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Peter Balonon-Rosen

Associate Producer

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I produce the narrative podcasts “The Uncertain Hour” and “This Is Uncomfortable.” I also report radio features for Marketplace’s radio programs, write for our website and serve as an in-studio and field photographer.

What was your first job?

Dishwasher

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

Video conferences.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Park ranger.

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

Snacks for the snack desk.

What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?

How to actually pronounce the word “timbre.” Apparently it’s different than what you yell when a tree’s falling, but I’m still skeptical.

 

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Seeking out tornadoes with storm chasers for half a week to report a story about the business of storm chasing. Watching severe storms develop over the prairies of Nebraska was breathtaking.

Latest Stories from Peter (43)

Wonder why Maxwell House makes Passover Haggadot? You're not alone

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 30, 2018
It's the work of one of the longest ongoing sales promotions in U.S. history.
Maxwell House Haggadot dating back to 1932.
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Now schools want school shooting insurance. Seriously.

by Kimberly Adams and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 23, 2018
It's a growing market.
Anxiety Index®

Women and the gig economy: "Every job you have is essentially the last one"

by Peter Balonon-Rosen and Kimberly Adams Mar 23, 2018
A recent Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found that only 39 percent of gig workers are women.
A dog walker awaits dogs to go on a crosswalk in New York, April 8, 2013.
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Women and their employers can both work to combat gender wage gaps

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 16, 2018
For every dollar that U.S. men make, women make about 80 cents. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar white men make. Latinas make 54 cents.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

When government can't solve problems, more companies seek to step in

by Kimberly Adams and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 9, 2018
The "solution economy" is taking on issues like malaria eradication and gun control. And it doesn't hurt the bottom line.
Information about malaria and dengue is written on a board at a municipal corporation office in the Indian capital New Delhi in 2015. Malaria is one issue that companies, foundations and governments are seeking to address alongside one another.
MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images
Anxiety Index®

One in 7 men say they've been sexually harassed at work

by Peter Balonon-Rosen and Kimberly Adams Mar 9, 2018
While the vast majority of workplace sexual harassment cases are brought by women, men too experience sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. It's an issue, surrounded by a culture of stigma and silence, that lawyers and advocates say often…
According to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, about 14 percent of men have personally experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

For "Black Panther," what happens when culture meets commodity?

by Peter Balonon-Rosen and Kimberly Adams Mar 2, 2018
We sit down with comic writer and journalist Evan Narcisse and Black Girl Nerds's Jamie Broadnax.
An exhibitor organizes 'Black Panther' items at the Hasbro showroom during the annual New York Toy Fair, on February 20, 2018, in New York. Toys and accessories linked to the movie, which is also making waves for its strong black female leading roles, have the potential to become an enduring presence in stores, like Spider-Man and other iconic figures, company executives say.

As immigration deal stalls, "Dreamer" business owners deal with uncertainty

by Jana Kasperkevic and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 2, 2018
The political stalemate makes planning ahead “very difficult.”
Demonstrators rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program near Trump Tower in New York on Oct. 5, 2017.
JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

That emoji you just tweeted could determine the next ad you see

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Feb 16, 2018
Those little digital images are growing and changing how we communicate. You best believe someone's cashing in.
Since 2016, Twitter has partnered with ad agencies to target people based on their emoji use.
MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

What does the gender wage gap sound like?

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Feb 16, 2018
In the U.S., on average, women earn 80 cents for every dollar men make, according to the Department of Labor.

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