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Clare McGrane

Podcast Producer

About

Clare produces KUOW’s news podcast, Seattle Now. She specializes in episodes on health, especially the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine, and occasionally produces the show’s Casual Friday episodes. She previously worked as KUOW’s Emerging Platforms Producer, where she was the primary product manager for new digital products and helped to develop, pilot and launch Seattle Now.

Before joining KUOW she was the health sciences beat reporter and podcast producer at GeekWire, and she holds degrees in journalism and creative writing from the University of Washington. Outside of work, you’ll find her rock climbing and playing the teenage sorceress Elspeth Margaster in her current Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Location: Seattle

Languages Spoken: English

Podcasts

Stories

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'Radio eye roll'

    This week, Seattle gets to grips with actually having a pro hockey team. Anyone know how to skate out there? Plus, the Olympics kick off, sans fans. We break it down with co-hosts of the Barbershop podcast Marcus Trufant and Terry Hollimon.

  • caption: Tim Pipes, owner of The Angry Beaver in Greenwood, poses in front of the bar's mascot. The Beaver is Seattle's only hockey bar — Pipes founded it when he couldn't find a spot to watch his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
    Seattle Now

    How to build a hockey team

    Seattle will soon have a fifth pro sports team — the Kraken's debut NHL season starts in October. But how do you build a new hockey franchise from the ground up? Seattle Now producer Clare McGrane explains the answer involves a bit of politicking, a bit of player stealing and a lot of transplanted fans.

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    Seattle Now

    Billionaires in spaaaace

    Space tourism takes another step closer to reality tomorrow, when the first passenger flight of Kent-based Blue Origin takes off with Jeff Bezos onboard. It's a big step towards space flight becoming accessible to more people, even those of us who can't spend $28 million on a ticket.

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    Seattle Now

    Reopened and living life again

    Fifteen months later, it’s a new day in the fight against the coronavirus: Washington is back open and most of the pandemic precautions are lifted. We get perspective from epidemiologist Judith Malmgren.

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle's next housing crisis

    The city’s eviction ban will be around for another three months, meaning folks who are hurting financially can stay in their homes, even if they can't afford rent. But the extension only delays a reckoning over housing that could have disastrous consequences.

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    Seattle Now

    Amazon's existential problem

    Amazon's success has come from its obsessive focus on customers. But that focus is causing an existential problem for the company — and its huge force of hourly workers.

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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?