“Discourse” is a show about telling stories that matter. Each season has a different focus, listed below the title, explored through audio storytelling. Episodes can vary from a narrator-centered monologue to an in-studio interview, to a long-form feature.
Here at Mamaroneck High School, we are looking to tell stories. About people.
What we have found, is our students have stories to share. And we want to arm them with the skills and platform to do so.
Our show features students composing and mixing feature radio stories about the public and our community. All pieces are student-written and student-produced.
MPR Producer James Kohler looks back at one of his favorite childhood heroes, and reflects on what this characters influence had on his life.
Darkened Treeline (Blue Dot Sessions)
Slow Rollout (Blue Dot Sessions)
Tendon (Blue Dot Sessions)
Spider-Man 1967 Cartoon Theme Song
New York, New York
MPR Producer Sam Robb O'Hagan explains the contrast between New York and Chicago, and the importance of exposing ourselves to opposing ideas.
Stale Case (Blue Dot Sessions)
The Big Ten (Blue Dot Sessions)
Our Only Lark (Blue Dot Sessions)
Felt Lining (Blue Dot Sessions)
Come As You Are (Blue Dot Sessions)
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
MPR Producer Caitlyn Carpenter reviews America's beloved southern restaurant, Cracker Barrel, and what it means to be so reliant on consistency.
Delving the Deep, Blue Dot Sessions
Hedgeliner, Blue Dot Sessions
Again in the Spring
Get Back, Lennon and McCartney
Lost in Space
MPR Producer Jerry Orans ponders how our interactions in orbit affect politics here on earth.
Music Credit: 2001 A Space Odyssey Theme: Richard Strauss
Blue Dot Sessions:
Stop This Train
MPR Producer Jane McNally reckons with growing up through the lens of a John Mayer song and years worth of Spotify playlists.
Music Credit: Stop This Train by John Mayer, Rosie by John Mayer (via GOLDEN KARAOKE), Where the Light Is (Live in LA) by John Mayer
What it Means to be a Fan
MPR Producer Juliet Zucker questions her love for the Green Bay Packers and what makes her a fan. The things we do for dogs...
Music Credit (from Blue Dot Sessions):
LOVED LISTENING TO THE STUDENTS’ THOUGHTS, GREAT TEACHING.
I’ve really enjoyed hearing the students’ work. Inspiring and very impressive.
Amazing work by all students! Waiting to hear more!