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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

    Training tigers to make healthy choices

    Woodland Park Zoo is one of a handful of zoos that are trying to take a more empathetic approach to animal health care. Crosscut’s Hannah Weinberger is here to tell us what’s changed.

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    Seattle Now

    A new flight plan for Boeing

    Two decades after leaving Seattle for Chicago, Boeing is moving its headquarters again. This time, they’re going to Northern Virginia. We'll hear what it says about how Boeing sees its future and what it could mean for its Western Washington workforce from Jon Ostrower, Seattle-based editor-in-chief of The Air Current.

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    Seattle Now

    A shifting map of abortion care

    A Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could send thousands of people from Idaho and other states to Washington, where access to abortion is protected. We’ll hear from a group that helps women who have to travel to the Northwest to end a pregnancy.

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    Seattle Now

    (Maybe) losing a restaurant legacy

    Many of your favorite restaurants have something in common — they’re owned or staffed by graduates from the Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central. The program has been a foundational part of the city's food scene for more than 80 years. But it's set to be cancelled for budget reasons, prompting outcry from local chefs and alumni.

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    Seattle Now

    Holding police officers accountable

    An Auburn police officer killed a man in 2019. Now he's being sued over the man's death, and the lawsuit reveals how officers with a history of misconduct can stay on duty for years. The state is hoping to change that with a new civilian-led task force.

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    Seattle Now

    Checking the Covid risk meter

    Covid cases are creeping up in King County, and our testing infrastructure is getting worse at detecting them. Just how worried should we be?

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: A Kraken fan's miraculous save

    The Seattle Kraken's debut season is almost over. For today's episode, we revisit a story of chance and quick thinking that started at the team's home opener and ends with a fan saving a man's life.

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: How's your mental health?

    Disasters like the Covid pandemic have a dramatic impact on our mental health. Two years after the pandemic started, we're still not out of the woods — but there's an opportunity to make changes for the better.