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Vaughan Jones

Podcast Producer


Vaughan is a podcast producer for Seattle Now, KUOW's news podcast. They enjoy stories with strong local roots that benefit the day-to-day life of the listener. They were previously a reporter at KJZZ, Phoenix's NPR member station, and received a BA in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: they/them



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    Seattle set a new record for homicides

    Seattle recently set a record that no city welcomes. There have been 70 homicide victims in the city so far this year, which is a new record for the most homicides in a single year. KUOW editor Catherine Smith is here to tell us more about why this is happening.

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    Casual Friday with Lindy West and Meagan Hatcher-Mays

    This week… SOME of you didn’t vote. This year’s election had the worst turnout in Washington state history. Woodinville staple Molbak’s Home and Garden had a messy breakup over a 15-year development project. And we discuss whether some of Seattle’s tourism staples are over or underrated. Lindy West and Meagan Hatcher-Mays, the duo behind KUOW’s new podcast Text Me Back, are here to break down the week.

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    A threat to one of Seattle's oldest queer spaces

    Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to build a children’s play area in Denny Blaine Park, which is also home to a popular nude beach full of history for Seattle’s LGBTQ+ community. The city says it’s to address a lack of playgrounds in the area, but Seattle’s queer community is mobilizing to protect one of its most historic spaces. Stranger Queer Culture and Politics reporter Vivian McCall is here to tell us all about it.

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    The last Apple Cup (kind of)

    After the turkey gets cleared off the table this week, the Apple Cup is on. The long-standing rivalry game between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State University Cougars kicks off for the 115th time on Saturday. It’s a year of lasts for the two teams, as UW prepares to leave the Pac-12 for a higher profile. Seattle Now Producer Vaughan Jones is here to tell us all about the history of the rivalry, and how to get in on the fun.

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    Casual Friday with Erica C. Barnett and Sandeep Kaushik

    This week… We got a clearer picture of the new-look Seattle City Council. Is it a glow up? Time will tell. Seattle city employees got an email about how to save money in the midst of a fight for higher pay. And we discuss the most controversial topic of all: the merits of Thanksgiving turkey, as the biggest food holiday of the year approaches. Publicola Editor and Publisher Erica C. Barnett and Soundview Strategies Partner Sandeep Kaushik are here to break down the week.

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    Melting the Seattle freeze, one accordion at a time

    It’s the start of the Big Dark here in Seattle. It's understandable that you might want to tuck in and keep to yourself, but freelance journalist Nathalie Graham says it’s the perfect time to get out there and meet new people. She’s been out and about trying all kinds of new things in the city. She’s here with us to talk about her latest experience with the Northwest Accordion Society.

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    Casual Friday with Paige Browning and Deaunte Damper

    This week, Seattle voters cast their ballots and early results look promising for the housing levy, but not for city council incumbents. Mysterious, white powder sent through the mail disrupted ballot counting while election workers evacuated. And Washington state is the land of potholes according to USA today. KUOW Anchor and Reporter Paige Browning and Vocal-WA Community Organizer Deaunte Damper break down the week.

  • caption: OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe laughs with Congress member Pramila Jayapal following her last regular-season NWSL home game against the Washington Spirit on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Lumen Field in Seattle.

    Megan Rapinoe has one last chance at an NWSL Championship

    She’s won an Olympic gold medal and two Women’s World Cups, and a Ballon d'Or Féminin for the best women’s soccer player in the world, but Megan Rapinoe has never taken home a National Women’s Soccer League trophy. She gets her last chance on Saturday, when the Reign face off against New York’s Gotham FC in the NWSL Championship.

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    Can prostitution on Aurora Ave decline for good?

    Prostitution on Aurora Avenue has vexed Seattle leaders for decades. But two recent motel closures have led to a decline in sex work and crime in the area. It’s unclear if it will last. The Seattle Times’s Sara Jean Green explains how Aurora got this way and what tools the city and police are using to rein it in.