Bill Radke, the popular former KUOW voice who now hosts American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report, is building a following among social-media fans as well as regular listeners for his new feature, a weekly summary of business news delivered as a 60-second poem.
Radke brings his trademark charm and wit to the endeavor and, as a listener from Appleton, Wis., commented this week, "He makes a boring subject fun and entertaining."
Here's a sample from this week's edition, followed by the full video.
IBM and UPS and other corporations
HaveÂ declared their recent earnings
And they beat the expectations.
And it's not because their products have been flying out the door.
It's because their payroll's down
Cuz no one works there anymore.