Senior Producer, All Things Considered
Andy Hurst is the senior producer for KUOW’s local broadcast of All Things Considered. He works behind the scenes to produce the conversations you hear each day with newsmakers, community members, experts and journalists. Andy has produced interviews on a wide array of topics, and he’s especially drawn to stories about public health, science and arts & culture.
Andy has worked in public radio for more than 15 years. He was previously a producer for KUOW’s The Record, Weekday and The Conversation. He was also previously a member of the on-air team at KUOW, hosting middays for several years and filling in across the radio schedule.
He started his journalism career as the local host and producer for Weekend Edition at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, Washington. He’s a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Affiliations: 2017 Kiplinger Fellow, Ohio State University
‘If we go through this pandemic, and haven't learned that we truly are our brother's keeper in many, many ways, then I think, sadly, it would be a disaster.’
‘This is an orbital flight that goes higher than any spacecraft has gone with people inside since the Apollo era. This is another level.’
Noel Frame is a Democratic lawmaker in Washington state. Last month, her 1-year-old son got Covid-19. She told KUOW's Kim Malcolm her story.
‘She chose Black children specifically for this exhibition, which at times almost feels like a sacred space, like a chapel. It's really powerful.’
‘I really feel like my journalism bones have been awakened by this project. I think it's going to be really gratifying and an adventure one way or the other.’
‘The warmth of the welcome is being dissipated because of the lack of permanent housing stock.’
‘I do know that outreach workers evaluated 78 people at the encampment for hotel rooms, and 57 people came inside. That ratio is pretty big.’
‘For our family, the risk equation has actually just changed quite a bit. It's not a question now about what's the benefit of in-person school versus the risk of Covid, but what are the benefits of in-person school for those first few months until children under the age of 12 can be vaccinated?’
Activities include a gallery fair, a secret walking tour, and a waterfront art installation.
"I expect that this is going to be a really close race and we're not going to have really any indication of who's out on top until election night in November."