As Senior Editor Jim edits feature pieces and helps guide staff reporters through their stories. Jim has helped to oversee and develop the investigative reporting efforts of KUOW with the mission to provide in-depth coverage of issues that affect Washington and the Puget Sound Region.
Jim developed KUOW’s story telling project Local Wonder where listeners ask questions about their community and then vote on the stories that they want KUOW reporters to cover.
Prior to coming to KUOW, Jim worked as an editor on such national shows as Day to Day and Marketplace. Jim helped develop and launch Weekend America where he directed the live broadcast and edited feature stories. He started his public radio career as a volunteer at NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles. Jim kept showing up at the station and eventually they actually started paying him. Jim moved to national programming when he joined the staff of The Savvy Traveler as producer of the interview and listener segments. It was on The Savvy Traveler that Jim first began editing and reporting.
Jim has won numerous awards for his editing work including the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi Awards for Public Service in Radio Journalism for an investigative series about workplace safety (co-winner) and for Investigative Reporting (co-winner) about a failed oil spill test. Jim has also been awarded First Place Beat Reporting (co-winner) from the Education Writers Association and Third Place for Health Policy stories from the Association of Healthcare Professionals (co-winner) for a collaboration with The Seattle Times. The series investigated health issues facing American soldiers as a result of wearing heavy gear loads into battle.
To see more of Jim's past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
Rattlesnakes have long been persecuted, even killed for sport or having their entire dens burned. I head out with two wildlife biologists to look for rattlesnakes as they emerge from hibernation and learn about the important role these snakes play in our ecosystem.
Northern Sumatra is a magical tropical home to the endangered orangutan. But their rainforest home is being cut down, and many are orphaned as their habitat is lost. Researchers are working hard to understand how orangutans process and learn, while others rehabilitate young individuals for a life back in the wild.
The shrill calls of billions of Brood X cicadas emerging from the earth have captured the nation’s ears and attention this spring. But what do these noisy insects DO for the 17 years they live underground? In this episode we dig deep into that question.
It’s springtime which means sunshine, picnics and flies. But you might think twice about reaching for that fly swatter. Flies are amazing creatures that possess the fastest visual systems in the world, use gyroscopes for precision flying, and can see almost 360 degrees.
New episodes start on April 6th.
A few moments of reflection during these stressful times with the help of meditative sounds from nature.
We take a break from these stressful times and immerse ourselves in the sounds of the natural world, free of human beings and their noise.
Join Chris Morgan as he travels the English countryside with Twitcher Lee Evans.
If you want to find an owl, first you need to find some voles.
I dial into the wood wide web to understand how trees communicate.