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.  


Features by David Gura

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

Everything in this store is made out of felt

Because who doesn't need a dose of felt Prozac every now and again?

Photographing the wage gap over time

Jim Goldberg compares two economic classes through his collection of photographs.

Kellogg's has a cereal problem

Sales in Kellogg's cereal have dropped due to healthier eating habits.
Posted In: cereal, Kellogg's, healthy, Health

Meet the baseball player who invented the high five

Mike Jacobs on Grantland’s short documentary, "30 for 30: The High Five".
Posted In: baseball, high five, Grantland, culture, Sports

What it's like to write 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Nicole Perlman on writing superheroes, a comic-book research assistant, and explosions in space.
Posted In: Marvel comics, movies


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