Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

A veteran Marketplace reporter, he was hired in 1994 as an assistant producer on the Marketplace Morning Report, hosted that program in 1996 and 1997, and then served as commentary editor and features editor for all Marketplace productions.

Hartman left Marketplace in 2001 to move to Portland, Ore., where he served as editor of a statewide business magazine, Oregon Business, and was subsequently editor of Reed College’s alumni magazine. In 2008, Hartman returned to Marketplace to serve in his current position, filing reports from his bureau’s base at Oregon Public Broadcasting in his adopted hometown of Portland.

Since 2008, Hartman has produced a number of broadcast series, including, "Different States of Unemployment" (spring 2009) and "Help Not Wanted" (summer 2010).

He also traveled to Egypt to cover the Arab Spring. Hartman enjoys his work as a radio reporter because it provides him the opportunity to “ask impertinent questions and exercise my curiosity to the max.”

Before his career with American Public Media, Hartman worked in human rights and refugee advocacy for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). He has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cairo Today magazine, Middletown Press, New Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Hartman is a native of Teaneck, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.

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Features by Mitchell Hartman

After you read this, you will care about Basel III

The Federal Reserve just approved final regulations to implement Basel III financial rules in the U.S. You should care.
Posted In: Basel III, banking rules, dodd-frank, Banks

DOMA decision kicks off money chase

The Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision launches major fundraising efforts from both sides.
Posted In: gay marriage, Supreme Court, fundraising, Edith Windsor, Prop 8

Why does it cost the poor so much to borrow?

Interest rates banks pay the Fed, and middle- and upper-income consumers pay the banks, are incredibly low. But that's not trickling down to borrowers at the bottom.
Posted In: interest rates

Is this search link an ad?

The FTC has told two dozen Internet search engines to make sure online consumers can tell the difference between advertising and the 'natural' results of an Internet search.
Posted In: search results, Google, Facebook, bing, ads

What's the right price for legal pot?

Washington State tries to balance public health, tax revenues and driving the black market out of business as it licenses retailers to sell recreational marijuana.
Posted In: marijuana, public health, pot

First day of summer means fun and sun...and shopping?

Retailers create one more excuse for a holiday sale.
Posted In: Retail, sales, summer

The new measure of America

'Measure of America' is an index that wraps GDP, general well-being and access to opportunity into one number.
Posted In: GDP, happiness

Setting up a marijuana market in Washington from scratch

As much as marijuana initiatives are an experiment in drug legalization, they are also a business experiment. How do you set up an entirely new commercial marketplace worth billions?
Posted In: marijuana, Washington

Who owns the happy birthday song?

Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being asked to pay $1,500 to Warner Music to use the tune in her film.
Posted In: copyright, lawyers, Music, film

Immigration bill's border security cost could jump even more

A proposed amendment would double the number of new Customs and Border Patrol officers and add another $6 billion for border security.
Posted In: borders, Immigration

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