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Patricia Murphy

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About

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

Her interivews 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 recieved 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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    SCOTUS Rules Coach Can Pray

    The last few days we’ve heard rulings on some landmark cases from the Supreme Court. And yesterday, we got some news on a case close to home. The court ruled in favor of Bremerton high football coach Joseph Kennedy who lost his job after praying on the field. We’ll get some analysis from Seattle University law professor Andrew Siegel.

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    A Faith Leader on the Reversal of Roe

    The US supreme court's decision to strike down Roe v Wade Friday was not exactly unexpected ... Even so, we’re probably all going to remember where we were when we learned the news. On this episode of Seattle Now, hear from a local pastor whose faith leads him to mourn the overturning of Roe v Wade.

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    Saving local forests, with help from big business

    Earlier this month, a blockchain company based in Delaware struck the biggest carbon offset deal in history with the city of Issaquah. This kind of deal is a new frontier in both saving local forests and tackling climate change. We talked to Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes about how this all works back when the state of Washington announced they’re getting into this game. Today we’re revisiting that episode.

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    That flight cost how much?

    Everyone is itching for a change of scenery after two years of a pandemic. But getting out of town right now is expensive and complicated. Airfares are through the roof! Helane Becker is an analyst with the banking firm Cowen. She's here to help explain what’s happening in the airline industry and how you can try to save a few bucks.

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    Washington extremists at Idaho Pride event

    For months, anti hate groups and the LGBTQ+ community in Washington warned of escalating violence in our region. Especially as pride month events kicked off. Then on Saturday, 31 men were arrested for a conspiracy to riot at Pride in Park in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Some were our neighbors in King County. Daniel Walters, a reporter for the Inlander in Spokane covers extremism in Washington, he’ll fill us in on what he’s learned so far.

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    When should I take a Covid test?

    By now we all know the drill when it comes to at home rapid Covid tests. You swab, you swirl, drip a few drops and wait 15 min. At-home tests are very convenient, but knowing when to take a test and how to think about the result is important. UW Medicine’s Dr. Helen Chu is here and will tell us how rapid tests can be helpful in reducing Covid cases.

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    This SPD video was 17 hours too late and false

    Two years later, we’re still untangling the Seattle Police Department’s response to the 2020 racial justice protests. Carolyn Bick, a reporter for the South Seattle Emerald uncovered a mismatch of messaging. SPD published a video with information they knew to be false. The message in the video got picked up….nationally. Remember the so-called anarchist zone?

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    Take a trip up Rattlesnake Ledge

    The weather might have missed the memo, but summer has started. One upside of the rain is quieter (but muddier) hiking trails. We revisit our episode about the Rattlesnake Ledge trail renovation today. It's a big change for the state's most popular hike.

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    Casual Friday with Erica Barnett and Casey Martin

    This week we found out SPD shared misinformation during the 2020 protests, wedding season is back with force, and why isn't it cool to be a lifeguard any more? We break it down with Publicola's Erica Barnett and KUOW's Casey Martin.