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Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with host Kai Ryssdal produced and distributed by American Public Media focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets.

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. 

Marketplace, weekdays at 6:00 pm on WVTF and 6:30 pm on our RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News networks.

Be sure to check out the  Marketplace Morning Report weekdays at 9:51 on RADIO IQ andRADIO IQ With BBC News.

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Program Headlines

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 1:26pm

    What's the most important community you've been a part of?

    And how did it affect your life? Have you paid to be a member of a club?

    We want to know! Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 7:00am

    First up, we'll talk about the New York Stock Exchange and its mid-day happy hour. Plus, we'll talk about what corporate sponsorship looks like in the wake of the arrests of several FIFA officials. 

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 6:06am

    As more schools hand more kids laptops and tablets all sorts of things can happen — many of them unexpected, many of them very expensive, and many of them pretty funny, too.

    In this humorous, animated look inside the digital classroom, Marketplace explores the way a simple piece of technology can kick off a snowballing sequence of events for teachers, students, parents, IT departments and just about everyone else who has to get involved if you give a kid a laptop.


    Produced by Preditorial:
    Illustrated by Gesine Kratzner:
    Script by: Adriene Hill
    Narrated by: Kai Ryssdal
    Director, Editor and Animator: Rick Kent
    Producer: Mimi Kent

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 6:00am

    On Wednesday,  DJI, a leading maker of drones for consumers, and Airware, a leading maker of software to power commercial drones, each launched their own drone-focused venture capital fund.

    "We definitely did not coordinate," says Jonathan Downey, CEO of Airware and general partner of the Commercial Drone Fund. "So: Pretty significant coincidence." 

    Data from CB Insights indicate that $172 million has been invested in drone-related companies in 2015 so far — as much as the previous five years combined. Lux Research analyst Maryanna Saenko credits big gains in sales of consumer drones and a regulatory framework that makes commercial drones look increasingly viable.




    The above graph shows drone investment since 2010. Adding up total investments from 2010 to 2014, it's about $172 million. That's the same amount that has been invested so far in 2015.




  • Friday, May 29, 2015 6:00am

    It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news? 

    This week, we're joined by Glenn Fleishman, tech journalist, co-host of the Macworld podcast and two time Jeopardy! Champion.

    Click the media player above to hear host Ben Johnson take on Glenn Fleishman for this week's Silicon Tally.