Marketplace

Weekdays at 6 p.m.
Kai Ryssdal

The award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." The 30-minute program — with an irreverent reporting style all its own — airs weekday evenings on more than 320 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television.

In conjunction with Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money, this trio of financial programming covers listeners from wallet to Wall Street.

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WWNO
1:48 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WATCH: Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal's Visit To New Orleans

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Kai Ryssdal, the Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace — the national business show airing weekdays at 6 p.m. on WWNO — flew in for just one day for a special event at Le Petit Théâtre on May 29.

After a quick meet-and-greet with some of the station’s major donors, Kai sat down with WWNO News Director Eve Troeh for an interview in front of a packed house, and then answered questions from the audience.

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WWNO Presents
11:36 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

An Evening With Kai Ryssdal, Host Of Marketplace

Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace.
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Thursday — May 29, 2014
7:30 p.m. at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré

616 Saint Peter Street

-SOLD OUT-

Or call the box office: (504) 522-2081

$15.00

Join WWNO at Le Petit Théâtre as host Eve Troeh discusses Business, Media and… the meaning of life with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal.

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Marketplace
3:20 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

As New Orleans Comes Back, Some Neighborhoods Boom, Others Stay Blighted

A shotgun house in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans gets new paint.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

About a year ago, Greg Thyssen and Shakti Belway bought an 1800's double shotgun in the Tremé neighborhood.

"I'm tall," Thyssen said, "so I love the high ceilings, a fireplace in every room, beautiful pocket doors."

Beauty, yes, but the house needed work. "The floors were eaten away by termites," Belway said, "and under layers and layers of linoleum."

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Data Visualization
9:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

How Do You Stack Up? Find Out With Marketplace's Income Upshot

Income Upshot, from Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk, is a data visualization tool that tracks the relationship between what we make and how we live, work and play. It uses data from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau, marketing firms and academic researchers to explore how much someone’s income says about their lifestyle and consumer behavior.

Environment
6:00 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Levee Board Takes On Oil Industry Over Damage To Delta

New Orleans' levee board is suing energy companies for damaging the Mississippi River delta by cutting canals through the marshland. The canals let in sea water, which kills marshes, eroding the city's protective buffer against storms. A map of the delta.
Frank Relle

 

Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has a new flood protection system — $14 billion of levees, pumps and flood gates built by the Army Corps of Engineers. Residents, though, don't think that will be enough. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, the local levee board, basically, says that as sea levels rise and wetlands down river get washed away, New Orleans will need more help.

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Marketplace Money
8:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans

Actor Wendell Pierce is working to bring his own chain of grocery stores to food deserts in New Orleans.
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You loved him as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." You may also know him as the trombone-playing Antoine Batiste from HBO's "Treme."

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Podcasts

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 4:00pm
    Now we know the size and scope of Amazon's growth engine: its cloud services. They're pretty powerful. But Marketplace reporter Sabri Ben-Achour reports, the competition is coming on strong, and it's going to take some big investment for Amazon to hold its own, even with its big lead.   Next, the match-up between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao has finally been confirmed, with the event set to take in millions of dollars. Kenneth Shropshire from the Wharton Sports Business Initiative joins us to talk about the much-anticipated fight.   
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Thursday, April 23, 2015: The opposition to giving the president expanded authority to work on a trade deal with Pacific nations is coming together around the issue of currency manipulation. So what does that mean, exactly, in the context of international trade? We explore. Next, after initially looking like a straightforward deal, it appears the Time Warner-Comcast merger may be on its deathbed.  If the deal doesn’t go through, what’s the fallout for consumers – good, bad, a little bit of both? Or will there be no effect at all? 
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Wednesday, April 22, 2015: After years of trying, Congress is getting close to passing a big cybersecurity bill. Business interests and privacy advocates finally have the common ground to get behind a single piece of legislation. The reason? Hacks are becoming much, much bigger and much, much more common. We look at how they managed to find common ground. Next, Verizon has unveiled a new basic TV package for $54.99 a month, prompting objections from major content providers like ESPN. The cable industry has been disrupted as pay-TV distributors, such as Verizon, respond to pressure from “cord-cutter” consumers, who are demanding these “skinny programming packages”. But media companies like Disney are fighting to protect their most lucrative source of revenue – programming fees.  We consider whether the content providers or the distributors have the upper hand in this battle and how it’s it likely to shake out. 
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015:  Committee votes in Congress are expected in coming days on whether to give the president special authority to finish negotiating a major trade deal with China and others. The deep skepticism that exists among Democrats is summed up well in a line New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said last week : “I don’t believe in these agreements anymore. I’ve changed.” We look at what else has changed since the North American Free Trade Agreement era when it comes to the U.S. economy and its place in the world economy. Next, California’s long history of anti-tax, anti-government propositions, starting with Proposition 13, now stands in the way of the state responding to a devastating drought. How’d that happen? Plus, the Department of Energy is proposing billions in investment in power grid infrastructure to make it more reliable and secure. The U.S. suffers far more outages than other developed countries. And the entire system is vulnerable if extreme weather or human attacks take out transformers--devices which are essential to moving electricity long distances.
  • Monday, April 20, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Monday, April 20, 2015:  At least 700 migrants are believed to have died in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean on Sunday.  We talk with BBC's European correspondent Chris Morris about why hundreds of thousands of migrants from places such as Libya and Egypt have been attempting to leave their home countries for Europe. Next, Google revs up a revised mobile algorithm on Tuesday that gives preference to sites that are easy to read on mobile devices. You know, not desktop websites crammed onto little screens, but redesigned, reprogrammed sites. This is most likely going to affect small local businesses, whose sites will be pushed down the search list if they haven’t managed to keep up with digital change. Plus, health and biotech firm stocks are performing well. We explore why.