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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

What it's like to Doodle for Google

Google Doodles have been around since 1998, and the operation has grown.
Posted In: google doodle, Google, art, black history

The story of John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder

Sperling was an intellectual, a socialist, and eventually a billionaire.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, higher education

What will Windows 9 say about Microsoft's new CEO?

The next version of Windows could reveal a lot about Satya Nadella's vision.
Posted In: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, windows

Beyond ad clicks: using 'Big Data' for social good

One professor is trying to get the best data scientists to tackle social problems.
Posted In: big data

Political ads keep community papers afloat

National and local politicians still use print ads to reach specific voting blocs.
Posted In: newspapers, Political ads, community

SWAT teams are a growing presence in law enforcement

Since the 1960s, more local police departments have added their own SWAT team.
Posted In: police, riots, Ferguson

Why Ferguson's police department uses military weapons

The federal government helps local law enforcement acquire military equipment.
Posted In: Ferguson, police, weapons
Credit card readers

Amazon's mobile card reader could be gold mine of data

Amazon Local Register will collect information about consumers' buying habits.
Posted In: Amazon, apps, Credit card
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter

The murky world of military aid

The U.S. is helping get weapons to Kurdish forces. But who's paying for them?
Posted In: Iraq, afghanistan, military aid, cia

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