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Brandi Fullwood

Senior Producer, Soundside

About

Brandi Fullwood is a senior producer for KUOW’s midday show Soundside. She joined KUOW in 2019 as a producer on The Record and was promoted to her current position in 2021. She has produced a range of stories from dinosaur experts to misinformation in the 2020 election. They’ve also produced and reported pieces for other KUOW programs like Seattle Now.

Previously, she worked for The World a co-production of the BBC World Service. She focused on tech, culture, and environment stories. Brandi also led a collaborative project for The World and Smithsonian Folkways. She created pieces and reported on music, culture, and communities like this and this and this.

Brandi has written, produced for NPR Music, Noisey Music, and reported for the New Haven Independent. She grew a love for radio through Middlebury College radio station’s WRMC 91.1 FM.

Location: Seattle

Stories

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    Seattle Now

    Spilled milk to cry over: Baby formula dangerously low

    It’s not getting any easier to find infant formula. The nationwide shortage is worsening as parents and caregivers turn to social media, mutual aid funds and milk banks for extra help. We hear from Harborview Pediatrics Clinic medical director, Dr. Anisa Ibrahim, about how she’s advising parents and caregivers struggling to find food for their infants. You can also find additional resources at doh.wa.gov. The state health department resource page answers questions and provide links to help families find nutritionally appropriate food for their baby.

  • Pastor Peter Chin stands in his office. His office is decorated with kid drawings, family photos, and Mariners merch
    Soundside

    'I really felt like I was at my rope's end.' Seattle pastor finds strength by showing weakness

    Burnout can manifest differently across job sectors. We've heard a lot about burnout among teachers, health care workers, journalists..who believe deeply in their work... ...but also tend to work long hours and spend lots of time 'on call'. Pastors are experiencing many of those same job conditions. And since the pandemic, many clergy members are wrestling with The Great Resignation themselves. Wondering if they should leave ministry because... its just too much.

  • caption: A crowd is gathered during a pro-choice rally and press conference on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Kerry Park in Seattle.
    Soundside

    If Roe v Wade falls, what does that mean for Washington?

    A draft opinion published late Monday by Politico indicates the Supreme Court is likely to strike down Roe v Wade in the near future. That's the landmark 1973 ruling that guarantees federal protection of abortion rights across the United States. Now, draft opinions are just that -- nothing is set in stone yet. But should it happen, this ruling would mean abortion would be banned or restricted in as many as twenty eight states. Today we're dedicating the hour to talking about the implications of the fall of Roe in the Pacific Northwest. And how local supporters of abortion rights are responding.

  • When it comes to mental health, some of us are thriving and others are spiraling all over again. Experts call it a disaster cascade.
    Soundside

    Adrenaline boost, then disillusionment: This is your brain on disaster cascade

    As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, a “twin pandemic” is emerging— a pandemic-related mental health crisis. While many are recovering, other are experiencing the impacts of the pandemic all over again. Dr. Kira Mauseth, is a specialist in disaster response and co-lead of the Washington Department of Health's behavioral health strike team. She spoke with Soundside about the varied responses from the pandemic and what we can do to regulate and readjust.

  • Microplastics were collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Marine Debris Program
    Soundside

    Microplastics. It's what's for dinner

    Microplastics seem to be in everything, everywhere, all at once. The tiny pieces of plastic are two tenths of an inch or smaller and have been found in the ocean and our bodies. That's right, microplastics have been found in poop and even our blood. But how do we fix that?

  • An aerial shot of wastewater filtration ponds
    Soundside

    What our poop tells us: Wastewater surveillance examines what most of us would prefer to flush and forget

    You've probably taken part in one of the new frontiers of public health research: wastewater surveillance. All that's needed is a sample from down the drain: poop or pee. Our feces and urine are helpful indicators in detecting all sorts of outbreaks and infections. And wastewater surveillance can give scientists a preview of new viruses and disease variants, patterns of drug usage, and much more. Including potentially assessing the next pandemic.

  • A colorful close up of a ball pit
    Soundside

    Adulting 101: Tap into your inner child

    Throughout this pandemic many of us have dipped into nostalgia and tapped into childhood to cope. Borrowing from the past can be helpful, but it can also be really hard to go back there. That’s where inner child work comes in.