KRTS Youth Media Project: Our Listening Party
Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 - Just an hour before the KRTS Youth Media Project Listening Party, our student producers were getting out of softball practice, babysitting or finishing up homework. When the event began, our four students were in full-on producer mode: excited to host their event, show the community their work and participate in an open Q & A.


This is the confidence that can only be gained through hard work and investment in a project. In this regard, each student went above and beyond. Together, they logged over fifty hours of production time, interviewed over twenty-five people and produced four insightful, narrative radio pieces.

Some  highlights from our Listening Party: Eva and Michaela volunteered to host the event. Together, they introduced the work, gave context and helped the night flow. We took in ambitious, compelling documentary work produced by high school students from our community. Eva moderated a Q & A that each of our student producers participated in. Questions included: How did you pick your story idea? Would you consider this type of work for a career? What was a skill you learned you didn’t have before? After the Q & A, we all stayed to mingle and reflect on the stories we had just heard.

Check back here very soon to experience the radio pieces for yourself.

Thank you to everyone in the community who made this project possible, especially Cyndi Wimberley, Principal of Marfa Junior/Senior High School, Andy Peters, Superintendent of Marfa ISD and Renee Mick, Director of the Marfa Public Library. Huge thanks for our team of mentors, including Jana LaBrasca, Cory Lovell, Jo Nevarez, Ross Cashiola, Megan Stonelake, K Yoland and Rachel Monroe. Special Thanks for music mentors Brian LeBarton and Tavahn Ghazi. Special thanks to our video mentor Yoseff Ben-Yehuda.