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Sarah Leibovitz

Supervising Producer, Soundside

About

Sarah is supervising producer on Soundside, KUOW's noontime show. She's produced shows on topics ranging from maritime law to the Ukraine invasion to why people like board games. Prior to working at KUOW, Sarah was lead producer at the Seattle podcast production company Larj Media, and a teaching artist with Path with Art.

Sarah is an alumni of The Evergreen State College, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. You might have heard her DJing on KAOS community radio in Olympia, if you were listening at 5 a.m. on Sundays. When she’s not working, Sarah enjoys spending her time attempting various craft projects, hanging out with her cat Angus, or skateboarding around the neighborhood.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her

Stories

  • caption: The sun sets at Mike's Chili Parlor, located in the same building its been in since 1939.
    Soundside

    The chili dynasty that's lasted a century

    Ballard is a neighborhood in transition. There’s always a new townhouse going up, a restaurant calling it quits, a new, hyper-local apothecary moving in next door. But, among all that change, one establishment has remained for the last century.

  • caption: A More Perfect Union is a collaboration between KUOW, Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and Humanities Washington on content exploring democracy and civic participation. It is funded in part by the Mellon Foundation.
    Soundside

    A More Perfect Union: Latinx voting rights

    In this second episode of A More Perfect Union, reporters from Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KUOW, and Humanities Washington explore Latinx voting rights and civic engagement in our region.

  • caption: Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson looks on during a news conference in Seattle on Dec. 17, 2019.
    Soundside

    AG Ferguson on what happens next for abortion in Washington

    At the time of Friday's Supreme Court ruling, 13 states had trigger bans in place waiting to severely restrict or ban abortion services when they go into effect -- most within the first 30 days after the court's decision. As of now, South Dakota, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Louisiana have already banned abortion. Here in Washington, abortion is still legal. And Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's committed to protecting Washingtonians' right to choose.

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    Soundside

    Helping your garden move from June gloom to summer sun

    So far, on the official second day of summer - we're back to the June gloom vibe we’ve been stuck with for most of the spring. Cold, wet, and no sun in sight. But that’s supposed to change soon. It looks like there are 80-plus-degree days coming this weekend. Between the soggy weather, and the sudden shift to summer temperatures: Pacific Northwest gardeners need a pep talk. And Ciscoe Morris is here to help.

  • caption: Dr. Jerry Garcia (left) and Dr. Erasmo Gamboa (right) at Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a and Latino/a culture, in South Park. Behind them are cabins from Sunnyside, WA, which were previously housing for agricultural workers.
    Soundside

    Exploring the complexities of our democracy

    A More Perfect Union is a media project that explores the complexities of our democracy in order to help strengthen it. Through radio programs, podcasts, and oral histories, A More Perfect Union examines American democracy’s founding documents: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, through a cross-cultural lens.

  • caption: A fully loaded container ship heads up the Duwamish Waterway and into the Port of Seattle past other ships already in position to be unloaded in this Wednesday, June 8, 2005, file photo in Seattle.
    Soundside

    Hear it again: Congress looks to fix supply chain kinks, including in the Northwest

    The Pacific Northwest, like the rest of the world, is dealing with supply chain issues. An increased demand for foreign goods, combined with a worker shortage, and a lack of port terminals and shipping containers is making it more expensive and time-consuming to move products. Congress just took a step aimed at ironing out one slice of that mess: It’s The Ocean Shipping Reform Act - a bill that passed with bipartisan support yesterday in the House of Representatives, and is now heading to the President's desk.

  • caption: In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, then-Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Det. Ed Troyer answers questions during a news conference in Tacoma, Wash. The Washington state attorney general on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, filed two misdemeanor criminal charges against Troyer, now the Pierce County sheriff, stemming from his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier in January. Troyer has denied wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
    Soundside

    The unchecked power of the elected sheriff

    Last week, a judge ordered Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer to stay 1000 feet away from a local Black newspaper carrier. The carrier, Sedrick Altheimer, had filed an anti-harassment protection order against Troyer. And this isn’t the only legal trouble Troyer is facing. Yet Troyer is still in office. And he says he plans to stay there.

  • caption: The four finalists for Seattle's OPA director answered questions submitted by the public at a June 8 forum livestreamed on the Seattle Channel.
    Soundside

    Who will be Seattle's next director of the Office of Police Accountability?

    Seattle has spent years trying to figure out how to make its police department more accountable and transparent. That's a big reason the Office of Police Accountability, or OPA, exists. The OPA's job is to investigate cases of police misconduct - everything from dishonesty and rudeness from officers, to excessive use of force. Now, a new director will soon take over.