Producer, Seattle Now
Brooklyn is a podcast producer on Seattle Now, KUOW's weekday news podcast. She started podcasting as host, creator, and producer of We the (Black) People: An American History Podcast in 2020 and has been trying to uncover stories that aren't getting enough attention ever since.
Her first podcasting job was at Crosscut/KCTS 9 and she has a history degree from the University of Chicago.
Languages Spoken: English
Affiliations: Seattle Association of Black Journalists
Why is an animal shelter clearing an encampment in Burien?
About 2 dozen people have been forced to pack up and leave a homeless encampment in downtown Burien. But they weren’t swept by the city or the county. Instead, Burien leased the land to a private group who forced the residents off. They were not offered shelter. The controversial decision followed weeks of escalating tension over the camp. KUOW’s Casey Martin has been following the story and is here to tell us what went down… and what it means for the regional approach to the homelessness crisis.
Memorial Day: How vets are healing through stories
Memorial day is the unofficial start of the summer season, and while barbecues and sales, are nice, Memorial Day is meant to honor people who have died in service to the country. We talk to a teacher at The Red Badge Project about a book of tributes written by veterans that he’s assembling. Plus, a vet reads a story.
Casual Friday with Casey Martin and Vaughan Jones
This week, there was a shift in leadership at King County’s Regional Homeless Authority. Parks and rec will shut down Alki and Golden Gardens beaches an hour earlier for the summer. And how much would you pay for Taco Bell? KUOW’s Casey Martin and Vaughan Jones are here to break down the week.
We live near volcanoes. Be aware.
Just in case you forgot, living in the Pacific Northwest means living near volcanoes. They are beautiful. They are also dangerous. And in Washington the month of May is actually volcano Awareness Month. Geologist Elizabeth Westby from the Cascades Volcano Observatory is here to talk about how to enjoy these uniquely Pacific Northwest wonders while also staying prepared for an eruption.
How P-Patches foster Iu Mien community
Peas and greens are starting to come up in p-patches all around Seattle. And their growth marks a historic milestone - the 50th year of Seattle’s P Patch Community garden program. They’re in high demand. Hobby gardeners use the space for flowers, to experiment with what will grow in Seattle, and for some extra herbs for the salad… But for hundreds of Seattleites, these are small farms sustaining much of their family’s food supply. For the Iu Mien ethnic group, in particular, farming is a way of life. We’ll meet some of them at their garden plots.
Do fishers have to lose to protect salmon?
Last week, the Wild Fish Conservancy won a lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will soon halt salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska. Like with any issue, when there is a winner there are also losers and plenty of complications. We’ll get into it with the litigant, an Alaskan fisher, and a historian.
A May Day look at worker power
It’s not just any Monday, today is May Day or International Workers’ Day. This year, the struggle for worker’s rights is making headlines across the country, and at big names in Seattle like Amazon and Starbucks. KUOW’s Labor and Economy reporter Monica Nickelsburg is here to talk about worker power right now, and what the future may hold.
On the ballot: Stabilizing King County's mental health crisis
King County has a big plan to make it easier for people in a mental health crisis to get care. But it hinges on voters approving a new tax to make it happen. Ballots are due tomorrow. KUOW public health reporter Eilis O’Neill is here to help suss out the proposal and explain the impact it could have for people in crisis.
WA State and the fight for reproductive rights
The US Department of Justice asked a federal appeals court to put a hold on a Texas court ruling over access to the abortion medication mifepristone Meanwhile here in Washington, lawmakers are hearing testimony on legislation that would create a pathway to distribute the more than 30 thousand dose stockpile we just purchased.
Wing Luke exhibit strikes a chord in C-ID development debate
A new exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum looks at what happened to the neighborhoods that were disrupted to build I- 5. We’ll head over there with Leeching Tran who’s been in the CID for decades and talk to the writer and artist behind the exhibit Tessa Hulls. In a minute we'll hear about the history of development and displacement in the neighborhood and how some of the same themes are showing up again in the fight over a new Sound Transit light rail station.