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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: 'Anarchist tech trillionaires'

    Seattle was the fastest growing city in the country last year — but who's moving here? Maybe they're new hires at Amazon, which announced this week it's buying a Hollywood film studio. Plus, we reflect on a year since the murder of George Floyd began a reckoning with systematic racism on the streets of Seattle.

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    Seattle Now

    Pandemic puppy problems

    Dogs became everybody's new best friend during the pandemic, and adoptions soared. But now that we're starting to go out again, some new dog parents are realizing their pup needs help adjusting to the new normal. We turn to Seattle-based dog trainer Joey Iversen for some help. Support the show by making a gift to KUOW: http://bit.ly/seattlenow

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Mask trust issues

    We have more license to walk around without a mask on. At least, those of us who are vaccinated do. But can we trust that folks who are maskless have gotten the jab? Plus, reentry is sending our pandemic cosmetic routines into a tailspin.

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    Seattle Now

    Reentry after a superspreader event

    Last March, the Skagit Valley Chorale experienced one of the most infamous superspreader events in the U.S. Now, the choir is working towards singing together again, but disagreements over vaccines is throwing a wrench in the plan.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Look ma, no mask!

    Goodbye, mask mandate... if you're fully vaccinated, at least. The CDC says 12-15 year-olds can get shots, and vaccinated people don't have to wear masks any more. Plus we get the dirt on Mayor Durkan's missing text messages.

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Vaccine perks have arrived

    Things are starting to look a little different depending on whether or not you’re vaccinated against Covid. Special perks are rolling out to make this summer much different than last. Plus, Mother’s day is right around the corner, and would you order "The Edward"?

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Hitting a vaccine wall

    Demand for vaccines is dropping, so we ask: How would you pitch someone who's hesitating? Zombie jokes? Fake news? Plus, King County might be rolling back to Phase 2, and Seattle's axe throwing venue gets a whole new selling point.