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Marfa High journalism students drop by the station to show off their audio work


Students in Ms. Powers’ journalism class at Marfa High School recently joined Marfa Public Radio's Annie Rosenthal and Carlos Morales in the studio to host an hour-long radio special. The show is a celebration of a semester of audio work, featuring short reported pieces by the students and music picked by our guest DJs.

This semester, besides producing a newsletter, students worked with Marfa Public Radio reporters to learn the secrets of radio journalism: how to ask open-ended questions, do field recording, edit tape, and track their narration. (They also taught the MPR reporters some very important lessons –– including that Crocs are now actually cool.) 

Over the course of the semester, each student produced a 30-sonic audio piece featuring an interview with someone else at Marfa High.

Tune in to the audio at the top of this page to hear the whole collection of audio pieces, featuring a full cast of characters at Marfa ISD –– plus a peak at what the youth are listening to these days...

The full set list is below. Thanks to Ms. Powers and Marfa High School, and congrats to Chris, Tori, Aubrie, Amber, Kassandra, Carmen, and Memo on an amazing semester!

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Just the Two of Us (feat. Bill Withers) –– Grover Washington, Jr., Bill Withers

Sure Thing –– Miguel

12:09: Amber’s interview with Mrs. Enriquez, on teaching at Marfa ISD

My Universe –– Coldplay, BTS

Love Song –– 311

20:15: Aubrie’s interview with Coach Alferez, on how he motivates his players

V. 3005 –– Childish Gambino

4 Morant (Better Luck Next Time) –– Doja Cat

27:55: Memo’s interview with Derick, Katana, Janayah, and Kiko, on why Trix are just for kids...

Undercover Martyn –– Two Door Cinema Club

Humility (feat. George Benson) –– Gorillaz, George Benson

34:48: Tori’s interview with Lesly Torres, on being cheer captain

Happier Alone (feat. Koe Wetzel) –– Austin Meade, Koe Wetzel

Next Big Thing –– William Clark Green

43:06: Chris’ interview with Cristian Ontiveros, on senior year

Heat Waves –– Glass Animals

Meet Me At Our Spot –– THE ANXIETY, WILLOW, and Tyler Cole

50:31: Carmen’s interview with Kassandra, on her favorite memory

Cleopatra –– The Lumineers

Go Solo –– Tom Rosenthal

Annie Rosenthal is Marfa Public Radio's Border Reporter and a Report for America corps member.