This show originally aired on April 15, 2017.
This week on Sound Effect, stories of time and how it rules our daily lives.
First, 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. Then Sound Effect contributor Hebah Fisher tells the story of how Alkhanshali braved a dangerous voyage for coffee. Then, a disability rights lawyer explains why dozens of people are waiting behind bars for mental health evaluations, and how the state is working to provide speedier justice. Also, patients are very aware of the passing hours as they wait for dialysis machines to clean and process their blood. One patient, Vonita McGee, lets us into the world of kidney dialysis and shares how she found friendship and community in a difficult place. Finally, writer Dominic Black shares this essay about why the words “I love you” went unspoken for so long, and what it was like to finally express them out loud.