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Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, is the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast. Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. The 30-minute program has a reporting style that is lively and unexpected, focusing on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. Marketplace is a Peabody Award-winning program produced and distributed by American Public Media, in association with the University of Southern California.

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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3:00am
    Voting in Nigeria, and Dayton, OH bucks the trend.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00am
    Airing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015: The FCC issued strong rules in favor of net neutrality only a few weeks ago. But it’s already being challenged in the courtroom. We talk with Brain Fung, technology reporter for the Washington Post, about what’s next for net neutrality. Next up is JP Gownder, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, to explain why Microsoft's Surface 3 might be a real competitor to the iPad. We'll also speak with Dr. Greg Hagar, director of the Computer Interaction and Robotics Lab at Johns Hopkins University, about Google's new partnership with Johnson & Johnson to develop technology for surgical robots. 
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00am
    Airing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Web hosting company GoDaddy is going public today. Shares in the company are expected to start trading this morning, after pricing its initial public offering overnight. More on that. Plus, Seattle is front and center in the minimum wage debate in the nation and today as the first phase of the city’s minimum wage plan goes into effect with a $11 an hour rate for all minimum wage workers. This will increase to $15 for all workers over the next few years but at least one iconic local restaurant chain, Ivars, is jumping ahead to the final phase straight away. We explore. And we mentioned earlier this week that there's so much oil being pumped right now that we may be running out of space to put it all. And that situation might get worse if Iran is allowed to start pumping its oil into the market. That's doing a couple of things: it's making oil prices fall, and it's increasing the price of storage. And that could create an opportunity for oil traders. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch joins us to explain.  
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:11am
    Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Jay Z, the musician, has started a “new” streaming music service called Tidal (actually it’s a relaunch of an existing Swedish service that he bought). We unpack the likely business model for Tidal — as a way of explaining the economics of streaming music. Plus, today is the deadline for agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. The Iranians have said that once a deal is struck, sanctions should be lifted at once. Others say the lifting of sanctions should be gradual so as to encourage ongoing compliance. We look at the mechanism for lifting sanctions when transgressing countries stop offending and we ask what are the complications involved in removing sanctions.  
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:00am
    Oil, Jay Z, and Silicon Valley.