Sound Focus

Series produced by KUOW

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daily local magazine show produced from KUOW Seattle KRAK

Sound Focus is a daily local magazine show that explores the character of the Pacific Northwest through personal, sound-rich, narrative-driven interviews. KRAK


20 Pieces

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A transgendered man finds himself becoming an advocate for transgender rights, despite never wanting or planning to. KRAK

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 18:25
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Tattoo artists Damon Conklin reveals how body ink connects him to sobriety and faith. KRAK

  • Added: Aug 12, 2008
  • Length: 08:31
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Former state Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland started lifting weights to help with chronic back pain. She was drawn to the power-lifters at he...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2008
  • Length: 09:07
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Novelist and prosecuting attorney Mark Lindquist dives deep into the world of meth dealers in his new novel, The King of Methlehem. KRAK

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: 18:25
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We look at a hit musical series exclusively on the web, learn how to get things done using only your voice, and get an online shortcut for finding ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2008
  • Length: 12:28
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Author Wendy Marcus reflects on a storytelling tradition that goes back to Wendy's childhood. KRAK

  • Added: Jul 30, 2008
  • Length: 09:00
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Fifty hours a week, at the University of Washington Medical Center ER, Crystal Patterson is so busy that she barely has time to go to the bathroom....

  • Added: Jul 30, 2008
  • Length: 08:55
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A conversation with Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, newly inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame KRAK

Bought by KPIK-LP


  • Added: Jul 30, 2008
  • Length: 12:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Professor Rita Smilkstein offers six steps and seven words to unlock the brain's potential for learning.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2008
  • Length: 18:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Seattle Historian and author Andrew Ward on his personal connection to the spiritual "Steal Away" KRAK

  • Added: Jul 29, 2008
  • Length: 09:30
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Flight attendant and Nancy Drew fan Amanda Arkebauer discovers a new way to solve mysteries and travel for work through letterboxing. KRAK

  • Added: Jul 29, 2008
  • Length: 11:59
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Former guide book author Thomas Kohnstamm reveals the highs and unbelievable lows of writing guide books. KRAK

  • Added: Jul 29, 2008
  • Length: 09:11
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Legendary rock producer Brian Eno once said that only a thousand people bought The Velvet Underground's first record. But every one of them, he add...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2008
  • Length: 09:24
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Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. But growing up, Erik was told that he should avoid flying at all costs.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2008
  • Length: 18:25
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In June 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, a mob of over 10,000 convened upon the police station, inflamed by the rumor that black circus workers had rape...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2008
  • Length: 18:26
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Two Seattle-residents created a summer camp for local Arabs and Jews to hang out together.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2008
  • Length: 18:29
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A sudden blow to the head can cause anything from a mild concussion to paralysis. For Kyle Baumgartner, it left him close to death and barely able ...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2008
  • Length: 08:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Evan McMullen's car holds the Guinness World Record for gas mileage--376 miles per gallon. Krak

Bought by KVMR and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Jul 09, 2008
  • Length: 08:43
  • Purchases: 2
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A Seattle woman walks an almost 500-mile pilgrimage trail to mark being cancer-free. KRAK

  • Added: Jun 24, 2008
  • Length: 18:21
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A young black man learns about his identity through local African American history. KRAK

  • Added: Jun 16, 2008
  • Length: 09:13