KCPW Presents: “Re:sound — The Mirrored Show” (7/6/18)

This hour, what we see – and what we want to see – when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror.

Mirrored 
By Cathy Fitzgerald for BBC Radio 4 / World Service (2017)
Each of us cultivates an image of ourselves at certain point in our lives and, once it’s there, it’s a hard image to shake. So much of our identities are expressed through our appearance. So what happens to our self-image as we get older and our features begin to change? In this story, we hear from people between the ages of 11 to 86 years old as they reflect… on their reflections in the mirror.

Only Volunteers 
By Rebecca Hertz for Snap Judgement (2012)
When Rebecca began working for a makeover-themed reality TV show, she thought she was going to be helping women realize their dreams and become more self-confident. What actually happened over the course of the show’s production was very different from what she – or any of the show’s contestants – signed up for.

The Trouble With Beauty [Excerpt]
By Lea Redfern for ABC RN’s 360 Documentaries (2013)
As producer Lea Redfern prepares to have her first baby girl, she confronts the issue of having to someday teach her daughter about “beauty.” In this story, Lea explores how society values beauty and whether as a parent, she’ll be able to turn some of those values around.
Listen to the full version of this story here.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Isabel Vazquez.

Music for this episode of Re:sound was provided by Patient Sounds, a private press record label and publisher in Chicago.

This special will air on Friday July 6th at 10 AM and 8 PM here on 88.3 FM KCPW.