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Clare McGrane

Podcast Producer

About

Clare produces Seattle Now, KUOW's news podcast. She crafts episodes that give listeners a timely window into stories from around the Seattle area. Her favorite episodes to make include sound-rich collaborations with local reporters, field trips to vibrant places around the Puget Sound, and conversations about pop culture. She also reports stories for the show and appears "on air" as a guest. She has extensive experience covering health stories, including coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previously, Clare was KUOW's emerging platforms producer, leading strategy and product development for digital audio channels including smart speakers, algorithmic content curators like NPR One and podcasts. Before joining KUOW, she covered health technology and life sciences at GeekWire. Clare is a University of Washington graduate with a dual degree in journalism and creative writing.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her

Podcasts

Stories

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    Casual Friday with Esmy Jimenez and Katie Campbell

    This week the snow fell, and a local attorney is suing meal service Daily Harvest over crumbles that made people sick. Plus, Alexa was Amazon’s darling. Now the company is learning about its limitations... and cutting positions that run the technology. We’re breaking down the week with Esmy Jimenez from the Seattle Times and KUOW’s Katie Campbell.

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    A lawsuit over Seattle’s high rents

    We all know Seattle is an expensive place to live. But what you might not know, is that aside from some of the obvious supply and demand reasons, an algorithm may share some of the blame too. Heidi Groover of The Seattle Times explains.

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    A different kind of college education

    There’s been a lot of grim news for Seattle's community colleges since the pandemic. Declining enrollment and budget shortfalls have created massive problems for the system. But applied baccalaureate programs are offering a path for some students looking to level up their careers. Reporter Janelle Retka will tell us why they're so popular, and who could benefit from one.

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    Casual Friday with Lex Vaughn and Scotty Cayton

    It was a big election week in Washington and around the country. Republicans are likely asking themselves what went wrong. We’re asking: why did so few people in King County send in their ballots? We’re also processing the tragic shooting at Ingraham high school this week. We break it down with The Needling’s Lex Vaughn and Scotty Cayton, a.k.a. drag queen Betty Wetter.

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    Misinformation targets Seattle's Vietnamese community

    It is election day, and just like in 2020, misinformation is a big issue. That's particularly true for many of Seattle's immigrant communities. Language barriers and historical influences. UW researcher Sarah Nguyen will tell us about the misinformation targeting Seattle’s Vietnamese community this election cycle.

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    Casual Friday with Mike Davis and Chase Burns

    The midterm elections are only a few days away, but it seems many folks are tuning out this year. One reason to tune in: Republican Tiffany Smiley is giving longtime Washington Senator Patty Murray a run for her money. The race is getting national attention. Plus, we're grapplin

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    Tacoma tries a guaranteed basic income

    Basic income programs have been all the rage in policy circle, and Tacoma just tried it out. The city has been running a guaranteed income pilot, called GRIT. The program gave 110 low-income families money each month to help them with expenses they otherwise would not likely be able to afford. Abigail Lawson is the director of GRIT, Tacoma's guaranteed income pilot, and she shares what she learned.

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    A Trump-ey political fight in SW Washington

    Moderate Republican voters are taking center stage in Washington’s third congressional district. Trump-backed Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez are both vying for those votes. The race is getting national attention because the outcome could sway which party holds control of the house of representatives. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Troy Brynelson tells us how each candidate is making their case, and how voters are responding.

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    Casual Friday LIVE with Tan Vinh and Geraldine DeRuiter

    This week we're doing Casual Friday LIVE with two of our favorite food guests: Seattle Times food writer Tan Vinh and food and travel writer and author Geraldine DeRuiter. They talk with Trish about how local restaurants are changing things up to cope with the huge labor shortage in the industry, and debate the pros and cons of classic Halloween candy.