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Not A Kid Anymore: Sound Effect, Episode 83

"coast of Borneo" by Angela Sevin is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This week on Sound Effect, we're brining you stories that explore that moment when you realize you are not a kid anymore.

The Puberty Lady

If you’re a parent in the Seattle area, chances are you’ve heard about the puberty classes that Julie Metzger created almost three decades ago. She shares the inspiration behind these popular classes and how to make awkward topics fun.

The Obamacare Kid

As a young boy, Marcelas Owens stood next to President Obama when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Today Marcelas identifies as a young woman. She talks about her journey as a trans teen.

Growing Up In Prison

At 13, Will Jimerson was the youngest person in Washington state to be sentenced as an adult. He explains what it was like to grow up in an adult prison.

Silver Linings

Chris Spengler's father was always a tough man.  That is, until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Spengler tells the story of how that diagnosis changed the relationship she had with her father for the better.

Art Therapy

Nearly 3 million kids are hospitalized in psychiatric wards every year. Sound Effect contributor Eilis O Neal tells the story of one of those kids. 

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