Clare produces Seattle Now, KUOW's news podcast. She crafts episodes that give listeners a timely window into stories from around the Seattle area. Her favorite episodes to make include sound-rich collaborations with local reporters, field trips to vibrant places around the Puget Sound, and conversations about pop culture. She also reports stories for the show and appears "on air" as a guest. She has extensive experience covering health stories, including coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previously, Clare was KUOW's emerging platforms producer, leading strategy and product development for digital audio channels including smart speakers, algorithmic content curators like NPR One and podcasts. Before joining KUOW, she covered health technology and life sciences at GeekWire. Clare is a University of Washington graduate with a dual degree in journalism and creative writing.
It’s no secret that Seattle is an expensive place to live. A big part of the problem is high rent costs. In the past few years, local housing activists have pushed the idea of a rent cap. One version is getting a hearing in Olympia today on its way to potentially becoming state law. Mike Wilkerson, an urban economist and thedirector of analytics at ECOnorthwest, breaks down the different kinds of rent caps and where the proposed law would fit in.
November’s general election is still a long way off, but deepfakes generated by AI are already entering the conversation. And we’re not just talking about a robocall from a fake President Joe Biden, which actually happened during New Hampshire’s primary last month. Local and state elections here in Washington could be targeted, too. Seattle Now producer Clare McGrane will explain where deepfakes are showing up, and how to identify them.
Homelessness, and especially people living outside is a growing problem across the country. Seattle and other expensive cities feel the brunt of that rise, but the crisis is showing up in smaller, suburban cities too. Seattle Times reporter Anna Patrick explains how one King County city’s experience details how things can cycle, and how we might be able to make change.
With a special connection to Lunar New Year, one Seattle brewery incorporates Chinese culture into every bottle of beer coming from its Ballard tap house.
Three weeks of disruptions on the light rail's One Line
Earlier this week, dozens of people seeking asylum in the US showed up at the Seattle City Council to ask for help. More than 200 migrants — most of them families — were facing a night sleeping on the street after their emergency shelter fell through. KUOW's race and identity reporter Gustavo Sagrero explains how the migrants ended up in this situation and what local organizations are doing to help.
Washington voters will have some big decisions on their ballot this November. And we're not talking about the presidential election. Six initiatives to alter and repeal state laws are making their way through the legislature. If they pass, everything from school funding to police car chases could be impacted. Northwest News Network reporter Jeanie Lindsay explains what voters need to know about who's behind the initiatives and the possible ripple effects for schools and environmental work in the state.
Over a few short days, the University of Washington Huskies played in a national championship, ended their last season with the PAC 12, said goodbye to their head coach, and now are welcoming a new leader to the team. The shake up at the school is a sign of things to come as it transitions into the Big 10 and enters a new phase of competition. Freelance Sports Reporter and Husky fan Danny O’Neil puts the university's new role in context.
After a record-warm December, Seattle is staring down three straight days of below-freezing temperatures — and maybe a chance at snow. We catch up with Seattle Weather Blog's Justin Shaw to get a download on the forecast, and hear from Arlene Hampton from the Salvation Army about the plan for emergency shelter.
It is a historic day for the University of Washington football team. The Huskies will face Michigan State tonight for a shot at the highest honor in college football. It’s a great moment to tune in, if you’re not normally a Husky fan. Seattle Now sports correspondent Vaughan Jones tells us just what’s at stake for UW, and all the tips for enjoying the game.