Anna Boiko-Weyrauch is a reporter on our SoundQs team and grew up in the same zip code where she now works — with detours to five U.S. states and three foreign countries in between. Her job is to do stories inspired by listener questions. Often, people have questions about HER. Here are some FAQs.
Where’s your name from?
My parents! In a compromise emblematic of their four-decades of marriage, they combined their names (Boiko = Ukrainian and Weyrauch = German) and gifted them to their children. My name is pronounced ANN-uh BOY-koh WHY-rock.
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Listeners, like yourself, send in questions and my team uses our news judgment to decide which ones to cover (that means we value a topic’s timeliness, relevancy, and importance to a general audience). I’ve done stories about listener questions on everything from earthquakes to dog poop.
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It was one of the peaks of the coronavirus pandemic last July and the sky was a brilliant blue. The guests assembled inside Christ the King Anglican Church in Kent, Washington for what was to be a very fun wedding and a superspreader.
Gail Fleming got Covid last summer from a church conference. Even so, Fleming is glad she went, she said, and that she would do it again. That’s how much the experience was worth it.
‘I felt like it was finally my turn, that today it was my turn, and I was gonna take my turn.’
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