Comments by Jon Kalish

Comment for "No Brother of Mine"

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Years Spent on this Doc Pay off

Where else but in public radio do you get to hear a documentary produced by two people who literally spent years gathering tape and following subjects around? My hat's off to Melby and Richard for grappling with such a hot-button issue. I am someone who had a horrific crime committed against my child and I did not expect to be receptive to this doc. But the producers managed to tell the stories of these sex offenders without coddling them. I also applaud the producers for examining the civil liberties implications of the essentially permanent incarceration advocated by hardliners in the sex offender debate. This is just a solid, well-constructed doc and I am the wiser for having listened to it.
Jon Kalish, NYC-based podcast and radio producer