Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
The Punchline

Occupy Denver elects a leader

Jeremy Hobson Nov 10, 2011

And finally, to the Occupy protest in Denver.

The city’s mayor asked the demonstrators to elect a leader, who could be a contact
for police when things get tense.

The Occupy movement has resisted such calls before… but the Denver protesters protestors obliged and nominated a three-year-old Border Collie named Shelby.

One supporter explained the decision, “Shelby is more of a person than a corporation is and less corrupt than most people. She is the youngest, first, and only dog leader of this revolution.”

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.