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Join Marketplace in person and online for Marketplace Live: No Horse, No Race, on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. PT, broadcast from 89.3 KPCC's Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, Calif.

You’ve heard the saying: "It's the economy, stupid." But truth is you are not stupid for not understanding the economy in this election year. Enter the Marketplace Live "No Horse, No Race" Election Road Shows. Listen to the archive recording of Marketplace Live: No Horse, No Race, from Sept. 17 broadcast from 89.3 KPCC's Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, Calif. The one-hour show featured engaging conversation, lively interviews and fun as we get you away from the noise of political advertising and he-said vs. he-said. 

Featured guests included:

Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy, since 2005; he joined American Public Media in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report.

Tess Vigeland, host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money: your life, with dollar signs.

Paddy Hirsch, senior producer of Personal Finance at Marketplace; he is the creator and host of Marketplace Whiteboard, a video explainer of financial and economic terms.

Krissy Clark, senior reporter for the Wealth and Poverty Desk at Marketplace. More information about this event is on KPCC's website.

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As Boston Peng stated like to hear the rest of the podcast before it cut off, was there more??? Nowhere in this podcast do you talk about those jobs that are skilled labor. I don't mean the factory worker. I myself do not possess a 4 year college degree, but an associates in electronics and tons of experience in my field from the military and government work. Not to mention many different certifications that accompany my work as a field engineer. To say the other 70% will be pushing a broom is offensive, smug, arrogant and aloof. Typical of the NPR crowd and most Obama supporters. I have my retirement, compensation and benefits valued at well over 130k a year, while just turning 40. I believe I'm doing far better than the college educated, humanities, sociology, literature or psychology major that leaves school with 30-100k in debt. Most of these folks will be lucky to find employment today paying between 30-50k or starve to death working for a non-profit. Better hope for a position in academia (hear they are laying off) with tenure or write a book that sells well. Better yet consider studying a field that pays like science, engineering, or business in the first place. You pay no homage to the those in skilled trades that are part of the "so called low wage 70%" who are plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics, elevator technicians and other skilled trades. Some people will never be "college material", but excel in other talents. These folks are in positions that generally can't be outsourced. Elevator technicians, for example, make in excess of 100k plus salary on average. Not to mention benefits. Focus more on skilled, in-demand trades and businesses that lack these workers in your future stories. The only conversation I'll be having with a liberal arts major is "I'd like fries with that". Now who's being smug? Enough said....

I loved being able to listen to this, although it was really weird to hear an NPR news broadcast on a Marketplace podcast. The podcast suddenly cuts out at 49:16. Will you be making the remainder of the broadcast available? Even listening on this page gets an audio file only 49:31 long and that looks short as well. I'd love to hear the rest of the show, especially Rico's history lesson with booze.

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