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

General Motors CEO Mary Barra

What GM's mea culpa could mean for the brand

GM's CEO Mary Barra spent another day on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: GM, Mary Barra, recalls

The science of food and sound

Why businesses are interested in 'neurogastronomy'
Posted In: obesity, Food

Filling up the landfill, one coffee pod at a time

Single-serve coffee makers like the Keurig machine are wasteful.
Posted In: coffee, Keurig, K-Cups

3-D printing could be the future of construction

There's no waste. And if you want to renovate? Recycle.
Posted In: 3D printing, Netherlands

A limestone mine and government paperwork

In the backwoods of Pennsylvania sits 28,000 file cabinets full of paper and an army of employees.
Posted In: OPM, bureaucracy
Japanese camera car

Back up a sec: what's a 'rear-view visibility system?'

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin phasing the cameras into 2016 models.

Senate Finance Committee chair to review tax breaks

A Senate proposal for a temporary extension
Posted In: tax breaks, Ron Wyden

Microsoft's move to openness

In the battle between open and closed systems in tech, the open ones win market share.
Posted In: Microsoft, iPad, apple

Does Office for iPad say something new about Microsoft?

Microsoft has resisted making Office available on iPad for a long time.
Posted In: Microsoft, iPad, office, Surface

The new business of lobbying

"Government affairs professionals," as lobbyists like to call themselves, say their job has changed.
Posted In: lobbying

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