Youth EB Picks: Preparing for College from Open Orchard Productions

November 27, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Sara Wiser

shutterstock_141582367Think back to when you were a freshman in high school, all the excitement and nerves of going to a new school. "Preparing for College" from Open Orchard Productions sums this up in a perfect way. I couldn't relate to this story any more than I did!

As a high school senior, I know exactly what the producer is going through: all the pressure, expectations, focus, drive, competition, etc. I can relate to it all. I enjoyed all the different perspectives, which showed the real diversity of a high school. This piece had some great information. All the interviews provided good insight and very relative advice. Any high school student across the nation can relate to this piece. In the end, I have felt all the frustrations, joys and stresses that the piece spoke about. All of the comments were spot on.

"Focus on the journey, not the destination" is the quote I got from listening to this piece. I would recommend listening to this piece to anyone that is in high school or preparing for college. Finally, the music carried the piece in a very engaging way. Job well done!! This story is definitely worth a listen for anyone who is looking for an inspiring piece to teach you to live in the moment and to focus on the journey, not the destination.

Listening to: Open Orchard Productions

October 22, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel

OOP_TopFeatureThough it only launched last year, Open Orchards Productions – a southern California youth radio group based at Palos Verdes High School – is making waves in the youth radio world and was recently awarded a Transom Donor Grant. Covering topics as wide ranging as addiction, loss and chocolate, the group stands out for its willingness to keep pushing its own creative boundaries.  

One example: A vox pop that asks the same question of 5-18 year olds. If you could have anything besides money, what would it be?