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Bug In The System: Sound Effect Episode 119

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli, grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip.

This show originally aired on September 30, 2017.

This week on Sound Effect, stories of bugs in the system. We first head to the Burke Museum where baby beetles eat away at the flesh of dead animals, down to the bone, so scientists can have a clean specimen. Then we hear from a cyber-security expert about what went wrong in a huge disaster in Bellingham. Also, you may not have known that flea circuses are “real”, but we’ll visit one that exists in the Wallingford neighborhood. We’ll also talk to an assistant research professor at Washington State University that heads up the only bee sperm bank in the world.

Sound Effect is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KNKX's Gabriel Spitzer. To hear the full broadcast version of this show, including a story on one of the best known food safety attorneys in the world about how his career took shape, and a Gig Harbor man who makes bugs for props to be used in Hollywood movies, click the player below.

Kevin began his career at KNKX in 2003, where his first responsibility was to eradicate the KNKX Jazz Library from all Smooth Jazz CD’s. Since then there is not much at KNKX he hasn’t done. Kevin has worked as a full time jazz host, news host, and has hosted, at least once, almost every single program on KNKX. Kevin currently produces 88.5's weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary, and helped make the KNKX Grocery Tote famous.

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