Andy Hurst

Producer, The Record

Year started with KUOW: 2006

Andy Hurst has worked in public radio for more than a decade. He's a producer for KUOW's midday newsmagazine, The Record. He's also worked as a producer for both Weekday and The Conversation.

Andy spent more than six years behind the microphone at KUOW. His voice could be heard just about everywhere on the KUOW schedule. He first joined the station as an announcer for KUOW2.

He started his career at Northwest Public Radio in Pullman, Wash., where he was a producer and the local host for Weekend Edition.

In his spare time, Andy likes digging through record crates, going to shows, watching documentaries, and watching baseball. 

He's a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Ways to Connect

Marny Lombard has this advice on preventing suicide: "Reach out. Connect. Encourage your children to connect. That is how we thrive. If you see loneliness, reach out to it. Wrap your arms around the lonely. Maybe figuratively, maybe actually.”
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Marny Lombard lost her only child to suicide. Samuel Henderson Lombard was 22.

Lombard told Bill Radke how that loss led her to become an advocate for suicide prevention. Lombard is an organizer with Zero Suicide: Inland Northwest and a volunteer with Forefront at the University of Washington.

Street sign on Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.
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Bill Radke talks with University of Washington history professor Margaret O'Mara about the impact of Microsoft on the economy and culture of the Pacific Northwest.

The VICIS helmet is seen in a testing apparatus.
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Bill Radke talks with neurosurgeon Dr. Samuel Browd about his company's anti-concussion football helmet. Browd is a neurosurgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital and co-founder of the company Vicis.

King County Sheriff John Urquhart
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Bill Radke talks with King County Sheriff John Urquhart about why he's asking his off-duty deputies to carry firearms and extra ammunition following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

University of Washington history professor Stephanie Smallwood at KUOW studios on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.
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Walk onto the University of Washington's Red Square and you are greeted by a giant statue of George Washington. A lot of students walk past that statue barely aware it's there.

But UW senior Palca Shibale told KUOW’s Bill Radke that Red Square is one place – but not the only one on campus – where she feels erased as a student of color.

Shibale, who is studying molecular biology, helped organize a rally last week in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri who protested the handling of racist incidents on campus.

A fragment of the collapsed bridge, in the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington.
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David Hyde speaks with journalist and local historian Feliks Banel  about the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse on Nov. 7, 1940.  

Our post-elections panel Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas and David Hyde.
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So did Seattle socialists win or lose in the election? Kshama Sawant was re-elected in City Council District 3, and her ally Mike O’Brien also won in District 6. But other potential allies faltered.

Still, political analyst C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX told KUOW’s David Hyde, Sawant’s re-election pushes the council her direction.  

A supporter of Initiative 122 displays a carved pumpkin.
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David Hyde talks with Honest Elections campaign manager Brianna Thomas about the passage of  Initiative 122. 

alcohol beer taps
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David Hyde talks with Fircrest resident and City Councilmember Hunter George about why he wants to end alcohol prohibition in Washington's only dry town.

Eat a chunk off the gum wall in Post Alley? Not so sure about that.
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Better hurry if you want to see the famous – some might say infamous – gum wall at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, at least in its current incarnation. The market plans to scrub down the layers and layers of chewing gum stuck on the walls of Post Alley.  

Mercedes Carrabba, owner of Market Ghost Tours and Ghost Alley Espresso, told KUOW’s David Hyde that she’s excited about the scrubdown.

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Chef Renee Erickson says she was trying to close pay gaps among her employees when she eliminated tipping at her Seattle restaurants.

But she told KUOW’s David Hyde that the change also might help battle another problem in restaurants: sexism.

Traffic on Second Avenue in downtown Seattle.
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Ross Reynolds talks with Mark Hallenbeck about traffic congestion in the Puget Sound region, and what can be done to solve it. Hallenbeck is director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the University of Washington.

King County is trying to sell, at a discount, a large swath of land north of Fall City for a new dairy farm.
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David Hyde talks with King County Executive Dow Constantine about efforts to preserve farmland and open space in rural King County.

King County primary ballot.
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David Hyde talks with Joni Balter and C.R. Douglas about how moving to a district system is affecting City Council races in Seattle. Balter is host of Civil Cocktail on The Seattle Channel and Douglas is a political analyst for Q13 Fox.

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David Hyde talks with cycling advocate Cynthia Gibson about the 'Idaho Stop,' a law that allows cyclists to treat stop signs like yield signs. Gibson is executive director of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.