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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

    Seattle Now: Vaccine perks have arrived

    Things are starting to look a little different depending on whether or not you’re vaccinated against Covid. Special perks are rolling out to make this summer much different than last. Plus, Mother’s day is right around the corner, and would you order "The Edward"?

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Hitting a vaccine wall

    Demand for vaccines is dropping, so we ask: How would you pitch someone who's hesitating? Zombie jokes? Fake news? Plus, King County might be rolling back to Phase 2, and Seattle's axe throwing venue gets a whole new selling point.

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    Seattle Now

    J&J pause hits city's homeless

    Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine was a key part of the plan to get vaccines to people experiencing homelessness. It's pause has thrown a wrench in the works, complicating an already complicated situation.

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    Seattle Now

    Why the Amazon union failed

    Amazon workers at a warehouse in Alabama overwhelmingly voted against forming a union, but why the organizing push failed depends on who you ask. The answers have implications for workers and unions all over the country.

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    Seattle Now

    Rewriting the city's guns story

    America has a gun violence problem. It’s an epidemic that hits every community, on some level. But how we view gun violence changes a lot depending on where it happens… and who it happens to.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday with Chase Burns and John Moe

    This week, we started counting down to wide-open vaccine eligibility, Amazon ticked off some workers by expecting them to come back to the office and Seattle got cast in a new Steven Soderbergh movie.

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    Seattle Now

    Shots in lucky arms

    If you aren't eligible to get vaccinated yet, you can still try your luck at finding a last-minute leftover dose somewhere. Seattle Now producer Clare McGrane visited a city-run vaccination clinic in Rainier Beach to see how it works.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday with Tan Vinh and Eva Walker

    This week was a reopening bonanza: bars and restaurants increased capacity (and were tied to more Covid cases), Seattle gets its first in-person live concert this weekend, and we're even considering going back to the office. Plus: A vaccine hunting story straight out of a sci-fi movie.