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Jun 18, 2019

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Barbara Platts

Social Outreach Coordinator

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Barbara Platts is the social outreach coordinator at Marketplace. Previously, she worked as the digital content manager for Aspen Public Radio and as an associate editor for Aspen Magazine. 

Latest Stories from Barbara (14)

The IRS is using Instagram to try to humanize the agency

by Barbara Platts Apr 1, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is getting creative.
One of the 12 monsters the IRS posted as part of the #IRSdirtydozen campaign, aimed at teaching taxpayers the most common tax scams they may encounter. 
Courtesy of IRS

Working as a magician in the digital age

by Barbara Platts Mar 1, 2019
How is the business of magic changing with the times?
A shot from one of magician Justin Flom's most popular YouTube videos. In it, he saws a baby in half.
Courtesy of Justin Flom

An evening at the Academy Awards isn't cheap

by Barbara Platts Feb 21, 2019
Hollywood's biggest night isn't only star studded. It's expensive.
Brie Larson, winner of best actress award for "Room," attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016, in Hollywood.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The Sinaloa Cartel sans El Chapo

by Barbara Platts and Danielle Chiriguayo Feb 12, 2019
Is losing the leader of a drug-trafficking organization bad for business?
Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín Guzmán Loera, is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on Feb. 22, 2014 in Mexico City.
RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

"Friends": The television show that keeps on giving

by Barbara Platts Dec 11, 2018
Let’s do the numbers on one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.
Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends"
Warner Bros. Television

The outdoor economy is shifting the way we think about spending time outside

by Barbara Platts Nov 23, 2018
This sector of the U.S. economy is using its financial power to address the threat to public lands and to increase participation outdoors.
Hiking is one of the many activities included in the outdoor economy.
Austin Ban

Remembering Sears

by Barbara Platts Oct 16, 2018
Listeners describe their favorite memories of Sears over the years.
The Sears logo is displayed on shopping carts outside of a Sears store on May 31, 2018 in Richmond, California. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Remembering Sears

by Barbara Platts Oct 16, 2018
Listeners describe their favorite memories of Sears over the years.
The Sears logo is displayed on shopping carts outside of a Sears store on May 31, 2018 in Richmond, California. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why driving to work may drive you to quit

by Barbara Platts Sep 24, 2018
New study says a quarter of U.S. workers have left a job because of a bad commute.
Traffic moves along 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan in January.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Books, bags, paper and pens: Your thoughts on back-to-school expenses

by Barbara Platts Sep 4, 2018
Back-to-school time is the second biggest shopping season of the year.
 School teacher Judy Lindsey shops for back-to-school items in a Wal-Mart store July 28, 2003 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. 
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

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