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Jeannie Yandel

Special Projects Editor


Jeannie Yandel is a special projects editor focusing on podcasts and broadcast shows. She created and co-hosted the KUOW podcast Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace and ran and edited KUOW's podcast about local curiosity, SoundQs. She also co-created and co-hosted KUOW's YouTube interview series, Are We Going To Be OK?. Previously, she was senior producer for The Conversation and KUOW Presents, and was Executive Producer for The Record. She's won awards for her interviewing, editing, and reporting.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her/hers


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    Treating addiction at health engagement hubs

    Washington’s new drug possession law kicked in at the start of this month… After a long political fight that ended in a special session. But while it’s still a crime to have drugs on your person, the law ALSO creates a pilot program to treat substance use disorder. We’ll get a preview of what that might look like with Nina Shapiro of the Seattle Times.

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    Casual Friday with Jodi-Ann Burey and Andrew Walsh

    This week… Taylor Swift is coming to town, marking yet another busy weekend in the Seattle area. The Stranger released its top 15 restaurants in Seattle, centered around affordable eats. And the Mariners started, and quickly stopped, selling Toronto Blue Jays merch. Author Jodi-Ann Burey and Too Beautiful To Live Co-Host Andrew Walsh are here to break down the week.

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    Smokejumpers: The parachuting firefighters you probably haven't heard about

    Summer can sometimes feel like months of worrying about wildfire… When the latest one will be put out, And when the next one will start. But it turns out, there’s dozens of fires every year… That we never even hear about. That’s thanks to an elite crew of firefighters called smokejumpers. Seattle Times Outdoor Reporter Gregory Scruggs takes us to the birthplace of smokejumping.

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    Casual Friday with Caroline Chamberlain Gomez and Casey Martin

    This week… The MLB All-Star Game is in town, and Seattle’s been cleaning up for its guests. A Seattle Times survey asked an important question: is tech making life better in Seattle? And although we’re known for the Big Dark, researchers found that summer can also mess with your mood. Seattle Now Supervising Producer Caroline Chamberlain Gomez and KUOW Reporter Casey Martin are here to break down the week.

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    As avian influenza outbreak worsens, local farms remain cautious

    Washington lies along a major flyway for birds. Each winter, millions of migrating birds stop in in the state on their way somewhere else. That's a cause for concern as the United States experiences the worst avian influenza outbreak in its history, with more than 50 million birds dying from the virus.

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    Albertsons-Kroger merger is giving shoppers déjà vu

    The 2015 divestiture by Safeway and Albertson's, where stores were sold to a PNW grocery retailer that went bankrupt shortly after purchasing the spun off stores, is leading to extra scrutiny for the country's two biggest chains.

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    The unique mental health challenges facing farmers and farmworkers

    There are many barriers to receiving mental health care. It’s expensive, not always covered by insurance, and it can be difficult to find a therapist. A new report from the Seattle Times says those barriers can be even higher for people working in agriculture.

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    'Tis the season for respiratory illness

    It’s a week of giving thanks and gratitude, and of stuffing and mashed potatoes. Good luck getting into a grocery store this week... Maybe grab some tissues while you're there. Cases of Covid, flu and RSV are on the rise. KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel talks to UW Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Helen Chu about celebrating the holidays safely.