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.
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February 24, 2015
Devin suggests some jazzy tunes to get you in the zone and ready for what life throws at you.
January 21, 2015
As part of our series about how our hosts formed an affinity for jazz. All Things Considered host Devin Yamanaka credits her older brother's high school jazz band for kicking off her fascination with jazz music.
January 8, 2015
Devin Yamanaka brings us this week's Sound Advice.
January 6, 2015
With so many people jumping back on those treadmills and trying to keep those new years resolutions to shed pounds and get healthy - we thought we'd compile our favorite song to motivate motion and physical activity.
December 29, 2014
I figured you'd be covered for holiday playlists, but who’s going to have your back when you feel like learning new words? I got you.
December 22, 2014
CapRadio Music Jazz folks sat down and made a list of the best jazz records of 2014.
November 27, 2014
There’s a lot of food going ‘round this time of year. Here are some food-related tunes to listen to as you chow down.
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…”
September 25, 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.
August 29, 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.