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Etiquette: Sound Effect, Episode 41

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Sound Effect is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different theme, and this week Sound Effect is on its best behavior, discussing the rules of etiquette.

Sound Effect kicks off this week with former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. If you ask McGinn if he lacked political decorum, he will stop you short and say the word is divisive.

KPLU’s very own advice expert Dick Stein answers questions from Sound Effect listeners about matters of decorum unique to the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo discusses the racial divide in Seattle, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the difference between being polite and being kind.

Patty and Samie Detzer are mother and daughter. Samie and Pattie both had abortions. Breaking the well-known dinner party rule that bans public discussion of religion, politics, or sex, they come together in Sound Effect’s studios to have a frank conversation about their abortions.