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.

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Features by David Weinberg

How easy should it be to join a labor union?

The National Labor Relations Board wants to change the rules about how workers vote on whether or not to unionize.
Posted In: NLRB, labor union

Obama administration to announce climate hubs

The regional offices will assist farmers in coping with disasters caused by climate change.
Posted In: climate hubs, climate change, executive orders

Congress holds hearing on army recruiting fraud

When incentives to recruit new soldiers turns to fraud.
Posted In: Army, National Guard, Congress

Can two TV stations share the same airwaves?

Two TV stations in Los Angeles want to undertake an experiment: Share their airwaves so they can sell back, for wireless use, the part of the spectrum they don’t use.
Posted In: cable, wireless internet, spectrum

Tunisia's economy still recovering, 3 years after Arab Spring

A new constitution should provide more stability, reassuring investors and tourists.
Posted In: Tunisia, Arab Spring

Tech on the bayou: Louisiana and New Orleans make a play for start-ups

Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Posted In: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans

NCAA to debate paying college athletes a stipend

As the NCAA gathers for its annual meeting, is it considering a first step toward paying players?
Posted In: NCAA, Alabama, Duke, student athletes

Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress

Bridge-gate aside, traffic studies do not stop traffic

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently fired two of his top advisers for their involvement in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge under the guise of a traffic study.
Posted In: Bridgegate, Chris Christie

Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs

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