Occupy Oakland is helping out the local business

This final note today, in which in which Occupy Oakland contributes to the local economy. There's a little dive bar downtown, right by where all the occupiers are. A place called the Radio Bar.

We gave Zhiva Kirschanski a call -- he manages and tends bar -- to see if the huge demonstration yesterday did business any harm.

Turns out -- no.

Zhiva Kirschanski: It was pretty much packed out the door from the minute we opened til 2 a.m. And I did so much business that I literally ran out of every single beer in the place! That's pretty epic, to say the least.

Tip was epic, too: Couple of hundred dollars.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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