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Clare McGrane

Podcast Producer

About

Clare produces KUOW’s news podcast, Seattle Now. She specializes in episodes on health, especially the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine, and occasionally produces the show’s Casual Friday episodes. She previously worked as KUOW’s Emerging Platforms Producer, where she was the primary product manager for new digital products and helped to develop, pilot and launch Seattle Now.

Before joining KUOW she was the health sciences beat reporter and podcast producer at GeekWire, and she holds degrees in journalism and creative writing from the University of Washington. Outside of work, you’ll find her rock climbing and playing the teenage sorceress Elspeth Margaster in her current Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Location: Seattle

Languages Spoken: English

Podcasts

Stories

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Middle school mask fashion

    It was a packed week, especially for students and families around the city. We get into that, and how a fried chicken restaurant is supporting other local businesses with KUOW's Jeannie Yandel and Mentor Washington's James Miles.

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    Seattle Now

    Who decides who gets to work remotely?

    Workers are slowly returning to offices, but for many, there are more questions than answers. The culture of work has changed and now the old and new are crashing together. We break it down with author and consultant Ruchika Tulshyan.

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    Seattle Now

    Back to school (for real this time)

    Many students will be stepping into their classrooms tomorrow for the first time since before the pandemic. But what will school look like given skyrocketing cases, no vaccines for kids under 12 and a bevy of rules around masks and distancing?

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    Seattle Now

    Drag during Delta

    Drag performances are all about interacting with the audience, putting on a show and trying new things. This summer, many drag queens returned to the stage for the first time since the pandemic started... but Delta is changing the equation.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'The connoisseurs of our day'

    Summer is crawling to a close, and it was a weird week in the city. The baby on Nirvana's Nevermind album is suing the band, King County hit 70% initial vaccination in every age and racial group, and just how hard was it to date during this pandemic summer?

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    Seattle Now

    Climate change is changing Seattle summers

    We're heading towards the second heat wave of the summer, and smoke from West Coast wildfires is finally arriving. Today, we revisit a conversation about how wildfires and climate change are impacting summer, and our relationship with this place.

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    Seattle Now

    Why wouldn't someone get vaccinated?

    Washington's Department of Health now says vaccination rates can’t keep up with the virus. Nearly one third of Washingtonians haven't gotten their shot, even though they're eligible. So what's stopping them?

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    Seattle Now

    Trying to do policing differently

    Police departments are under a lot of pressure to rethink their relationship with the communities they serve. Just next door to Seattle, the Tukwila Police Department is trying to lower the number of times police officers use force. And it seems to be working.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'Radio eye roll'

    This week, Seattle gets to grips with actually having a pro hockey team. Anyone know how to skate out there? Plus, the Olympics kick off, sans fans. We break it down with co-hosts of the Barbershop podcast Marcus Trufant and Terry Hollimon.