Public radio's only daily national program about business, the global economy, and finance takes a broad view of business, covering any story related to money. The related Marketplace Morning Report is a series of three nine-minute business news modules airing weekdays during Morning Edition, delivering a global business newscast and a hard-hitting feature report.
Marketplace Morning Report
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- Students listen to and read stories about various personal financial topics from the Sound Money show or from the "Features" section of Marketplace. Archives of each show include audio files for all segments of the shows and some corresponding text files.
- While doing a research project or exploring a personal finance topic, students refer to the resources included with each segment of Sound Money audio on the site.
- After researching a personal finance topic, and reading/listening to a selection of Sound Money commentator Chris Farrell's weekly essays, students write, rehearse and tape an advice-laden commentary piece, which they then play for the rest of the class.
- Students follow economic and business stories presented on local news shows, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and the national show Marketplace. To include a focus on how global and domestic economic systems interact, students also follow current stories on national and international news programs such as "As It Happens" and "BBC World Service." See the main MPR News as a starting point to find programs and stories.
Tips and Techniques
- See the "Programs" section for a complete list of feature stories and commentaries on Sound Money.
- See the MPR News home page page as a starting point to find programs and stories.
- Remember to have students cite sources for information or quotations they use in reports, multimedia documents, or other educational projects, including photos and audio clips. Students should include the following information in their citation: document title or description, date of publication or when they found it on the Web, an address (URL), and, if possible, the author, photographer, or artist.