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.
What do you report on?
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.
How can I ask a question?
Fill out the box on kuow.org or email us at email@example.com.
A big earthquake drill is taking place across the state, and even the world, Thursday. KUOW listeners want to know what they’re supposed to do when the ground shakes for real.
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SoundQs and RadioActive teamed up to answer two listener questions: How will climate change impact the Puget Sound Region, and what’s the most effective way to take action against it?
It’s a busy time of year for ferry travel — and for cutting in line.
The answer takes us all the way back to 1492. And it features a couple of excellent mustaches.
The idea is to reduce confusion with the University of Washington and University District stations.
The Seattle City Council committee held a hearing about the mayor's proposal intended to reduce the number of damaged vehicles on the street that are being used as homes.
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan wants to crack down on the landlords of broken down RVs. So far, city council has some reservations.
Sockeye salmon are returning to Lake Washington in the smallest numbers since record-keeping started. As of early August, 17,000 sockeye had returned from the ocean, compared to hundreds of thousands at their peak.