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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Frank Kostrencich has been working the night shift as a crane operator at the Port of Los Angeles for the past 26 years. Using his precision and ex...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Fire engines roar through the city with their sirens warning cars to move out of the way. For most of us, these sirens are nothing more than that, ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:01
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At the mere age of 16, Jihana Mendu went on the adventure of a lifetime to Peru. While there to pursue her ambition of working in the medical field...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
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As an aspiring singer who is anticipating the release of her upcoming EP, every post Marlena Anna makes advertises a distinct image she wants to pr...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 03:33
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Sherry Wang isn't just another teenager balancing good grades with studying for the SAT's and having fun. Instead, on top of all the expected press...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:56
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With miles of beautiful beaches, the sound of ocean waves often touch a deep part of California residents. For some, it’s not about the physical wa...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The wild peacocks of Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California have inhabited the area for over 100 years and now number more than 1,000. For a...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Robert Parker realized that his destiny in life was to help others and make the world a better place. Now, as a cancer research scientist, he refle...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Olivia was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2010. Three years later, her best friend, Allison, was diagnosed with the same disease. They talk to e...

Bought by KSKA


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 1
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New to Los Angeles, Ann was excited to start a new job and experience the Southern California lifestyle. However, she ran into some trouble when sh...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:48