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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

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    'The Adventures of Lil Big Fella'

    A new comic book tells stories of Black boys and girls growing up in Seattle's South End. We talk with Chukundi Salisbury, creator of 'The Adventures of Lil Big Fella.'

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Bad credit? Higher car insurance?

    Bad credit shouldn’t mean you pay higher insurance rates. At least that is what Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is saying. Currently in the state, insurance companies can consider a person's credit score when determining risk. Kreidler says that disproportionately hurts poor individuals and people of color. He has introduced a new piece of legislation that would outlaw the practice. Melissa Santos is a political reporter and spoke with Commissioner Kreidler for her piece in Crosscut.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Reinventing live music

    Live music is a huge part of Seattle’s identity, but the pandemic put a stop to concerts indefinitely. Now we have an opportunity to reinvent the scene, and move on from the city's past.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Amazon's hiring spree

    The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs but Amazon is hiring at historic levels. If you work in restaurants, retail, or the arts, you know the damage COVID has done. Amazon has no such concerns. On average, they’ve hired 1,400 workers every day of 2020 - growing their workforce to over one point two million people. Karen Weise is a New York Times reporter based here in Seattle and has been reporting on Amazon’s pandemic hiring spree.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: How to cope with election anxiety

    Here we are on election day, but rarely in this country has it felt so loaded. Political divisions, the pandemic and above all the uncertainty of the future. So we called up Seattle therapist Roy Fisher to get some ideas about how to get through the election and whatever happens next.