Rico Gagliano is a radio reporter, producer and host.


Features by Rico Gagliano

Who's rolling with the pot truck?

Two members of a medical marijuana collective were cited for selling put out of a motorhome. The couple says they'll fight the citation. The Marketplace Players know a few people who hope they win.

Small talk: Prison theft, Spirit, pelicans

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rafael Cohen, Rod Abid, Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Robbing a prison, Spirit's pre-reclined airplane seats, and getting rid of pelicans in Idaho.

What's a YouTube phenomenon worth?

How do you make money off a hit YouTube video that's been viewed millions of times? Rico Gagliano finds out.
Posted In: Internet

Will China accept foreign aid for quake?

People worldwide want to donate to the relief effort in China after a 7.1 earthquake rocked the Qinghai province. But the Chinese government has a reputation for exerting tight control, so will they be open to international help? Rico Gagliano reports.

Twitter unveils advertising platform

Since Twitter's users exploded into the millions, there have been questions about how the site would make money. A new ad plan may have some answers. Rico Gagliano reports.

Small talk: China builds, trees, fake bills

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Stacey Vanek-Smith, Brett Neely, and Jeremy Hobson about under-the-radar stories: A Chinese version of Times Square, miracle trees, and counterfeit $1 bills.

Content makers see money in iPad apps

The iPad has been widely hailed as just the thing to convince people to pay for online print media. Newspapers and magazines are showing high interest in developing apps. And Rico Gagliano tells us who else is getting involved.
Posted In: Science

Small talk: Drinks, island war, divorce

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, John Haas and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: The price of drinks at a New York bar, an island war, and divorce registries.

Movie theaters take on live simulcasting

For the first time in the U.S., the Ultimate Fighting match will air live in movie theaters. Most cinemas aren't equipped for live simulcasting, but Rico Gagliano reports why that's about to change.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Universal lowers CD prices to up sales

CD sales are down almost 16% this year as fewer people buy compact discs. But one major label has plans to try and sell more CDs. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Entertainment


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