David Gura is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He regularly reports on Congress and the White House, economic and fiscal policy and the implementation of financial reform. Gura joined Marketplace in 2010, and enjoys helping listeners make sense of some of the biggest economic stories today. He likes the process of diving headfirst into a story and putting it together under a tight deadline, and tries to heed a piece of advice from George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker: “Cover Washington as if it’s a foreign capital.” Prior to joining Marketplace, Gura worked at NPR as an editor and a producer, and as a reporter for “The Two-Way,” NPR’s news blog. Gura got his start in public radio in his hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C., as an intern for “The State of Things” at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. Gura has received fellowships from Stanford University and the National Constitution Center. He has also participated in conferences organized by the French-American Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis. Gura attended Cornell University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history and American studies, with a concentration in Latin-American studies. He attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received a master’s degree.
Posted In: inauguration, Washington D.C., tourism
Four years after the largest presidential inauguration in history, President Obama's second term begins on a more subdued note.
Posted In: gun control, Michael Bloomberg
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has 800 members. They want gun laws that restrict the flow of illegal guns to criminals.
Posted In: Barack Obama, gun control, Newtown
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hasn't had a permanent director in six years. President Obama called for confirmation of his nominee as part of his gun-safety proposals.
Posted In: guns, pension funds, invest, divestment
Can a divestment strategy have an impact on public policy?
Posted In: Walmart, gun control, Joe Biden
Vice President Joe Biden included Walmart in his invites to an industry meeting on gun safety. Why? Walmart is one of the biggest seller of guns in the U.S. Just like it's the biggest seller of men's underwear, dog food and many other things.
Posted In: beer, beverages, craft beer
Anheuser-Busch InBev's purchase of Grupo Modelo would make it an even bigger player in the U.S. beer market.