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Augmented Reality: Sound Effect, Episode 176

Raphael Satter / The Associated Press

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 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.