Supervising Producer, Soundside
Sarah is supervising producer on Soundside, KUOW's noontime show. She's produced shows on topics ranging from maritime law to the Ukraine invasion to why people like board games. Prior to working at KUOW, Sarah was lead producer at the Seattle podcast production company Larj Media, and a teaching artist with Path with Art.
Sarah is an alumni of The Evergreen State College, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. You might have heard her DJing on KAOS community radio in Olympia, if you were listening at 5 a.m. on Sundays. When she’s not working, Sarah enjoys spending her time attempting various craft projects, hanging out with her cat Angus, or skateboarding around the neighborhood.
Washington's strained mental health care system prepares for another blow
Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital in Tukwila has served an estimated 25 thousand patients in the decade it’s been open. It offers something in extremely short supply in Washington state: inpatient psychiatric care. But now, that service is going away. During an all-staff meeting last week, hospital officials announced the facility would be closing by the end of July.
Burien homeless sweep moves forward as new lease takes effect
Soundside host Libby Denkmann talks with Burien city council member Cydney Moore and KUOW reporter Casey Martin about the homeless sweep on Thursday June 1st.
What will be the future of church in Seattle?
For churches that own large pieces of property, what was once a blessing can become more of a curse, especially as membership wanes.
County jail vs. state prison: A current incarcerated person explains the difference
Soundside host Libby Denkmann talks with incarcerated journalist Christopher Blackwell about how his 20 years in Washington State Prison compared to his time at Pierce County Jail.
Don’t believe everything you read on Nextdoor, especially when it comes to politics
Eli Sanders says during a Mercer Island City Council election, Nextdoor was used to spread misinformation about a candidate. And that's not the only time it's happened.
Amazon employees prepare to walk out... if they can get enough people
On Monday, a group of Amazon workers at the company’s Seattle headquarters announced they would be walking off the job. In messages and emails sent to fellow employees, the group said they would be walking out on May 31, one week after the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
WA Legislature votes on a Blake fix. Now drug courts have to adapt
In the hours before Washington’s legislative session ended last month, House Democrats called a vote. It was for a fix to what’s called “The Blake Decision” -- a 2021 state Supreme Court ruling striking down Washington’s felony drug possession law. In response, legislators put in place a temporary fix that treated knowingly carrying drugs as a misdemeanor. That measure is set to expire July 1st. But as the clock ticked down on the regular session, the votes weren’t there. The State House failed to pass the bill, which threw the future of the state’s drug possession law into question – and prompted a number of cities and counties to start passing their own patchwork of regulations.
Seattle's 'Cathedral of Cinema' is coming back
On Thursday the non-profit film and educational organization Seattle International Film Festival – aka SIFF – announced it had acquired the Seattle Cinerama, and will be bringing movies back to the very, very big screen.
'Sam Now' explores the emotional toll of maternal abandonment
A Seattle filmmaker spent over 25 years chronicling the effects of maternal abandonment on his younger half-brother. That journey has been released as a new documentary called "Sam Now."
Inslee is Out-lee: The governor on 'passing the torch' and his future plans
In the last few days, Governor Inslee called for a special session to address Washington’s drug possession laws - or lack thereof. He signed seven new climate and energy bills into law. And, oh yeah, he announced he’s not running for re-election next year.