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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: Living our best life (in the rain)

    Climate Pledge Arena welcomed its first crowd — but seriously, it needs a better name. A series of storms (including something called a 'bomb cyclone') will dump rain on us for the next week. And there's plenty more to do around the city these days, so long as you're vaccinated.

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    Seattle Now

    No jab, no job

    Vaccine mandates are now alive and well in Washington, but how did we do when it comes to vaxxing up? And will the deadline mean disruptions for the average Seattleite?

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'Spiderman is cool, too!'

    Russell Wilson is missing a Seahawks game for the first time in his career. The Kraken hit the ice for the first time. And Halloween is just around the corner. Kraken costume, anyone?

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    Seattle Now

    Kent, we have a problem

    Blue Origin launches another rocket today, but it comes as the company is being accused of a toxic workplace environment. Employees report widespread sexism and sexual harassment at the Kent-based company, and an "authoritarian bro culture" that puts competition over safety.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: Middle school mask fashion

    It was a packed week, especially for students and families around the city. We get into that, and how a fried chicken restaurant is supporting other local businesses with KUOW's Jeannie Yandel and Mentor Washington's James Miles.

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    Seattle Now

    Who decides who gets to work remotely?

    Workers are slowly returning to offices, but for many, there are more questions than answers. The culture of work has changed and now the old and new are crashing together. We break it down with author and consultant Ruchika Tulshyan.

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    Seattle Now

    Back to school (for real this time)

    Many students will be stepping into their classrooms tomorrow for the first time since before the pandemic. But what will school look like given skyrocketing cases, no vaccines for kids under 12 and a bevy of rules around masks and distancing?

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    Seattle Now

    Drag during Delta

    Drag performances are all about interacting with the audience, putting on a show and trying new things. This summer, many drag queens returned to the stage for the first time since the pandemic started... but Delta is changing the equation.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'The connoisseurs of our day'

    Summer is crawling to a close, and it was a weird week in the city. The baby on Nirvana's Nevermind album is suing the band, King County hit 70% initial vaccination in every age and racial group, and just how hard was it to date during this pandemic summer?