John O’Brien is a KUOW newsroom producer. He works with the Morning Edition and All Things Considered teams to schedule, record, and edit interviews and stories on a variety of topics, from politics and public health to arts and culture.
He learned to make radio in 2006 as an intern on KUOW’s The Conversation and is a former host of KUOW's Speakers Forum.
In the 20 years since their daughter, Rachel, was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip, Craig and Cindy Corrie have devoted their lives to her cause.
It will come as no surprise to anyone who braves I-5 on a weekday at either 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. (or practically any time in between) that your blood pressure tends to increase during sudden slowdowns and bumper-to-bumper backups. But a new study from University of Washington researchers suggests that it’s not just the Tesla changing lanes without using a directional that is causing your heart to pound. Ultrafine particles circulating on and near congested freeways — a toxic mixture of exhaust from tailpipes, brake and tire wear, and road dust — could increase blood pressure and lead to other health problems.
‘Some really fascinating research shows that even two to five minutes of walking right after a meal will dramatically decrease your blood sugar level, so you have less of a spike.’
‘There is nothing that a Washington State fan or player would love more than to ruin Washington's chance at making the college football playoff.’
When Seattle attorney Dan Swedlow checks Instagram in the morning, it's not to distract himself from his work on labor law. He’s checking to make sure his adult children in Israel are safe and alive.
Sabrene Odeh, a Palestinian American who lives in Seattle, shares the harrowing stories of her family members who live in the West Bank and are living through airstrikes, assaults, threats, harassment, and fear in the wake of the Hamas attack and Israel's ongoing response.
Envelopes containing 'white powdery substance' stall ballot counts at elections offices across Washington state
Suspicious mailers have been reported at multiple elections offices throughout Washington state, including the King County elections headquarters in Renton, which was evacuated Wednesday.
A huge barge loaded with shipping containers drifted from Terminal 18 on Harbor Island toward Pier 66, home to Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises.
Seattle's Natalie Smith has endured the murder of her aunt and uncle during the Hamas attack Oct. 7 on their kibbutz in Israel. Seven other members of her extended family are missing and believed to have been kidnapped and taken to Gaza.
Thierry Rautureau is remembered for cooking up a lasting legacy with skill, charm, generosity, and a fedora