To write a good radio story, you have to do your research. That's what students focused on for the eighth youth media workshop this week. We met in the computer lab, where our student reporters searched for articles related to their topics and read up on some important issues. They've chosen some fascinating topics to explore.

Computer lab.

Joell is exploring how rural gentrification has shaped the town of Marfa in recent years. Brizzy is investigating a popular form of punishment at Marfa High School -- a physical obstacle course nicknamed "Disneyland." Chris is looking into the accessibility of rural healthcare in west Texas.

In taking the time to investigate what's already been written on these topics, the students will be able to rework their preliminary interview questions. We sent them home with a concrete plan to reach out to sources and schedule interviews for next week.