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Heros

From: Alaska Teen Media Institute
Length: 01:59

Nithya Thiru and Nikki Navio ask kids at Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage, Alaska about who they admire.

Atmi_small Nithya Thiru and Nikki Navio ask kids at Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage, Alaska about who they admire.

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Nithya Thiru and Nikki Navio ask kids at Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage, Alaska about who they admire.

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YEEB review of Heros

"Heros" wastes no time with an introduction. It jumps right into the piece. Who is your hero and why? The responses vary. Some are endearing, others are silly. When I reached the end of the piece I realized I was waiting for something. It's as if I bit into a sandwich and all that was in it was mustard. Not that mustard is a bad condiment. It's really very interesting, but has a hard time standing on its own. It needs meat and maybe some lettuce, a bit more substance. I really enjoyed hearing all the different responses. I also really liked the playful background noise that put me back into a schoolyard. This was a fun listen, but if there was a reason for this question, it might have had a little more weight to it. It sounds as if the piece is still in the works. The audio definitely has a lot of potential to be worked into a more developed piece.

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Heros: A Review

Heros is a cute heartwarming piece that looks into the hearts and minds of students at Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage, Alaska , asking the simple question, “Who is your hero?” The piece includes young children and voices that belong to seniors. With a simple standard intro, and the promise of interesting answers this piece is catchy from the beginning. It contains a mix of seriousness and goofy answers, “I look up to the flagpole,” blurts out one kid. All the answers fit nicely together over the cheery background noise of a school yard. After starting the piece Nithya Thiru and Nikki Navio only edited, their voices do not appear again, which is neat as the piece can speak so easily for itself, extra narration is not needed. However a conclusion, wrap up or summary, at the end would be helpful. This piece would go well with any show discussing role models, heroes, or future/current generations also look for this piece around days honoring passed heroes.

Adjectives: investigative, young

Ness Smith-Savedoff

Broadcast History

KNBA 90.3 FM Saturday Feb 28 at 4 p.m. "In Other News" program

Additional Credits

Alaska Teen Media Institute

Related Website

http://www.alaskateenmedia.org