“Straight Up” is a 30 minute program which focuses on the many serious and sensitive issues which affect communities, families, and, especially, teens. The hostess is straight-forward as she explores the core issues of drugs, crime, pornography, etc. She talks to people “right off the street” as well as the police department and other community officials. The goal of “Straight Up” is to hear “from the people, themselves” their issues and concerns and how their community can help make things better--straight up.
“Straight up” is hosted by Clara Shepherd, a well-known community figure who by her own admission has bettered herself the “hard way”. Clara, herself a mother of 8, has a passion to help youngsters avoid the pitfalls she experienced in her growing-up years and, because of this drive, volunteers her time and effort to helping the youth of the next generation.