John Ketchum is an assistant producer for Marketplace’s wealth & poverty desk. Ketchum’s role is to generate new ideas, support reporters and producers and produce radio and online content. Ketchum joins Marketplace from WCMU public radio in Mount Pleasant, Mich. where he was a reporter for 4 years. In addition, he has been an intern at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, DC where he worked on the show, Tell Me More with Michel Martin. He has also been a participant in the National Association of Black Journalists student project mentoring program. Ketchum holds a degree from Central Michigan University and is a 2009 recipient of the Radio Television Digital News Association Ed Bradley Award for outstanding collegiate journalist. In his free time, Ketchum enjoys reading, exercising and cheering on his favorite team, the Detroit Lions.
Whole Foods is opening a new location in Englewood, a low-income neighborhood on Chicago's south side.
Posted In: Whole Foods, Detroit, poverty, grocery stores, Food, food deserts
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
Posted In: take your child to work day
“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” isn’t about showing your kids how you make money.
Have you ever had to go on government programs like welfare or food stamps? Or maybe you’ve had to ask your family or a close friend for financial assistance. If so, we want to hear from you!
Posted In: poverty, personal responsiblity, tough choices
Two takes from experts on both sides of the political spectrum on why people are poor and what they can do about it.