Red X Podcast exists to raise awareness of human trafficking in North America and empower everyday people to work with their local municipalities to create a safe place for citizens, a hostile environment for criminals, and a second chance for survivors.
Host, Nicole Bernard, is director of Shield North Carolina, an anti-trafficking organization that is focused on prevention, policy and restoration support. Nicole is the mother of four and author of A War Against the Cowbird. She served the anti-trafficking organization, Transforming Hope, for four years and worked in a variety of advocacy, service and behavioral research positions before founding Shield NC.
Producer and Engineer, Lance Olive, is the Mayor of Apex, NC and host of the Apex Roundup Podcast. He knows that the topic of human trafficking can be massive and that attending conferences or seminars can leave us overwhelmed and wondering what can be done. His goal is to produce a show that helps the listener to be able to approach the topic of trafficking in “bite sizes” so that you can easily introduce the issue to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers easily and encourage action at a local level.
We bring new episodes every couple of weeks that include news, interviews with experts (law enforcement, policy makers, investigators, survivors, foundations and more) to help provide deep insight into how human trafficking has thrived in North America so we can all work together to find ways to stop it for good.
Our hope is that you not only listen, but also provide us feedback and tips that we can share in future episodes.
We sincerely thank you for being a part of this podcast!