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Matt Martin

Podcast Producer

About

Matt is currently a podcast producer for KUOW. Before switching over to the on-demand side of the station, Matt worked as a producer on The Record for two years.

Matt came to Seattle after spending time up in rural Alaska working as a reporter among the salmon and bears. He also has worked as a reporter in upstate New York and got his start in radio as an intern with StoryCorps in New York City.

Matt is actually a native Washingtonian and grew up in the deserts of the Yakima Valley. He got his undergrad degree in Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic from Brigham Young University.

Stories

  • caption: A lone mountain caribou walking through the snow in the mountains of British Columbia.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    Saving the mountain caribou

    This is a tough story to tell. In 2019 the last of the mountain caribou in the lower 48 states disappeared. Extinct. Deforestation threatens those that are left. Professional Wildlife tracker and photographer David Moskowitz takes us to the frigid mountains of British Columbia to learn about the ancient but fragile ecosystem these majestic reindeer call home.

  • caption: Chris Morgan with a sign warning about jaguars in the jungles of Belize.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    The path of the jaguar

    Over 60% of Belize is in a natural, wild state, but development is threatening the movements of the jaguars. In this episode, I'll meet the people who are trying to help protect these jungle cats.

  • caption: Two Scarlet Macaws fly together.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    The flight of the scarlet macaw

    There are only 350 scarlet macaws left in the wild in Belize. They face the threats of poaching and habitat lose. But let us introduce you to the passionate people determined to save these colorful birds.

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    Seattle Now

    A landmark drug law decision

    A ruling by the state Supreme Court last week opens up new possibilities for treating drug addiction. But in the short term it could cut some people off from badly needed help.

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    Seattle Now

    Sawant email threats mystery solved

    When District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant got threats from a city employee, sent from their city email address, you may have thought: 'There’s no way someone would actually do that.' And you'd be right. Seattle Times crime reporter Sara Jean Green has the story.

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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: A phone for your grief

    In a quiet corner of Priest Point Park in Olympia, there is a telephone hanging on a tree that has no dial tone. It cannot make calls, but it is there for anybody who needs it.

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    Seattle Now

    Didn't we almost have it all

    More than 5 million women have lost their jobs since the pandemic began. The number is shocking in itself, but Seattle writer Angela Garbes argues that women have lost far more than a place in the workforce.

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    Seattle Now

    'The Adventures of Lil Big Fella'

    A new comic book tells stories of Black boys and girls growing up in Seattle's South End. We talk with Chukundi Salisbury, creator of 'The Adventures of Lil Big Fella.'