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What We Wish We Could Tell Our Parents

From: april winbun
Length: 01:31

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Cyr_small Through this vox-pop, the entire world gets to hear the secrets that teenagers will never reveal to their parents. Some samples: "I sell porn to students" "Mom, I love Dad more" "I want to be a writer" "I joined the Marines" "Sorry, Mom, but my sister smokes pot on a daily basis" "Every time I said I was at the library, I was actually..."

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Through this vox-pop, the entire world gets to hear the secrets that teenagers will never reveal to their parents. Some samples: "I sell porn to students" "Mom, I love Dad more" "I want to be a writer" "I joined the Marines" "Sorry, Mom, but my sister smokes pot on a daily basis" "Every time I said I was at the library, I was actually..."

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Review of What We Wish We Could Tell Our Parents

Curie Youth Radio's vox pop on what teenagers wish they could tell their parents is a surprising look into the sometimes strained, sometimes strong relationships between parent and child.

All of the soundbytes included were excellent. There was a great variety in voices and perspective, though the segment leaned towards the negative more than the positive. Though, in light of that, we may actually stop and ask ourselves whether the darkest parts of our lives are the same things that we hide from others, including our parents. The order of the voices was excellent.

My favorite parts of the segment included a boy's comment on why he did not have a girlfriend. Many of the short remarks or comments made by the teenagers here indicate larger, more universal issues that all listeners will be able to connect to.

Excellent sound, transition and selection of voices. Great work!

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Review of What We Wish We Could Tell Our Parents

This is a great, short vox pop. We've aired it twice, in a program about secrets, and a program about teens and their families.

Short vignettes like this are so useful to me when I am putting together a longer program. It makes my life easier to have my choice of 90 second drop-ins. I hope Curie and other groups will make more like this.

One thing that would make this even stronger is if Curie provided a host intro and outro. Who are these people? Where is Curie high school? What is Curie Youth Radio? If you gave us a 3 sentence intro that would save us some time.

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Review of What We Wish We Could Tell Our Parents

I liked both the idea behind this piece, jumping from one confession to another, as well as the diversity of voices featured and ideas expressed. This diversity of comments holds the listener's attention up until the final speaker's words, the surprise and strength of which make the voxpop almost poignant. The transitions between speakers, however, are not always smooth; some narration could add fluidity and depth to some great actualities.

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