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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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Daisy Palacios

Producer

SHORT BIO

I mostly field produce stories on a variety of topics — things like small business, immigration, manufacturing, trade, elections and hurricane recovery. I'm also responsible for booking guests, editing interviews, researching and writing stories for broadcast.

What was your first job?

In my very first job at the age of 16, I was a telemarketer.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A detective! Or an interior designer!

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

Lots of shoes!

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

A colorful photo of Juan Gabriel (¡Que viva!)

Latest Stories from Daisy (113)

My Economy

When trade policy affects the farm

by Daisy Palacios Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
Courtesy of Michelle Erickson Jones
My Economy

Farming during a trade war

by Daisy Palacios Oct 21, 2019
The loss of soybean sales to China have created a lot of stress, says farmer Blake Hurst.
Blake Hurst on his farm in Atchinson County, MO.
Courtesy of Blake Hurst
Kai Explains

Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Oct 1, 2019
It's a new fiscal year for America. Let's look at our debt.
The National Debt Clock, a billboard-sized digital display showing the increasing U.S. debt, in New York City in 2011.
Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
Kai Explains

The stock market is not the economy

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Sep 30, 2019
But, yes, the two are related. And that relationship can get pretty interesting.
The New York Stock Exchange.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

Making the perfect tortilla

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Sep 23, 2019
At this LA-based tortilleria, there's only one way to make a tortilla: with organic corn.
Rick Ortega, left, and Omar Ahmed are the owners of Kernel of Truth Organics.
Steven Byeon/Marketplace
The Federal Reserve

The Boston Fed president says the economy is doing "quite well"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daniel Shin, and Daisy Palacios Jul 19, 2019
What could this mean for an interest rate cut this month?
Eric Rosengren has been serving as the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston since 2007.
Courtesy of Boston Federal Reserve

Nancy Silverton is not an entrepreneur or a chef. She is a cook.

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jun 24, 2019
Restaurant entrepreneur Nancy Silverton on 30 years of La Brea Bakery.
Nancy Silverton founded La Brea Bakery in 1989.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

How trade policy changes are affecting one company in Columbus, Georgia

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jun 17, 2019
And how its customers are thinking about supply chains.
An employee at Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Co.’s Columbus, Georgia, facility.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

Society might finally be ready for the film "Booksmart"

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios May 23, 2019
Screenwriter Katie Silberman says there aren’t enough buddy comedies out there that center around female friends.
Katie Silberman, screenwriter and producer of "Booksmart," at Marketplace studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

How the founder of Latina magazine is diversifying Hollywood

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal May 16, 2019
But Christy Haubegger tackled the magazine industry first.
Christy Haubegger in 2018.
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