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Missed “Marketplace” with Kai Ryssdal on air? Catch up here! Listen now

Candace Manriquez Wrenn

Director/producer

SHORT BIO

I direct and produce live broadcasts of “Marketplace Morning Report.” That means I deal with people and sound, and come game time, I make sure the show airs on time.

What was your first job?

My very first job was as a carhop at a Sonic Drive-Thru in Cedar Hill, Texas. I wore skates and everything.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

From my experience, some people think that the “Morning Report” is recorded. It is NOT. As such, I am up at 1 a.m. to get the first American broadcast on air at 3:51 a.m. PST.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Don't worry about attaining a fancy degree. Having passion and principles can take you far. (BTW, neither of my degrees are fancy).

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Breathing room. Whether you have millions in the bank or just enough to get by if a serious life event happens, money can give you such psychological peace.

 

Latest Stories from Candace (28)

How We Give

The psychology of giving

by Erika Soderstrom, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, and Daniel Shin Dec 26, 2019
And why a thank you goes a long way.
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How We Give

Changing the field of philanthropy

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn and David Brancaccio Dec 3, 2019
With the exception of humanitarian aid, the majority of funding isn't reaching people of color, according to author and philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva.
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Employers, ignore the nuances of Gen Z at your peril

by David Brancaccio, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, Erika Soderstrom, and Daniel Shin Nov 22, 2019
No, they're not millennials.
Jonah Stillman (L) and David Stillman founded Gen Z Guru.
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Fall of the Berlin Wall

Can we learn something from German investment after reunification?

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn and David Brancaccio Nov 7, 2019
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we're contrasting that economic picture with the steep economic division in the U.S. today.
East Berliners climb onto the Berlin Wall to celebrate the effective end of the city's partition, 31st December 1989.
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Ask A Manager

Ask a Manager: “Can I pick your brain?”

by Rose Conlon, David Brancaccio, and Candace Manriquez Wrenn Oct 28, 2019
Think twice before sending that email.
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Candidates are hoping you'll buy their rhetoric — as well as their merchandise

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn and Rose Conlon Oct 7, 2019
Hats, tees, totes and hoodies are big business in political fundraising. More and more, the same salesmanship is being applied to policies.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
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How two work cultures clash and come together in the Netflix documentary "American Factory"

by David Brancaccio, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, and Daniel Shin Aug 16, 2019
A Chinese company's revival of a former GM plant turned into surreal meeting of work cultures.
An image from "American Factory," a new documentary from Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert.
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Workplace Culture

"Brilliant jerks" may deliver the goods, but can create a toxic work environment

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn and David Brancaccio Aug 7, 2019
We've all worked with a "brilliant jerk."
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Voting rights advocates equate fees to modern-day poll tax

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn, Sasa Woodruff, and David Brancaccio Jul 31, 2019
In most states, a felony conviction can result in the loss of voting rights for some period of time.
Voters cast ballots in Chestertown, Maryland, in October 2018.
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Ask A Manager

Why workers avoid taking time off

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn Jul 18, 2019
Ask a Manager's Alison Green is back answering questions about life at work.
Beachgoers take in the sun at a beach on the Baltic Sea in Sellin, Germany.
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