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.

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Staff

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

Contact

jjyore@wamu.org

 

NPR

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.