Jeannie Yandel

Producer, KUOW Presents

Jeannie Yandel has always been a sucker for a good story.  And she had an epiphany one morning listening to Morning Edition – the consistently best stories out there were coming from NPR.  So in 2001, she started as an intern here at KUOW, working for Weekday.

Since then, Jeannie's produced nearly every show out of KUOW, from Morning Edition to Rewind to The Conversation.  Now she's a producer for The Record.  Her job is to help the people who live in the Puget Sound area tell their own amazing stories on the radio.  It's a pretty perfect job.

Ways To Connect

Courtesy of Julie Busch

Jeannie Yandel talks with Mark Titus, director of a new documentary called "The Breach," about the inspiration for the film, Russ Busch.

Seattle's Minimum Wage Law Gets New Steward

Jun 22, 2015

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Dylan Orr, the new director of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards, about his experience working for the U.S. Department of Labor and how he'll bring what he learned back to his hometown.

Jeannie Yandel talks with Anastasia Podlazova, the founder of DroWa, an annual festival for the Russian-speaking community in Washington, about how the Ukrainian conflict impacts the event.

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Alicia Walters, director of the Oakland-based organization Echoing Ida, about how the story of Rachel Dolezal prompted her to go public with her own experience growing up black in Spokane, and what the Dolezal event tells her about race and racism in the United States.

A crow dives on a researcher during a trial. Crows recognize people who have scared them or wronged them for years.
Courtesy Keith Brust

Professor John Marzluff’s phone is ringing more than usual, which means it’s crow dive-bombing season in Seattle.

“Every time I go out into my backyard there's a crow out there that's squawking at me and chasing me down,” said a man who called in about his experience to KUOW.

Jeannie Yandel talks with Pike Brewing Company vice president Drew Gillespie about the company's new, 100 percent local terroir beer.

Students from Seattle Pacific University gather in a prayer circle after the shooting on June 5, 2014.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

A year ago today, student Chris Howard was in Seattle Pacific University’s engineering building when his friend Thomas Fowler ran in.

Fowler was injured, but Howard didn’t initially realize what had happened: A gunman had opened fire on campus.

Howard told KUOW's Jeannie Yandel what happened next and how he has come to terms with the shooting in his senior year at SPU.

Chambers Bay golf course in Tacoma, Washington.
Flickr Photo/Atomic Taco (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks to John Ladenburg,  former Pierce County executive, about his dream to bring the U.S. Open to Pierce County and the golf course at Chambers Bay his administration built to do that.

Reid Blackburn, 27, was a photographer at The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Washington. He was killed in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
National Press Photographers Foundation

Fay Blackburn of Vancouver, Washington, remembers what it was like when the world turned its attention to the eruption of Mount St. Helens 35 years ago.

Blackburn worked at The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver at the time. Her husband, Reid Blackburn, worked there too, as a staff photographer. He was camping on the mountain taking photos the day it erupted.

File photo. apartment housing apt door
Flickr Photo/Matthew Piatt (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Sahra Muhumed, who made it onto the wait list for King County Housing Authority's Section 8 Program. When the wait list opened earlier this year 22,5000 people applied for only 2,500 spots. Sahra made the cut but she'll have to wait for years before she gets assistance. 

A scene from a simulation by the Washington State Department of Transportation of what could happen if a massive earthquake hits the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
YouTube/WSDOT

Most of us in Seattle aren't ready for The Big One.

Eric Holdeman, former director of the King County Office of Emergency Management, said we shouldn’t expect outsiders to swoop in and save us when a long-anticipated massive earthquake hits (and it will hit, we just don’t know when).

Mount Rainier seen from the town of Orting, Washington.
Flickr Photo/Neil Hodges (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow about his coverage of the small town of Orting, Washington and what happened after they hired their first black police officer. Hint: it went terribly.

Editor's note: This story contains some offensive language.

Some of the microaggressions noted by KUOW listeners.
KUOW Illustration

When Dr. Derald Wing Sue gives presentations around the country, people often compliment him on his good English speaking.

His response? “Thank you. I hope so, I was born here.”

The University of Washington's Intellectual House.
Screenshot from YouTube

Jeannie Yandel talks with Ross Braine, the University of Washington's tribal liaison, about his big dreams for the University's brand new Intellectual House, a space for Native Americans on campus.

Washington King County ballot election
Flickr Photo/Brian Daniel Eisenberg (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Everett Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield about the likely cancelation of the 2016 presidential primaries in Washington. 

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