Larissa Anderson is a producer for the Marketplace Tech Report and she also produces Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) Wits.

Andersonjoined Marketplace after honing her radio skills as an intern with American RadioWorks and an assistant producer of programs in the MPR newsroom. She also led the Poetry Radio Project, an initiative that spanned many of APM's national programs including Weekend America, Marketplace, On Being, The Splendid Table, Performance Today and The Story.

Prior to her life in radio, Anderson taught high school English as well as English to adult language learners. She also was a grant writer, waitress and singer/songwriter.

Anderson attended the University of Minnesota where she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature. She returned to her alma mater and obtained her master’s degree in English education.

A native and current resident of Minnesota, Anderson likes to hang out with her family and practice yoga.

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Features by Larissa Anderson

Net neut rules hit the books today

The Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality are finally official. The rules state that Internet Service Providers can't prefer...
Posted In: broadband, fcc, Internet, net neutrality, wireless

Net Neutrality react - there will be challenges to this plan

In a 3-2 vote, the FCC voted to adopt new rules about how broadband and wireless carriers treat web traffic and services. A lot of people are...
Posted In: government, Internet, Law, net neutrality, policy

Google TV gets blocked

When we did our show on Google TV, our guest John Falcone of CNET said this might be an issue. Google said if you get Google TV, you can watch...
Posted In: Entertainment, Google

Facebook offers statement on latest privacy loophole

We contacted Facebook for our story, Facebook outs gays to advertisers. While they didn't get back to us in time for our deadline, we did hear back...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy

De-Facebook the web

9 hours ago, a Google engineer tweeted: "After more privacy bad news, I wrote a Chrome extension to stop Facebook from following you around the web...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media

Toasted skin syndrome for laptop users

Today, in the journal Pediatrics, Swiss researchers reported the case of a 12-year old boy whose skin started showing a sponge pattern on his legs...
Posted In: Health

By 2050, flying will be awesome

Airbus has unveiled their vision of The Future in "The Future by Airbus" (pdf) - it's an ecological plane that's transparent, so passengers can see...
Posted In: Entertainment, Transportation

Nano-car may change chemotherapy

The nano vehicle is full of chemotherapy drugs. It drives straight into cancer cells and releases the payload -- doesn't react and release chemo...
Posted In: Health, Science

Google and competition

On Thursday, a House subcommittee heard testimony about Google and the issues of competition and dominance in the digital marketplace....
Posted In: business, government, Law

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