Re:sound #173 The Colors Show

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more.

2013 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more.

Rainbow Squared
by Katie Mingle (Re:sound debut, 2013)
The original color palette is of course, the rainbow. And though the rainbow has been appropriated by many over the years, Re:sound producer Katie Mingle will (for better or worse) always associate the rainbow with "the double rainbow guy," Paul Vasquez.

Rippin' The Rainbow A New One (excerpt)
by Radiolab (Radiolab, 2012)
To make sense of the science of color, it turns out that rainbows are the perfect teaching tool. In this excerpt from Radio Lab, Robert Krulwich, Jad Abumrad and researcher Mark Changizi discuss whether color comes from within or without, with help from the Young New Yorkers Chorus.

After You Left
by Margy Rochlin and Bob Carlson (Unfictional, 2012)
For writer Margy Rochlin, the absence of color was the main feature of her ancestral home in Nogales, Arizona. It looked the same for decades... until the day it didn't.

As Black As We Wish To Be (excerpt)
by Lu Olkowski (State of The Re:Union, 2012)
In a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Southern Ohio, one family disagrees about who they are at their essence, starting with their skin color.

Purple Reign
by Gwen Macsai and Roman Mars (99% Invisible, 2012)
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai comes clean with a very colorful secret.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

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Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad (@JadAbumrad), is a Peabody Award-winning producer and 2011 MacArthur Fellow, is the creator and co-host of WNYC's Radiolab .

Margy Rochlin

Margy Rochlin is an award-winning print journalist who started in radio in the 80's when then-NPR producer Ira Glass asked her to contribute commentaries to Morning Edition. In 1991, they co-produced an eight-part series Liars, which Glass often cites as a precursor for This American Life, for which Rochlin was an original contributing editor. (Robert Altman borrowed dialogue from Liars for a key storyline in his Los Angeles mosaic Shortcuts.) Over the years, Rochlin has worked with radio producer greats: Glass, Jay Allison, Alix Speigel and Bob Carlson, host of KCRW's UnFictional. She lives in Los Angeles.

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson is the producer and host of UnFictional, part of KCRW's Independent Producer Project, an initiative working to cultivate and support the efforts of independent radio producers.

Gwen Macsai

Gwen Macsai is an award-winning radio producer, writer, and host.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.

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