"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.
Each week's show explores a different theme, and this time around, it’s tales of lost and found.
If you've ever lost a pet and were lucky enough to find it, you know the sharp pain of expecting the worst and then the huge wave of relief when you are reunited with animal. I experienced this roller coaster so many times I lost count.
These searches and reunions involved the same animal; a cat named Snowdrift. This clever little cat was technically lost, a lot, and I’m not so certain he ever really wanted to be found, by me.
The remarks by Hadi, who was forced to flee Yemen amid the rebel onslaught, come as a Gulf diplomatic official quoted by news agencies says that Arab nations allied against the Houthis could continue their airstrikes against the Shiite militia for months.
At an Arab summit held in Egypt, Hadi left no doubt that he believed the Houthis were being controlled by Tehran: "I say to the puppets of Iran and its toys: ...
Nigerians turned out in large numbers to select their next president, a contest between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and his rival, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.
The voting occurred as at least six people were killed in two attacks in the country's northeast, where Boko Haram militants are active. According to Reuters, gunmen opened fire on voters in two locations, killing three at each of them.
After running some routine tests, Avery found out that she was positive for HIV. She was the second case he had seen in just a few weeks.
"Right then, I kind of realized, 'Wow, are we on the tip of something?' " Avery says. "But you just put it away. ... It's statistically an oddity when you're just one little doctor, you know?"
It wasn't just a blip.
It's cheese season.
I first watched a Bedouin woman, Mechchas Bne Menneh, make salty goat cheese last spring, while out on a story about confrontations between her clan and Israeli soldiers.
Early each December, the HR department of Orange City Schools in Pepper Pike, Ohio, places a checklist in our mailboxes. It asks about our employment plans for the next school year. Choices include sabbatical leave, acquiring advanced degrees, and the one everyone dreams of checking: I will be retiring at the end of the current school year.
When that paper arrived in my mailbox last year, I was feeling discouraged.
The protesters have occupied part of an administration building and wrapped the statue in black plastic.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes jazz drummer Willie Jones III for two nights with his superlative quintet: Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Eric Reed (piano), Ralph Moore (tenor sax) and Buster Williams (bass) touring in support of his latest live album, The Willie Jones III Sextet Plays The Max Roac