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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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    Saving local forests, with help from big business

    Earlier this month, a blockchain company based in Delaware struck the biggest carbon offset deal in history with the city of Issaquah. This kind of deal is a new frontier in both saving local forests and tackling climate change. We talked to Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes about how this all works back when the state of Washington announced they’re getting into this game. Today we’re revisiting that episode.

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    Casual Friday with Jas Keimig and Kemi Adeyemi

    A video of students at Seattle Pacific University went viral this week. About 50 graduating seniors walked across the graduation stage and handed the school's interim president a pride flag before taking their diploma, a protest of the school's ban on hiring LGBTQ employees. Also this week: We discovered just how many

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    This SPD video was 17 hours too late and false

    Two years later, we’re still untangling the Seattle Police Department’s response to the 2020 racial justice protests. Carolyn Bick, a reporter for the South Seattle Emerald uncovered a mismatch of messaging. SPD published a video with information they knew to be false. The message in the video got picked up….nationally. Remember the so-called anarchist zone?

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    Take a trip up Rattlesnake Ledge

    The weather might have missed the memo, but summer has started. One upside of the rain is quieter (but muddier) hiking trails. We revisit our episode about the Rattlesnake Ledge trail renovation today. It's a big change for the state's most popular hike.

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    Where did all the Uber riders go?

    People are moving around the city more than any other point since the pandemic started, but apparently those people aren't taking rideshares. Uber and Lyft's business in the Seattle region has cratered. That means a tough

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    Seattle Now

    Mayor Harrell's homelessness plan

    The city rolled out a new tool this week to guide its approach to homeless encampments. It's one more step in the Harrell administration's plan to approach

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: A new plan to tackle student debt

    While Democrats in the other Washington are pushing to forgive student debt, a new plan closer to home is aiming to help Washington students who have to take out loans. The idea is to offer low-interest alternatives to federal loans. It could make a difference for some students, but it's far from solving the problem.

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    Seattle Now: Talking across the political divide

    The political divide in America is getting wider, and bridging it is becoming more fraught. That goes for national politics but also for debates closer to home, like policy around homelessness and the criminal justice system here in Seattle.

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    Training tigers to make healthy choices

    Woodland Park Zoo is one of a handful of zoos that are trying to take a more empathetic approach to animal health care. Crosscut’s Hannah Weinberger is here to tell us what’s changed.