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Vaughan Jones

Podcast Producer


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



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    A beginners guide to the Mariners' playoff push

    It’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time to be a baseball fan in Seattle. The Mariners have six games left in their season, and every moment counts. If you haven’t been paying attention this season, now is a great time to jump on in! Seattle Now Producer and Sports Correspondent Vaughan Jones is here with a crash course on how to care about the Mariners this week.

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    Casual Friday with Bill Radke and Vaughan Jones

    Seattle City Council passed a drug possession law that puts more decisions in the hands of SPD officers, but doesn’t provide any new money for treatment. Portland’s tourism industry is in crisis, according to the president of its tourism bureau. And welcome to the Light Rail life, Bellevue… the city’s light rail doesn’t open until spring, but one station already needs maintenance. KUOW Week in Review Host Bill Radke and Seattle Now Producer Vaughan Jones are here to break down the week.

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    Making sense of SPD's bodycam video

    The bodycam video of a Seattle Police officer’s callous comments about a young victim is getting national, and international, attention. The Seattle Police Officer’s Guild said Friday that the public has been misinterpreting the video, saying there is more detail and nuance that is not known to the public yet. Seattle Times Columnist and Assistant Managing Editor Naomi Ishisaka is here to discuss the video, and the cultural issues within SPD that have brought us to this point.

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    Casual Friday with Vivian McCall and Lex Vaughn

    This week… SPD is all over the news this week, first for those deleted text messages from 2020’s police protests, then for an extremely controversial bodycam video from a police union leader. And things got messy at the Gorge this weekend when two sets of fans showed up on the same night. Stranger queer culture and politics reporter Vivian McCall and Needling Editor-In-Chief Lex Vaughn are here to break down the week.

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    Treating eating disorders in WA is an uphill battle

    Eating disorders are a mental health problem that can ravage the physical body. That ambiguity can make it difficult for people who struggle with eating disorders to get appropriate care, and things can get even more complicated when insurers can deny coverage. Seattle Times reporter Hannah Furfaro is here to talk about the challenges patients and their families navigate while trying to help loved ones with an eating disorder.

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    Casual Friday with Jas Keimig and Marcus Harrison Green

    This week… The Seattle Police Department’s federal oversight is mostly coming to an end. So is Joe Kennedy’s tenure as a Bremerton High School Football assistant coach… on an unrelated note, he has a book coming out. And Seattle's newest tech “disruption” is a big one: driverless cars. Arts reporter Jas Keimig and South Seattle Emerald Founder Marcus Harrison Green are here to break down the week.

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    Casual Friday with Jodi-Ann Burey and Katie Campbell

    This week… Yet another Bartell Drugs is shutting down, one of the region’s last 24-hour pharmacies. Recent tech graduates are moving to Seattle at the highest rate in the nation. And it’s the official end of summer this weekend, did you check everything off your summer bucket list? Author Jodi-Ann Burey and KUOW Morning Edition Senior Producer Katie Campbell are here to break down the week.

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    New Bumbershoot (a lot like the old Bumbershoot)

    Bumbershoot is back. It’s been a while, and the festival is under new management, but the Labor Day weekend tradition is returning just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Bumbershoot is one of the longest-running festivals in the country, and, like most things in Seattle, people have a lot of feelings about it. Seattle Times Music Writer Michael Rietmulder is here to remind us of what we’ve been missing out on, and what we can expect this year.

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    Casual Friday with Rachel Belle and Andrew Walsh

    This week… Seattle got Smoky, and with wildfires burning across the Pacific Northwest, we probably haven’t seen the last of the soot. Government employees on the San Juan Islands are moving to a 32-hour work week. And the paper mill behind the Aroma of Tacoma is shutting down. Your Last Meal Podcast Host Rachel Belle and Too Beautiful to Live Podcast Co-Host Andrew Walsh are here to break down the week.