marketplace

I love Marketplace. The programming is always top-notch and the content is accessible to the average person. One of my favorite things about Marketplace is that they seem to always connect the segue music with the previous story. Sometimes I recognize the tunes, but generally I don’t. Today on Marketplace Money, they followed a story on keeping cool in the heat and saving money with the Dar Williams song “As Cool As I Am”. Heh.

marketplace feed

Public radio is catching on to the RSS feed craze.

Yesterday I discovered that one of my favorite news programs on public radio, Marketplace, has an RSS feed for their daily programs. Each story is broken down into an entry with brief descriptions. It’s not as slick as their daily newsletter email, but it’s much more functional for feed readers/aggregators.

National Public Radio (NPR) already has a variety of RSS feeds to choose from, including individual non-news-based programs, as well as local feeds from a handful of member stations. It’s been a while since I checked out their offerings, and I was surprised to see all of the new feeds. I ended up subscribing to several.

marketplace recognition

Today there was an entire segement on the Marketplace Morning Report about using libraries as a free business resource.

Today there was an entire segement [RealAudio] on the Marketplace Morning Report about using libraries as a free business resource.

“Where’s the best place to go job hunting, get business information and career counseling for free? It just might be your local library. Despite huge funding cuts, many libraries are struggling to grow as a business resource — and it might be the best way to ensure their existence. Judy Martin reports.”

There was also a report about the CMJ conference which appealed to me because of my involvment in college radio.