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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

  • Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) with special guest Christine Jensen
  • May 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • Shorewood Performing Arts Center, Shoreline

Chuckanut Writers Conference, an annual celebration of writing in Bellingham, June 23-24, with Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, Kathleen Dean Moore, Daniel James Brown, Ijeoma Oluo, and more.

Michal Lebl

This week on Sound Effect, stories of time and how it rules our daily lives. 

Every Hour Injures, The Last One Kills

For centuries, sundials have inspired artists and scientists alike as a way to display the passing of time. Retired UW astrobiology professor Woody Sullivan shares how his 25-year love affair with sundials began and how he invented the first working sundial tattoo.

A Brewing War

Credit Liz West/Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, we share stories of people, places and things that are right in front of us, that we may never notice. 

Abe Beeson

This month's guest student DJ, Drew Thomas, plays trumpet in the Lynnwood High School jazz band. 

Viewing 3D IMAX clips by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center IS LICENSED BY CC BY-NC 2.0 bit.ly/2mQpqo4 / Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, we share stories from people under the influence of mentors, substances, music, and society. 

COURTESY OF MICHAL LEBL

 

This week on Sound Effect, we tell stories of risks and rewards and why people make the decision to take the leap. 

100 by Ana is licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0 http://bit.ly/2ntoX81 / Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, we celebrate our 100th episode by exploring the stories behind Northwest businesses with the address Suite 100. 

Austin Jenkins / knkx

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you an investigative look into a spike in prison suicides here in Washington state. During 2014 and 2015, 11 inmate deaths were ruled suicide, giving Washington one of the highest prison suicide rates in the country. There didn’t seem to be a pattern, but the prison system knew it had a problem. 

This week on Sound Effect, stories of what happens when things get messy, for better and for worse.  

Abe Beeson

Sixteen year-old Mairead Rising plays tenor saxophone and sings with the Glacier Peak High School Jazz Band in Snohomish, Wash.  She shares an hour of her favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on March 2 from 8-9 p.m. on KNKX's Evening Jazz.  Check out Mairead's killer version of The Jazz Messengers' "Moanin'" from Glacier Peak's School Of Jazz studio performance from January.

Which instrument do you play and why?

Tacoma, Wa by Atomic Taco/Flickr

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you some memorable stories we’ve shared about the people of Tacoma.

GI Newspapers

88.5’s Paula Wissel gives us a glimpse into the underground GI movement, a network of subversive publications and meeting places catering to the military which sprung out of the antiwar movement during the Vietnam era. We learn about one particular underground newspaper published near Ft. Lewis.

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. 

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.

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