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VoxPod #7 - The Lure of Gnomes and Homes

From: RadioActive Youth Media
Series: VoxPod
Length: 06:49

Today's show refutes frequent stigmas of both home schooled students and garden gnomes. Read the full description.

Vernandgnome_small Both home schooled students and gnomes are often stigmatized as loners. Today, we have two pieces that refute such ideas. Amina Al-Sadi interviews a parent and teacher at a home school resource center. Molly McGill talks to her neighbor, who is building a home for a gnome. VoxPod is the daily podcast of the Weekday High School Internship Program at KUOW in Seattle. Every Monday through Thursday this show brings you voices from communities of choice and chance.

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Both home schooled students and gnomes are often stigmatized as loners. Today, we have two pieces that refute such ideas. Amina Al-Sadi interviews a parent and teacher at a home school resource center. Molly McGill talks to her neighbor, who is building a home for a gnome. VoxPod is the daily podcast of the Weekday High School Internship Program at KUOW in Seattle. Every Monday through Thursday this show brings you voices from communities of choice and chance.

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Review of VoxPod #7 - The Lure of Gnomes and Homes

I'm afraid I just don't get this piece.

I think there were supposed to be two stories in here, but I didn't even find one. It just wandered in and out of interviews and voice overs, and the writing was flat and did not illuminate the subject.

Technical notes: The intro startled me, transitions between interviews and voice overs were a bit blunt, and the music (while in places it did add some character) distracted me most of the time.

For future VoxPod pieces I think I would like to see more of a story. Conflict! Resolution! We should take something away from a story, we should feel changed.

I see the potential here.

Matthew Terrell
Youth Editorial Board
generation.prx.org

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