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Oak City Move
WKNC 88.1 | NC State Student Radio
A radio series on WKNC 88.1 FM exploring the movers and shakers of N.C., and the steps they take to enact positive change in the community.
Oct 30, 2018
Oak City Move 42: Bassem Youssef
Sara interviews esteemed comedian Bassem Youssef and informs listeners on how they can vote on NC State’s campus.
Sep 25, 2018
Oak City Move 41: We Bleed Red
Sara chats with Mia Connell, the founder of We Bleed Red, a student-led initiative to increase access to menstrual care. The two discuss the changing goals of this movement and challenges it has faced so far.
Sep 18, 2018
Oak City Move 40: Nubian Message
Sara chats with the Editor in Chief of Nubian Message about how the university’s African American newspaper got its start and what their plans are for the future.
Apr 24, 2018
Oak City Move 39: Pablo Campos
Sara and Jenaye sit down for their final show of the year, and for Jenaye’s last show before she transfers to UNCG, to play an interview with Pablo Campos about the Post Secret project happening nationwide.
Apr 10, 2018
Oak City Move 38: Muslim Women For Interview
Sara and Jenaye plug a few local events coming up in Raleigh, then play an interview from a past episode in which they speak with the group Muslim Women For.
Apr 6, 2018
Oak City Move 37: March for Our Lives
Sara and Jenaye have a discussion about recent political topics such as gun violence in the US and the response to it, March for Our Lives.
Mar 30, 2018
Oak City Move 36: Aashna
Sara and Jenaye speak with Aashna, a youth board member of Women NC.
Mar 22, 2018
Oak City Move 35: The Muslims
Sara and Jenaye sit down with The Muslims, an "all-queer, black and brown punk band" from Durham.
Mar 1, 2018
Oak City Move 34: FarmHer
Sara and Jenaye sit down with Lexi from FarmHer, an organization that aims to promote and empower women in agriculture.
Feb 15, 2018
Oak City Move 33, pt. 2: The Living Room Experience
Sara and Jenaye speak Marissa Jerden, creator of The Living Room Experience audio documentary.
Feb 15, 2018
Oak City Move 33: Praeci Podcast
Sara and Jenaye speak to Carter Pape, founder and host of the Praeci podcast.
Feb 1, 2018
Oak City Move 32: Diaspoura
Sara interviews Diaspoura, an incredible artist exploring social issues over soothing experimental instrumentals! Be sure to buy your tickets to Double Barrel Benefit 15 so you can catch Diaspoura live on Night 1: https://wknc.org/dbb15
Jan 25, 2018
Oak City Move 31: Young Democratic Socialists of America
Sara and Jenaye talk to NC State’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America about their first semester on campus.
Jan 11, 2018
Oak City Move 30: El Pueblo
Sara and Jenaye sit down with El Pueblo, a group advocating for social justice and the empowerment of the Latinx community.
Jan 4, 2018
Oak City Move 29: Oaks & Spokes
Sara and Jenaye talk to Oaks and Spokes, an organization that supports the growing cycling community in Raleigh.
Dec 8, 2017
Oak City Move 28: Saving Space Showcase
Sara and Jenaye speak to Saving Space Showcase, a music initiative that highlights minority artists and benefits charities. This episode also features an interview with NC State Student Body President Jackie Gonzalez and Vice President Mia Connell.
Nov 29, 2017
Oak City Move 27: Muslim Women For
Sara and Jenaye speak to Muslim Women For, a local advocacy group.
Nov 20, 2017
Oak City Move 26: Groove in the Garden and Girls Rock NC
Sara, Jenaye, and Phian chat with Adam and Charles (from The Pour House and Raleigh Little Theatre respectively)who have teamed up to put on Groove in the Garden, a day of local music and family fun held in Raleigh Little Threatre's rose garden! They also catch up with Mary Alta of Girls Rock NC, an amazing group which Groove in the Garden will benefit this year, as well as with Groove in the Garden performers Kate Rhudy and Marc Kuzio of Ghhost Bllonde.
Nov 7, 2017
Oak City Move 25: Manifest Music Festival and Nourish International NCSU
Jenaye interviews Erika, co-founder of Manifest, a yearly feminist music festival in Carrboro! Up later are Zafir and Vishal, who co-founded Nourish International NCSU's comedy show series!
Nov 1, 2017
Oak City Move 24: The Conjure and Journeymen
Phian and Jenaye speak with Gemynii, founder of The Conjure, a dance party for black and brown femmes, and Journeymen, an organization that teaches emotional literacy to young boys.
Oct 17, 2017
Oak City Move 23 pt. 2: Symplicity
Sara, Jenaye, and Phian interview Symplicity, a positive rap group formed here at NC State!
Oct 17, 2017
Oak City Move 23: Joumana Medlej
Sara interviews Joumana Medlej, a London-based artist who uses creates abstract pieces using kufic-style Arabic calligraphy.
Oct 12, 2017
Oak City Move 22: Medic
Phian interviews Andy Taylor of Medic, a nonprofit organization that pairs students and professionals to help fund/realize new biomedical innovations!
Oct 10, 2017
Oak City Move 21: XOXOK and sl0wgl0w
Sara talks songwriting, finding inspiration, and future plans with local musicians Keenan of XOXOK and Max of sl0wgl0w. Stay tuned to hear a great track from each band!
Oct 3, 2017
Oak City Move 20: SAGE (Student Advocates for Gender Equality)
Sara and Jenaye talk the election, white feminism, “artivism”, and much more with the officers of SAGE, NC State’s feminist student organization.
Sep 7, 2017
Oak City Move 19 pt. 2: Technician
Sara and Jenaye sit down with Johnathan and Connor from Technician, NC State's student newspaper. Topics range from the life of a student journalist in 2017, balancing digital and print media, and their favorite moments from working at the paper.
Sep 5, 2017
Oak City Move 19: Windhover Literary and Arts Magazine
Sara and Jenaye discuss poetry, self publishing, print media's relevance, and more with Windhover editor-in-chief C Phillips.
Aug 19, 2017
Oak City Move 18: Carolina Jubilee
Sara sits down with Zach from the Carolina Jubilee.
Aug 9, 2017
Oak City Move 17: Suzanne Miller
Local author Suzanne Miller joins Sarah to talk about the process of writing her new book Queen, and reads a selection. Sarah also goes over upcoming events around the triangle.
Jul 25, 2017
Oak City Move 16: Purr Cup Cat Cafe
Sarah and Arthur of the Purr Cup mobile cat cafe stop by the studios to chat about their fundraiser to lease a permanent location. They also discuss their work with the Meow House Cat Rescue, to help find shelter cats loving homes.
Jul 23, 2017
Oak City Move 15: Abbreviated
No interviews this week, but a quick run-through of some local events worth your time.
Jul 7, 2017
Oak City Move 14: Polarity Showcase
Sarah and Jenaye sit down with the organizers of the Polarity Showcase. The showcase will explore the dichotomy between the synthetic and organic, and will be open July 7-9 at the Assembly Downtown.
Jun 26, 2017
Oak City Move 13: Pride Edition
Sarah, Jenaye, and Cassie bring you a Pride-themed special this week, including an interview with Babette from the Queer Youth Circus.
Jun 12, 2017
Oak City Move 12: ACLU Benefit
Sara and Jenaye discuss some upcoming events, including Quinton’s Fun Record’s ALCU benefit.
Jun 2, 2017
Oak City Move 11: Mental Health
The Oak City Crew devote the entire episode to discussing the ins and outs of mental health.
1 hr 13 min
May 7, 2017
Oak City Move 10: ZenSoFly
NC house heroine ZENSOFLY graces the studio to tell us about her latest creative endeavors, including an EP out this September.
May 1, 2017
Oak City Move 9: Southeast Raleigh Promise
Sara and Kaanchee sit down with Dalia from Southeast Raleigh Promise and discuss what they’ve learned throughout the school year.
Apr 30, 2017
Oak City Move 8: Young Bull + Vacay
In this episode of Oak City Move, Phian talked to the men behind Young Bull from Durham NC. They discussed their musical inspiration and told some funny stories. Later, she talked to Holland Gallagher about his projects Vacay and Runway.
1 hr 33 min
Apr 9, 2017
Oak City Move 7: Art on the Move + Mighty Neighborly
Phian is rolling solo this week, but has two great organizations in the studio.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 3, 2017
Oak City Move 6: Camp Carefree
This episode of Oak City Move features Jacob from Camp Carefree, and Taylor, founder of the Kvetch and Collaborate monthly meetup group.
Mar 31, 2017
Oak City Move 5: The Nile Project
In this episode of Oak City Move, we talk with James Isabirye and Nicholas Ssempijja of The Nile Project. The Nile Project will be in residence at NC State LIVE from March 15 to 21.
1 hr 55 min
Feb 27, 2017
Oak City Move 4: NC Music Love Army
This week’s Oak City Move episode featured Jon Lindsay of the NC Music Love Army, who came in to discuss his new project, Calling 100 Counties. Calling 100 Counties will work to connect NC-based bands to local legislators, to facilitate flow of information between the people of North Carolina and their representatives. OCM also spoke with William Paul Thomas about his art, fighting stereotypes in the media of black men with his project TEEF, and the showing for his current work, Bricks Need Mortar. The event will be held at Anchorlight, a new creative space in Southeast Raleigh, at 4pm this Saturday (2/25).
1 hr 23 min
Feb 17, 2017
Oak City Move 3: Geecheebond + Gudiya
This Friday, Oak City Move spoke with Geecheebond Co-Organizer, Jazsalyn McNeil. They discussed background behind the upcoming event, as well as the significance of the Gullah Geechee tribe. Geecheebond will be held on 2/17 and 2/18 at The Makery in Durham, to spread awareness of the struggles of the Gullah Geechee tribe. Proceeds will go to the Gullah Geechee Corridor. OCM also spoke with Sand Pact’s Gudiya, their feature artist, about the purpose behind her work and some obstacles she has faced as a female and minority in the DJ world. The Mover and Shaker of the week was poet Rupi Kaur of Milk and Honey.
1 hr 8 min
Feb 15, 2017
Oak City Move 2: NC State Sustainability
For this episode, Phian sat down with Sam Shain from the board of the NC State Sustainability Fund and remembered Our Three Winners, who were the Movers and Shakers of the week. They also highlighted some opportunities for you to get active in the Triangle, and discussed their artist of the week, Anne Sexton.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 3, 2017
Oak City Move 1: Conexiones + Cypher
Introducing a new podcast from WKNC highlighting people doing positive things in Raleigh. In this episode, Phian talked to Carolina Conexiones and NC State’s Cypher, and covered IntraHealth’s 2016 Switchpoint
1 hr 52 min