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Get up to speed on the stories shaping Seattle, every morning at 6 a.m. Hosted by Patricia Murphy and produced by KUOW, Seattle's NPR station.

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    • 4.7 • 496 Ratings

Get up to speed on the stories shaping Seattle, every morning at 6 a.m. Hosted by Patricia Murphy and produced by KUOW, Seattle's NPR station.

    Down the Q rabbit hole

    Down the Q rabbit hole

    A Federal Way man has QAnon followers gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, believing a wild story that JFK Jr. will return as part of a plan to restore Donald Trump to the White House. Seattle Times political reporter Jim Brunner tells us what’s going on.

    • 13 min
    Something in the water

    Something in the water

    Puget Sound may be surrounded by acres of clams, but we'll have to clean up our act if we want to keep eating them. Crosscut's Hannah Weinberger explains how untreated sewage is threatening the health of the region's shellfish beds.

    • 11 min
    Casual Friday: Our guilty music pleasures

    Casual Friday: Our guilty music pleasures

    Everyone was talking about their Spotify Wrapped top music of the year this week. But the real question is, when is it okay to start blasting the holiday tunes? Plus, sports (and some concerts) are getting so pricey in the city that people just aren't going. We dig through it all with The Stranger's Chase Burns and Jas Keimig.

    • 15 min
    Searching for Omicron

    Searching for Omicron

    It’s only a matter of time before the Omicron variant is detected in Washington. In fact, there’s a good chance it’s already here. But don’t panic, we’re focusing on the science with UW Medicine virologist Pavitra Roychoudhury, who’s been watching out for variants since the start of the pandemic.

    • 11 min
    Does Sawant stay or go?

    Does Sawant stay or go?

    City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing a rare recall election. Next week, her constituents in District 3 will decide whether she's removed from office. KUOW’s David Hyde explains how we got here and what voters are weighing.

    • 11 min
    The Nutcracker is back

    The Nutcracker is back

    Covid precautions have led to a new way of performing the Nutcracker ballet. But there's another big change that has nothing to do with Covid: the character of the Chinese Tea dancer, which plays on racist stereotypes about Asian people, won’t be in this year’s production.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
496 Ratings

496 Ratings

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Mr PJC

The host does a great job drawing out information and the content is short put impactful. Host is the star but a variety of guests are great.

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Daily morsels of Seattle life = Just Right

As a former Seattle resident, this pod really hits the spot. I can keep up with my favorite corner of America without getting bogged down. The fifteen minutes spent listening fits perfectly into a busy daily life.

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What Seattle needed

Seattle had a dry spell without any daily news podcasts. I had been periodically searching for one when I discovered the Seattle Now Podcast, and I was delighted! This podcast is well-produced and professional. Exactly what I was looking for. Keep it up!

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