American Public Media is the largest operator of public radio stations, producing programs reaching 15 million listeners weekly. A flagship program for the company is Marketplace.
The site also released an interactive web-based video game before the 2008 elections called Budget Hero.
Budget Hero is an interactive game that lets people explore the major issues of the 2008 Presidential election by changing the federal budget to match their stands on issues and their values.
Budget Hero aims to bring a level of clarity and simplicity to the federal budget. Budget Hero puts numbers against issues like bringing home troops from Iraq soon or gradually or not at all and providing options on taxes, Social Security and Medicare.