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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

Heat-seeking gun - the Nerf kind

This toy version of a heat-seeking machine gun was the brainchild of Rick Prescott. It won MAKE Magazine's Gadget Freak Design contest. Prescott...
Posted In: gun, nerf, office behavior

Oil-eating swarm of robots

It's an MIT project called Seaswarm. Little robots drag around nano-fabric that can asborb 20 times their weight in oil.  These robots dragging...
Posted In: oil spill, robots

Google search feature no longer hard to find

Google's RealTime search got its own page today.  The service turns offers search results from news sites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more in a...
Posted In: Google, search

GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers

A new report from the Government Accountability Office confirms there's not much competition among wireless service providers. Nonetheless,...
Posted In: at&t, cell phone, GAO, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless

Pentagon talks about the 2008 hack that redefined U.S. cyber policy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III writes in the latest issue of Foreign Policy about the 2008 hack into a military laptop he...
Posted In: computer security, hacking, U.S. Cyber Command, worm

Gmail now makes phone calls

Google announced today that Gmail accounts can now take phone calls. For the rest of the year, you can use your Gmail account to call people in the...
Posted In: email, Google, Google Voice, phones

A happy ending for Random House

Finally a publisher wins a fight in the brave new world of e-books. Last month, literary agent Andrew Wylie struck a deal with Amazon to publish a...
Posted In: Amazon, e-books, literature, Random House

Lucas suing Jedi Mind, Inc.

George Lucas is protecting the Star Wars legacy again.  This time, he's suing a company called Jedi Mind, Inc. They make a wireless headset that...
Posted In: George Lucas, mind control, Star Wars

Hybrid creep to become hybrid whirr

The Toyota Prius has changed the car industry. Quietly....
Posted In: automobile, cars, Prius

No peeking at Facebook pages

Imagine a world in which it's illegal for an employer to get info about a job applicant on Facebook.  That's the world Germany might live in.  On...
Posted In: Facebook, Germany, Google, privacy

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