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.
Posted In: NLRB, labor union
The National Labor Relations Board wants to change the rules about how workers vote on whether or not to unionize.
Posted In: climate hubs, climate change, executive orders
The regional offices will assist farmers in coping with disasters caused by climate change.
Posted In: Army, National Guard, Congress
When incentives to recruit new soldiers turns to fraud.
Posted In: cable, wireless internet, spectrum
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: Tunisia, Arab Spring
A new constitution should provide more stability, reassuring investors and tourists.
Posted In: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans
Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Posted In: NCAA, Alabama, Duke, student athletes
As the NCAA gathers for its annual meeting, is it considering a first step toward paying players?
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress
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: Bridgegate, Chris Christie
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: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.