Open Orchard Productions

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Open Orchard Productions (www.openorchardproductions.org) is the umbrella organization that houses three podcast series.  This organization is staffed and managed by professionals who happen to be teens!  We have been very fortunate in attracting positive attention from industry professionals.

The first podcast series is called The Core and it focuses on teens interviewing teens about their own true, personal stories.  A cross-section of teens are represented which reflects the varied experiences of different ethnic and socio-economic groups.  By focusing on the differences and similarities that exist between us all, the podcast aims at breaking down barriers and revealing universal truths.
The two upcoming series are The Elements, which reports on local influential figures that are the "unsung heroes" of philanthropy, politics, sports, and education, and Fresh Picked, which spotlights artists whose work may be up-and-coming or little known but deserving of recognition for being innovative, captivating, or particularly relevant. These sections will be launched within the next 2 months.

Series

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9 Pieces

Fresh Picked explores art and artists across all mediums.

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20 Pieces

The Core is an interview / audio diary formatted podcast that shares individuals' stories of challenge, success, hardship, and joy. Each episode is between 6-20 minutes in length and features one true and poignant story.

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19 Pieces

A radio series dedicated to the unsung influencers among us.

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48 Pieces

The Harvest explores the realm of auditory expression, gathering a varied crop of creativity and experimentation. As you listen, you will be exposed to anything but the expected.


Pieces

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From the outside, it seemed like Michael had it all - parents who loved him, a supportive brother, an affluent home, and good grades. But, wanting...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 15:08
Caption: Chocolate!, Credit: Sierra Ponthier
You may be surprised to find out that there is much more to chocolate than what Willy Wonka reveals! Sierra Ponthier takes you on a journey to fin...

Bought by Prairie Public, WTJU, and KBRP Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Some people eat to live, but others live to eat. By focusing on using fresh, locally produced ingredients, Chef Michael Fiorelli creates a culinary...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 07:51
  • Purchases: 1
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How does a teenage boy handle loss? David must face his father's impending death from lung cancer while also maintaining his studies and athletics.

Bought by PRX Remix and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Malcolm, a 16 year old in Myanmar, bravely defies traditional culture. Against everything he has been taught, Malcolm breaks away from his parents’...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 23, 2012
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Rachel, at 16 years old, pushed herself through the rigors of training for and completing a 1/2 Ironman Triathlon to raise money to vaccinate 1,000...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2012
  • Length: 12:13
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Listening to Chloe (a 16 year old) play the violin is listening to an inspired, emotional, and technical artist. But Chloe doesn’t agree. Focused...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2012
  • Length: 07:37
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In surprising and sometimes shocking detail, Kaycee shares what her life in a gang entailed, how her teachers changed her life, and how she's pursu...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2012
  • Length: 16:04