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I'm the EP of “Marketplace” (the afternoon broadcast hosted by Kai Ryssdal).
What was your first job?
Mowing my parents' lawn. I still do.
What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?
Learn how to type.
In your next life, what would your career be?
A bookie. I'm good at setting odds.
What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?
A Thomas Guide.
What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?
I can't tell you. It is not allowed in the office.