The economy is changing so fast. It’s hard to keep up. Get the latest on what’s happening in the economy right now with twice-a day briefings from Marketplace. More than just the numbers, we bring you the highlights from the most important stories about money, business and the economy. Stories will focus on providing economic news in Marketplace’s signature style, with the module designed to deliver the economic news of the moment in a quick, digestible format.
There are two editions of Marketplace Minute available each weekday – a Midday update and Closing Bell update. Marketplace Minute can be easily programmed into local programming breaks within your schedules.
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- Marty Scarbrough, Program Director at KASU
Justin Ho, Meghan McCarty Carino and Nova Safo
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Marketplace Minute is heard by over 360,000 weekly listeners.*
*Source: ACT1 Systems based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide DMA P12+ Audience Estimates, Spring 2022
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Justin Ho is a reporter for Marketplace, focusing on banking and small businesses. Prior to reporting, he spent six years as a producer for the Marketplace Morning Report, where he led the show’s production team, assigned daily stories, and edited the show’s five daily broadcasts. Justin has reported for POLITICO and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.
Meghan McCarty Carino
Meghan McCarty Carino is the workplace culture reporter at Marketplace, covering how the pandemic has affected offices, work from home, the rise of the gig economy and automation. Her recent reporting has focused on rent increases impacting low-wage workers and why large banks want workers to go back to the office. Meghan is also one of the lead voices for “Marketplace Minute,” a 60-second update highlighting the most important business and economic stories of the day.
Before joining Marketplace in 2019, Meghan worked at KPCC in Pasadena, California, where she started as an associate producer and later took on the role of producer for "Take Two." While there, she also covered transportation as a reporter and was a fill-in host.
Meghan received a degree in American literature and culture from UCLA and later a master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. She’s worked all over the world, including teaching English in Korea and reporting for a local newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan is currently based in Los Angeles.
Nova Safo is a senior reporter at Marketplace covering breaking news and how the pandemic has affected the economy, business and personal finances. In addition, he is a lead voice for "Marketplace Minute," a 60-second update that highlights the most important stories of the day about business and the economy.
Nova has worked with Marketplace since 2014 and officially joined the newsroom in 2020. Before that, he was a Chicago-based correspondent for the international news wire service Agence France-Presse covering Middle America. Nova’s more than 20 years of experience in journalism also took him to CNN Radio, NPR and Yahoo News, among other outlets.
Nova first stepped foot in a radio station as a preschooler when his mom, Zabel, was a news broadcaster in Yerevan, Armenia. Nova received a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California, graduating with honors. He currently splits his time between Central California and Los Angeles, where he broadcasts out of Marketplace's headquarters in downtown LA.
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Q: Where is the best place in my schedule for Marketplace Minute?
A: The Marketplace Minute economic update is an ideal module to place in All Things Considered. Utilize the music beds in the clock to insert this :59 weekday module.
Q: Do I have to pay an additional fee for my station to carry Marketplace Minute?
A: Marketplace Minute is available for Marketplace affiliates at no additional cost.
Q: Who will be hosting the module?
A: Key voices of the show include established Marketplace voices - Nova Safo, Meghan McCarty and Justin Ho.
Q: Is Marketplace Minute carried on a commercial station in my market?
A: There are commercial AM stations throughout the country that carry it, predominately between the hours of 10pm-4AM EST. During Prime-time NFL, the minute also currently airs on game nights (M, Th, Su) between 8pm-1am EST (metro and rural stations). At this time, this makes the versions available on public radio stations the earliest broadcast airings occurring throughout the country; scheduling is subject to changes. If you have questions about your specific market, please reach out to your station relations representative.
Q: How is this unique from (or the same as) the commercial Marketplace Minute?
A: The commercial Marketplace Minute is a few seconds longer than the public radio version and has a morning feed in addition to the midday and closing bell feeds. The commercial version also has one additional ‘story’ or headline, which was trimmed to fit the public radio clock.
Q: Can I also air the morning version of Marketplace Minute that's available on commercial radio?
A: The morning version of Marketplace Minute is not available to Public Radio given Marketplace Morning Report's six daily feeds starting at 5:51 a.m. ET through 10:51 a.m. ET.
Q: Do my Marketplace fees contribute to the program's production?
A: Public radio fees do not pay for the production of this product. Marketplace Minute is a co-production between APM and Westwood One, also known as Cumulus Podcast Network, and is offered to APM affiliates as part of our agreement.
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