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Cog In The Machine: Sound Effect, Episode 147



This show originally aired on June 9, 2018.

This week, stories of cogs in the machine. First, how a kid felt like toys were missing some accessories, so he decided to start making them himself, and business took off. Then, a Vietnam veteran shares why he believes the willingness to die for a cause you don’t believe in is an example of how “the system” works. Also, a sperm donor is faced with the realities of meeting one of his offspring. Next, how Indian Island is slowly beginning to open up to its original inhabitants while still being a crucial component of the Pacific Northwest Navy fleet. We also meet a man who is incarcerated share how his surroundings growing up were part of the system that put him behind bars. Finally, an assembly line worker connects to a factory worker an ocean away after a poem was discovered

"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by 88.5'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.