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Transmission No. 4: Sound Effect, Episode 210

Adrian Florez

We have all been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in our own ways. And the Sound Effect team has been doing our best to cover it in a podcast called Transmission. Today on Sound Effect, we share some more stories that have stood out to us from the series.

First, we make the rounds with Gino Jevdjevic — a Bosnian pop star-turned-punk-frontman-turned-social-services-provider — as he checks in on his clients with developmental disabilities. Then, we hear the story of Thomas Lopez, the beloved proprietor of a taco truck business and restaurant in Algona who died from COVID-19. We meet a young woman named Aminata Kamara, who is living through her second run-in with a deadly virus after experiencing a terrifying outbreak of Ebola while living in Sierra Leone. We learn about a model that can help predict behavioral health responses to the pandemic. And KNKX’s Kevin Kniestedt takes advice from a psychiatrist to reconnect with people he’s lost touch with.

Be sure to subscribe to both our podcasts, Sound Effect and Transmission. They are available wherever you get your podcasts. And please be sure to rate and review them.

Kari Plog is a former KNKX reporter who covered the people and systems in Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap counties, with an emphasis on police accountability.