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.
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King County inmates most vulnerable to COVID-19 are being kept in solitary confinement during the outbreak.
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Washington state can’t fill all the orders for medical supplies, so health care workers and their labor unions are collecting them instead.
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You may have seen graphs circulating online about social measures to mitigate the coronavirus. They're often accompanied by the hash tag #FlattenTheCurve. The graphs represent the thinking behind why schools and events are being canceled across the Puget Sound region.
Hospital at the center of U.S. coronavirus deaths hasn't been upfront about staff risk, nurses claim
Employees of EvergreenHealth who cared for the deceased patients worry they were exposed to the coronavirus, without proper notification from the hospital.
This post will be updated periodically with information about the coronavirus. Scroll down for older information. Top line information: *A man died on Friday of presumed coronavirus in Kirkland, Washington, across the lake from Seattle. He is the first documented death from a virus in the U.S. He had underlying medical conditions. *2 people from a nursing care facility in Kirkland tested positive for the novel coronavirus. *50 more people from that nursing facility are sick and waiting for results about whether they have the virus. *10 CDC workers from Atlanta flew to Seattle this weekend, bound for the nursing care facility in Kirkland.
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