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Patricia Murphy

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About

Patricia Murphy is an award-winning radio journalist who has covered justice, public health, military and veterans affairs for 20 years. She’s currently the host of KUOW’s daily news podcast, Seattle Now.

Her reporting has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award for a 2005 documentary on IV drug use, and an Excellence in Health Care Journalism Award from the Association of Healthcare Journalists for a 2011 collaboration with the Seattle Times about chronic orthopedic injuries in the military.

A 2018 series focusing on narratives of young people who carry guns won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Innovation. She’s also a member of the Dart Society -- a network of journalists who cover trauma, conflict and social injustice.

Patricia is a graduate of Boston’s Emerson College and a native of Clifton, New Jersey, where her first job was delivering The Herald News on her bicycle.

Podcasts

Stories

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    Seattle Now

    'We have to stop celebrating these frickin' chefs'

    One of the city's biggest big-deal chefs is taking a step back after a Seattle Times investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against him. We talk with Melissa Miranda, chef and owner of Beacon Hill's Musang about how the industry needs to change.

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    Seattle Now

    When is the pandemic over?

    Seattle is 70% vaccinated, the state is fully reopening in just a few weeks and Covid cases and deaths are at their lowest point locally in almost a year. Things are looking up. But when can we say the pandemic is finally over?

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'Alexa, rescue me from outer space'

    One Washingtonian wins a quarter-million dollars in the state's first vaccine lottery, assuming they pick up the phone. Jeff Bezos surprises his brother with the gift of suborbital flight. And it's baby crow flight school season in Seattle again.

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    Seattle Now

    12th & Pine

    A year after CHOP, the barricades are gone but Seattle's fight for equal justice is still around. We talk with Marshall Hugh, frontman of the Marshall Law Band, about their album chronicling last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Vaccinated Washingtonian, come on down!

    Governor Inslee turns to giveaways to get reluctant people to a vaccination appointment. Venerable fruit candy Aplets and Cotlets may not be going out of business after all. And for three glorious days, Seattleites get to complain about how hot it was.

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    Seattle Now

    The dry spring could mean a fiery summer

    It's all sun and fun in Seattle now, but look across the state and there are warning signs heading into summer. We just had our driest March and April in almost 100 years, Denver had more rain than we did last month and fire season is not far off. Guest: Anna King, Richland-based reporter for the Northwest News Network