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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Martin Redlicki is a 6'6 collegiate tennis star who is on the verge of going professional. What has he had to sacrifice along the way for the slim ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 05:33
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The most important meal of the day - breakfast - is no longer a priority among teenagers. Why can't they find the time for golden waffles doused in...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:33
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Katia Hauser explores the intricacies of teenagers having the legal right to make their own medical decisions.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Are you ever concerned that your pajamas are not seasonally appropriate? Fret no more. Ellery Stritzinger speaks to a professional about staying cu...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:21
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Junior year is universally known as the most difficult, stressful year of high school. Between academics, extra-curriculars, and athletics, college...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 1
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At 12 years old, Kate was told that her dad is gay. Then, she had to cope - through divorce, remarriage, and new partnerships.

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:21
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When Jimmy was 7 years old, he was diagnosed with ADHD (what's considered today to be a common behavioral disorder). He was prescribed mood-alterin...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:10
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Los Angeles County's poverty line is almost at 20%, and the majority of these households have children. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LA...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
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How fast are kids growing up? Jasmyn Harlan, a senior in high school, asks kids of various ages what they want to be when they grow up. Surprisingl...

  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 03:48
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Climbers use the process of kick stepping to carve out an uphill path for people behind them through snowy terrain. This activity requires not only...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1