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Andy Uhler

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Andy Uhler is the Texas-based reporter for Marketplace, based in Austin.

He joined Marketplace team from the Texas Standard, an hour-long news program produced at KUT in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he was a natural resources policy analyst at the Texas Legislature as part of a global policy studies master’s program at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the senior producer for the music journalism program Texas Music Matters, and he worked as a co-host for NPR Music’s festival coverage.

Andy's reporting tends to focus on the energy industry and agriculture in Texas. Every now and again, though, he gets to report on sports. When that happens, don't be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers or Dallas Mavericks enter the conversation.

Latest Stories from Andy (501)

Netflix slips. Can it regain its footing?

by Andy Uhler Jul 18, 2019
Two of its returning hits may attract subscribers, but the streaming service faces more headwinds.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks at CES in Las Vegas in 2016.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The U.S. wants El Chapo to pay nearly $12.7B as part of his sentence

by Andy Uhler Jul 16, 2019
Coming up with the number is one thing. Seizing that cash, experts agree, is another matter entirely.
View of the covers of Mexican newspapers in Mexico City, on February 23, 2014, after Mexican drug trafficker  Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested.
Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

Song lyrics are a big business online. Here's how it works.

by Andy Uhler Jul 9, 2019
Once upon a time, lyrics were extras. If you were lucky they were stuffed inside the sleeve of an LP. Now, they’re all over the place.
The original handwritten lyric sheet for the song "Royals" by New Zealand musician Lorde.
Phil Walter/Getty Images

Here's how it works if you're undocumented and need health care

by Andy Uhler Jul 9, 2019
If a person without authorization to be in the U.S. can afford it, they can purchase nongovernment-subsidized insurance. But few jobs pay enough.
Medical students give a check-up to a Jamaican migrant worker on a H2A visa at a Connecticut apple orchard and farm on October 11, 2017 in Middlefield, Connecticut.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

To demonstrate staying power, Democratic candidates need to win debates and donations

by Andy Uhler Jun 26, 2019
20 Democratic candidates take the debate stage in Miami as a critical quarter of fundraising comes to an end.
A sign advertises the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 election, which take place June 26 and 27 in Miami, Florida.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

What if the U.S. stopped protecting the Strait of Hormuz?

by Andy Uhler Jun 24, 2019
It wouldn't change much at the pump — at least here at home.
An oil tanker is protected by the U.S. guided missile frigate USS Gallery in the Strait of Hormuz in 1988. In a tweet Monday, President Donald Trump questioned the United States' decadeslong protection of the strait.
NORBERT SCHILLER/AFP/Getty Images

Sending money to another country is a lot easier than it used to be

by Andy Uhler Jun 21, 2019
The remittances business is getting crowded, and customers have more options.
A sign advertises the money transfer service Western Union, often used to send remittances, in Berlin Germany.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Facebook's crypto plan could disrupt remittance market

by Andy Uhler Jun 19, 2019
Facebook says sending money over its network will cost next to nothing. Remittance companies will be watching closely.
Facebook is leaping into the world of cryptocurrency with its own digital money, designed to let people save, send or spend money as easily as firing off text messages.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Something you didn't know: H-1B visa fees pay for STEM research, education for Americans

by Andy Uhler Jun 12, 2019
The goal: More Americans in high-paying jobs.
A science teacher works with students in a high school in Homestead, Florida, in 2017.
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FEMA officials in the hot seat over disaster preparedness

by Andy Uhler Jun 12, 2019
The agency's acting chief and President Trump's nominee for the permanent job face questions as recovery from past disasters drags on.
Activists rally in support of Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria, on the steps of City Hall, April 19, 2018 in New York City.
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