Prior to working as a staff reporter at Marketplace David freelanced for Marketplace from New Orleans and St. Louis. Prior to that he worked odd jobs in Seattle, Alaska, Mexico and New York. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.
The latest "Fiske Guide to Colleges," includes a special list of colleges with relatively low cost and high quality academics.
Posted In: school nutrition, USDA, Coke, candy bars
New federal rules limit vending-machine snacks in schools to 200 calories.
Posted In: Supreme Court, Alito, Scalia
Social issues like same-sex marriage get the Supreme Court headlines, but meanwhile the court has built a strong record of decisions strengthening and protecting business.
Posted In: New Orleans La, levees, Katrina, New Orleans weather
A levee system to protect the West Bank of the New Orleans area is complete and will be celebrated Monday.
Posted In: baseball, statistics, Sports
Why do Major League Baseball games take so long to play these days? Because the Oakland A's found that the best way to produce runs is to draw a lot of walks. So baseball became a game of hitters waiting out pitchers.
Posted In: eggs, animal rights, chickens, food and drink, farm bill
A battle is brewing over a California law that requires laying-hens to be given more space in the coop. Other egg-producing states want to override the law’s requirement.
Posted In: renewable energy, electricity, cows
It's been tried before, but a new generation of companies is hoping that manure will become the next solar.