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.


Features by John Ketchum

Giving to public society benefit

Public society benefit includes organizations who work with voter education, civil rights and civil liberties.
Posted In: voter education, civil rights

Giving to the environment and animals

The number of environmental charity groups has been steadily growing over the past decade.
Posted In: environmental, animal rights

Giving to health

Organizations in health sector include hospitals, primary care facilities and health research.

Giving to education

Compared to other charity sectors, donating to education appears to be on the rise.

Giving to religion

Tithing, general contributions and other ways that Americans give to their church.

Income inequality and the pursuit of un-happiness

The OECD releases its “How’s Life?” study today where it measured the happiness of 33 countries.
Posted In: income inequality, OECD, Russia

What does $36 less on groceries look like?

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, instagram

Ten must-know facts about food stamps

A 2009 extension of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, expires today.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, stimulus

'Preachers of L.A.' reignites debate over pastor wealth

A new show on Oxygen fuses religion and wealth, igniting an age old debate in Christianity.
Posted In: wealth

Could future taxpayers (kids) be getting the short stick?

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.
Posted In: Urban Institute, stimulus


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