A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Vigeland is a familiar voice to Marketplace and Marketplace Money listeners. She is a longtime public radio veteran, both as a reporter and host. Vigeland served as host of Marketplace Morning Report for three-and-a-half years and as substitute host on Marketplace.

Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting radio and television in Portland and at WBUR radio in Boston. She has covered numerous national and international stories, including the Northern Ireland peace talks in Belfast, the New England mob trials and the separate but tandem scandals around former U.S. Senator Bob Packwood and figure skater Tonya Harding.

Jonathan Groubert is the host of the award-winning radio program, The State We’re In. He helped develop the show and has been its host since its inception in 2007, which broadcasts internationally each week from Radio Netherlands Worldwide.  His informal, friendly style of conversation defines the tone of the program, which aims to get at the heart of first-person stories about how we treat each other around the world.

The Capitol Pressroom

The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour public radio news magazine broadcast from the heart of the New York's political hub: The Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom, on the 3rd floor of the State Capitol in Albany.

For more information about the Capitol Pressroom- visit their website.

Susan Arbetter is the Albany-based State Capitol Correspondent and News & Public Affairs Director for WCNY Syracuse Public Television. Based full-time at the Capitol in Albany, Arbetter hosts and produces The Capitol Pressroom. Her political analysis can also be heard regularly on North Country Public Radio. 

Prior to her move to WCNY in September 2009, Susan created, hosted, and produced the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning New York Now, the leading statewide government and public affairs TV program in New York State. 

After a stint on Capitol Hill, NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott is back covering her native South.

From a giant sinkhole swallowing up a bayou community in Louisiana to new state restrictions on abortion providers, Elliott keeps track of the region's news. She also reports on cultural treasures such as an historic church in need of preservation in Helena, Arkansas; the magical House of Dance and Feathers in New Orleans' lower 9th ward; and the hidden-away Coon Dog Cemetery in north Alabama.

She's looking back at the legacy of landmark civil rights events, and following the legal battles between states and the federal government over immigration enforcement, healthcare, and voting rights.

As It Happens

Listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the world five nights a week. For more than 35 years, using the simplest of tools - the telephone - this current affairs program has explored the heart of a story, whether it's happening in the streets of Belgrade, the dockyards of Vancouver, the boardrooms of Bay Street, or the kitchens of Paris.

As It Happens gets its stories from "the horse's mouth" - securing interviews with world leaders, rabble-rousers, bingo callers and deposed dictators. The show has a soft-spot for "characters" and never turns its nose up at something wild, weird or wacky. And, on the complex and troubling stories of the day, As It Happens searches for greater understanding in the story behind the story.

As it Happens co-host Jeff Douglas brings a wealth of experience to CBC Radio One. He has hosted the award-winning documentary series Ancestors in the Attic (History, Global),chronicling the stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary experiences.

With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Carol Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti, the Balkans and the sub-continent, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo and Afghanistan. She has covered Canadian military missions around the world including its latest combat operation in Kandahar.

The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights.


Sun August 14, 2011
It's All Politics

Tim Pawlenty Exits 2012 Presidential Race After Poor Iowa Showing

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 11:59 am

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the 2012 presidential race on Sunday.
Charles Dharapak AP

Tim Pawlenty made headlines Sunday but not the sort he had hoped to. He announced on ABC News' This Week that he has dropped out of the hunt for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination after coming in a disappointing third in Iowa's Ames Straw Poll.

His campaign, he said:

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