Poetry

Bruin Radio: Episode 42

Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

In this episode we have an exclusive interview with former Olympian, OSU Football Player and man with a wealth of experience, Jess Lewis in this episode! We have a full Powerful Poetry episode featuring all of the freshest student poetry, as well as up-to-the-minute club news for you! Check it out!

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! E-mail Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you!

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: Brigid Mitchel, Andrew Watling, Maclane Westbrook, Peter Schreiber, Alex Merritt
Guests:
Jess Lewis, Jeremy Pettinger
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
Cave Beat and Song of Sirius are original compositions by student Jeremy Pettinger, using ToneMatrix, by Audiotool at http://tonematrix.audiotool.com.
Bongos sound effect is the file bongos.wav by freesound.org user Warhawk717, Creative Commons 0 License.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Bruin Radio: Episode 41

Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

This is one of our most ambitious episodes yet! In addition to the latest news from our school, we bring back Powerful Poetry with student-read poetry submissions, and we get field interviews at a Robotics fundraising effort! This episode has Shinigami, wood-chopping, beach-walking and four-wheelers!

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! E-mail Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you!

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: Dane Tippman and BHHS students Peter Schreiber, Maclane Westbrook
Guests:
Mr. & Mrs. Suter, Mr. Manning, Ethan Warner, Sasha Kay, Nathaniel Barnard, Tamlyn Sallander, Jazzlyn Manning, Ayden (withold last name)
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
Cave Beat is an original composition by student Jeremy Pettinger, using ToneMatrix, by Audiotool at http://tonematrix.audiotool.com.
Bongos sound effect is the file bongos.wav by freesound.org user Warhawk717, Creative Commons 0 License.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Bruin Radio: Episode 38

Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

A silly picture, but it’s the one the students preferred!

This week’s awesome episode features the return of our Powerful Poetry segment, in which students read their favorite poems! We hope to expand the segment with poetry written by our own students, and you can help! Reach out to your fellow Bruins and encourage them to submit their work to us, or to come on the show themselves. This show also thanks the local Lions Club, goes over all the great events coming up during Homecoming, and there’s even a neat bit about a haunting… Don’t miss the work of Miranda Wolfers, Peter Parker, Brigid Mitchell, Gage Westbrook and Maclane Westbrook, as well as the musical talents of student Jeremy Pettinger and friend of the show Derek Thomas Dew.

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! E-mail Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you!

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: BHHS students Miranda Jensen-Wolfers, Brigid Mitchell, Peter Schreiber, Gage Westbrook, Maclane Westbrook
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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Creepy clown laugh is the file clown laugh by freesound.org user scottcampbell, Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication License.
Bongos sound effect is the file bongos.wav by freesound.org user Warhawk717, Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication License.
The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
Cave Song and Song of Cirrus are original compositions by student Jeremy Pettinger, using ToneMatrix, by Audiotool at http://tonematrix.audiotool.com.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.
Image provided by the Brookings-Harbor High School. Students pictured in images have signed permission forms from parents on file at the Brookings-Harbor High School.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Bruin Radio: Episode 32

This is Episode 32 of Bruin Radio, a show combining all of the great radio and podcast content made by the students of the Brookings-Harbor High School. Content for this program was provided by the Brookings-Harbor High School with student and parent or guardian permission, and the approval of school administration.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Host: BHHS student Miranda Jensen-Wolfers and BHHS teacher Craig Cooper
Producer: Dane Tippman
Co-Producers: BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.


The Bruin News segment used Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5) license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
During Little Timmy Buehler’s poem, we used the sound effect Cuckoo & the Nightingale Duet by freesound.org user Vonora, released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. This sound effect can be found at http://freesound.org/people/Vonora/sounds/269570/.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud
.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Bruin Radio: Episode 30

This is Episode 30 of Bruin Radio, a show combining all of the great radio and podcast content made by the students of the Brookings-Harbor High School. Content for this program was provided by the Brookings-Harbor High School with student and parent or guardian permission, and the approval of school administration.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Host: BHHS students Miranda Jensen-Wolfers and Erin Greene, and BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper
Producer: Dane Tippman
Co-Producers: BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.


The Bruin News segment used Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5) license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
The segment on Phishing used a musical composition called “technology ambience” uploaded by user “burning-mir”, and released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. Link to the song here: http://www.freesound.org/people/burning-mir/sounds/223442/.
The bongo sound effects were adapted from bongo dry.wav, from Freesound.org user Satoration, released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

Bruin Radio: Episode 29

This is Episode 29 of Bruin Radio, a show combining all of the great radio and podcast content made by the students of the Brookings-Harbor High School. Content for this program was provided by the Brookings-Harbor High School with student and parent or guardian permission, and the approval of school administration.

This week’s episode begins with Bruin News, hosted by BHHS students Miranda Wolfers and Erin Greene. They share with you the news you need to know about current and upcoming events at the Brookings-Harbor High School.

Poet Carmen Ryan returns for our Powerful Poetry segment with a new poem entitled Sidewalk Masterpiece.

Erin Greene reads an untitled poem written by a BHHS student who prefers to remain anonymous.

An anonymous Brookings-Harbor High School student reads reads William Shakespeares’s Sonnet 14.

We play Jessica Pieren’s ukulele rendition of Riptide.

We also play music from friend of the show Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud, as well as a piece of music created by an anonymous Brookings-Harbor High School staff member.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Host: BHHS students Miranda Jensen-Wolfers and Erin Greene
Producer: Dane Tippman
Co-Producers: BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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The Bruin News segment used Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5) license.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud, as well as a piece of music created by an anonymous Brookings-Harbor High School staff member.
Image provided to KCIW by the Brookings-Harbor High School. Students pictured in images have signed permission forms from parents on file at the Brookings-Harbor High School.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

Bruin Radio: Episode 28

This is Episode 28 of Bruin Radio, a show combining all of the great radio and podcast content made by the students of the Brookings-Harbor High School. Content for this program was provided by the Brookings-Harbor High School with student and parent or guardian permission, and the approval of school administration.

Today’s episode begins with Bruin News, capably hosted by students Miranda Wolfers and Donovan Matthew Piscitello-McFarland. They give us the results of the Post-Secondary door decoration competition, report on important details about the upcoming Junior Senior Prom, and inform us about the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week.

We hear an important campaign message from Associated Student Body Junior class vice-president nominee Chintanai ‘Earth’ Laohasereekul.

A teaser for the program ‘Blackwick Community Radio’ is brought to us by Eliezer Widing.

As part of April’s National Poetry Month, we enjoy the following poetry readings:

Carmen Ryan reads their poem titled A Millennial Manifesto.

Miranda Wolfers reads an untitled poem written by student Averi Winn.

Donovan Matthew Piscitello-McFarland reads their original poem Open Doors.

Miranda Wolfers reads an untitled poem written by an anonymous BHHS student.

Erin Greene reads their four haiku, collectively entitled The Seasons.

Miranda Wolfers reads A Beautiful Viewpoint written by an anonymous BHHS student.

Samantha German reads their untitled poem.

Miranda Wolfers reads Ode to a Flower by an anonymous BHHS student.

Natalie Garcia reads an untitled poem she wrote.

Miranda Wolfers reads an untitled poem written by an anonymous BHHS student.

This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew. The songs include ‘Black Rookery’, ‘No, Darling’ and ‘The Cold in the Book’. You can check out friend of the show Derek Thomas Dew on SoundCloud under the name Touchless Remover.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Host: BHHS students Miranda Jensen-Wolfers and Donovan Matthew Piscitello-McFarland
Producer: Dane Tippman
Co-Producers: BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig
Cooper
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.


This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew. The songs include Black Rookery, No, Darling, and The Cold in the Book. You can check out friend of the show Derek Thomas Dew on SoundCloud under the name Touchless Remover. Original music created with Tonematrix by Audiotool was donated by an anonymous BHHS staff member.
Images are provided to KCIW from the Brookings-Harbor High School. Students pictured in images have signed permission forms from parents on file at the Brookings-Harbor High School.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

Bruin Radio: Episode 26

In this edition of Bruin Radio, hosted by Brookings-Harbor High School student Miranda Wolfers, we share local school news with you, our listeners!

Ethan Warner and Miranda Wolfers

Highlights for this episode include an interview of local photographer and artist Kat Wiles regarding her participation in a local Photo Voice project about substance abuse. Ms. Wiles also provides valuable advice for young artists seeking to express themselves artistically through photography.

We are also joined by BHHS Robotics Team 4110 Deep Space Niners Electronics Captain Ethan Warner. Mr. Warner tells us about the team’s 2nd place win at the recent Clackamas Academy of Industrial Science competition event. He tells us more about their bot, nicknamed the ‘Crooked Croc’ and it’s capabilities, as well as what the team plans to do next!

Brookings-Harbor School District Athletics and Activities Director Buell Gonzales Jr. stops by to tell us about upcoming athletics events in the district, barring any inclement weather of course.

In honor of National Poetry Month, we read selections of original poetry by host Miranda Wolfers. Look forward to hearing more poetry on further editions of Bruin News this month!

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Host: Miranda Jensen-Wolfers
Producers: Dane Tippman – Primary; Alex Merritt – Co-Producer, BHHS Vice-Principal; Craig Cooper – Co-Producer, BHHS Teacher

Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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Background music by Derek Thomas Dew (Touchless Remover), used with permission. The Soundcloud for Touchless Remover is https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.
Photo provided by Brookings-Harbor High School.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

Powerful Poetry: Episode 2

Powerful PoetryWelcome back to Powerful Poetry! In this program, we explore poetry and prose with Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust and her students at the Brookings-Harbor High School. Dr. Foust is an accomplished poet, author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and teacher of math, drama, and creative writing at the Brookings-Harbor High School. She is joined by here her students who conduct interviews and present poetry of their own creation, as well as the poems of published authors.

Time codes for your convenience:

00:31 through 03:03 – Students Breanna App and Josie Vital practice interviewing with Dr. Foust.
03:03 through 04:12 – Dr. Foust reads the poem Bride by Jeanne Marie Beaumont.
04:12 through 06:10 – Dr. Foust reads a poem by Thom Gunn entitled Hitch-Hiker, written for Jeffrey Dahmer.
06:10 through 09:10 – The students and Dr. Foust discuss The Day the Saucers Came by Neil Gaiman, Mr. Grinch by Dr. Seuss, and The Death of King Arthur whose author is anonymous. They further discuss The Werewolf by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, as well as The Eve on Exodus by Samantha Woehl.
09:10 through 10:49 – Dr. Foust reads Scarecrow by Jennifer Clement.
10:49 through 11:21 – Musical intermission thanks to Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover.
11:21 through 12:46 – Jason Johnson reads a brief bio on Dr. Foust and the origin of the Monster Verse anthology.
12:46 through 15:50 – Dr. Foust reads Distorting Mirrors, Split Selves and the Origin of Monsters, the intro of Monster Verse.
15:50 through 17:20 – Dr. Foust reads The Man With a Hole in His Head by Rick Bursky.
17:20 through 18:38 – Student and poet Linda Horton reads Brother, Sister by Carsen West.
18:38 through 19:24 – Carmen Ryan reads The Visitor by Tess Taylor.
19:24 through 20:07 – Wesley Griffith reads My Son Throws Sticks in the River by Chris Davidson.
20:07 through 21:55 – Breanna App and Josie Vital interview student and poet Brooke Hodges on her experiences in the Creative Writing class of Brookings-Harbor High School, and how it has inspired her writing and her feelings about nature.
21:55 through 24:11 – Breanna App and Josie Vital ask student and poet Carmen Ryan about her writing history and her relationship with poetry.
24:11 through 33:13 – Student and poet Travis Chadwick reads his original poetic creations respectively titled The Monster Under Our Seas, Animals, Poisonous Years, and Us Militant Freakshows. He discusses his work with our two intrepid interviewers.

Host: Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust; Producer: Dane Tippman; Recording Tech: Dane Tippman; Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of Dr. Foust and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures included in this posting, and the names of students mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians. In accordance with the “Releasing Student Directory Information” form, a letter of prior notification was sent to the home of record for the student at least 15 days prior to the release of this information, or a phone call was made in lieu of letter in certain situations.

Music is provided for this program by Derek Thomas Dew, who is known as Touchless Remover. Beginning and end sound is selected from Black Rookery, and our intermission music is Studious Portland. The Soundcloud for Touchless Remover is https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.

Powerful Poetry: Episode 1

Image Montage

Megan McCurdy top left, Josie Vital top center, Breanna App top right, and Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust bottom center

In this new program, Powerful Poetry, we will be exploring poetry and prose with Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust and students and alumni of the Brookings-Harbor High School.

Dr. Foust is an accomplished poet, author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and teacher of Math, Drama, and Creative Writing at the Brookings-Harbor High School. We are proud to be joined by her students who will be conducting interviews and presenting poetry of their own creation as well as the poems of published authors.

Time codes for your convenience:

  • 00:31 through 17:00 – Students Breanna App and Josie Vital interview Dr. Foust and learn some of the history of Monster Verse.
  • 17:00 through 19:47 – Salmonberry Man, composed by Derek Dew.
  • 19:47 through 20:30 – Dr. Foust reads I Last Saw My Mother By Gary Young.
  • 20:30 through 22:23 – Dr. Foust reads Ghost House by Robert Frost.
  • 22:23 through 24:11 – Student Megan McCurdy reads her poem I Take My Bed.
  • 24:11 through 24:41 – Megan McCurdy reads My Name and the River.
  • 24:41 through 26:54 – Megan McCurdy reads A Question to a Tourist Stopped by a Sinkhole.
  • 26:54 through 29:13 – Josie Vital and Breanna App interview Megan McCurdy and discuss her poetry, Brookings-Harbor High School, and the topic of bullying.

Host: Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust; Producer: Dane Tippman; Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of Dr. Foust and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures included in this posting, and the names of students mentioned in the show itself, were provided to KCIW by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians. In accordance with the “Releasing Student Directory Information” form, a letter of prior notification was sent to the home of record for the student at least 15 days prior to the release of this information, or a phone call was made in lieu of letter in certain situations.

Music is provided for this program by Derek Thomas Dew who is known as Touchless Remover. Beginning and end music is selected from Black Rookery, and our intermission music is Salmonberry Man. The Soundcloud for Touchless Remover is https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.