Open Orchard Productions
Summary: A podcast dedicated to true teen stories from all walks of life.
Driven by a desire to preserve the earth, high school senior William Whittenbury attacks the dire situation of an endangered porpoise. William hopes to change the fate of the vaquitas through stewardship and advocacy. Anika Jensen reports.
What she calls “real,” others may call superstition. Sarah Levai, a Romanian immigrant to the United States, came with hopes and dreams, but also with almost every superstition imaginable.
When I was twelve years old, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, four years later, mom and I reflect on how cancer brought us closer together. Katie Wilhem reports.
When Abby was born, her mother knew she couldn’t keep her. Luckily for Abby, a loving family had been looking for a child just like her. Julia Hitzel reports.
In an interview with Kitty and Michael Dukakis, journalist Katia Hauser explores the benefits and risks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in treating depression. Kitty shares her first hand experience with ECT and the ways it changed her life, and Michael provides the perspective of a family member.
Many young, American girls can’t help but anticipate their sweet 16th birthday. For Julie Trell though, her surprise 16th birthday celebration was one she would rather forget. Audrey Trell reports.
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 expertise at 15 stories high to unload the cargo from ships is no easy task.
Packed in one car, Elaine Manis, her six siblings, and her mother set out on a trip from the small town of Forgan, Oklahoma, to the seaside town of Corpus Christi, Texas. What could go wrong? Emma Manis reports.
Train-Tracks. Metal-Mouth. Brace-Face. Whatever you call them, getting braces as a teenager seems to be a stereotypical right of passage. However, there is a shocking divide in the perception of braces between 7-year-olds and 17-year-olds. Miranda de Moraes reports.
Today, Americans seem to lack any type of silence in their lives. Silence should be a source of solace, but the modern mind is often discontent when unstimulated. Are you satisfied in silence? Kristalyn Benson reports.
High School Senior, Eavan Burke, had a life changing experience on the tea plantations of Kenya, Africa. She decided to aid to the workers by creating a 100% non-profit organization. For more information, visit Kupatia.com. Danielle Keshtkar reports.
The summer before her sophomore year of high school, Audrey’s parents filed for a divorce. This momentous change affected her views on family, marriage, and love. Lindsey Staub reports.
Within Taylor’s 16 years, she has lived in eight places all over the country. Taylor explains the impact moving has had on her life and how each place has shaped her as a person. Ava Dahle reports.
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, a passing warning. To Tom Ewald though, a fire fighter of over 30 years, those sirens mean much more.
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 project. Participating in an industry where the number of followers, likes, and comments determine a musician’s importance, Marlena finds herself portraying an idealized version of herself.