"Marketplace" Presents: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers (Reception to follow)

To celebrate its 25th year of bringing economics to life, American Public Media’s "Marketplace" is hitting the road. On stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers” will provide an irreverent, insightful look at the economic numbers in our lives. Numbers without context, numbers in headlines, and numbers that are newsworthy are often just that: a figure. From the Dow to the GDP to monthly unemployment, we’re bombarded with stats and percentages daily. How do we make sense of what they all really mean? Join “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal — plus “Marketplace” reporters and special guests — as they humanize the numbers. It’s an evening of radio with interviews and engaging storytelling.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2014

Audio/Video: Demographics

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