Piece image

Joey Interviews a Cutter

From: Blunt Youth Radio Project
Series: Incarcerated Youth Speak Out
Length: 04:23

Joey from the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) interviews a cutter. Read the full description.

Lcydcfenceedit_small

What is the motivation behind self-mutilation? Listen as Joey from the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) interviews a cutter.

To hear the full audio, sign up for a free PRX account or log in.

Also in the Incarcerated Youth Speak Out series

Caption: Jacorey Monterio, Credit: Portland Press Herald

A Normal Life (06:58)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

From the outside, Jacorey looks like the party guy - he's 16, has his own apartment and seems to be living large. But Jacorey's private desire for an average life - with a ...
Piece image

Illegal Mail (08:47)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

For students locked up in Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center passing notes is a crime... and an art form. Jacorey investigates.
Piece image

My Name Is Ryan (04:53)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

Weed, cocaine, morphine, oxycontin, crack, Ryan has tried them all. Once he developed a tolerance for one, he just moved on to the next. Now he's incarcerated, serving time ...
Piece image

Speaking to My Heart (06:25)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

When Nikki became a mother of two at the age of seventeen she promised to leave her life of drugs and crime behind. It was a promise she couldn't keep.
Piece image

Lovesick and Locked Up (09:19)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

Matt and Cassie are addicted to drugs, alcohol - and each other.
Piece image

The School of Hard Knocks (04:05)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

When KC was eleven her mother kicked her out of the house. Forced to figure out how to survive on her own, she turned to drug dealing and prostitution.
Piece image

Voting Behind Bars (02:28)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

The voices of incarcerated first-time voters (and ardent non-voters) from the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine.
Piece image

My Sentence (04:08)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

An experimental look at what it's like to be committed to the Long Creek Youth Development Center.
Piece image

My Criminal Life (04:33)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

This dreamy feature puts listeners in the mind of Mark, a young man who feels hopeless against the cycles of drugs and violence in his life.
Piece image

What I did for Drugs (04:47)
From: Blunt Youth Radio Project

Two young women tell their stories of drug addiction.

Piece Description

What is the motivation behind self-mutilation? Listen as Joey from the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) interviews a cutter.

4 Comments Atom Feed

User image

Review of Joey Interviews a Cutter

I was out yesterday doing some reporting on a pretty standard-issue news story. I did a bunch of five-minute interviews with people, and I was frustrated and surprised that I just couldn't get anyone to open up...you know, really tell me anything. "Joey" just made me believe in the power of the five-minute interview again.

It is raw, and not for everyone's air...but I gotta say, honesty makes such good radio. And "Joey" brought that out in his subject. Kudos.

User image

Review of Joey Interviews a Cutter

The interviewer, Joey, is just as much a character in the piece as the guy he's interviewing. That's what gives this piece its fly-on-the-wall realness. It would serve very well as part of a larger exploration of the topic.

User image

Review of Joey Interviews a Cutter

This intimate conversation between 2 young men provides some insight into the little discussed phenomenon of cutting. In an ideal world, you would hear that the cutter is receiving treatment that is helping him overcome it, but you don't, so it is uncomfortable listening; But nonetheless important listening.
Could be used with great effect, as an opener on a youth-focused call-in show, to introduce the subject matter, and prompt discussion.

See all 4 comments >>

Related Website

http://www.bluntradio.org