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Diana Opong

Announcer/Producer

Stories

  • caption: Trees are shown through fog on Friday, April 5, 2019, in the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula.
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    An escape to one square inch of silence

    Looking for some peace and quiet away from city life? From our friends at KUOW's The Wild, we’ll meet a Washingtonian who’s made it his life’s mission to preserve the sounds of nature.

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    Casual Friday: Orcas minus Oprah

    The Delta variant continues to mess with summer. Bars around the city pull together to 86 unvaccinated customers. And Oprah sells her Orcas Island digs.

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    How cities can change along with the PNW climate

    The causes of June’s deadly heatwave are still being studied, but the early science says the usually mild PNW can expect more blistering heat, and more often. We get a picture of how it played out around the city, and hear from a climate scientist about how Seattle can adapt.

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    Gathering to grieve again

    It’s summertime, the restrictions are lifted and people are ready to travel and see each other. Some friends and families are also taking care of some unfinished business, remembering loved ones lost during the months we couldn’t be together.

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    The disabled community was way ahead on the WFH thing

    It took a pandemic, but America finally did what people with disabilities had been asking for for years and shifted to remote work. Now as we’re trying to figure out how remote we’re going to stay, we’ll hear what working remotely has meant for two Seattlelites with disabilities.

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    How kids are sizing up this summer

    We’ve been talking a lot about how adults have managed over the past year. Today, we’re hearing what kids are hoping to do now that a slightly less pandemic-y summer is around the corner.

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    A first test for WA's new use of force standard

    A year before George Floyd was murdered, an Auburn man named Jesse Sarey was killed when a public disturbance call escalated into a fatal police shooting. This fall, the officer who fired the shots will face trial. Seattle Times reporter Sara Jean Green explains the case. Have something to add to this story? Get in touch! Leave us a message at 206-616-6746 or write seattlenow@kuow.org.

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    Mask on? Mask off?

    Even with the CDC's blessing to go maskless if you're vaccinated, it seems most people around Seattle are sticking with it for now. Why is that? We talk dropping the mask mandate with Dr. Janet Baseman of the UW School of Public Health.