Rico Gagliano is a radio reporter, producer and host.


Features by Rico Gagliano

The former lives of steelworkers

Pittsburgh, site of the G-20 conference this past week, was once home to thousands of steelworkers. Rico Gagliano talks to two of them about how they moved on after their industry collapsed.
Posted In: Jobs

Small talk: Big vehicle, models, cows

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Stacey Vanek-Smith and Amy Scott about under-the-radar business stories: a sheriff's big vehicle, warning labels on model's photos, and productive cows.

Workers transform after loss of steel

When Pittsburgh's steel industry began to fall apart, steel workers needed to find a new way to survive. Marketplace's Rico Gagliano spoke with former steel workers to see if they had any advice for autoworkers in Detroit.
Posted In: Jobs

Pittsburgh shakes off its rust and grows

With the G20 Summit beginning later this week in Pittsburgh, Pa., Rico Gagliano reports on how years of population losses have affected his hometown, and how it's bouncing back.

Clues to Cleveland's foreclosure crisis

The foreclosure crisis hit Cleveland especially hard, but the question is why? Rico Gagliano tries to find out.
Posted In: Housing

Small talk: Grocery line, surgeons, suits

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Jeremy Hobson, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: the fastest grocery line, sleepy surgeons, and no suits to save costs in Bangladesh.

Small talk: Malibu sewage and Viagra

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Paddy Hirsch, Amy Scott and Phyllis Owens about under-the-radar business stories, including the "Viagra Effect" and Malibu's first town hall.

New GI Bill aid may be late for school

The post-9/11 GI Bill provides military veterans with tuition assistance, and other expenses. But that money may not come in time for the start of the school year. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Education

Credit-card fraud's business model

What does a criminal mastermind do with 130 million credit-card numbers? How exactly do fraudsters make money? Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime

An influx of 40-year anniversaries

August commemorates the 40-year anniversary of Woodstock, and a lot of other things happened in 1969 too. Rico Gagliano explores the surprising number of 40th anniversaries we're experiencing lately.
Posted In: Entertainment


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