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What Steve Jobs did for public radio

There's been a lot of talk about all the industries that Steve Jobs changed over the course of his long career.

Well here's another: public radio.

After all, if it weren't for Steve Jobs -- and the iPod -- there would never have been a podcast.

That was change enough.

Now you can hop on your iPhone -- or iPad or iPod touch -- at any time of day, virtually anywhere in the world, and stream live programs or public radio stations.

I used to say that as long as Americans were addicted to driving, public radio would be OK because so many of you listen in your cars.

Now I say public radio will be OK as long as Americans are addicted to driving, and to all the devices that Steve Jobs gave us.

About the author

Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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