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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

Podcasts

Stories

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    Arts & Life

    Casual Friday with Paige Browning and Casey Martin

    This week… There was city council drama in both Seattle and Burien, both involving the region’s homeless population. Washingtonians have a tough pill to swallow as pharmacies in the state are closing at an alarming rate, leaving a hole in neighborhood ecosystems. And the new Mariners uniforms might draw more people to the games, for all the wrong reasons. Seattle Now Afternoon Host Paige Browning and KUOW Reporter Casey Martin are here to break down the week.

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    Sports

    Seattle's short-lived Negro League baseball team

    It’s the end of February: The last day of Black History Month, and the start of the Mariners Spring Training season. Seattle Now Sports Correspondent Vaughan Jones is here to tell a story that combines both baseball and Seattle’s Black history, the story of the Seattle Steelheads, a short-lived Negro League baseball team.

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    Arts & Life

    Casual Friday with Tan Vinh and Jodi-Ann Burey

    This week… Mayor Bruce Harrell gave his State of the City address. A cougar attack in northern Washington reminds us it’s always important to be prepared. And Boeing and Alaska have a long road ahead to rebuild trust with customers. Could an executive shuffle and a branded beer help? Seattle Times Food Writer Tan Vinh and Author Jodi-Ann Burey are here to break down the week.

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    Politics

    The AI deepfakes that want to sway your vote

    November’s general election is still a long way off, but deepfakes generated by AI are already entering the conversation. And we’re not just talking about a robocall from a fake President Joe Biden, which actually happened during New Hampshire’s primary last month. Local and state elections here in Washington could be targeted, too. Seattle Now producer Clare McGrane will explain where deepfakes are showing up, and how to identify them.

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    Arts & Life

    Exciting news from Seattle Now

    Exciting news Seattle Now listeners! Coming soon: two episodes of Seattle Now each day. First, wake up with Trish for an in-depth conversation about the important news of the day in about 15 minutes, and of course, our Casual Friday round-up of the biggest news of the week. And starting next week, Paige will bring you a Seattle Now episode in the evening that has the biggest headlines of the day, and some of the best work from our KUOW newsroom. Listen to Paige and Trish talk more about these big changes.

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    Arts & Life

    Casual Friday with Marcus Harrison Green and Vivian McCall

    This week… Groups of unsheltered people in Kent and Burien are looking to their cities and state for assistance. Last week’s inspections of queer bars have the state legislature considering allowing alcohol in strip clubs. And food delivery apps have added an extra $5 fee in response to minimum wage requirements for gig workers… and it seems like nobody’s happy about it. South Seattle Emerald Founder Marcus Harrison Green and Stranger Queer Issues and Politics Reporter Vivian McCall are here to break down the week.

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    Environment

    Why more rain causes a water problem for Seattle

    Western Washington has a water supply system that’s worked well for generations. But, as the climate changes, our reservoirs are facing more and more stress. We’re going to have to make some changes. Changes that will take time, and cost money. Seattle Times Climate Change Reporter Conrad Swanson is here to talk about it.

  • caption: Lumen field is where the Seahawks, Sounders FC, and OL Reign call home. It was also, until this week, the name of a major internet data provider in Russia.
    Sports

    Seattle's World Cup schedule is here

    The schedule for the 2026 FIFA World Cup has been released, and it includes six games on Seattle soil. Lumen Field will host four group play games between June 15 and 26, including a United States Men’s National Team match on June 19.

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    Arts & Life

    Casual Friday with Chase Burns and Clare McGrane

    This week… LGBTQ+ bars in the city are outraged after surprise inspections from the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board. Two local businesses are filling spaces vacated by Starbucks on Capitol Hill and in the Central District. And influencers are testing for lead in their Seattle-based Stanley cups… But don’t worry, it’s fine. Ticket Editor Chase Burns and Seattle Now Producer Clare McGrane are here to break down the week.