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Assistant Director of Programming and Audience Development/Afternoon News
When she took the jazz internship at CapRadio in 2005, Devin didn’t think she would end up as Assistant Director of Programming & Audience Development and Afternoon News Host some years later, but life is funny.
After her internship, she moonlighted as a substitute host on multiple CapRadio shows including Morning Edition and the pop music show Blue Dog Jam. She also hosted regular shifts of classical music and Excellence In Jazz, and from 2009 to 2012 hosted and produced Classic Jazz & Swing. She has hosted All Things Considered since 2011.
When not working, she plays flute, looks for books to add to her TBR ("to be read") list, and cheers on the San Francisco Giants when she's not watching her favorite sitcoms, especially The Golden Girls.
January 28, 2016
Whether you prefer classical or jazz music, this week’s Sound Advice should have something for you.
October 27, 2015
All Things Considered host Devin Yamanaka reflects on Herbie Mann's influence on her when she was a young flutist.
October 19, 2015
A list for those who need something to get them through the arduous task of making their living space livable.
September 25, 2015
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first month of school. Here’s some jazz to go with the time of year and probably at least one of the subjects you’re taking.
August 27, 2015
Jazz host Devin Yamanaka gives us a soundtrack for a walk down memory lane.
July 27, 2015
As we try to conserve water, Devin has some song suggestions to help us weather this dry spell.
June 23, 2015
In this month's guide to jazz by your mood we're looking at songs for snuggling your furry or feathered friends.
May 25, 2015
If you've got a bad case of the sads and just need to rest in your misery for a bit, Devin Yamanaka has a jazz playlist for you.
April 28, 2015
Devin provides a perfect soundtrack for enjoying the great outdoors.
March 25, 2015
As always, Devin has just the jazz playlist for every mood. This month, she's tackling the times when you've hit the wall and really need to tell it like it is.