with Kai Ryssdal

About the Program

Public radio's only national series about the global economy and finance takes a broad view of business, covering any story related to money — most of the world's stories are. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal.

Official program Web site

Quiz: The gift that keeps on giving
The percentage of 12-17 year olds in gifted classes rose 6 points in a decade.

PODCAST: The relationship of regulating
Airstrikes in Yemen, "regulatory capture," and money lessons from playing in a rock band.

Women get “swatted” too
Swatting, the act of calling a SWAT team as a prank, isn't just victimizing men.

Microsoft wants contractors to take some time off
The tech giant says all its contractors must offer employees at least 15 days off.

Balancing collaboration and skepticism in regulation
Why one Wall Street lawyer thinks "regulatory capture" is a myth.

The health insurance industry looks...well, healthy
A new report finds that the health insurance business model has adapted to the ACA.

All the President's Pens
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

Kai Ryssdal on passing along the financial genes
Kai Ryssdal doesn't like to think about money. So his wife handles it.

David Brancaccio wants you to consult your future self
In personal finance, it's easy to focus too much on the present.

Lizzie O'Leary learns a lesson in debt and confidence
Profligate spending became an easy outlet for her insecurities.

Nicole Childers' teenage lesson is her adult buffer
After graduating high school as a foster child, she was on her own.

Ken Lenox: Don't overreach!
A Missouri rancher learned his financial lesson the hard way.

Slim Thug's real estate plan, dashed by a dalliance
The rap artist learned an expensive lesson about mixing business with pleasure.

A Chinese cabby's query leads to Mary Pilon's epiphany
A Chinese taxi driver asked a blunt question about personal wealth

Ron Lieber on the lessons of paying for college
Children can benefit from honest talk about money and debt.

Olalah Njenga on breaking rules and paying the price
Olalah Njenga went against her instincts, at a cost in time, training and talent.

Make more than Gustavo Arellano? You pick up the tab
Whoever has the highest salary pays the restaurant bill. For several reasons.

Kenneth Feinberg on placing a value on life
How presiding over victim funds changed his planning.

Carl Richards on finding surer footing
Mountain climbing changed how Carl Richards views economic risk.

Ann Carrns splurges on her own American Girls
The dolls she bought her daughters also fulfilled her own childhood desires.

Program Schedule

MON 6:30 pm News Find a station
TUE 6:30 pm News Find a station
WED 6:30 pm News Find a station
THU 6:30 pm News Find a station
FRI 6:30 pm News Find a station

MPR News

Listen Now

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland