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Patricia Murphy

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About

Patricia Murphy is the host of Seattle Now, a daily news podcast.

Her interviews focus on experts and newsmakers. Previously you could find Patricia on the beat reporting on military and veteran affairs, justice, and health.

In 2018 Patricia received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a series about the motivations of young people who carry guns. In 2005 she received a national Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting on injection drug use.

Though her first job in news was throwing hard copies of the Sunday paper from her bike, Patricia also graduated from Emerson College with a BS in Communications.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her

Professional Affiliations: Dart Center, Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism

Podcasts

Stories

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    Casual Friday with Esmy Jimenez and Katie Campbell

    This week the snow fell, and a local attorney is suing meal service Daily Harvest over crumbles that made people sick. Plus, Alexa was Amazon’s darling. Now the company is learning about its limitations... and cutting positions that run the technology. We’re breaking down the week with Esmy Jimenez from the Seattle Times and KUOW’s Katie Campbell.

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    Sacred food in a polluted river

    In the Pacific Northwest, there’s no food as iconic as salmon. But for members of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, it’s sacred. And the salmon in the Columbia River Basin that they eat is contaminated with pollutants. We'll hear from ProPublica reporter Maya Miller about how tribal members are balancing health risks with tradition.

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    World Cup fever in Seattle

    US soccer fans took a win yesterday over Iran in the World Cup to advance to the next round. Seattle is big on soccer and fans from all over the world gathered to watch at Fremont pub the George and Dragon. We'll talk with the soccer pub’s owners Jayson Cottam and Daniel Pagard.

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    Caring for pets and their humans

    If we can make one sweeping stereotype about Seattleites, it’s that many of us are pet people. Now, a clinic inside a youth homeless shelter in Seattle’s Belltown has found an innovative way to get people connected to services - by offering vet care. KUOW reporter Eilis O’Neill was out at the clinic recently and is here to talk about what she learned.

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    Seattle food banks are doing the most

    Seattle food banks are giving it all they got these days. In addition to hot meals some spots are stocking the shelves with fresh produce, and connecting people with services like a new driver's license! All of this comes at a high price with soaring demand and inflation. KUOW reporter Ruby De Luna will join us today to tell us more. You can find Ruby De Luna story here on KUOW.org. And, we want to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram @SeattleNowPod, or leave us feedback online: https://www.kuow.org/feedback

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    Dressing or stuffing?

    Get out the roasting pan and baster. Thanksgiving is here. Last year we spoke with New York Times-recognized Seattle chef Kristi Brown. We’ll hear that conversation about good food and the ritual of gathering.

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    A different kind of college education

    There’s been a lot of grim news for Seattle's community colleges since the pandemic. Declining enrollment and budget shortfalls have created massive problems for the system. But applied baccalaureate programs are offering a path for some students looking to level up their careers. Reporter Janelle Retka will tell us why they're so popular, and who could benefit from one.

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    The secret history of nukes in WA

    Puget Sound is home to around one-third of the nation’s active nukes. Today we’re revisiting an episode that explores why that is and why so much secrecy surrounds them.

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    Seattle tech giants freeze hiring

    After explosive pandemic growth, tech companies are retrenching. Including Amazon. The company announced a hiring freeze for its corporate workforce last week. New York Times Technology Correspondent Karen Weise explains.