John O’Brien is a KUOW newsroom producer. He works with the Morning Edition and All Things Considered teams to schedule, record, and edit interviews and stories on a variety of topics, from politics and public health to arts and culture.
He learned to make radio in 2006 as an intern on KUOW’s The Conversation and is a former host of KUOW's Speakers Forum.
‘I haven't seen anything like it in my 27 years of working with folks with opioid addiction and people experiencing overdoses.’ -Caleb Banta-Green
This week we’re bringing you gleeful, exploratory, deep-diving, and extravagant winter season event picks.
‘Specialists in this area, it's so important that we have shared decision making with our patients and discuss all the risks and all the benefits so women can make choices that are best for their quality of life during this period of time.’ -Dr. Susan Reed
"None of the experts that we talked to think that this abuse is rare. They think it's very rare that it's caught, and even more rare that there is a successful criminal conviction."
Holiday season is right around the corner, the third since the Covid-19 pandemic began. And, once again, health officials are nervous about how the health care system will fare as people gather and viruses spread.
‘What I really like about this is that he's kind of undoing paintings and creating something new in that process.’ - Margo Vansynghel
In 1992, Murray became the first female senator to represent Washington state. She’s preparing for another first, of national proportions.
‘It's not as if Andy Jassy, the Amazon CEO, is waving his wand from the Day 1 tower to do this and might realize tomorrow, as Elon Musk did in Twitter's case, that he made a big mistake.’ -Todd Bishop
‘I'd say the next step is really the council trying to nail down the things they're going to need-- money, support, land-- to make this plan a reality.’
Fans of the Northwest country-folk band Lavender Country are remembering singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Patrick Haggerty who died Monday morning from complications related to a stroke.