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Revising History: Sound Effect, Episode 175

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This plaque honoring Madame Lou Graham in Seattle might be telling a different story than what really happened.

When you revise history, it can go either way: You can nudge the story a little further away from the truth, or you can correct the mistakes in and omissions from the historical record. On today's show, we have a bit of both. 

We start with clips from a “documentary” that suggests that Noah’s Ark might be buried near Mount Baker. Then, a group is looking to add names to unnamed graves at an old cemetery. Next, a woman wants the real story of a decades-old war to be made public. Also, the story behind some made-up, grunge-era terminology. We find out that some of the things we think we know as gospel about our city just aren’t true. Finally, how it feels when history casts one of your heroes as the bad guy.  

Sound Effect showcases stories inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KNKX's Gabriel Spitzer.

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.