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
‘It's really gay. It's perfect for a pride event. I think everyone should go see it.’
"I lost him when he died, I lost him when I buried his memory so deep it was hard to recall him, and I found him again."
‘This report was essentially a synthesis of the science in the region, but the next step would be to develop policy and regulatory structures that would lead to more protection of this ecosystem.’
'It's a story within a story. We get both the real-life family, and we see them making this noir detective show, which features great Seattle actors. There’s also a time machine.'
AG’s Office wants a finding that the minimum wage law applies to detainees
In response to city-wide protests following George Floyd’s murder, the Seattle City Council vowed to chop the city's police department budget in half. KUOW’s Kim Malcolm spoke with Seattle Times reporter Daniel Beekman about what's changed with policing in Seattle ... and what hasn't.
Paige Browning talks with Lara Zarowsky of the Washington Innocence Project about a new law that requires police interrogations to be recorded on both audio and video.
Most Fridays on KUOW's All Things Considered, we're getting recommendations for the weekend. Today, our guide is Margo Vansynghel, arts & culture reporter for Crosscut.
‘There are some fan favorites: Asia O'Hara, Vanessa "Vanjie" Mateo, Kim Chi, Plastique.’
‘I think one of the reasons we're seeing a higher rate of fatal overdoses is because more often people are alone.’