Brandi Fullwood is a senior producer at KUOW. She currently works with Seattle Now on daily news productions and in Audioshop on special projects. She joined KUOW in 2019 as a producer on The Record and was promoted to her current position in 2021. And they were part of the team that launched the new iteration of the midday show Soundside. She has produced a range of stories from dinosaur experts to misinformation in the 2020 election.
Previously, she worked for The World a co-production of the BBC World Service. She focused on tech, culture, and environment stories. Brandi also led a collaborative project for The World and Smithsonian Folkways. She created pieces and reported on music, culture, and communities like this and this and this.
Brandi has written, produced for NPR Music, Noisey Music, and reported for the New Haven Independent. She grew a love for radio through Middlebury College radio station’s WRMC 91.1 FM.
What's cooler than cool? Lake Washington
The heat is hitting early this spring in Seattle and people are flocking outside. These sunny days are a great time to dust off your paddleboard or kayak. But that water is dangerously cold. Derek Van Dyke, an education coordinator with the Washington State Parks Boating Program will fill us in on the fun of being alert on the water.
Seattle prepares for weather whiplash
A sudden burst of heat is coming up this weekend. If you don’t have a pool or a heat pump, better start making a cool down plan. Seattle Weather Blog’s Justin Shaw is here. He’ll fill us in on the heat dome approaching and what might be in store this summer.
A shake up is coming from the Regional Homelessness Authority
The Seattle homelessness crisis won’t be solved overnight. But organizations under King County’s Regional Homelessness Authority aren’t confident the agency can do much in 5 years either. Greg Kim is here today. He’s a homelessness reporter for the Seattle Times.
A windows update for Seattle’s International District
For years, businesses in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District have been dealing with broken shop windows… and living with the plywood used to fill the gaps. But now, they’re getting some help.
Seattle mayor has BIG plans for downtown
The to-do list to revitalize downtown is long… in the short term Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and his administration have some short term plans to get more people visiting, living and working downtown. TAPE “Fundamentally, downtown runs on people. So our downtown activation plan is focused on how do we get more people downtown” And so far, safety is taking a front seat. The city is cracking down on the fentanyl crisis and the shake up is imminent. KUOW reporter Casey Martin is here. He’ll fill us in on some of the key items to anticipate.
Coming Soon: Middle housing in WA
Duplexes, fourplexes, sixplexes… oh my.
Thousands on Medicaid in WA may lose coverage
Thousands of Apple Health enrollees are at risk of losing health care coverage now that pandemic protections for Medicaid have expired across the US. That coverage gap will look different across the country. But in Washington… you may no longer meet the requirements or you could miss the deadline to reapply. Aaron Katz is a Principal Lecturer Emeritus for the School of Public Health at University of Washington. He’ll walk us through some of the administrative hurdles and how the red tape may impact patients in our state/county.
WA lawmakers move treatment over jail time to the House
Democratic lawmakers in Olympia are working on a strategy to tackle drug possession that balances law enforcement and diversion. Senate Bill 5536 would allow people with substance use disorder an opportunity to choose treatment over jail time. But supporters say it will require a major investment for an airtight plan. And time is of the essence, the current law on the books expires this summer. KUOW reporter Amy Radil joins us today to walk us through where the senate bill is at today.
Amazon (no) Go
In 2018 Amazon launched Amazon Go, "the store of the future." Customers walk in, grab what they want, and go. No cashier, no line. On Friday, the retail giant announced they would close eight of those stores–including in Seattle. It's another cost-cutting measure, part of the company's streamlining plan to get it right in other "just walk out" locations. Lauren Rosenblatt, the Seattle Times Amazon reporter, is here to help us make sense of Amazon's latest moves.
King County, what happened to all the mental health beds?
In April, King County voters will get to decide if they want to fund five new mental and behavioral health crisis centers. These centers promise some intensive but temporary plans. It’s a pivot from the long term solutions the city has utilized over the years. Seattle Times mental health reporter Hannah Furfaro is here to dig into mental health plans of the past, how far we’ve come… and how much further we have to go.