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Patricia Murphy

Host

About

Patricia Murphy is the host of Seattle Now, a daily news podcast.

Her interviews focus on experts and newsmakers. Previously you could find Patricia on the beat reporting on military and veteran affairs, justice, and health.

In 2018 Patricia received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a series about the motivations of young people who carry guns. In 2005 she received a national Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting on injection drug use.

Though her first job in news was throwing hard copies of the Sunday paper from her bike, Patricia also graduated from Emerson College with a BS in Communications.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her

Professional Affiliations: Dart Center, Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism

Podcasts

Stories

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    Spider Season Returns

    You may have noticed... It’s spider season. Their webs are everywhere right now, but don't run away. We’re revisiting our conversation with the Burke Museum’s arachnid guy Rod Crawford. He’ll tell us what spiders we’re seeing, and how much you should worry about them getting into our houses.

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    Starbucks invests in a frappufuture

    Last week, Starbucks unveiled a new strategy that pivots its focus from a cozy Italian cafe to one where icy, customizable drinks take center stage. To get there, the coffee giant plans to invest roughly 450 million in new equipment to make things more efficient for customers and Baristas. Like a new Clover machine the company says will produce freshly ground, freshly brewed, hot coffee in just 30 seconds. Business Insider reporter Mary Meisenzahl explains.

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    Free Narcan vending machines in Pierce County

    The rural town of Orting is getting its first Narcan vending machine. That’s a drug used to reverse an overdose and those machines are becoming increasingly more common--most first responders carry it. We’ll talk with the Recovery Cafe’s Rena Thompson about how these vending machines fit into a landscape of recovery, accessibility and support.

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    Casual Friday with Mike Davis and Chase Burns

    The long-anticipated West Seattle Bridge reopening is finally (almost here. Russell Wilson had a dramatic and disappointing return to Seattle… AND here in Washington we have our work cut out for us if we’re going to improve traffic safety We unpack it all with The Seattle Times’s Chase Burns and KUOW’s Mike Davis.

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    The West Seattle Bridge is (Finally) (Almost) Fixed

    On Sunday, the West Seattle Bridge will be open to the public for the first time since March of 2020. After two and a half years of construction and delays, the bridge is finally repaired, and our neighbors in West Seattle are ready and waiting. We’ll hear from West Seattle Blog editor Tracy Record about how things will change on the “Accidental Island.”

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    Seattle Now

    Three finalists for SPD chief

    Seattle is getting closer to finding a new police chief. And there are 3 finalists in the running. Crime, police reform, and public safety are top priorities. We’ll hear about the selection process from Seattle Times reporter Sarah Grace Taylor.

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    Seattle Now: Fighting fire west of the Cascades

    Seattleites often experience wildfire season through the suffocating smoke of blazes burning over in eastern Washington or British Columbia. But this weekend the Bolt Creek fire scorched nearly 8,000 acres here in western Washington. Former firefighter Amanda Montei says this is a shift, and we’ll have to expect more fires like this in the future.

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    The Hawks v. Russell Wilson

    The Seattle Seahawks play their first game of the season tonight. They’re getting the primetime Monday Night Football slot, because Former Hawks superstar Russell Wilson is suiting up for the other team. We’ll talk with sports columnist Jerry Brewer about what to look for tonight, and how the city can learn to live without Russ.