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Devin Yamanaka

Afternoon News Host

Devin first came to Capital Public Radio in 2005 as an intern with a passion for music but no broadcasting ambitions. She just wanted to be around all the great CDs in the library! Now, as local host of All Things Considered, she can’t imagine life without broadcasting. Before ATC she moonlighted as an all-around sub on multiple Capital Public Radio shows, including Morning Edition and Blue Dog Jam. She also hosted regular shifts of classical music and Excellence In Jazz, and from 2009 to 2012 Devin hosted and produced Classic Jazz & Swing.

Since her first love is music Devin’s favorite ATC segments are the musician interviews. When not behind the mic, you can find Devin catching up on her favorite crime dramas, reading a baseball book, or rooting for the San Francisco Giants.




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    Stories by Devin Yamanaka

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    Gettin’ Moody With Devin: Feeling Adventurous

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Feel like trying something new but aren't quite to the skydiving stage yet? How about some jazz with an adventurous twist? These musicians took the standard jazz sound and said, “Y’know, it would sound really cool if…”

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    Gettin’ Moody With Devin: Feeling Benevolent (AKA The Car-Radio Compromise)

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Devin has a selection of jazz tunes for people who don't like jazz. For those moments when you're driving around and a compromise is necessary. Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor will help you rope newbies into the wonderful world of jazz.

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    Gettin' Moody With Devin: Tunes To Work To

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Devin Yamanaka's latest installment of jazz tunes to pair with your mood. This month, she's sharing songs to help you get through the work week.

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    Sound Advice: Devin Yamanaka

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Capital Public Radio’s All Things Considered Host, Devin Yamanaka, joins us with music reminicent of your favorite television crime dramas.

  • Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp Instills Youth With A Passion For The Art Form

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Hot jazz stays alive with The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp.

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    Gettin' Moody With Devin: Feeling Awesome

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    No big event, you're just feeling great. That's enough reason for some jazz.

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    Gettin' Moody With Devin: Waking Up

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Working the late shift at Capital Public Radio is perfect for a night owl like Devin Yamanaka. But everyone has to rise and shine sometime and here are her picks for the songs to get you going in the morning.

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    Gettin' Moody With Devin: A Rainy Day

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    The first in a new series where afternoon news host Devin Yamanaka soundtracks the mood...whatever it may be. Today's installment: A Rainy Day (in hope we actually see one of these again)

  • Sound Advice: Baseball Jazz

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Capital Public Radio’s All Things Considered and jazz fan Devin Yamanaka, being a bit of a wildcard herself, joins us with some baseball-themed jazz tunes and a wildcard selection in this week’s Sound Advice.