Marketplace Morning Report (MMR) is the morning sister program from the award-winning staff of Marketplace. Bringing you the morning business news "for the rest of us" in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of joe, MMR is a great way to start your day. You can catch our nine-minute module weekdays during NPR's Morning Edition. Tune-in to Marketplace Morning Report and get a head start on the day!
Jeremy Hobson is the new co-host of Here and Now. Since October of 2010, he has been hosting has been hosting American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report heard on RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News. As host of Marketplace Morning Report, Jeremy has interviewed hundreds of people, including Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Chef Daniel Boulud and Fashion Designer Cynthia Rowley. Hobson started at Marketplace in 2007 as a reporter in the Washington D.C. bureau. He has also covered Wall Street and its impact on ordinary Americans for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau. He started reporting from New York one week before Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.
A Way With Words is a weekly, hour-long, national, caller-based program about language. Author Martha Barnette and lexicographer Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, linguistic heirlooms, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well.
By looking at the world through the lens of language, A Way With Words offers a brand-new perspective on politics, pop culture, history, sports, music, science, literature, and foreign cultures.
Funny, informative, and fast-paced, each hour-long episode includes a word puzzle and slang quiz.
Grant Barrett is radio host, public speaker, lexicographer and journalist.
He is co-host of the language-related public radio show A Way with Words, independently produced in and distributed from San Diego and broadcast each week to hundreds of thousands of listeners in including those tuned to our RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News networks.
Martha Barnette is co-host of the public-radio show A Way with Words, heard each week by listeners in more than 230 cities across North America, and around the world by podcast. The program is about words and how we use them — word and phrase origins, slang, regional dialects, grammar, writing well, books and reading, and that weird thing Grandma used to say.
Martha is a longtime journalist who’s passionate about language and lifelong learning. She’s a graduate of Vassar College with an A.B. in English. She did graduate work in classical languages at the University of Kentucky and studied Spanish in Costa Rica at the ILISA Language Institute.
Before coming to radio, Martha worked as a reporter for theWashington Post and an editorial writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. She’s the author of three books on word origins: A Garden of Words, Ladyfingers & Nun’s Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names, and Dog Days & Dandelions.
Martha is often quoted in the news media about language topics.
A Kentucky native, she now lives in San Diego, where she performs with the improv comedy troupe “Outside the Lines.”
Martha joined A Way with Words in 2004. She is now president of Wayword, Inc., the small, educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit that produces and distributes the radio program. Find out more about A Way with Words.