Tacoma: Sound Effect, Episode 97

Feb 25, 2017

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.

Counting The Dead

Tacoma native and writer Jack Cameron has documented the victims of nearly every homicide in the city of Tacoma since 2006. He explains why he feels called to write about these horrific incidents. 

The Earthquake

Reporter Ashley Gross introduces us to a man who survived an earthquake as a young boy. He was saved by a schoolmate who lost his own life in the disaster. 

Hilltop Gets Its Name Back

Student reporting intern Austin Hilliker takes us to Hilltop/Upper Tacoma Business District to hear from residents and community members about why the new moniker never quite caught on.

Pour Me Another, Bartender

The bartenders and servers who work in Tacoma's bar industry are a particularly tight-knit group, seemingly unlike those that could be found in any other major city. Sound Effect producer and former bartender Kevin Kniestedt explores what makes this industry a family affair.

Sound Effect is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KNKX's Jennifer Wing.