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This week on Sound Effect, we bring you stories of TMI, as in too much information. 

The Jeopardy Champ

Seattle resident Ken Jennings won 74 times in a row on the popular trivia show "Jeopardy!" and is the the second highest earner in game show history with a total of more than $3.1 million. He explains how he keeps all that information in his brain.

The Home of The Cloud

Mount Si Band

Knkx congratulates the Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace and Mount Si High School jazz bands on becoming finalists in the 22nd annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival.  This year's event will be held from May 11-13 in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

  • "Serial" Live with Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder
  • March 18, 2017
  • Paramount Theatre, Seattle

"Serial" is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. "Serial" tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season. Each season, we follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. We won’t know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Each week we bring you the next chapter in the story, so it's important to listen to the episodes in order.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

The film stars Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson and (the wonderful) June Squibb.

Pain Of A Broken Heart by Dennis Skley via Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, we’re sharing stories of heartbreak, and the different ways people respond to it.

Courtesy of "Hella Black Hella Seattle"

This week on Sound Effect, we've teamed up with the women behind the "Hella Black Hella Seattle" podcast to tell stories of black history in the Northwest. 

Black History Month

We meet the women behind the "Hella Black Hella Seattle" podcast and talk about what black history means to them. 

Seattle's 'Queen of Gospel'

Molly Gillespie

Harrison Hannon is 21 years old and a senior at South Puget Sound Community College.  He plays drums in the jazz band. 

Allie Ferguson / KNKX

Cheers erupted from a crowd of protesters at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday after hearing that a federal judge in New York put a hold on part of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration.

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order banning legal U.S. residents and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days. It also puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

The judge prohibited the U.S. government from deporting travelers with valid visas covered by the Trump order.

Jennifer Wing/KNKX

 

This week on Sound Effect, we learn to make amends. We bring you stories of people making amends after a life of crime, siblings making amends before death, and public officials making amends to an entire city.

The Apology Bell

Curious Photo - George Eastman House Collection, ca. 1880

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you stories that flip the script. We'll hear stories of reversing the typical expectations in a situation.

  • Dave Peck Trio w/ Jeff Johnson & John Bishop
  • February 17, 7:30
  • Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club

Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

Knkx is bringing you full coverage of the swearing in of Donald J. Trump as the United States' 45th President.

Join knkx Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick, along with NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish. NPR will bring you the latest from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., overlooking the presidential platform.

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

This morning, Knkx brings you full coverage of the swearing in of Donald J. Trump as the United States' 45th President.

Join knkx Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick, along with NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish. NPR will bring you the latest from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., overlooking the presidential platform.

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you stories of things that keep us up at night. We'll hear stories of fear and anxiety and meet people who work unusual graveyard shifts.

Radio Nightmares

Sound Effect gets a lot of inspiration from the hit radio show This American Life. So we thought we'd ask host Ira Glass what keeps him up at night. Turns out, his childhood fears were pretty dark.

The Cameraman

CREDIT YINAN CHEN/CREATIVE COMMONS

This week on Sound Effect, we hear about changes of scenery. We bring you stories of people who were exposed to a whole different part of the world, a culture they weren't familiar with, or a lifestyle they never imagined.

The Logging Camp

Cascade Ski Areas Enjoy Lots of Snow

Jan 5, 2017

The snowy weather is keeping ski areas busy so far this season. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeremiah Pyle says, there's more to come.

"It looks like the snow pattern for the mountains will continue. So we're expecting quite a bit more this weekend and then we've got several systems coming through next week that look like they bring substantial snow to the mountains as well,” said Pyle.

While that’s good news for resorts, Pyle says all that snow could prove to be an impediment for motorists driving over mountain passes.

Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Brandt Fisher is our first guest student DJ of 2017.  He shares his hour of favorite jazz with Abe Beeson Thursday, January 5 from 8 to 9 p.m.

Allie Ferguson / knkx

This week on Sound Effect, we look back at our favorite stories from 2016. 

The Tree Hunter

Tacoma arborist Mik Miazio is a part of a national group of arborists and citizen scientists obsessed with finding the tallest trees of each species. He explains why he loves searching for these old growth forests.

Credit Matthew Streib

This week on Sound Effect, we share stories of traditions.

Tacoma Cotillion

Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

Knkx, in partnership with the Broadway Center, presented the Holiday Jam concert and live broadcast on December 4, marking a 20-year tradition of bringing holiday cheer to the Northwest and audiences worldwide.

Animal Odd Couples by Ars Electronica LICENSED UNDER CC BY 2.0 bit.ly/2hGcG07 / Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you stories of odd couples and the unique ways people are drawn together. 

Man's Best Frenemy

Knkx general manager Joey Cohn has worked hard to befriend one particular co-worker: Winston. He wonders why they just can't get along.

The Up House

By National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons bit.ly/2hxWrya

This week on Sound Effect, we share stories that take place underwater.

A Meal Fit For An Otter

At the Seattle Aquarium, sea otters get a diet that would make any seafood junkie jealous. Not only do they dine on restaurant grade salmon, crab, shrimp and other seafood, but they get fed up to nine times per day.  

Ninth grader P.J. Colino, who plays alto sax and clarinet in the Seattle Academy Jazz Ensemble, is our guest student DJ for December.

This season knkx is making music, memories and merry for our community and we want you to be a part of it!

Ron Edmonds / AP Photo

This week on Sound Effect, we share stories about the call of duty.

Wake-Up Call 

Knkx Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick wakes up in the middle of the night so that she can be on air, sharing the news at 5 every morning. We listen in to her morning routine after she gets the literal call to duty: her alarm clock. 

Credit Parker Miles Blohm

This week on Sound Effect, we share some of our favorite music-related stories from the past year.

Charlie And The Rays

We meet the musicians of a local band that just released their first record. While some members of the band are too young to patronize the establishments they perform in, that hasn't stopped them from having big hopes for the future.

Bonnie Guitar

Parker Miles Blohm / knkx

Singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson writes intimate music that connects with her fans in a very personal way. Olympia's independent K Records wrote that "her recordings make it feel as though you have a friend there whispering in your ear. And you do because Kimya is your friend."

However, Dawson's intimacy can sometimes get her into trouble. She finds herself opening her heart too much and taking in too many friends. At our live event in May, Dawson shared one of her songs and explored how she sometimes loses herself in her need to be a friend to everyone.

MF821-03188616A / Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, you are what you eat. We bring stories of food, and how it intersects with identity.

We Eat War

Tickets are no longer available for this event.  The Broadway Center is now taking names for a wait list and tickets will be released upon availability. 

This week on Sound Effect, we tell stories of the lies we hear and the lies we tell. 

Old Time Con Woman

One woman became one of the most infamous liars in the Northwest in the early 1900s. Maude Wagnon, who went under the alias Maude Johnson, swindled railroad companies out of an estimated thousands of dollars.

Student Scam

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