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Caroline Chamberlain Gomez

Supervising Producer, Seattle Now


Caroline is the supervising producer on KUOW's daily news podcast Seattle Now. She has produced stories on everything from our southern resident killer whales to Washington's chaotic redistricting process. Additionally, she created the podcast's popular Friday show "Casual Friday." She is getting her masters degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington and applies human-centered design to both her published work and behind-the-scenes processes. Previously at KUOW, she produced Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace and Second Wave.

Before KUOW, she produced DnA: Design and Architecture and Good Food at KCRW in Los Angeles. She got her start in radio at UCLA where she worked for the small but mighty radio team on The Daily Bruin.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English, conversational German

Pronouns: she/her



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    We foraged mushrooms and they were delicious

    It’s spring foraging season, and mushroom hunting is serious business for some people, but there's plenty of mushrooms available in local forests fot Author Daniel Winkler is here to show us how easy it can be to connect with nature and maybe find some edible treats.

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    Do fishers have to lose to protect salmon?

    Last week, the Wild Fish Conservancy won a lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will soon halt salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska. Like with any issue, when there is a winner there are also losers and plenty of complications. We’ll get into it with the litigant, an Alaskan fisher, and a historian.

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    Time to start Governor shopping

    Jay Inslee is not seeking a fourth term as Washington’s governor. For the first time in more than a decade, the state will hold an open race for the governor’s seat next year, opening the door for some familiar faces in a new office. We dive into Inslee and his legacy with Austin Jenkins, staff reporter at Pluribus News.

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    Tan Vinh, 500 tacos later

    Never underestimate the taco. Especially ones you can get in a gas station parking lot or maybe filled with spicy grasshoppers. Today we’re heading out with Seattle Times food critic Tan Vinh to find out what he learned after eating 500 tacos in western Washington. We visit two taquerias along the way, Taqueria Los Potrillos #1 in Rainier Valley and Casa Mixteca in Burien

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    Mariners fans rejoice, it's Opening Day

    It’s Opening Day for the 148th season of Major League Baseball today. All 30 teams kick off their seasons at various points in the day, including the Seattle Mariners, who face the Cleveland Guardians tonight at T-Mobile Park. Seattle Now talks to Marco Gonzales, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, who . We’ll hear from him as well as Knute Berger and a listener about why opening day is such a meaningful day

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    Up Early for Daylight Saving Time

    Hopefully you remembered that Daylight Saving Time started yesterday and you set your clock an hour forward. The time change elicits feelings in these parts. We’ll hear from UW sleep expert Horacio de la Iglesia and check in with some of the city's early risers about how they feel.

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    Casual Friday with Jas Keimig and Chase Burns

    This week… Expanded SNAP benefits from COVID ended. Sea Tac Airport got a bunch of federal money to make improvements that will speed up security lines. And Seattle summers might get even hotter as the city loses its tree canopy, but at least we’ve got some cool music festivals to celebrate the summer season. We’re breaking down the week with arts writer Jas Keimig and The Ticket’s Chase Burns.

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    Casual Friday with Andrew Walsh and Tan Vinh

    This week… Mayor Bruce Harrell gave his state of the city address and re-upped his love for downtown. A proposed bill would limit the reasons for traffic stops. And despite the chill in the air, the Mariners are kicking off spring training. Andrew Walsh, co-host of the Too Beautiful To Live podcast, and Seattle Times food and drink writer Tan Vinh are here to break down the week with us.

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    Casual Friday with Marcus Harrison Green and Paige Browning

    This week… Seattle Police started working 4-tens to cover the significant recruitment problem. A Seattle researcher made a data map of the city’s so-called 15-minute neighborhoods. And we’ll spill the beans on which Seattle billionaire is the worst carbon emitter.