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Kai Ryssdal has been the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy, since 2005. He joined American Public Media in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report.

Ryssdal began in public radio as a intern, then reporter and finally substitute host for The California Report at KQED-FM in San Francisco. After graduating from Emory University, Ryssdal spent eight years in the United States Navy flying from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and as a Pentagon staff officer. Before his career in public radio, Ryssdal was a member of the United States Foreign Service in Ottawa, Canada and Beijing, China.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.

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Features by Kai Ryssdal

Emil Michael, senior vice president of business for Uber Technologies Inc.

Uber's data makes a creepy point about the company

A 2012 blog post from Uber's data team tracked post-one-night-stand rides.
Posted In: Uber, walk of shame, consumer data

Tires and civil war: America's business with warlords

A new PBS film investigates Firestone's relationship with warlord Charles Taylor.
Posted In: tires, Liberia, ProPublica, investigation, Frontline

Snapchat partners with Square to present ... Snapcash

The Snapcash app will allow users to send money to friends. What could possibly go wrong?
Posted In: Snapchat, snapcash, mobile payments

Aasif Mandvi's cross-cultural journey

"The Daily Show" correspondent talks about his new essay collection "No Land's Man."
Posted In: The Daily Show, humor, essays
Tory Burch, with handbag, and entrepreneurs affiliated with her foundation.

Tory Burch talks business and social responsibility

Tory Burch's fashion success grew from a "simple idea": Design affordable beauty.
Posted In: fashion, design, authors

Gwynne Shotwell and Franklin Leonard talk creativity

The heads of the Black List and SpaceX stopped by our live show in Los Angeles.
Posted In: creativity, road show, Space X, the black list

Obama expected to announce immigration reform soon

Immigration reform may protect 5 million people from deportation.
Posted In: Immigration
Kai Ryssdal and Diplo

Diplo: DJ, producer and entrepreneur

Electronic dance music stars like Wesley Pentz are reshaping pop music.
Posted In: electronic dance music, Diplo, music industry

Why the Reddit CEO stepped down

Reddit CEO quits after he doesn't get the office he wanted.
Posted In: reddit, ceo, corner office


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