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James Sneed

Associate Producer, Planet Money

James Sneed began his career at NPR as Planet Money's Winter 2020 intern. Previous to that, Sneed worked at KBOO Community Radio and attended the Transom Story Workshop. His other professional experience includes Open Signal Media Center, KSMoCA and MASS MoCA. Currently, Sneed is an associate producer with Planet Money where he has produced stories about a comic book character from the public domain, the business of Black joy and the Christmas tree market — as well as reported on the racial wealth gap, the NCAA at the Supreme Court and why the New York Mets don't always Mets everything up... necessarily.

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Junkman Jon Rolston has spent the last two decades clearing out houses and offices of their junk. In that time, he's become a kind of trash savant. James Sneed/NPR hide caption

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The junkyard economist

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The photo that helped the amateur art detectives locate the stolen Bhairav masks on display in the museums. Anil Chandra Shrestha hide caption

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Captain Morgan, one of the largest rum brands in the world, operates a mega-distillery in St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And this distillery is at the heart of a years-long billion-dollar conflict known as The Rum Wars. James Sneed/NPR hide caption

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Econ Battle Zone: Disinflation Confrontation

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Planet Money hosts a Thanksgiving feast - of food and economics. Sam Yellowhorse Kesler/NPR hide caption

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All you can eat economics

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A trucker hat mystery, the curse of September and other listener questions

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Fall football — or the fall of football?

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LEFT: Bill Wolkoff is a strike captain for the Writers Guild of America, coordinating the picket at the Television City lot. Prior to the strike, Wolkoff wrote for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. RIGHT: Sara Bibel is a writer picketing at Television City. She spent 13 years working at The Young and the Restless. Dave Blanchard/NPR hide caption

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The secret entrance that sidesteps Hollywood picket lines

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Surprise, you just signed a contract! How hidden contracts took over the internet

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It may not seem like it at first, but race is also a part of our taxes and who gets audited. LA Johnson/Getty/design by NPR hide caption

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It may not seem like it at first, but race is also a part of our taxes and who gets audited. LA Johnson/Getty/design by NPR hide caption

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Planet Money Records Vol. 3: Making a hit

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A copy of a IRS 1040 tax form is seen at an H&R Block office on the day President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax cut bill in Washington, DC on December 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Reckoning With The NFL's Rooney Rule

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