Maree McHugh has been involved in community radio since 2010 as a music DJ, talk show host, citizen journalist, fundraiser, Board of Director, custodian and other fun adventures for Radio Free Moscow – KRFP in Moscow, Idaho. She has been a co-host of Yin Radio, since 2013. Radio production is one of several creative venues for Maree’s interest in giving voice to the people, places and issues that inform and enrich community. McHugh divides her time between the rolling hills of the Palouse in North Idaho and the open desert spaces of Northern Arizona; she also works as a Family Nurse Practitioner on the Navajo Nation.
Tara K Howe has been co-host, producer, staff manager and web developer for Yin Radio since 2015. She is also a writer, musician and healing arts practitioner. Previously the host of Streams of Consciousness on KRFP 90.3FM, Tara has long been involved in multi-media approaches to activism and storytelling, community engagement, and non-profit organization. She is the creator of Palouse Walk, an interactive Applied Ecopsychology and Ecopoetics project with Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute. www.palousewalk.weebly.com. Tara resides in Moscow, ID with her three sons and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing.
Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist and arts journalist from Northern California. She is currently a correspondent for Yin Radio, interviewing guests for the program. She earned her B.A. in English from Middlebury College, and spent the ensuing five years as an itinerant copywriter before settling down in Los Angeles. Her interests include lyric and conceptual essays, the body, memory, identity and epigenetics—as well as an abiding fascination with dualism picked up during her (by now pretty rusty) Hatha yoga teacher training in Baja, Mexico. She is the former Senior Editor at LA CANVAS Magazine, and a current Associate Essays Editor for The Rumpus. www.laurenwesterfield.com.
Amber Ziegler is a correspondent for Yin Radio, interviewing guests for the program. She received her B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Idaho, and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Environmental Anthropology. Though her main research focus is human-nature relations, Amber also spends a significant amount of time learning about death practices, the human body, and intersectionality. Amber loves drinking tea, walking barefoot, and sitting in the sun. In addition to being a budding scholar, she has a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, an academic certificate in Diversity & Stratification from UI, and is a lifelong bibliophile. Someday, she’d like to keep bees.
If you are interested in volunteering with Yin Radio, please contact us at: