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Truth to Power: Sound Effect, Episode 172

3/23/2019
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We start with a man who is fighting for better access to sidewalks for people with mobility issues. Next, the story of a man who started the first Black Panther chapter outside of California when he was 17. Then, a couple of activists take on a dictator , and pay the ultimate price. Also, a restaurant that featured a racist caricature was a beacon of bigotry in Seattle. Finally, nuns get a say with gun makers by buying their company stock. Sound Effect showcases stories inspired by the place...

Duration:00:48:58

The fight for justice for two murdered Seattle men and how it led to a foreign dictator

3/23/2019
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The brutal slayings of two 29-year-old Filipino-American labor activists in Seattle on June 1, 1981, shocked the city and the wider Filipino-American community.

Duration:00:13:33

This man sued Seattle for the right to cross the street

3/23/2019
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Conrad Reynoldson isn’t looking to go far. Specifically, he’d like to cross the residential stretch of 44th Street Northeast right next to his office. It’s about 15 feet. Reynoldson lives with Muscular Dystrophy and navigates the world in a power chair, which makes that quick crossing a lot more complicated.

Duration:00:06:21

Racist history of Coon Chicken Inn is a 'beacon of bigotry' in so-called progressive Seattle

3/23/2019
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Despite Seattle’s reputation as a progressive place, it has a complicated history to reckon with. One chapter of the city’s story is branded with a racist caricature — which pervaded the region beyond the restaurant the image represented: the Coon Chicken Inn.

Duration:00:10:43

Embracing 'Black Power' and fighting injustice with a law book and a gun

3/22/2019
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When Elmer Dixon was growing up in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood in the early 1960s, the neighborhood was incredibly diverse. In the playground across the street from his house you could find every kind of kid. “Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, black, white, Latino,” Elmer recalled.

Duration:00:10:43

Biggest Fan: Sound Effect, Episode 136

3/18/2019
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This episode orignally aired on February 24, 2018. This week on Sound Effect, we share stories some of the biggest fans in the region. We start by learning some meeting a huge fan of 70’s and 80’s arena rock, who was called on stage recently to perform in place of the lead singer of Loverboy. Next, we meet a woman who found a personal connection with the movie Amadeus. Also, we learn how the worlds of being a nerd and burlesque are paring up. Then, one of Seattle’s biggest sports fans shares...

Duration:00:48:29

Harborview Medical Center: Sound Effect, Episode 149

3/9/2019
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This story originally aired on June 30, 2018. This week we spend the hour with stories from Harborview Medical Center, the Level 1 Trauma Center covering four states and nearly 100,000 square miles. We hear the story of a tragic house fire in Alaska that gave rise to a world-class medevac system. We visit a clinic serving refugees, and a club where staff and patients blow off steam by laughing at nothing. We get to know psychiatric patients getting counsel from people who have been in their...

Duration:00:48:27

A tiny restaurant connects continents: Sound Effect, Episode 171.5

3/6/2019
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Some kids go straight to college after high school. But Marisa Comeau-Kerege went to Senegal. She knew she wanted to do a gap year, she spoke a little French, and this francophone country in West Africa seemed like a great fit. So she signed up for a service program and began to prepare. She expected a bit of culture shock, but once she got there she realized how unprepared she really was. Everything was new, all the time, she says. And there were times when she felt very homesick....

Duration:00:14:50

How one tiny Seattle restaurant helped a dad connect with his daughter

3/5/2019
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Some kids go straight to college after high school. But Marisa Comeau-Kerege went to Senegal.

Duration:00:08:17

Life lessons about solitude, from a frog and a toad

3/5/2019
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Frog had left a note. It was for Toad, and it said he just wanted to be alone today. So begins the story by Arnold Lobel in the collection, " Days with Frog and Toad ." And like many of Lobel’s stories, the deceptively simple narrative hides important lessons about childhood and friendship. In this case, Jana More Lohn says, the story teaches us lessons about solitude.

Duration:00:04:55

The voice never went away. So, this woman learned to live with it.

3/5/2019
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Mary Anne Moorman has been a management consultant, an activist, a storyteller – even a radio host. She’s also been keeping a secret since she was a little girl. “Where are you?” a younger Moorman asked. “Everywhere,” the voice replied.

Duration:00:10:43

Alone Together: Sound Effect, Episode 171

3/2/2019
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We start with a deeper look at Frog and Toad , and why Frog wanted to be alone . Next, a bus driver thaws the “Seattle Freeze” for a passenger. Then, a woman battles a voice that encourages her to do destructive things. Finally, a marriage is strengthened, even though the couple is separated by iron bars .

Duration:00:40:35

After swearing off men, this woman fell for a bank robber

3/2/2019
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About 20 years ago, Shirley Lidel made a vow: no more men.

Duration:00:12:09

A bus ride inspired this woman to thaw the Seattle Freeze. Now she's in for a surprise.

3/1/2019
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Susan Fee always knew she wanted to move back to Seattle someday. She and her husband both grew up around here, namely Federal Way, but work opportunities had them move to different parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland. Once Susan and her husband became empty-nesters, they were ready to return to Seattle. As they prepared to move, Susan heard rumors that the city had grown frosty in the 25 years since she'd moved away.

Duration:00:10:09

A working dad and his fancy pants: Sound Effect, episode 170.5

2/27/2019
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A version of this essay was originally published by Fatherly , an online parenting magazine. Geoffrey Redick is a producer for All Things Considered, who joined KNKX in April 2018 after a decade working part time as a producer and full time as a stay-at-home dad. In this podcast episode, Geoffrey shares his essay and discusses it with another working dad, Sound Effect host Gabriel Spitzer. I sort of backed into writing for online publications in 2015, when I was taking a break from daily...

Duration:00:18:30

Daddy Issues: Sound Effect, Episode 170

2/23/2019
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We start with a woman talking about the value of her father lending a gentle ear and a gentle voice when she was growing up. Next, a son joins his father to take part in a journey that his dad started 43 years earlier. Then, a look inside a book made by prison inmates on McNeil Island for their children, to share what life was like for them. Finally, a man finds his way into the medical profession, but on his own rather than from the pressure of his father.

Duration:00:32:47

KNKX producer leaves behind life as a longtime stay-at-home dad for a new kind of fulfillment

2/23/2019
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A version of this essay was originally published by Fatherly , an online parenting magazine. Geoffrey Redick is a producer for All Things Considered, who joined KNKX in April 2018 after a decade working part time as a producer and full time as a stay-at-home dad.

Duration:00:09:06

The rebellion of a doctor’s son

2/23/2019
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Sam Blackman’s dad wanted his four sons to find their own path — as long as it was the one he’d chosen for them.

Duration:00:12:54

Family canoe trip takes paddlers all the way to Alaska, to finish a trip started decades before

2/22/2019
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Growing up, filmmaker Nathan Dappen heard the story of his dad’s canoe trip to Alaska so many times that it came to seem almost like a legend. The story, as Nathan remembers it, goes like this.

Duration:00:09:45

Pet Projects: Sound Effect, episode 135

2/16/2019
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This show originally aired on February 17, 2018. This week on Sound Effect, stories about animals. We learn how one vet treats dogs who eat marijuana , and meet a pet bird who enjoys an unusual amount of freedom . Then we travel with a park ranger who is on a mission to make Tacoma's raccoons wild again , and hear dispatches from a 20th century war that pitted monkey against monkey . Finally, we hear why a Seattle scientist has spent three decades studying a colony of arctic birds , and we...

Duration:00:47:02