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.
Posted In: voter education, civil rights
Public society benefit includes organizations who work with voter education, civil rights and civil liberties.
Posted In: environmental, animal rights
The number of environmental charity groups has been steadily growing over the past decade.
Organizations in health sector include hospitals, primary care facilities and health research.
Compared to other charity sectors, donating to education appears to be on the rise.
Tithing, general contributions and other ways that Americans give to their church.
Posted In: income inequality, OECD, Russia
The OECD releases its “How’s Life?” study today where it measured the happiness of 33 countries.
Posted In: food stamps, instagram
Starting today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps , will see a cut of $5 billion. Under the cuts, a family four will receive $36 less in benefits every month.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, stimulus
A 2009 extension of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, expires today.
Posted In: wealth
A new show on Oxygen fuses religion and wealth, igniting an age old debate in Christianity.
Posted In: Urban Institute, stimulus
A report out this week shows that the projected $1.2 trillion increase in federal spending over the next 10 years will not trickle down much to spending on programs that affect children.