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
Domestic violence in families isn’t always obvious and abuse can be subtle...but statistics show 1 in 4 women and one in 10 men have experienced it. A recent case of familicide in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood is a horrific example of how badly things can go. But there is help and in a minute we’re going to hear from Doris O’Neal. She’s the director of gender-based violence specialized services at the YWCA of King and Snohomish County.
Oooh boy there’s a lot of spiders around right now. Actually they're always around, just not obvious to you. If spiders freak you out.. Just take it easy.. There’s really no need. Just ask the Burke Museum's Rod Crawford…he’s been correcting arachnids bad wrap for decades in the ‘Spider Myths’ section of the Burke Museum website. We visited him at the Burke to talk about the spiders we’re seeing right now and to try to coexist with them… and maybe even enjoy them.
Last week San Juan County made a big splash when it announced it would move most of its employees to a 4 day, 32 hour week. The move is supposed to help the county's bottom line and employee health… A new Bankrate study found that 81 percent of workers support a four-day work week. KUOW’s Labor and Economy reporter Monica Nickelsburg is here to give us some insight into what’s going on and how viable this work model might be for the rest of us.
For the 3rd time this year, Washington’s companies are getting ready for a chance to buy permission to pollute. It’s part of the state’s plan to cut emissions by 95% over the coming decades…. And it all goes down in a carbon auction tomorrow. The first 2 auctions made over 800 million dollars for climate-focused work. Freelance environmental writer Ashli Blow is here to tell us what these carbon auctions aim to do against pollution and what to look out for from the new program.
It's back. After a bit of relief, more smoke could be on the way. We’re deep into wildfire season.. And the state is parched. Crosscut’s Hannah Weinberger is here to talk to tell us what we need to know about our fifth season..
It’s a great time to get out and do things in the city, from Mariners games to blockbuster movies. But man, are things expensive these days. How about a free, outdoor fitness class, courtesy of the city of Seattle? Seattle Now producer Brooklyn Jamerson-Flowers gives us a guide to the yoga, Zumba and dance classes at Seattle parks this summer.
Washington’s new drug possession law kicked in at the start of this month… After a long political fight that ended in a special session. But while it’s still a crime to have drugs on your person, the law ALSO creates a pilot program to treat substance use disorder. We’ll get a preview of what that might look like with Nina Shapiro of the Seattle Times.
Summer can sometimes feel like months of worrying about wildfire… When the latest one will be put out, And when the next one will start. But it turns out, there’s dozens of fires every year… That we never even hear about. That’s thanks to an elite crew of firefighters called smokejumpers. Seattle Times Outdoor Reporter Gregory Scruggs takes us to the birthplace of smokejumping.
In an effort to soften the resettlement after the US pulled out of Afghanistan, King County utilized two hotels as temporary refugee housing. One in Federal Way and one in Redmond. Between October 2021 and December 2022, the county helped refugee families through the program known as Health Through Housing. Seattle Times reporter Anna Patrick spent more than a year gathering stories from Afghan refugees who lived in those hotels and is here to give us a peek inside.
You’ve probably seen the headlines or maybe even video of orcas tearing the rudders off boats on the Iberian coast. It’s easy to jump to conclusions about the motives of these apex predators but don’t panic… let’s take a step back. We wanted to get some insight into what may be going on so we called up the Orca Behavior Institute and talked to Monika Wieland Shields to get into the complexity and culture of our neighbors in the sea.