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    Alone Together: Sound Effect, Episode 171

    Alone Together: Sound Effect, Episode 171

    We start with a deeper look at Frog and Toad , and why Frog wanted to be alone . Next, a bus driver thaws the “Seattle Freeze” for a passenger. Then, a woman battles a voice that encourages her to do destructive things. Also, a story about a father finding a novel way to stay close to his daughter half a world away. Finally, a marriage is strengthened, even though the couple is separated by iron bars . Sound Effect showcases stories inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KNKX's

    • 48 min
    The voice never went away. So, this woman learned to live with it.

    The voice never went away. So, this woman learned to live with it.

    This story originally aired on March 2, 2019. Mary Anne Moorman has been a management consultant, an activist, a storyteller – even a radio host. She’s also been keeping a secret since she was a little girl. “Where are you?” a younger Moorman asked. “Everywhere,” the voice replied.

    • 10 min
    After swearing off men, this woman fell for a bank robber

    After swearing off men, this woman fell for a bank robber

    This story originally aired on March 2, 2019. About 20 years ago, Shirley Lidel made a vow: no more men.

    • 12 min
    Life lessons about solitude, from a frog and a toad

    Life lessons about solitude, from a frog and a toad

    This story originally aired on March 2, 2019. Frog had left a note. It was for Toad, and it said he just wanted to be alone today. So begins the story by Arnold Lobel in the collection, " Days with Frog and Toad ." And like many of Lobel’s stories, the deceptively simple narrative hides important lessons about childhood and friendship. In this case, Jana Mohr Lone says, the story teaches us lessons about solitude.

    • 4 min
    A bus ride inspired this woman to thaw the Seattle Freeze. Now she's in for a surprise.

    A bus ride inspired this woman to thaw the Seattle Freeze. Now she's in for a surprise.

    This story originally aired March 1, 2019. Susan Fee always knew she wanted to move back to Seattle someday. She and her husband both grew up around here, namely Federal Way, but work opportunities had them move to different parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland. Once Susan and her husband became empty-nesters, they were ready to return to Seattle. As they prepared to move, Susan heard rumors that the city had grown frosty in the 25 years since she'd moved away.

    • 10 min
    How one tiny Seattle restaurant helped a dad connect with his daughter

    How one tiny Seattle restaurant helped a dad connect with his daughter

    This story originally aired on March 2, 2019. Some kids go straight to college after high school. But Marisa Comeau-Kerege went to Senegal.

    • 8 min

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