February 8 2011
Listen: Our second piece from Reagan High School began with an eavesdropped conversation. I overhead Erica Breithbarth (their talented and devoted choir director) speaking with Adam Murphy (one of their awesome music teachers), and she began describing how she's been using fresh baked brownies as a tactic to recruiting boys for an all-male singing group. My ears immediately perked up.
For whatever reason, with only a wire-frame of the story in place, I had a premonition this would make good radio. A compact narrative packed with creativity that felt very high school, and the pieces fell into place quite quickly:
Again, I am remarkably impressed at the open and talented young people at Reagan -- being in front of a microphone, especially when performing, can be quite nerve wracking. Keep checking back for more from Reagan!