• WMPH Public Affairs Shows

    WMPH takes our mandate to serve the public very seriously, and would be honor-bound to serve the public with our programming even if it were not an FCC rule.   To that end, we regularly poll Mount Pleasant radio students to find out what issues are of most vital concern in their various communities:  around school, around their homes, around the neighborhood.    Our Level III Radio students respond to these needs by crafting these public affairs shows on various important topics.   WMPH Public Affairs Shows are characterized by more detailed research with a local emphasis, student opinions, and a blending in of multiple expert voices.
     
    Listen to the radio or the streaming for a collection of these Public Affairs Programs every Saturday at 2:00pm or Sunday morning at 6:00am, or click on the bold title below to hear it now.


  • Sage's Great Thanksgiving Listen with her Mother

    by Sage Length: 17:34

    In an interview with her mother intended for StoryCorps' Great Thanksgiving Listen, WMPH staffer Sage shifted the focus from herself and wound up learning a lot about her mother's country of origin, as well as her thoughts, joys, and concerns over the course of her marriage and family life.

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  • Next Generation of Media

    by Amaya Length: 6:20

    Amaya corrals three expert voices and one student media prodigy to look at the juxtaposition of tried-and-true journalistic best practices in the current digital age, where everyone is a publisher or broadcaster.   How are the time-consuming ethics of journalism standing up in this high-speed hi-tech era?

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  • Cornerstore Caroline

    by Jada Length: 6:10

    How frequently do white people call the police on people of color who are living life nearby?   Is it growing more common, or are we simply hearing about this phenomenon in the media more often?   Jada calls on local law enforcement to shed light on the issue.

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  • Amaya: "Shots Rang Out" Extension

    by Amaya Length: 7:18

    Level III students were tasked with studying the after-effects of the 1968 nine-month occupation of Wilmington by the Delaware National Guard, researching and revealing any social or political echoes that exist around the community today, and possible posit some solutions - or at least next steps.   

    Maya chose to look at inconsistent and unfair arrest and incarceration rates of black and white crime suspects over the time period, where we stand today in terms of sentencing, and some voices advocating for reform in these areas, including the newly-established Delaware ACLU.

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  • David: "Shots Rang Out" Extension

    by David Length: 8:36

    Level III students were tasked with studying the after-effects of the 1968 nine-month occupation of Wilmington by the Delaware National Guard, researching and revealing any social or political echoes that exist around the community today, and possible posit some solutions - or at least next steps.   

    David focused on comparing interpersonal relationships between blacks and whites back 50 years ago and today, and looked at the differences between the overt racism of yesteryear versus the numerous contemporary microagressions suffered by people of color.

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  • Jada: "Shots Rang Out" Extension

    by Jada Length: 15:22

    Level III students were tasked with studying the after-effects of the 1968 nine-month occupation of Wilmington by the Delaware National Guard, researching and revealing any social or political echoes that exist around the community today, and possible posit some solutions - or at least next steps.   

    Jada started from W.E.B. Dubois writings about black "double consciousness" and compared black power movements as they were in the 1960s and 70s compared to movements like Black Lives Matter today.

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  • Shades of Us

    by Amaya Length: 6:26

    "Colorism" - a sort of prejudice or discrimination based on a person's amount of melanin, on the lightness or darkness of their skin.   Amaya dove deep to find out more, and won a First Place in the process!   In April 2018, the Delaware Press Association awarded her the top prize in "Radio Prepared Report/Soft Feature/Audio Postcard" in their annual High School Communicators contest.

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  • Hard Knock Life

    by Jada Length: 10:30

    This feature by Jada looking at rates and causes for Wilmington's teen gun violence epidemic was awarded second prize for "Radio Prepared Report/Soft Feature/Audio Postcard" in the Delaware Press Association's High School Communicators contest, for work produced in 2017.

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  • Alternative Schools

    by Maya and Jada Length: 12:01

    WMPH investigative reporters Maya and Jada dug deep and interviewed a few experts in this public affairs program called "Shape Up or Ship Out". We find out what happens when kids in schools reach a behavioral impasse, where do they go,and how is it working?  The pair won third prize for this work in the Delaware Press Association's High School Communicators awards for "Radio Prepared Report/Soft Feature/Audio Postcard" produced in 2017.

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  • Jobs After Prison

    by David Length: 6:28

    David won an Honorable Mention in the Delaware Press Association's High School Communicators Awards for 2018 for this feature about the difficulty of finding employment for ex-offenders reentering society.

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  • Mount PR PRIDE

    by Jadyn Length: 10:01

    WMPH staffer Jadyn takes a look at efforts by Mount Pleasant High students and administration to gather resources for the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico.

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  • Dirt Bikes in the Cities

    by Jorden Length: 3:40

    Jorden interviews Officer Elgen of the Philadelphia police about non street-legal dirtbikes zooming around city streets.

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  • School To Prison Pipeline

    by Maya Length: 5:54

    WMPH staffer Maya explores the effects of 'Zero Tolerance Policy' rule in schools,and how it's affecting students at Mount Pleasant High. She sits down former Wilmington City council woman;Sherry Dorsey-Walker,Delaware ACLU Community Organizer Shannon griffin,and fellow student David to expound on the topic.

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  • Go Organic

    by Cierra Length:

    Cierra discusses the benefits of eating organic foods.

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  • Unified Flag Football

    by Creston Length: 3:03

    Here is a short audio soundscape of the experience of attending a Unified Flag Football game at Mount Pleasant.

                                                                                                                                                        

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  • Concussions

    by Nico, America Length: 2:08

    WMPH's Nico and America interview a student athlete who has had a concussion.

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  • Kaepernicking

    by Terryn, Deirdre Length: 4:38

    WMPH students Terryn and Deirdre discuss the silent protest that has swept the country in classrooms all over the world

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  • Killer Clowns Epidemic

    by Nico, America Length: 3:38

    WMPH'S Nico and America inform you about the recent clown attacks and rumors.

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  • Students Talk About the Election

    by Megan Pauly from DPM Length: 6:04

    WMPH student reflect on the results of the Presidential Election.

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  • College Affordability

    by Jared and Shamar'ra Length: 7:16

    WMPH students Jared and Shamar'ra investigate the plight of one Mount senior as he considers how to pay for higher education.

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  • IEPs

    by Ashley, Des, Max Length: 7:57

    IEP stands for "Individualized Education Plan" and Ashley, Des and Max dig deeper into this commonly used tool for creating better learning opportunities for all students.

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  • The Homework Report

    by Chris Length: 7:00

    Chris decided to take a look into something right here in the school - homework. He spoke to experts and students, and put together a report on the state of homework.

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  • Senior Seminar

    by Mikyhial Clarke Length: 10

    Mikyhial takes you through the hidden class Senior Seminar. 

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  • The State of Baseball

    by Logan Length: 15 mins

    Logan looks at one of the major challenges the game faces, the decline of African-Americans in the sport.

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  • Dog Adoption

    by Chris Length: 14:30
    Chris digs into a complicated issue which comes close to home for many:  dog adoption and rescue versus puppy mills and retail stores.
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  • Baltimore Report for DW

    by Mikyhial Clarke Length: 5
    Mikyhial was commissioned to produce a special Generation Voice report for German media outlet Deutsche Welle.   He worked closely DPM Youth Media producer Anne Hoffman for this discussion of recent events in Baltimore, Maryland.
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  • The Secret World of the Hallways

    by Logan Length: 5 mins
    Logan takes a look at what really goes on during the transition time in between classes.
    Logan

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  • The Secret World of Music at Mount Pleasant High School

    by Mikyhial Clarke Length: 6
    Mikyhial takes you through the hidden world of aspiring artists honing their skills here at Mount.
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  • The Secret World Of Girl Bullying

    by Jordan Length: 10
    This show allows you to see the insight of how bullying has affected young girls today.
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  • The Secret World of Male Mental Health

    by Chris Length: 6:00
    Chris explores the often hidden roles that emotions and masculinity play in many young men's mental well-being.
    Chris

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  • Mental Health Show

    by Jordan Chris Joe Length: 30
    A 30 minute show about mental health in the school and the community.
    Jor Chr Joe  

     
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  • The Addiction Show

    by Daquan Mikyhial Logan Length: 30 mins
    Logan, Mikyhial and Daquan tackle the problems of addiction in today's society.
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Last Modified on December 5, 2018