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

Search for artificial intelligence in space, not radio waves

Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) astronomer Seth Shostak says instead of listening for radio waves and looking for biological signs...
Posted In: artificial intelligence, robots, SETI, space

Senators want to know why U.S. Marshals Service is keeping body scan images

They're images of people who entered a U.S. Courthouse in Orlando, Fl. Earlier this month, reports of the 35,000 images the U.S. Marshals Service...
Posted In: body scan, privacy, TSA, US Marshals Service

Leading Thinkers on Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is a complicated issue. The recent Google/Verizon policy proposal has raised new questions about the open internet - the idea that...
Posted In: David Weinberger, fcc, Google, Larry Downes, net neutrality, Verizon

Net Neutrality news roundup

The evolving conversation about net neutrality in wake of the Google/verizon policy proposal now includes a letter to the FCC from four Democrats...
Posted In: broadband, fcc, Google, net neutrality, open internet, Verizon, wireless

Do you know where your kids are? Wanna?

Wherescope launches today - it's an app that uses GPS to tell parents where their kids are.  Parents can set up geofences - like home, school -...
Posted In: gps

Lady Gaga helps massive military data heist

John and I have been watching the story about Pfc. Bradley Manning unfold.  He's the soldier who's accused of leaking the video of a 2007 deadly...
Posted In: gaga, military, security

Captcha with video

If you've been online, you've at some point encountered some kind of Captcha, where you have to decode warped-looking letters and numbers. I don't...

Mr. Swatch's watches with hands

We talk on our show today about the death of Nicholas Hayek, "Mr. Swatch," and how he brought back the popularity of analog watches when digital...
Posted In: analog, digital, technophobia, watches

Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command wants to "operate freely" to protect and defend computer resourcesOn Thursday, General Keith Alexander who heads the U.S. Cyber...
Posted In: government, security

Foxconn perspective

We've been following the story of the Foxconn suicides closely.  Someone passed along this link to us about how the media is misrepresenting the...
Posted In: apple, Dell, Foxconn, Hp, suicide

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