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Sea Level: Sound Effect, Episode 121

Orca Hunter Ted Griffin works with Namu at his aquarium in Seattle.

This week on Sound Effect, stories from sea level. We open the show by talking to Petty Officer Steve Watkins about what he experiences at the end of a submarine patrol at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Next, Bellamy Pailthorp speaks with Ted Griffin, who was the first person to ever swim publicly with an orca. Then Arwen Nicks talks to Nicole Hardy about how she used the money she made from her memoir, “Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin” to become a deckhand on a tall ship. Also, we head to Long Beach, Washington, where city elders decided to dig up a dead whale as something to do to celebrate the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s journey. We then hear from Hanna Burn, who tells us how a small island became the object of her great grandparent’s obsession. And finally, we hear a story about how a small boat changed the early years for a couple of boys.

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

Kevin Kniestedt is a journalist, host and producer who began his career at KNKX in 2003. Over his 17 years with the station, he worked as a full time jazz host, a news host and produced the weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary.