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Augmented Reality: Sound Effect, Episode 176

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This show originally aired on April 2, 2019.

We start by meeting a scientist who is trying to create a way for people to have the sensation of touch through their prosthetic limbs. Then, a man considers himself “lucky” after having his legs amputated. Also, an essay about the challenges of finding the right medication for mental health. Next, a philanthropist who invests in research on the potential benefits of psychedelic drugs. We meet a man who wants to use augmented reality and artificial intelligence to see more clearly. Finally, using virtual reality in a hospital to comfort patients in pain.  

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.