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It's not delivery. It's the grocery store.

Dec 5, 2019

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Have something you want Kai to explain about the economy? Let us know!

Kai Ryssdal

Host and senior editor

SHORT BIO

I speak my native tongue into a microphone.

What was your first job?

Lifeguard. (Well, that and mowing lawns.)

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

Staying calm.

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

Don't think — just talk.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Helicopter pilot.

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by Kai Ryssdal Oct 18, 2006
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by Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2006
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by Kai Ryssdal Oct 10, 2006
Starting next week Ford's hourly employees must decide whether to accept a buyout offer. Today the automaker began conducting career fairs and workshops to help them weigh career options. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to one of those employees.

Can North Korea be dissuaded?

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 9, 2006
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