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.  

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Features by David Gura

Drones have a new celebrity spokesperson

Martha Stewart loves her little drone.
Posted In: drones, Martha Stewart

Time for 'You've got mail' to get on OKCupid?

The Atlantic's Megan Garber wants to see Meg Ryan and co. enter the 21st century.
Posted In: movies, romantic comedies, hollywood
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Our big fat American refrigerators

American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
Posted In: refrigerators, big, China, Europe

Refrigerators are running in China

Nicola Twilley talks about China's huge refrigeration boom.
Posted In: China, refrigerators, Food

Sending 57,000 kids back to their home country costs

Esme Deprez says getting these kids home is a lot more complicated than it sounds.
Posted In: illegal immigration, children, El Salvador, Honduras, guatemala

Gag rules: illegal, but alive and well

Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School on the NLRA.
Posted In: NLRA, salary, gag rule, Equal Pay Act

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion to oil shareholders

Russia seized the assets of oil giant Yukos in 2003.
Posted In: Russia, big oil

Uber ranks drivers... and passengers

For a second there, passengers could find out how they rated.
Posted In: Uber, ride sharing, app

Want to shop like a pro? Buy generic

A new study says chefs, pharmacists and other professionals prefer generic goods.
Posted In: generic drugs, cooking, generics

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on rural America

On the Farm Bill, infrastructure and chemicals.
Posted In: Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, rural America

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