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Memories Of Prom, And Jobs In Sound Effects

 Seattle-Area Employment Picture Brightens
The region's economic picture appears to be brightening as King County's unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in April. We hear why from Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton.

Call In: What Do You Remember About Prom?
It’s prom season. When you were in high school, did you go to prom? What memory stands out years later?  Maybe it’s the way you were asked to prom.  Maybe it is some little detail you’ll never forget. Maybe what you remember is why you didn’t go to prom. Share your funny, touching, sweet and embarrassing memories of prom with us at 206.543.5869 or email

Radio Retrospective: Not all Sound Effects Jobs Are Created Equal
Sound effects artists were in high demand during the golden age of radio. That doesn’t mean they were all equals; there definitely was a pecking order. We’ll find out what it was.

A Lunch Recommendation
For our Thursday lunch recommendation, food writer Sara Dickerman profiles El Portalat Madison and 23rd. If you prefer to cook for yourself, she suggests “Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book.”