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Richard Cunningham

Associate Producer

SHORT BIO

Richard Cunningham is an associate producer for Marketplace in Los Angeles. He is originally from Hyattsville, Maryland, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Missouri. Before joining Marketplace, he worked as an associate producer at public radio station WAMU, producing a local talk show.

When not researching stories and cutting tape, Richard can be found on the basketball court practicing jump shots or spending his hard-earned money in music stores updating his CD collection.

Latest Stories (98)

In the golden age of sports content, traditional sports journalism is disappearing

Feb 23, 2024
The teams have the money, and remaining media outlets like ESPN are becoming more dependent on them. Author Keith O’Brien explains.
Rugby pros Mitch Kenny, left, and Brian To'o are interviewed in Manchester, England. Sports are as visible as ever, but professional coverage is waning, along with pressure for transparency and accountability.
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Former climate researcher says switch to data science was an “adventure”

Feb 19, 2024
In an ever-changing job market, sometimes your career takes an unexpected turn. Data scientist Grace Kim says her career has been a “winding road with ups and downs.”
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How a bank failure 150 years ago still shapes many Black Americans' relationships to financial institutions

Feb 15, 2024
The Freedman’s Bank was the first opportunity for formerly enslaved people to save and protect their money. But its failure in less than a decade still haunts Black Americans today.
Pictured above, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge at the Freedman’s Bank Forum held at the Treasury Department in 2022.
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A Georgia esports center is building tech skills and confidence in youths

Feb 1, 2024
"I consider esports the cheat code,“ says Davin Jackson, owner of Alpha eSports and Technology.
Davin Jackson, owner of Alpha eSports and Technology, is using esports to introduce young people to the cybersecurity field.
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Hundreds of food brands linked to hidden prisoner workforce, AP reports

The Associated Press uncovered a workforce of prisoners producing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of agricultural products and goods by popular food brands.
Nationwide, U.S. prisoners produce hundreds of millions of dollars worth of agricultural products and goods sold on the open market, AP reporters found. Above, a man walks through part of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a maximum security prison with its own farm.
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How are Black communities in the rural South dealing with digital redlining?

Jan 26, 2024
Aallyah Wright of Capital B News traveled to Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia to see how people are coping with limited internet access.
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The 2024 election cycle is going to be very, very expensive

So far, outside spending far surpasses 2020’s pace, says Sheila Krumholz of OpenSecrets. But where’s the money coming from?
The campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden each raised more than $24 million in the third quarter.
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Do kids have too much stuff?

"Even more stuff started kind of flooding in during that window of time when going places wasn't really an option," says Washington Post feature writer Caitlin Gibson.
"I live in a small house, we don't have endless space. And it's okay to convey that to people," says Caitlin Gibson, features writer for The Washington Post.
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Feeding America CEO urges "using your voices" in fight against hunger

Dec 21, 2023
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot discusses food inflation, food insecurity and efforts to influence government policymakers.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot points out that with higher costs at the supermarket, food banks are receiving fewer food donations.
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Music store manager wants to make the store a “meaningful place of business”

Dec 14, 2023
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center in Wheaton, Maryland saw record demand after the pandemic up until 2022. Now, general manager Adam Levin is looking to provide services that the brands he sells do not.
In 2021, Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center experienced a huge pandemic surge. The story now is a bit different.
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