John O’Brien is a KUOW newsroom producer. He works with the Morning Edition and All Things Considered teams to schedule, record, and edit interviews and stories on a variety of topics, from politics and public health to arts and culture.
He learned to make radio in 2006 as an intern on KUOW’s The Conversation and is a former host of KUOW's Speakers Forum.
He was highly regarded for his travel writing but didn't want to be considered a travel writer.
‘There were several pandemic era programs that were providing additional support to the hunger relief sector, and those programs expired. The reserves we had purchased with those funds were all depleted by the middle of the summer.’ -Linda Nageotte
‘What it does is it creates a pool for kids that are accessing Medicaid services within the first year of their life. As the bill stands right now, $4,000 would be invested in this pool for each child born.’ -Sen. Yasmin Trudeau, D-Tacoma
Barredo says nonperishable food donations are always needed. He says he's seeing more and more families who are unsure of where their next meal is going to come from.
‘Right now, everything that's in the Respect for Marriage Act is already protected by existing Supreme Court decisions. If the Supreme Court were to go in and overrule Obergefell, and Windsor, that's when the Act would have more meat to it.’ UW Law professor Peter Nicolas
"This is really fascinating because we typically think of the ear as something which receives sounds, but it turns out that the ear also generates sounds of its own." – UW Professor Shyam Gollakota
‘It literally snowed on stage. They had this huge Christmas tree that at one point, grew and grew and grew and grew.’ -Mike Davis
‘I haven't seen anything like it in my 27 years of working with folks with opioid addiction and people experiencing overdoses.’ -Caleb Banta-Green
This week we’re bringing you gleeful, exploratory, deep-diving, and extravagant winter season event picks.
‘Specialists in this area, it's so important that we have shared decision making with our patients and discuss all the risks and all the benefits so women can make choices that are best for their quality of life during this period of time.’ -Dr. Susan Reed