In a groundbreaking collaboration between Northeast News and Mattie Rhodes Center, My Pain, My Power is striving to delve into the lives of troubled youth, giving power and voices to their stories to provide an inside look at our community.

In 45-minute podcast episode segments, My Pain, My Power explores the challenges, resilience, and transformative power of personal narratives that youth in the Northeast neighborhood experience firsthand as they navigate issues of gang violence, addiction, deportation, gun violence, and more. 

Inspired by a Northeast Newscast podcast about the Mattie Rhodes Center Ofrenda cemetery dedicated to youth homicides, Addiction Specialist Molly Manske and Northeast News Publisher Michael Bushnell began constructing the project, launching the first episode on Dec. 16th, 2023.

Episode 1:

Episode 2 (DROPPING ON 1/27):