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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

    How do we make the city safer for pedestrians?

    More Seattle walkers and bikers are dying on the city's roads than five years ago, despite an initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities by the end of this decade. KUOW's Gracie Todd dug into why it's happening and what could be done to reverse the trend.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: The Homer Simpson Transformation

    It's a new year, but Covid didn't get the memo that it's no longer invited to the party. Between scrambling to find rapid test kits and returning to our home offices, it's been a hell of a week. Plus, we look ahead to the good food Seattle can expect to see in 2022.

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    Seattle Now

    Drama at Stevens Pass

    It's been a rip roaring start to snow season, but half of the ski resort at Stevens Pass is still closed. It's not alone — other Seattle area ski repor

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    Seattle Now

    Skagit Valley Chorale

    Another favorite story from 2021, about a choir in Mount Vernon trying to sing together again a year after the pandemic came to their community.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: A very Krampus Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve! Lots of folks are hoping for snow this weekend, everyone is hoping Omicron doesn't show up uninvited. Plus, Leavenworth is the new front on the "War on Christmas," according to one guy with a Bratwurst stand at least. We dig into it all with Jeannie Yandel, host of Battle Tactics for your Sexist Workplace, and Libby Denkmann, host of a new KUOW show, Soundside.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: An augmented reality New Year's

    The Space Needle says it's bringing back real fireworks this year, but please stay at home and watch them online. Washington names its newest state ferry. And should cars be allowed to drive through Pike Place Market?

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    Seattle Now

    The secret history of nukes in WA

    Since the launch of the Manhattan Project 80 years ago, Washington has been a hub for both facilities that make components of nuclear weapons and the weapons themselves. KUOW investigative fellow Gracie Todd dug into our legacy with nukes and is here to tell us all about it.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Outsmarting the package thieves

    We learned more about Omicron this week, and it's causing some people to rethink their holiday plans. But there's still plenty of festive spirit around the city, including the holiday tradition of trying to outsmart package thieves.

  • caption: A coyote at Crown Hill Cemetery in northwest Seattle in the summer of 2021.
    Seattle Now

    It's coyote o'clock in Seattle. Should you bring your cats in?

    If you're going by NextDoor, it sounds like an army of coyotes is cruising Seattle streets for pet cats. But cats may not be on the menu as much as cat owners fret. Patricia Murphy speaks with KUOW editor Isolde Raftery about why she started looking into coyotes — and what they like to eat. Turns out, coyotes may be to thank for curbing the city's rat population.