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: Housing, foreclosure, bank, mortgage, mortgage settlement
A settlement has been reached between state attorneys general and five major banks, but the problems of the housing market in the U.S. are far from over.
Posted In: super PAC, campaign spending, Rick Santorum, 2012 campaign
Rick Santorum, the candidate who has raised the least amount of money, recently won three primaries. Does this mean money doesn't matter as much as we thought?
Posted In: insider trading, politics, Congress, Washington D.C.
Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced their version of an anti-insider trading bill. The version that passed the Senate had provisions that focused specifically on those who traffic in 'political intelligence.'
Posted In: airline industry, unions, FAA
Congress has passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration. But some unions say they lose out under the legislation, which also limits union activity.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, iguana, export, exotic meat
In an effort to rid Puerto Rico of its 4-million-strong invasive iguana population, the government has proposed turning them into an "exotic meat" export.
Posted In: Nebraska, Agriculture, farming
Farmers in the Midwest hardly notice it's an election year. When times are good, as they are now in Nebraska, farmers make high-priced investments in hopes of more profitable crops next year.
Posted In: Nebraska, farming, Agriculture, subsidy, crop
In Nebraska, where agriculture is booming right now, farmers say they aren't worried about possible changes or even if the decades-old direct subsidies disappear altogether. They just want the cuts in farm programs to be fair and equitable.
Posted In: 2012 election, Nebraska, manufacturing, Agriculture
How employees at one Nebraska manufacturer pulled together to survive recession, and now the future seems brighter than ever.
Posted In: 2012 election, Nebraska, Nevada
The two states are vastly different in their economies. What they are concerned about, and what they're looking for in this upcoming election.
Posted In: Nebraska
Risk-averse Nebraskans avoided the housing bust and -- thanks to high crop prices -- many are thriving.