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Jeannie Yandel

Special Projects Editor

About

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, including The Conversation and The Record.

She's won awards for her reporting and her interviewing.

Now she makes new shows as an editor with KUOW's podcast team, and she co-hosts the podcast Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace.

Stories

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    The Primal Scream Line

    Another favorite story from 2021, about a hotline for stressed-out parents to vent about the new pandemic reality.

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    Be prepared for your next wildlife encounter

    If you’ve tried to get a camping reservation or gone hiking this summer, you already know that the Pacific Northwest is bursting with humans. But we've got plenty of diverse and even dangerous wildlife too. Ecologist and bear expert Chris Morgan shares advice on how and how NOT to act in a wildlife encounter.

  • caption: A sign on the door of Mercury Coffee in Bellevue gives customers the option of nixing their masks if they are fully vaccinated.
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    A reality check on breakthrough Covid cases in Washington

    Emily Griffin was ready to get back to work as a DJ in Seattle as vaccination rates got higher and Washington state fully reopened. But then she started hearing about people she knew, fully vaccinated people, coming down with Covid. Breakthrough cases made her think twice.

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    This guy just survived 9 days lost in the woods

    Andrew Devers set out to hike the Pratt River Trail near North Bend one morning, and didn't come back until he was rescued nine days later. He tells KUOW's Kim Malcolm how he survived on a can of SpaghettiOs and some berries.

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    Seattle Now: The vaccine plan

    We've been waiting for a Covid vaccine all year. Now that it's finally here, how will we vaccinate everyone? And is a "return to normal" in sight?

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    Seattle Now: Amazon's hiring spree

    The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs but Amazon is hiring at historic levels. If you work in restaurants, retail, or the arts, you know the damage COVID has done. Amazon has no such concerns. On average, they’ve hired 1,400 workers every day of 2020 - growing their workforce to over one point two million people. Karen Weise is a New York Times reporter based here in Seattle and has been reporting on Amazon’s pandemic hiring spree.