This week on Sound Effect, stories of unintended consequences. We start with a story about a truancy law intended to help kids that sometimes has the opposite effect - and what Washington State is doing about it. Then, a scientist who accidentally discovered how BPA might be affecting future generations. We talk to an African American man whose well-intentioned white parents had a few things to learn about preparing him for adulthood in America. Then, we learn the story of West Seattle's short-lived amusement park, and hear how a law meant to help the environment also created an underground economy.
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by 88.5's Gabriel Spitzer.