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Watch Your Language: Sound Effect, Episode 173


This show originally aired on March 30, 2019.

We start with a man translating traditional blues into Yiddish. Next, we join "the Jane Goodall of the whales," as she eavesdrops on orcas. Then, an effort is made to rethink how an endangered native language should look on the page. Also, a story of a musician with autism who uses music as a language. Finally, a rabbi uses modern music to help save a language from extinction.

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.