Ethan Lindsey first worked on the Marketplace Morning Report in 2004 and returned in 2010. In the interim, he worked as a reporter at the Oregon Public Broadcasting. One of Lindsey’s first jobs out of college was clipping and summarizing news for the President and the White House.
In 2009, Lindsey won a Peabody Award for his work as a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship, which allowed him to report in Germany for a year. One of the highlights of his fellowship was a trip to Trossingen, Germany, the birthplace of the harmonica. He had the pleasure of interviewing the curator of the harmonica museum and reporting on the history of the instrument.
Lindsey graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in English. In addition, he received his Masters at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Lindsey currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys hiking, camping and skiing in his free time. He is a die-hard Cal football fan and has been known to globe-trot in order to catch a game.
Features by Ethan Lindsey
JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets, is reportedly in final negotiations to settle multiple civil cases with the U.S. Justice Department involving mortgage lending. The company would pay $13 billion to clear many of its legal liabilities. (Marketplace)
The full price that writer Catherine Price paid for a Vitamix blender. The blender has a 1,380 watt motor and curved-bottom jar that helps pull food through the blades. In the end, Price believes the blender is worth it. (Slate)
Navigator (noun, occupation): No, not the flying alien from Disney's "Flight of the Navigator." These navigators are hired by states and governments to help educate and enroll folks under Obamacare. To qualify, they’ve got to go through 20 hours of online training. The Feds have forked over millions to prepare this small army of healthcare guides. But they aren’t welcome everywhere. Florida, which has been fighting Obamacare, banned them from county health departments. Texas wants to tack on an extra 40 hours to their training. And in some states, people are so uninformed about the healthcare laws, the navigators are going to need a special kind of GPS just to find them.
Obamacare (proper noun, slang): The popular term for the Affordable Care Act. It was coined by critics of the law to make fun of it. Then President Obama himself embraced it. Now, everyone uses it. But if Obamacare succeeds, Obama is betting his opponents will find a new name for it.
Federal exchanges (noun): The 30+ online insurance marketplaces operated, at least in part, by the Federal government. Many states, like Maryland and Connecticut, are running their own exchanges. But the federal ones come in a couple varieties: Those run by the Feds, because the state thought the Feds could do an okay job; those run by the Feds because the state (Florida, Texas, Ohio, others) wanted absolutely nothing to do with Obamacare.
Medicaid (noun): Known to some as ‘health care for the poor,’ Medicaid is a government insurance program for adults and children who fall below a certain level of poverty. The program also provides health coverage for people with disabilities. Under the new health law, states have the option of expanding Medicaid to insure more people. Not all of them have done it, but many have. Estimates are that an additional 17 million low-income people will get health care this way