The Elements by Open Orchard Productions

Series produced by Open Orchard Productions

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Image by: Rosie La Puma 

A radio series dedicated to the unsung influencers among us.

Our world is composed of a labyrinth of elements and forces. From widespread pandemics to individuals making a difference in their communities, these forces shape their surroundings and impact all corners of the globe. The Elements is a podcast series aimed at exposing the people and events that are influencing our lives…whether we realize it or not.


19 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In an interview with Kitty and Michael Dukakis, journalist Katia Hauser explores the benefits and risks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in treat...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 10:43
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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On any given day, Ava’s cross-country teammates can look at Ava and expect a smile in return. Ava has autism. But that doesn’t stop her from runnin...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
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In the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, Khanvisile Motsa brings hope to orphans from Africa's rural areas through providing a home, education...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:57
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ne of the businesses that has been growing within the sector of organizational planners is Erin Condren. Erin talks with Sophia Breton about how sh...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:23
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Wade Nygren has incredible athletic ability. Because of several exceptional performances during cross-country races at his middle school, his high ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:09
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The second largest polluting industry in the world is the one that may have made the clothes on your back. Katia Hauser interviewed Sheryl Marcus, ...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:10
  • Purchases: 2
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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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High schooler William Whittenbury attacks the dire situation of the endangered porpoise - the vaquitas. William hopes to change the fate of the vaq...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:03
Caption: Vin Scully
Between being the iconic play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodger's baseball team, to being the announcer for countless historic events, V...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
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As a little girl my mom always felt different because she was living in a world where she was the minority. Coming to a new country was not easy, b...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Miss Joanne, Credit: Olivia Polischeck
Even after 13 years, Olivia remembers the influence her preschool teacher, Miss Joanne, had on her in Room 1. Wanting to know more about Miss Joann...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:50
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Military food has come a long way since the canned rations of World War I. However, has the overall quality of nourishment or taste necessarily imp...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
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From patrolling the streets of Sunset Boulevard to infiltrating prostitution rings, this female police officer has seen it all. Patty Corso’s persp...

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:41
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Many women in the US are still forced to choose between having a career or having children. Some brave women choose to do both. In the wake of Anne...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:02
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For soldiers on a battlefield, a hot meal can be more than just sustenance – it can be a morale booster. Army Veteran, Vic Vinson, shares his exper...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:06
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Why would students at ivy league universities choose to be part of the military Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC)? Listen to find out how and...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:32
  • Purchases: 1
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How do advertisers craft their messages to break through the clutter? Al Reid of Team One USA reveals some of the strategies that his creative tea...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2013
  • Length: 06:23
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One amazing woman, Anila Ali, is transforming the stereotypes of Muslims in America through her work as a teacher, journalist, author, and activist...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2013
  • Length: 08:04