Piece Comment

Review of Shades of Gray

If you're an innovative programmer, you must license "Shades of Gray." This is an expertly woven documentary on a topic I thought I'd never want to read or listen to again: Abortion. Unlike many piece of journalism on this divisive topic, "Shades of Gray" avoids the usual pro-choice, pro-life dynamic by focusing on the stories of individual women (and some men). And it does it without the usual Voice-of-God narrator. In addition to editing this piece, Mitchell composed the music. Give it a listen. Better yet, expand the ears of public radio listeners by airing this unusual piece.