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Karmazin is Sirius about satellite radio; Part 2

Jun 19, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin about the future of the broadcast media in our latest 'Conversation from the Corner Office.'

Karmazin is Sirius about satellite radio

Jun 19, 2006
After running CBS and Viacom, Mel Karmazin now heads up Sirius Satellite Radio. He tells Kai Ryssdal that he expects radio via satellite to one day be as common as cable TV. Another in our "Conversations From the Corner Office" series.

Sumner Redstone: Staying on top

May 15, 2006
In our continuing series of interviews with corporate leaders, "Conversations From the Corner Office," Kai Ryssdal discusses strategy, and fish tanks, with the chairman of Viacom and CBS.

Sumner Redstone: 'Content is king'

May 15, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with CBS and Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone about his more than 50 years in the media business and how he's stayed on top for so long.

The Corner Office: Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy

Apr 21, 2006
Anne Mulcahy talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what it's been like taking her company back from the brink of bankruptcy.

Charles Schwab: Putting himself out front

Mar 15, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Charles Schwab about the evolution of the discount brokerage business and how he came to be the face of the company.
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Mattel's Bob Eckert on what makes a good toy

Feb 14, 2006
Toymakers are in New York this week, showing off their wares at the industry's big annual trade show. Kai Ryssdal talks with Mattel CEO Bob Eckert about what makes a good toy, and why such a fun business can be so tough.

Mattel's Bob Eckert on running the world's biggest toy company

Feb 10, 2006
The toy industry's big trade show gets down to business in New York this weekend. Meanwhile, in our new series "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Mattel's CEO Bob Eckert about the perks and responsibilities of running the world's biggest toymaker.

Southwest's Gary Kelly on the future of the airline business

Feb 2, 2006
Kai talks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about his trip from CPA to CEO, and the future of the airline business.

Southwest's Gary Kelly on building a corporate culture

Jan 31, 2006
In the first installment of our new segment "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about building a corporate culture, and why the customer isn't necessarily always right.


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Have you ever wondered why you can buy a whole rotisserie-cooked chicken at the grocery store cheaper than a pack of two frozen chicken breasts? Or why hotels give you a mending kit but no toothbrush? What does the YKK mean on all of your zippers? Who invented the foam finger? If you’re like us, you’ve got a lot of questions about the small, simple, brilliant and ubiquitous things in the world of business, and we want to help answer them for you.