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

Couch Fest seeks to bring strangers together for a unique movie watching experience.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with Couch Fest founder Craig Downing about why he thought a film festival where strangers get together in different houses to watch short films could help alleviate the "Seattle freeze."

A sign points towards an exhibit as part of a 2012 art walk on Capitol Hill, Seattle.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with Matthew Richter, Seattle's cultural space liaison, about the recently approved program to create official arts districts around the city. 

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Jeannie Yandel talks with Village Volunteers founder Shana Greene about creating biodegradable sanitary pads out of water hyacinth for women who don't have reliable access to menstrual supplies.

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Jeannie Yandel talks with  Todd Bishop, co-founder of GeekWire, about Microsoft's fate in the sea of successful tech giants.

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Jeannie Yandel talks with King County budget director Dwight Dively about proposed layoffs at the Department of Public Defense.

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Jeannie Yandel talks with Pat Justis, rural health manager at the Washington State Department of Health, about the myriad of health issues facing rural areas.

Facebook and Apple made news with their decision to offer their employees up to $20,000 towards the costs of egg freezing and other reproductive technologies. Jeannie Yandel speaks with Brigid Schulte, reporter for the Washington Post and author of Overwhelmed: Work Love and Play When No One Has the Time, about other ways employers might help their employees attain work-life balance.

Woodland Park Zoo/Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The veterinarians at the Woodland Park Zoo had grown increasingly alarmed.

Vip – known also as The Big Guy or Vippers – was an alpha male gorilla with a sinus infection. The vets had given him antibiotics for months, but he remained congested.

Jeannie Yandel talks with writer and journalist Andrew Solomon about what he learned from the parents of the shooters at Sandy Hook and Columbine and whether "bad parenting" is to blame. 

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TJ Langley wished that he had been born a century prior, even if REI didn't exist back then.

Langley loved the outdoors and riding his bike around Seattle, but at his core, Langley was a climber. Five years ago, he died on a trip in the North Cascades.

Jason Fox shaves the Seahawks logo into a loyal 12's hair.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with barber Jason Fox about shaving the Seattle Seahawk into the hair of Seahawks fans outside CenturyLink Field before Seahawks home games. 

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Jeannie Yandel talks to Alexandra Gutierrez, state government reporter for Alaska Public Radio, about some of the measures that passed in Alaska after the 2014 mid-term election.

Arm wrestler Stephanie Browner and KUOW's Jeannie Yandel show off their biceps at the KUOW studios.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with Stephanie Browning of Olympia's Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers, a group that arm wrestles to raise funds for local charities. 

Jeannie Yandel talks with Natalie Snyder, who was wounded in the 1996 shooting at Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, Wash., about the long process of healing after a trauma.

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Jeannie Yandel talks to Dan Pashman, creator and host of the podcast The Sporkful, about his new book: "Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious."

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