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Vaughan Jones

Podcast Producer

About

Vaughan is a podcast producer for Seattle Now, KUOW's news podcast. They enjoy stories with strong local roots that benefit the day-to-day life of the listener. They were previously a reporter at KJZZ, Phoenix's NPR member station, and received a BA in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: they/them

Stories

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    5 p.m. sunsets have arrived

    Some people celebrate the solstice, but tonight, we’re reaching a frequently overlooked milestone: the first 5 p.m. sunset of the year. Seattle Weather Blog’s Justin Shaw is here to lead us to the light.

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    Casual Friday with Jane C. Hu and Rachel Belle

    This week, big tech shrunk by way of layoffs. Lawmakers considered new bills, including legalizing psilocybin for mental health treatment, and lowering the amount of alcohol it takes to be considered impaired behind the wheel. We’re breaking down the week with freelance science journalist Jane C. Hu and Rachel Belle, the host of the “Your Last Meal” Podcast.

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    We were so wrong about the Seahawks

    At the start of the season, things were grim. But against all odds, the Seattle Seahawks are in the playoffs. Seattle Times Sports Columnist Larry Stone is here to run through the Hawks’ surprising season, and to preview Saturday’s playoff matchup in San Francisco.

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    NOW can I buy a house?

    Seattle housing prices have cooled from their pandemic highs, but that’s not necessarily good news. It’s still really tough to buy a house in Seattle, and sellers aren’t in a great spot either. Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather is here to talk us through Seattle’s housing market, and what prospective buyers and sellers should expect in the new year.

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    New year, new rules for workers

    The new year means a bunch of new laws on the books, including quite a few for employers. Workers’ rights got some real traction in 2022, and this year, Washington’s workforce will experience some changes, including a higher minimum wage. Pluribus Staff Writer and Inside Olympia host Austin Jenkins is here to break it all down for us.

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    An accessible guide to hiking in Washington

    The Seattle Now team makes a lot of shows… And some really leave a mark on us. This week we’re going to highlight some of our favorite conversations of the year. We loved this show because hiking is essential to life for a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest. And Syren Nagakyrie's book, The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon, helps make one of our favorite activities more accessible. We also loved it because KUOW’s Katie Campbell got to step in and host - who doesn’t love a good guest host?

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    Remembering Seattle's gay country music pioneer

    The Seattle Now team makes a lot of shows… And some really leave a mark on us. This week we’re going to highlight some of our favorite conversations of the year. This episode was special because it tells the story of Patrick Haggerty, a queer musical pioneer that finally got his flowers late in life, from the perspective of one of his greatest admirers.

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    Washington's Little Free Bakeries

    Today, in lieu of Casual Friday, we’re bringing you a sweet treat from our newsroom. KUOW’s Ruby de Luna spoke to some local bakers about their efforts to create Little Free Bakeries, a spin-off of Little Free Libraries. These bakeries aren’t just for free treats, though - they’re a source of joy and community for those who bake, and those who eat. As you listen, maybe grab a snack in case you get hungry.

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    The Ed Troyer verdict

    Last week, Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer acquitted by a jury of two misdemeanor false-reporting charges, stemming from an incident in January 2021. In the wake of protests about racial justice and policing, this case sparked strong emotions and a lot of attention. KUOW reporter Amy Radil is here to talk about the verdict and what it means.

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    Seattle's year in art

    After years of pandemic troubles, Seattle’s art scene made a comeback in 2022. KUOW Arts and Culture Reporter Mike Davis is here to reflect on the highlights from our arts community and share what you should check out before the end of the year.