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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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    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Why the Amazon union failed

    Amazon workers at a warehouse in Alabama overwhelmingly voted against forming a union, but why the organizing push failed depends on who you ask. The answers have implications for workers and unions all over the country.

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    Down to the wire

    We're about to throw open the gates for anyone over 16 to get vaccinated. And just in time, because young people are driving infections and the Governor might start rolling back the reopening as soon as today. We’ll get a pandemic reality check from UW epidemiologist Judith Malmgren.

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    Seattle Now

    Seattleites hit the road for vaccines

    With appointments still limited, some Seattleites are hitting the road to find vaccines outside the city. KUOW’s Esmy Jimenez tells us how it's playing out at a mass vaccination site in Yakima.

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    Rewriting the city's guns story

    America has a gun violence problem. It’s an epidemic that hits every community, on some level. But how we view gun violence changes a lot depending on where it happens… and who it happens to.

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    Pro tips on helping kids readjust to school

    Seattle elementary students got a taste of “new normal” yesterday. They’re back in the classroom for the first time in over a year. We talk with child psychologist Dr. Lauren Silvers about how parents can help support the transition back to in-person school.

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    Seattle Now

    Amazon won't abandon the office

    Amazon is signaling a return to "office-based culture" by fall. That has some employees considering their options, while downtown businesses say it can't happen soon enough. We talk with Seattle Times business and tech reporter Katherine Khashimova Long.