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A podcast geared towards educating the general public about supporting and sustaining long-term recovery from substance use disorders.
A podcast geared towards educating the general public about supporting and sustaining long-term recovery from substance use disorders.
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NCR is a team of recovery advocates with a mission to educate the general public about substance use disorders and methods for achieving recovery. By creating a safe space for conversation, we are helping to share resources and to discuss the various approaches that can be utilized in sustaining long-term recovery.  The NCRaw team is comprised of co-creator/host Stephen Steen, co-creator and executive producer/engineer Courtney Stiwalt, and show host Kallup McCoy.

The NCRaw crew recording our first episode
The NCRaw crew recording our first episode

NCR began as a small hobby project with the intent of interacting with guests in our local community. In just a short time, we have gained a following of over 700 on our Facebook page alone. After only six episodes, we are averaging about 200 views per show. Since it's inception in February, our site has been visited around 1,500 times. What's more is that the Facebook Live videos that we stream at the beginning of each show as a "sneak peek" have been averaging 2k-4k views. This may not seem like much now, but it's a great start and our crew can feel the building anticipation in our community of Western North Carolina. We are confident that with releasing more quality content and gaining more exposure, our following will grow tenfold. 

CEO of the Cherokee Indian Hospital Casey Cooper
CEO of the Cherokee Indian Hospital Casey Cooper

So far our guests have included some wonderful locals in our community such as our dear friend in long-term recovery Katelynn Ledford, certified peer support specialists Samantha Bradley and Dustin Roche, and CEO of Cherokee Indian Hospital Casey Cooper. Our goal is to approach the topic of recovery from a professional/experience-based standpoint and not only give accounts of personal experiences, but give statistical data and current, up-to-date information. We will continue to invite high-quality guests such as these to our round table discussions. 

The NCRaw crew with our guest from Episode 4, Katelynn Ledford
The NCRaw crew with our guest from Episode 4, Katelynn Ledford

We record a new episode every other Monday with a guest who has a unique perspective on recovery. Upon receiving funding, we intend to increase our content to seven episodes per month and add a new video series that will feature our guests from a new viewpoint. This means taking the show to Youtube and adding a video component to all of our episodes. We want to highlight what our guests are doing within the community and recognize those who are strong Recovery Allies!

Our short-term goal with our Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds to purchase recording and filming equipment as well as procure a rental space for studio/office work. 

As was mentioned in the promo video, our producer/engineer has had the privilege of utilizing school-owned equipment and space thus far. Beginning in May, we will no longer have access to these things and we need to become self-sufficient! 

This includes purchasing mics, pop filters, cables, a mixing board, recording/editing software and licenses, cameras, headphones, headphone amps, monitors, computers, and everything necessary to create a studio that is treated for acoustics and set-worthy for our show. Besides this, we also need funding to cover the costs of operating through platforms such as Youtube, iTunes, Soundcloud, and Wix as well as renting a space of our own to build the studio within.

Our long-term goal is to monetize our show through sponsorships enough to be able to create and financially support a non-profit recovery community center where those in recovery and their allies can gather to attend communal events, share recovery methods and stories, obtain one-on-one peer support from certified peer support specialists, and attend support group meetings. 

The NCR studio is predicted to exist within the same entity so that members of the community can attend studio recordings of the show and be a part of the safe space that we are attempting to create for conversations about recovery. 

NCR June Recording Schedule
NCR June Recording Schedule

With all of that being said, help us help our community and open up new conversations about recovery! Our goal may be 8k, but stretching beyond that could help us become closer to our goals of starting our NCR Community Center. Thank you for reading our about our project and please consider backing our cause!

Risks and challenges

NCR faces the challenges of audience expansion and viewership. If funds are not achieved, we will continue to seek help through investors and grant writing.

As a team we plan to overcome these challenges of increasing our following by improving our social networking, providing quality content on a consistent basis, and bringing our show to other content distributors such as Youtube, iTunes, Soundcloud, etc. We intend to strengthen the recovery community through giving a safe outlet for conversation with those in recovery and their allies.

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    All of the love, support, and appreciation from the NCR crew. We'll think about you often and how you contributed to our success! We'll add your name to our Hall of Fame on our website at www.ncraw.life so that we will never forget how you helped us get our start.

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    Pledge $100 and we will give a live shout out to you live on our show and on all of our social media outlets + all of the above (Not including the t-shirt).

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    Become a part of NCR's history! Cover the cost of one of our 4 studio mics and you can choose it's name! (Does not include above offers)

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    If you pledge $500 to our campaign we will send you a special invitation to our backer thank you party and celebration show. This special event will take place wherever our new studio space will be located (within a reasonable distance of Sylva, NC). Come view a recording of our show and help us celebrate a successful kickstarter!
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    Pledge $1,000 or more and we will name you as an Associate Producer of NCR. There's really no work involved...but you will get to hear your name listed at the end of our shows for 4 episodes + all of the above rewards (not including the mic naming rights or backer party invitation).

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