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Alex Goldmark

Alex Goldmark is the supervising producer of Planet Money. Before Planet Money, his reporting appeared on NPR news programs, Radiolab, On The Media, APM's Marketplace and in magazines such as GOOD and Fast Company. As a senior producer at WNYC–New York Public Radio, he piloted new programming and helped grow young shows to the point where they now have their own coffee mug pledge gifts, including Note To Self, The Takeaway, and the multi-station reporting project Transportation Nation. He was also the executive producer of two shows at Air America Radio, a very short term consultant for the World Bank, lives next to the Brooklyn Bridge, and owns an orange velvet couch.

In 2011, Lariat Alhassan had a business in Abuja, Nigeria. Larclux Paint was the name. She sold house paint. And industrial paint. Textured paint. Paint that fills in cracks in your walls. It was a paint company. But a really small one.

"The employee I had was just me. I was the production manager. I was the marketer. I was delivery person. I was everything," says Alhassan, laughing. "Except the security."

That was the company. A woman in her late 20s and a security guard watching over a factory space she rented to make the paint.

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