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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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'They were telling her, essentially, to hold the line, to cut off their son, and she didn't.'
“I spent a lot of time thinking that I was the cool guy,” he says, sitting on his parents’ couch in northwest Seattle. “But now I go get a shot in my butt every month and I go to AA, you know what I mean? It's humbling.”
Seattleites reported hundreds of bias incidents and hate crimes last year. A small fraction made it to court.
Let’s start at the beginning of a case.
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The family of Charleena Lyles has settled with the City of Seattle and police officers Jason M. Anderson and Steven A. McNew in a civil lawsuit over her death on June 18, 2017. The city will pay $3.5 million in exchange for dismissal of the case.
From the outside looking in, Dance Church looks like a mashup of a fitness class and living-room dance party. On the inside, it inspires spiritual feelings for some participants.
I crouched by the banks of the Cedar River. The water was still and clear. The atmosphere was peaceful. And the air smelled like rotting flesh.
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