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Patricia Murphy

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About

Patricia Murphy is an award-winning radio journalist who has covered justice, public health, military and veterans affairs for 20 years. She’s currently the host of KUOW’s daily news podcast, Seattle Now.

Her reporting has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award for a 2005 documentary on IV drug use, and an Excellence in Health Care Journalism Award from the Association of Healthcare Journalists for a 2011 collaboration with the Seattle Times about chronic orthopedic injuries in the military.

A 2018 series focusing on narratives of young people who carry guns won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Innovation. She’s also a member of the Dart Society -- a network of journalists who cover trauma, conflict and social injustice.

Patricia is a graduate of Boston’s Emerson College and a native of Clifton, New Jersey, where her first job was delivering The Herald News on her bicycle.

Podcasts

Stories

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    La Niña winter is coming

    Do you feel it? The chill in the air? Meteorologists are predicting a La Niña weather pattern for this winter. Assistant state climatologist Karin Bumbaco explains what it means for Western Washington.

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    Time to pick a mayor

    Seattle's next mayor will manage the city's recovery from a public health emergency, an ongoing homelessness crisis and a debate over the future of policing, among other things. KUOW’s David Hyde catches us up on the race between Lorena Gonzalez and Bruce Harrell.

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    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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    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

    Our trees are stressed

    It’s fall, but you wouldn’t exactly know it from looking out the window. The trees that usually signal the changing season with a blaze of color aren’t popping like they usually do.

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    Casual Friday: No crying in baseball

    The Mariners are out of time. Seattle police are taking their time getting vaccinated. And a lone beluga whale is getting some ‘me time’ in Puget Sound. At least we hope that’s what he’s doing.

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    Now arriving, Northgate station

    Sound Transit unveiled Northgate Station last weekend, the new northernmost stop on our growing light rail system. And the train is not only changing the way people get around, but what each community looks like around each stop.

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    An epic hack of online extremists

    A massive hack of a Sammamish-based web hosting company has revealed the personal information of some of the people behind right-wing extremist groups like QAnon and Proud Boys. We’ll find out what researchers and reporters are hoping to learn from all that information.