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Clare McGrane

Podcast Producer


Clare produces Seattle Now, KUOW's news podcast. She crafts episodes that give listeners a timely window into stories from around the Seattle area. Her favorite episodes to make include sound-rich collaborations with local reporters, field trips to vibrant places around the Puget Sound, and conversations about pop culture. She also reports stories for the show and appears "on air" as a guest. She has extensive experience covering health stories, including coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previously, Clare was KUOW's emerging platforms producer, leading strategy and product development for digital audio channels including smart speakers, algorithmic content curators like NPR One and podcasts. Before joining KUOW, she covered health technology and life sciences at GeekWire. Clare is a University of Washington graduate with a dual degree in journalism and creative writing.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her



  • Financial Health 101 for an expensive region

    Monday is tax daySo today.. In recognition of Monday’s tax deadline… we’re talking finance 101 in our expensive region. Financial coach Suzanne Klenck has some words of wisdom, and some tips to get started if planning sounds daunting.

  • WA employees are owed $5.4M in stolen wages

    Washington workers lose millions of dollars each year to wage theft: They’re just not paid for work they did. A new investigation from the Seattle Times finds many of those workers aren’t getting their money back, in part because of challenges with our state’s department of Labor and Industries. The total amount owed since 2 Seattle Times journalists Taylor Blatchford and Jackie Varriano break it down for us today.

  • Adderall stock

    More Seattleites have ADHD than ever, but finding meds and docs is a challenge

    An increase in awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD has led to more people being diagnosed with the disorder and wider recognition of challenges faced by neurodivergent workers. But the uptick has had an unintended side effect — a nationwide shortage of stimulants used to treat ADHD such as Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse.

  • Living with ADHD in WA is hard right now

    Odds are you know someone with ADHD, even though you might not realize it. Lots more people have been diagnosed in the past few years and that’s making it hard for some to get vital medication. ADHD advocate and author Jessica McCabe is excited about the shifting dialogue, but not so much about the shortages many people locally are experiencing. She has tips to help manage ADHD with or without medication.

  • Every day is April Fools' Day with The Needling

    Last week, Chihuly Garden and Glass shattered its museum’s ceiling to celebrate Women’s History Month… Just kidding! Happy April Fools’ Day. That was a recent headline from The Needling, Seattle's only real fake news site. We love a good self-deprecating joke around here, and Needling stories provide plenty. They also give us a chance to look at the city in a different way. Needling editor Lex Vaughan is here to talk about what Seattle finds funny, and what that says about us.

  • Rage and Hope: M's opening day is here

    It was a contentious off-season for the Mariners, but Opening Day of baseball today… Hot dogs, beer and complicated emotions are in Seattle’s future. Whether you’re a die-hard or a casual fan, there’s plenty to be excited about with this year’s Mariners team. Seattle Now Producer and baseball superfan Vaughan Jones is here to talk about it.

  • Seattle weighs controversial tool to detect gun violence

    It’s only March, but there have been at least 9 fatal shootings already in the city. That number will certainly grow. Gun violence has become more and more common in the past few years… and while everyone agrees that’s a problem, the solutions are harder to settle on. Today we’ll talk with Marcus Harrison Green about one solution proposed by the Mayor: Surveillance technology that alerts police to the sound of gunshots.