Frequently Asked Questions
What is Zip Code Economies?
Zip Code Economies is a podcast from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Hosted by
Mary C. Daly, the series uncovers stories of hope in unlikely places, and puts a human face on micro-economies within the nine Western states of the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District.
Who is Mary C. Daly?
Mary C. Daly is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. As a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, she helps set American monetary policy. Dr. Daly is an accomplished labor economist with a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She previously hosted Twice Around, another podcast from the San Francisco Fed. Originally from Ballwin, Missouri (63011), she now resides in Oakland, California (94610) with her wife Shelly.
Why did the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco make this podcast?
The San Francisco Fed is responsible for the largest and most diverse district within the Federal Reserve System, and making sure the economy works for everyone who lives here is a top priority. The most effective way to do that is by directly engaging with the people we serve. Zip Code Economies provides a forum for people to share their own stories. And at a time when society seems more divided than ever, it offers valuable insight into how individuals and institutions can still build bridges at the community level.
What does this have to do with economics?
Economics is ultimately the study of people, and how they choose to live and work as a community. By elevating what’s working at the micro-level, Zip Code Economies invites listeners to consider how these lessons learned could be applied at the macro-level.
What can listeners expect from Season 1?
Across ten episodes, Season 1 of Zip Code Economies will visit five communities within the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District:
- Firebaugh, California – Launching June 21, 2019 (Parts 1 & 2)
- Salt Lake City, Utah – Launching June 25, 2019 (Part 1) and July 2, 2019 (Part 2)
- East Palo Alto, California – Launching July 9, 2019 (Part 1) and July 16, 2019 (Part 2)
- Honolulu, Hawaii – Launching August 6, 2019 (Part 1) and August 13, 2019 (Part 2)
- San Diego, California – Launching August 20, 2019 (Part 1) and August 27, 2019 (Part 2)
Is there going to be a second season?
Yes! After spending its first season in California, Hawaii, and Utah, Season 2 of Zip Code Economies will travel to the remaining six states in the Twelfth District: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Where can I learn more about how the San Francisco Fed is working with communities like the ones featured in Zip Code Economies?
Visit frbsf.org to stay up to date on the latest news, research, education, and community development efforts from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.