Vaughan is a podcast producer for Seattle Now, KUOW's news podcast. They enjoy stories with strong local roots that benefit the day-to-day life of the listener. They were previously a reporter at KJZZ, Phoenix's NPR member station, and received a BA in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.
Casual Friday with Jeanie Lindsay and Jane C. Hu
This week… Seattle City Council is speaking for the trees. UW researchers are preparing to dive into the world of psychedelic therapy. And the Seattle Center Monorail is having a moment. Northwest News Network’s Jeanie Lindsay and science journalist Jane C. Hu are here to break down the week.
Wildfire smoke is here early
Smoke has arrived. Which means it’s time to get prepared. Former firefighter and Life with Fire Podcast host Amanda Monthei is here to tell us how.
Casual Friday with Ishea Brown and Katie Campbell
This week… We’re entering a heatwave. The Chinatown International District was deemed an ‘endangered historic place.’ And Microsoft says it’s time to learn how to use AI, or you might get left in the dust. KUOW’s Katie Campbell and Truth Be Told podcast Supervising Producer Ishea Brown are here to break down the week.
Casual Friday with Hannah Weinberger and Tan Vinh
This week… Governor Jay Inslee says he’s ready to pass the torch. The national park service is considering timed reservations at Mount Rainier. And is the West Seattle Bridge cursed? Crosscut science reporter Hannah Weinberger and Seattle Times Food Writer Tan Vinh are here to break down the week.
Sea-Tac might have to clean up its act
Fasten your seatbelts… People who live around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are suing the Port of Seattle, Alaska Air, and Delta Airlines for allegedly polluting the air with toxic chemicals. We'll hear from Steve Berman, the lawsuit's lead attorney, UW researcher Dr. Elena Austin and citizen scientist/former SeaTac resident Kent Palosaari about the airport's impact on the environment.
Casual Friday with Jas Keimig and Andrew Walsh
This week… The state legislative session ended without a new drug possession law. The state health department is shutting down its Covid-19 tracking app. And the Kraken are on the verge of an upset, and the city is buzzing. Local arts reporter Jas Keimig and Too Beautiful To Live Podcast Co-Host Andrew Walsh are here to break down the week.
Casual Friday with Sami West and Mike Davis
This week… The Seattle Police Department received recommendations on how to change their protest response. A ferry running aground reminded us we need to fix our aging fleet. And the Seattle season of the popular reality show Love is Blind is over - and it was a bit of a mess. KUOW Reporters Sami West and Mike Davis are here to break down the week.
Limiting when police can lie
Police are legally allowed to lie as part of their jobs. But sometimes, those lies cross a line. Two incidents from the past five years have prompted city officials in Seattle to try and make a change. We’ll hear more about proposed limits to police deception from Seattle Times Reporter Sarah Grace Taylor.
Casual Friday with Marcus Harrison Green and Clare McGrane
This week…A middle housing bill passed the state senate and is on the way to changing Washington’s housing landscape. Amazon wants workers back in the office starting next month… if they can get their offices ready. And Starbucks says save your pennies from now on they’re gonna stop up charging you for some of that non-dairy milk. Writer and Seattle Times Columnist Marcus Harrison Green and KUOW’s Clare McGrane are here to break down the week.
The Kraken did WHAT?
Hold on to your hockey skates, because the Kraken made the playoffs. That’s right, from 30th place last season to this year’s NHL postseason, the Seattle Kraken is the scrappy underdog of the hockey world. In case you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, we’ll get you some help. Kraken radio play-by-play announcer Everett Fitzhugh is here to break the ice for first time fans.