Noel is a producer for KUOW’s midday show Soundside.
Prior to joining Soundside, Noel worked as an online editor/producer with KUOW’s web team. She’s also a proud graduate of KUOW’s RadioActive program.
Noel is an alumna of Emerson College and has interned at NPR member stations WBUR in Boston, and WAMU in Washington DC. Originally from Lake Stevens, Washington, Noel is elated to be back in the Pacific Northwest and covering the people and places that make up the state she calls home. Noel has reported on labor and education.
When she’s not working, Noel enjoys perusing Seattle’s used bookstores, discussing the lasting legacy of Selena Quintanilla’s music with anyone who will listen, and spending way too much time fixing up her island on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, AIR
The Seattle Chinese Post was founded in 1982, with the mission of addressing the shortage of fact-based, Chinese language news in the city. Last week, it printed its final issue. Its English version, Northwest Asian Weekly remains — but it's moving completely online.
With chilly winter weather in full effect, there’s nothing better than a cozy trip to the movies. Soundside host Libby Denkmann caught up with a few people working across our region to bring movie magic to audiences of all ages this month.
Seattle-born Minoru Yamasaki was one of the most prominent American architects of the 20th Century, best known for designing the first World Trade Center. His granddaughter, Katie Yamasaki, is sharing his story with new generations of would-be architects in her new book, “Shapes, Lines and Light: My Grandfather’s American Journey."
Soundside shares listener feedback on two recent segments focused on cashless businesses and legislative privilege.
Whether it’s through sharing joy or giving comfort, food plays a central role during Lunar New Year celebrations. Soundside producer Noel Gasca reached out to a few local chefs about the Lunar New Year dishes that hold a special meaning to them.
Lunar New Year is a time for family and friends to reconnect and be together. But in the wake of two mass shootings, people may be feeling conflicted about gathering in large groups. Carrie Zhang with The Asian Mental Health Project shares tips for navigating this time.
King County Council Member Jeanne Kohl-Welles joins Soundside to talk about her proposed ordinance to ban retailers from going cash free in unincorporated King County.
Every other week, we bring you a segment called "Sound it Out," to broadcast your thoughts about the show and answer questions about stories we've covered. So we’re circling back to a segment we did earlier this week about social media and Seattle Public Schools' new lawsuit.
A new podcast from Northwest Public Radio and KUOW takes listeners to the Columbia Basin, where the value of dirt is illuminated by one family's story of deception and greed.
Burlesque has been captivating and tantalizing audiences for centuries. A new festival this weekend — Fatlesque Fest Northwest — is on a mission to disrupt the perceptions that surround burlesque and rethink the medium through a fat liberation and body positive lens.