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Matt Martin

Podcast Producer

About

Matt is currently a podcast producer for KUOW. Before switching over to the on-demand side of the station, Matt worked as a producer on The Record for two years.

Matt came to Seattle after spending time up in rural Alaska working as a reporter among the salmon and bears. He also has worked as a reporter in upstate New York and got his start in radio as an intern with StoryCorps in New York City.

Matt is actually a native Washingtonian and grew up in the deserts of the Yakima Valley. He got his undergrad degree in Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic from Brigham Young University.

Stories

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    Seattle Now

    Even the salmon have a bad commute here

    A story from our friends at KUOW's The Wild podcast, about how the 2001 Nisqually quake gave salmon some better real estate along the city's waterfront. Hear more from The Wild: https://www.kuow.org/podcasts/thewild

  • caption: Jason Toft prepares to enter the water off downtown Seattle to survey juvenile salmon.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    Salmon and the city

    How a destructive earthquake opened up a surprising opportunity to do something good for one of the pacific northwest’s most important creatures, juvenile salmon.

  • caption: A raven’s brain is literally the size of a walnut. But the ratio between the size of a raven’s brain and it’s body is one of the largest of any bird in the world.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    The brain of the raven

    Being a “bird brain” is a complement if you’re talking about ravens. Their intelligence and ability to empathize and read emotions helps them survive but it’s their ability to manipulate others, and even plan for the future that allows them to really thrive in the wild.

  • caption: A lone mountain caribou walking through the snow in the mountains of British Columbia.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    Saving the mountain caribou

    This is a tough story to tell. In 2019 the last of the mountain caribou in the lower 48 states disappeared. Extinct. Deforestation threatens those that are left. Professional Wildlife tracker and photographer David Moskowitz takes us to the frigid mountains of British Columbia to learn about the ancient but fragile ecosystem these majestic reindeer call home.

  • caption: Chris Morgan with a sign warning about jaguars in the jungles of Belize.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    The path of the jaguar

    Over 60% of Belize is in a natural, wild state, but development is threatening the movements of the jaguars. In this episode, I'll meet the people who are trying to help protect these jungle cats.

  • caption: Two Scarlet Macaws fly together.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    The flight of the scarlet macaw

    There are only 350 scarlet macaws left in the wild in Belize. They face the threats of poaching and habitat lose. But let us introduce you to the passionate people determined to save these colorful birds.

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    Seattle Now

    A landmark drug law decision

    A ruling by the state Supreme Court last week opens up new possibilities for treating drug addiction. But in the short term it could cut some people off from badly needed help.

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    Seattle Now

    Sawant email threats mystery solved

    When District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant got threats from a city employee, sent from their city email address, you may have thought: 'There’s no way someone would actually do that.' And you'd be right. Seattle Times crime reporter Sara Jean Green has the story.

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: A phone for your grief

    In a quiet corner of Priest Point Park in Olympia, there is a telephone hanging on a tree that has no dial tone. It cannot make calls, but it is there for anybody who needs it.