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Marissa Cabrera

Senior Producer

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Marissa Cabrera joined Marketplace in September 2020. She is currently the senior producer of “Make Me Smart” and “Million Bazillion.” She has also contributed to Marketplace podcasts, “How We Survive” and “This is Uncomfortable.” Before joining Marketplace, she spent a decade reporting and producing for KPBS, the NPR member station in San Diego. She’s a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Episodes by Marissa (2)

Latest Stories (4)

Norman Lear was wrong about what humans are capable of

Oct 10, 2022
The legendary TV producer shares what serving in World War II taught him about human behavior.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association

LeVar Burton was wrong about America

Aug 24, 2022
The actor, director and TV host who taught millions about the love of books and reading reflects on what he’s learned about his country.
LeVar Burton
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The young — very young — entrepreneurs behind an egg business

When given the choice to spend or save, Kiel, 6, decided to invest in chickens. His brother Fredde, 5, is his partner.
Kiel, right, and Fredde, with his hands raised, stand next to the chicken coop with their mom, Brittney, and siblings.
Courtesy Brittney

What Tami Stronach got wrong about the power of optimism

Nov 24, 2020
The actress who played a childlike empress in "The NeverEnding Story" explains what she learned from her father's ability to celebrate despite difficulty.
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