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Review of Joey's Phone Call Home

The trick to programming this would be the framing. The call itself is not consequential, but the IDEA of the call is. It doesn't resolve or go anywhere particularly, but it opens a window that's worth listening through. If it were contained in a longer piece about Joey, it might feel too long as a "moment." By itself, it would be a challenge to frame, but I think it could be done. Maybe in the context of a series of overheard conversations or verite moments between parents and their kids. The techhnical quality is good, at least over computer speakers, and you at least come away knowing you have heard something real. It would definitely be a break from standard public radio fare, which is something most stations can use.