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How Do You Turn a Radio Program About Economics into a Live Stage Show?

Frequent public radio listeners will know Kai Ryssdal as the host of the business and financial show Marketplace. Ryssdal and his team will broadcast their show live from Houston Public Media on Monday, Sept. 29, in advance of a sold-out live Marketplace stage show on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Wortham Center. The stage show is […]

Frequent public radio listeners will know Kai Ryssdal as the host of the business and financial show Marketplace.

Ryssdal and his team will broadcast their show live from Houston Public Media on Monday, Sept. 29, in advance of a sold-out live Marketplace stage show on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Wortham Center.

The stage show is called “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers.“

Houston Matters’ Craig Cohen talked with Kai about how to cover business and economics in an interesting way and asked him how one goes about turning a financial radio program into a live stage show.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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