David Kestenbaum

David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.

In his years at NPR, David has covered science's discoveries and its darker side, including the Northeast blackout, the anthrax attacks and the collapse of the New Orleans levees. He has also reported on energy issues, particularly nuclear and climate change.

David has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

David worked briefly on the show This American Life, and set up a radio journalism program in Cambodia on a Fulbright fellowship. He also teaches a journalism class at Johns Hopkins University.

David holds a bachelor's of science degree in physics from Yale University and a doctorate in physics from Harvard University.

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5:55am

Fri July 24, 2015
Medical Treatments

Doctors Plan Database On Cancer Drugs, Showing Effectiveness And Cost

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:08 pm

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5:43pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Planet Money

Casinos Offer New Ways To Win With Games Based On Skill

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 6:37 pm

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6:45am

Thu June 25, 2015
Planet Money

3 Economists Answer This Question: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 12:01 pm

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6:24am

Wed June 3, 2015
Planet Money

Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Originally published on Wed June 3, 2015 7:59 am

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6:42am

Fri May 8, 2015
Planet Money

Casinos Bet On Change After Younger Players Ignore 'Boring' Slot Machines

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:28 am

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5:26pm

Sun May 3, 2015
Planet Money

Casinos Trading Slot Machines For Games Requiring Skill

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 6:20 pm

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5:03am

Thu April 9, 2015
Planet Money

CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 12:29 pm

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when some investors are betting on your fall.

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5:58am

Thu March 12, 2015
Planet Money

What Does NPR's Planet Money Team Have In Common With George Soros?

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 7:37 am

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4:36pm

Wed March 11, 2015
Business

What Do Shorted Stocks Tell Us About The Economy?

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 10:40 pm

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5:25am

Thu February 26, 2015
Business

Greek Finance Minister Gets A Chance To Fix Beleaguered Economy

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:52 am

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