David Weinberg is a reporter for KCRW and former staff reporter at Marketplace. Before that, David freelanced for Marketplace from New Orleans and St. Louis, and worked odd jobs in Seattle, Alaska, Mexico and New York.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. He also hosts the podcast "Random Tape."


Features by David Weinberg

Ragu pasta sauce

Ragu: the way many of us learned to love 'Italian' food

Ragu was heavily advertised in the '60s, bringing red sauce to Americans at large.
Posted In: Ragu, Food, tomato sauce

A motorcycle design for the history books

Funded by a patronage-type system modeled on, well, history.
Posted In: manufacturing, motorcycles, New Orleans, art
Odd Bike

Two obsessed guys and a radical motorcycle design

In New Orleans, an experiment in funding, manufacturing and art.
Posted In: motorcycles, manufacturing, art
Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

At times, Netflix movies make up a third of traffic

As FCC debates net neutrality, remember: Netflix already pays for its bandwidth.
Posted In: net neutrality, fcc, Internet, netflix
The Netflix company logo

Should the internet be treated like a public utility?

The FCC is considering new regulations for internet providers.
Posted In: Internet, fcc, utilities

Target CEO steps down in security breach aftermath

Gregg Steinhafel resigns as company seeks to rebuild its reputation.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, consumer data, data breach, data security

A Texas-sized bankruptcy for giant Texas energy deal

When Energy Future filed for bankruptcy, its total assets were $36.4 billion
Posted In: TXU, LBOs, KKR

Why it makes economic sense to send a letter for 49 cents

For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can send a letter halfway across the globe. How?
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, mail

30 years ago, the Air Jordan brought celebrity to sneakers

Air Jordans started a sneaker collecting culture.
Posted In: Air Jordans, sneakers

In fast food burgers, geography is key

We're Number 4!!! Sonic is the 4th largest burger chain in the U.S. by sales, but concentrated in a few regions.
Posted In: sonic, burgers, fast food


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