This week on Sound Effect, stories about finding peace of mind. We head to Cafe Avole, the Rainier Valley coffee shop run by Seattle native Solomon Dubie, to learn what a clay pot has to do with the Ethiopian way of relaxing and connecting. Then we meet sisters Tamara Cullen Evans and Lori Cullen, who share what it was like to come to peace with the knowledge that a dreaded disease is in their future. We also hear a trio from the Seattle Symphony perform at the Monroe Correctional Complex, learn about a woman who gave WWI-era Seattle a piece of her mind, hear a story about art, justice, and World War II, and hear from Tacoma musician Ben Union about how he became disillusioned with religion--and found peace of mind anyway.
Sound Effect is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. This episode originally aired on May 6, 2017.