Krissy Clark is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk. Prior to joining Marketplace, Clark was the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED public radio’s California Report, a syndicated show where she explored how people’s everyday lives intersect with Southern California’s economy, changing demographics, crime, justice and education systems. Clark is an award-winning public radio journalist and documentary-maker and her work has been featured regularly on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, the BBC, Marketplace, and Freakonomics Radio. She was formerly a documentary producer for American RadioWorks, and on the founding staff of APM's news and culture show Weekend America. She spent her early career in a small town in Colorado, covering the rural American West for High Country News. Clark was one of a team of reporters from KQED and California Watch to receive a rare IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) Medal for a 2011 investigation into the seismic safety of California's elementary schools. The series also won a Scripps-Howard Award. Clark’s radio documentary Foreclosure City, about Las Vegas and its role as the epicenter of the nation’s foreclosure crisis, was a finalist for the Livingston Award in 2009. She was a finalist for a Third Coast Award in 2009 for a story about California's ban on same-sex marriage. In 2004, her documentary on the legacy of nuclear weapons development in the American West won Best Documentary from PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc.). In 2009 Clark earned a Knight Journalism Fellowship to spend a year at Stanford University researching location-aware technologies as tools for story-telling. She is the founder of Storieseverywhere.org, a location-based, mobile-phone storytelling project whose audio installations have been exhibited by The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas in NYC in collaboration with StoryCorps and at San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Clark graduated cum laude from Yale University, earning a B.A. with honors in The Humanities. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area thanks to her great-great grandfather, who immigrated there on a mule.
Posted In: apple, samsung, trade
Samsung has lost more than a billion dollars in market value this morning after the White House overturned a patent victory for the company that favors rival Apple.
Posted In: BART, San Francisco, california, public transportation, unions
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
Posted In: safety net, emergency savings
Listener Kurt Deutscher, a 49-year-old web developer who grew up in a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, discusses his economic safety net, which came in the form of a unique graduation gift.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado
For the thousands of residents in Moore, Okla., left without homes by the May 20th tornado, it took less than a minute to lose everything. To replace everything will take much longer.