers.

Follow the Krewe of Orpheus:
www.kreweoforpheus.com/orpheuscapade
@krewe_of_orpheus.com

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Black History Inspirations

Black History Month is much more than a month in February, and as many are out to erase what helped shape Black Americans, the conversation is needed more than ever. On this episode our STR8UP crew and friends go over the importance of Black History Month. The crew also goes over who are some of their inspirations in Black History.

Happy Black History Month!

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STR8UP: Into the Meta-Verse

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve probably seen apps like Facebook talk about the metaverse. But what exactly is the metaverse and how can it benefit you?

We talk a Hollywood film maker and NFT experts about the construction and objective of the metaverse. Our guest also educates us on NFTs and how they can be beneficial for the culture.

Follow Luis:
Moonrocksofficial.io
BlockArtToken.com
NFTboomin.com
BADAZZTHREADZ.com
@BIGLU805 on IG and Twitter

And for the kids
PROJECTONBOARD.com

Follow Lizeth:

IG: @green_home_and_garden_goddess
Twitter: @green_hggoddess
Clubhouse: @lizethlc21

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Happy Birthday Betty

Betty White was a pioneer in television and entertainment industries that last over eight decades. So in what would have been her 100th, we pay tribute to America’s favorite Grandma.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!!!

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STR8UP Back in Time: The Original TV Pilot Episode

If you’ve been listening to our podcast, you know that STR8UP first aired as a TV show at our college nearly 10 years ago. Since everyone is doing the “10 Years Challenge”, we’re going to go back in time with our very first TV Pilot Episode. Ever wonder how Lee became great a producer or how Kristina a phenomenal debater? Tune it to find out.

Big thanks to our former colleagues, faculty and teachers at Bossier Parish Community College for helping us find our voice.

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Youth First

Most student athletes have dreams of making it to the pros, but once their days as an athlete are over…what will be their next step in life? We talk to coach Rachel Jones, founder of the nonprofit organization Youth First

Tune in as Coach Jones talks about how she’s not only making sure her athletes are successful on the basketball court but also in the classrooms.

Coach Rachel Jones also tells us about her competitive travel team, Swoosh Athletics.

Support Youth First:
www.weareyouthfirst.org
@weareyouthfirst

Support Swoosh Athletics:
@swooshathletics
$swooshathletics

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The 2021 Vibes

From up and down COVID-19 cases, to having sworn in a new president, to even the crate challenge(?), 2021 has no doubt been an eventful year. On this episode, the STR8UP Crew reflect on the major events of year 2021.

The crew also gives their New Year’s Resolution for 2022.

Lee’s YouTube Channel:
@yourbfflee

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Dating Boot Camp w/ PJ and Kitty

Tinder…Bumble and POF. You’ve probably tried them all, and in this new age of social media, where options are limitless, dating seems to be harder than ever.

PJ and Kitty of Undivorceable takes the Str8up Crew to Dating Boot Camp. Tune in as the relationship experts talk about why finding love comes so easy for some but harder for others.

Kitty and PJ also give tips on having a stable relationship while dating.

Follow PJ and Kitty

@Undivorceable4u

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COVID-19 Impact: Mental Health

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the entire world. From millions of deaths to financial woes, this virus is being felt in a high magnitude. And with so much going on…there’s been an increase of reported mental health related issues.

We talk to licensed professional counselor and mental health expert Dr. Monique Thompson , DHA, LPC, LPC-S
about the mental strain the pandemic has had on so many people. Dr. Thompson then educates us on how to help those who are dealing with all forms of mental health.

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