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On Wednesday's CoastLine: Meet the Keaton Family

Ms. Cecile Keaton Bryant and Ms. Earnestine Keaton on their family farm.
Rachel Keith
Ms. Cecile Keaton Bryant and Ms. Earnestine Keaton on their family farm.

On Wednesday's CoastLine, the Keaton family has farmed their land in Columbus County since they went from slaves to free people. But the next generations still face major challenges like keeping their land, finding good jobs, and dealing with a nearby hog farm and paper mill.

Randolph Keaton, who you'll meet on the program, said: "There was a lot of people just dying young after having worked there."

We'll meet the Keatons on a special edition of CoastLine Wednesday at noon on 91.3 FM.

Find the podcast on Spotify, Stitcher, or iTunes. And write to us at coastline@whqr.org.

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 4 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.
Rachel is a graduate of UNCW's Master of Public Administration program, specializing in Urban and Regional Policy and Planning. She also received a Master of Education and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and French Language & Literature from NC State University. She served as WHQR's News Fellow from 2017-2019. Contact her by email: rkeith@whqr.org or on Twitter @RachelKWHQR