WAMU 88.5 : About

J.J. Yore, General Manager

JJ Yore is WAMU’s new general manager. A collaborative leader with a rare capacity to innovate, grow and manage major enterprises, JJ joins WAMU with extensive public radio experience.

As developer of the Marketplace public radio programs, JJ inspired teams of journalists to deliver complex business and economics information in a uniquely accessible yet intelligent way. The result was a series of programs that have been influential across the media industry and beloved by millions. His editorial leadership also earned Marketplace the highest accolades in media, including the DuPont-Columbia and Peabody awards.



  • Kristen Sorensen, Assistant to the General Manager
  • Anne Healy, Community Relations Manager and Special Assistant to the General Manager




WAMU 88.5

Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?