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Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

In elementary school, she figured out how to hack Scantron forms (though she never used this power for evil). In high school, she sat in the back of math class and attempted to program her TI-81 to do relatively idiotic things.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter. Hill has received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called "Inside & Out."

They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she earned her bachelor's degree in political science and economics. She has a Master's degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

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Features by Adriene Hill

Drought or not, how should we value water?

The deep California drought is a reminder that water isn’t an infinite resource.
Posted In: California drought 2014

What seasonally adjusted data does and doesn't mean

Retail numbers out today don’t look great, sales fell by 0.4 percent in January— when you take into account “seasonal adjustment”.
Posted In: Unemployment, seasonally adjusted data, weather

California's drought: Bad, but not the whole economy

California is in the middle of its worst drought in a century. Why isn't that enough to tip the economy?
Posted In: california, drought, California drought 2014

How much do Olympic figure skating dresses cost?

Love them or laugh at them, Olympics figure skating costumes are hard to ignore. They’re just so shiny. But how much does all the sparkle cost? Thousands.
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi

What story will Twitter's first earnings report tell?

As Twitter reports earnings as a public company for the first time, analysts watch for more than just how much money it brought in.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter IPO, Earnings

Marijuana advocates use Super Bowl as advocacy tool

Both teams in Sunday’s game are from states where marijuana is legal.
Posted In: marijuana, Super Bowl

How cash is like Bitcoin. And how Bitcoin is like Kim Kardashian.

What we can learn about cash, by learning about Bitcoin
Posted In: bitcoin, cash, Kim Kardashian

$10.10: Just a nice even number?

Why did President Obama choose $10.10 as the new minimum wage for federal contractors? And, wait, which federal workers are paid minimum wage?
Posted In: minimum wage, federal government, government contractors

Sears, Roebuck: The 19th Century's Amazon

Sears is closing its store in downtown Chicago. We take this occasion to consider what Sears was to consumers in the late 1800s: Amazon.
Posted In: Sears, Amazon

Rising demand for oil: 'Growth is easy when you've been in the pits'

American thirst for oil rises faster than expected, as the nation recovers from recession and chemical makers seize on less expensive domestic supplies.
Posted In: big oil, China

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