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What's Divorce Like for You?

From: Vermont Folklife Center Media
Series: Youth Radio Vermont
Length: 02:55

This is a vox pop I made about divorce.

Jerry1 My parents have been divorced for 11 years and it's been an ongoing struggle for me. I wanted to know what it was like for other kids, so I walked around Montpelier, Vermont and talked with kids about divorce. Here's what they said....

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My parents have been divorced for 11 years and it's been an ongoing struggle for me. I wanted to know what it was like for other kids, so I walked around Montpelier, Vermont and talked with kids about divorce. Here's what they said....

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Youth Editorial Board Review of "What's Divorce Like for You?"

The story “What’s Divorce Like for You?” is a very contemplative and honest vox pop about some of the emotional effects divorce has on kids. The narration and editing are both top notch. The timing is superb, particularly the montage of all the voices in the beginning.

I was thrown off a bit by the piece not starting with his narration immediately, I would have preferred to hear an introduction before I heard the girl talking about her specific situation. Also, while the music does add to the mood of the story, I think the words are a little distracting. Not in that they don’t fit with what the story is about, but I feel like the piece would have been more emotionally moving with an instrumental song.

Overall, I really enjoyed this piece and I think it is well-edited and the sound quality is great. Jeremiah Kaczynski brought up the issue of divorce in a clean and simple way, and produced a fine piece.

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Review of What's Divorce Like for You?

Jeremiah gives us a conversational, tightly edited vox-pop about kids and divorce. This is a great drop-in piece for a magazine or a local talk show. I like that it's short and engaging. Well done!

This piece is also evergreen, these are thoughts that kids have had and will continue to have about divorce - so a great piece for PRX.