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Seattle Now

Seattle Now is a smart, daily news podcast for a curious city, from KUOW and the NPR Network. New episodes every weekday morning and evening.

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Episodes

  • Monday Evening Headlines

    EPA to fund solar projects in WA, fired Google workers speak out, and a PNW homelessness case goes before SCOTUS. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.

  • The SCOTUS case that could change the rules on homelessness

    The Supreme Court is hearing a case this morning on homelessness. It could have a big impact on how cities in our region respond to the homelessness crisis. That’s particularly true for areas like Burien, which have banned public camping. We’ll get the story from public radio reporter Jane Vaughan, who’s following every twist and turn.

  • Friday Evening Headlines

    Chaos erupts at state GOP convention, UW researchers make an autism discovery, and environmentalists urge federal officials to save a pair of NW species. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.

  • Casual Friday with Zaki Hamid and Clare McGrane

    This week… Some well-loved Seattle businesses are coming back from the dead as co-ops or collectives. Residents of the town of Carnation came to Seattle to say they’re fed up with false alarms at the Seattle-run Tolt River Dam. And you’ve heard of the Seattle Freeze… but are you Seattle Smug? KUOW’s Director of Community Engagement Zaki Hamid and Seattle Now Producer Clare McGrane are here to break down the week.

  • Thursday Evening Headlines

    Campaign to repeal WA's climate law facing official opposition, Mayor Harrell proposes law to demolish unsafe, vacant buildings, and the Seattle Storm unveil their new training facility. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.

  • Searching for Seattle’s 15 minute neighborhoods

    City planners want Seattle to become a “15 minute city” – where you can walk to everything you need in your neighborhood. Well now there’s a new interactive map that can tell you just how walkable your neighborhood is. Paige Browning speaks with the map's creator, Nat Henry.

  • Wednesday Evening Headlines

    Senate hears testimony on Boeing's eroding safety culture, Seattle's facing a massive budget hole, and SIFF unveils the lineup for its 50th film festival. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.

  • Black Panthers in Seattle turn to the next chapter

    The Black Panther Party’s Seattle chapter is drumming up new plans, more than 40 years after it disbanded. A group devoted to preserving Black Panther history plans to open a museum in Pioneer Square early next year, bringing attention to the ways the Panthers influenced Seattle then, and still do now. Seattle Times Race and Equity Reporter Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks is here to tell us about it, with some help from Elmer Dixon, a founding member of Seattle’s Black Panther chapter.

  • Tuesday Evening Headlines

    Major increase in antisemitic incidents in WA, officials call for a statewide drought emergency, and Seattle's getting a new arts venue downtown. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.

  • How a Canlis chef's yard became a community garden

    A new community garden is in the works in Shoreline. It all started with a Canlis chef and some spectacular fruit trees. Patricia Murphy has the story on the garden’s unlikely path to a shared community P-Patch from some of people who made it happen.

  • Monday Evening Headlines

    Fire destroys businesses in Snoqualmie, high school seniors will get a break on some graduation requirements, and rural jails in WA are facing big challenges. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.