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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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