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Sarah Leibovitz

Supervising Producer, Soundside

About

Sarah is supervising producer on Soundside, KUOW's noontime show. She's produced shows on topics ranging from maritime law to the Ukraine invasion to why people like board games. Prior to working at KUOW, Sarah was lead producer at the Seattle podcast production company Larj Media, and a teaching artist with Path with Art.

Sarah is an alumni of The Evergreen State College, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. You might have heard her DJing on KAOS community radio in Olympia, if you were listening at 5 a.m. on Sundays. When she’s not working, Sarah enjoys spending her time attempting various craft projects, hanging out with her cat Angus, or skateboarding around the neighborhood.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her

Stories

  • caption: Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington in 2014.
    Soundside

    Microsoft joins the chorus of tech companies announcing layoffs

    Big tech companies are slimming down. Amazon, Salesforce, and Twitter are just some of the companies that have announced thousands of layoffs in recent weeks. Wednesday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company would also be making significant layoffs.

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    WA lawmakers consider minimum wage requirement for incarcerated workers

    Washington’s Department of Corrections generated $68.8 million in revenue last year. But only a small portion of that money makes it into incarcerated workers’ wages. At most, inmates can make $2.70 an hour. A proposed bill would raise that minimum wage to match Washington’s at $15.74 an hour.

  • caption: David Tagliani and his dog, Libby, live in Ukraine. They're helping deliver aid on the front lines.
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    A man, a dog, and a mission to Ukraine

    For the last year, David Tagliani has been working in Ukraine. David, along with his dog Libby, is a first responder. He’s an EMT. He does search and rescue. For years, he’s spent most of his time away from home, helping where he’s needed. But this is the first time that work has taken him to an active warzone.

  • caption: Vay, 5, rides a bicycle outside of the apartment complex where she lives on Friday, July 15, 2022.
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    The roots of mental health start younger than you think

    When you throw a rock in a pond, it creates ripples. It spreads - disrupting the water further and further away from the point of entry. The experience of trauma or adversity -- especially in early childhood -- can also have a lasting ripple effect on a person’s life.

  • caption: More than 21,000 fans attended Sunday's fixture against the Kansas City Current. Kansas City ultimately prevailed, defeating the OL Reign 2-0.
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    Hear It Again: Cheers and jeers — Seattle's year in sports

    Today, we’re taking a look back on big moments for Seattle sports fans in 2022. Locally, the Mariners broke a 21-year playoff drought, Sue Bird played her last game for the Storm, Russell Wilson left for Denver, and the Sounders hosted — and won — the CONCACAF championship. But internationally, the year kicked off with a controversial Winter Olympics, hosted in China, and ended with a contentious World Cup and Qatar.

  • caption: An elevator out of service at the 5th & Pine light rail station.
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    Hear It Again: Transit Woes

    The Soundside team is taking some time off this week, and while we’re away, we’re revisiting some of the episodes that made us think about the way we move throughout our region. We’ll explore why the U.S. is one of the only wealthy countries to be moving in the wrong direction on traffic deaths. Plus, those escalators in the light rail stations, they’re still giving us grief!