Dan Bobkoff

WCPN public radio reporter in Cleveland, Ohio

Dan Bobkoff appears in the following:

Episode 889: The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

Friday, January 18, 2019

In 2010, Panera launched several pay-what-you-want cafes. On today's show: We talk to Panera founder Ron Shaich about how this turned out.


Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

There are so many mattress stores in America, and they always seem to be empty. So how can they afford the real estate? And how do they stay in business?


New York Ukrainians Worry About 'Evil' Happenings at Home

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Yonkers, N.Y., is home to many Ukrainian immigrants and home to the Ukrainian Youth Center, which, despite its name, also has a full bar. It's where Rostyslaw Slabicky is glued to the news.

"The mood right now is extremely apprehensive," Slabicky says. "There's part that's fait accomplis, that Putin is ...


Technology May Turn You Into A Bigger Tipper

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.


Why Didn't Those Gifts Arrive On Time? It's A Pricing Problem

Friday, December 27, 2013

Lots of angry customers took to Twitter this holiday season to express their frustration that packages containing gifts weren't delivered in time to be under the tree Wednesday.

While most of the angry messages were directed at UPS and FedEx, some retail analysts suggest there may be a different culprit ...


DeBlasio Appoints New Commissioner To Run NYPD

Thursday, December 05, 2013


Deadly Derailment Is Latest Accident For N.Y. Commuter Train Line

Monday, December 02, 2013

A commuter train crash that left four people dead and dozens injured Sunday in the Bronx is the most serious among a number of incidents in the past year for Metro-North Railroad.

As the investigation into what caused the derailment continued Monday, thousands of commuters were looking for alternate ways ...


How Much Is NPR's Brand Worth? $400 Million!*

Friday, November 01, 2013

*This number is a very, very rough approximation

How much is a brand worth? Not the stuff a company sells, or the buildings and factories it owns. Just, basically, the name of the company — and all of the customer loyalty attached to that name.

Oscar Yuan's job is to ...


JPMorgan Chase Agrees To Pay $5.1 Billion To Feds

Friday, October 25, 2013


Verizon, FCC Go To Court Over Net Neutrality

Monday, September 09, 2013


What Elevated Kale From Vegetable To Cultural Identifier?

Thursday, September 05, 2013


Nasdaq Trading Halted For Hours By Technical Glitch

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Internet-Based TV Service May Not Change The Cable Market

Friday, August 16, 2013


10 Years After The Blackout, How Has The Power Grid Changed?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sagging power lines and computer glitches led to a power outage that left 50 million people across the Northeast U.S. and part of Canada in darkness on Aug. 14, 2003. New sensors have...


Why Hasn't The Internet Blown Up Cable TV's Business Model?

Thursday, August 08, 2013


The History — And Future — Of Cable's Bundling

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For Time Warner Cable customers in major cities, the battle for the future of television is playing out before their eyes.

The cable company blocked CBS-owned channels as the two sides fight over fees: Time Warner says CBS wants too much money for its programming, and it's trying to keep ...


Ex-Goldman Trader Found Liable For Fraud

Friday, August 02, 2013


Former Goldman Sachs Trader Found Liable For Fraud

Thursday, August 01, 2013


Handful Of Tracks Propelled J.J. Cale To Big Leagues

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines

Monday, July 22, 2013

Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone conn...

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