Dan Tucker is an associate producer for business news at WNYC. He has reported on everything from Fresh Direct’s move to the Bronx to how small businesses use technology to long gas lines and rationing after Superstorm Sandy. He produces Money Talking, a weekly conversation on the world of business and finance, and New Tech City, a weekly show that examines how technology shapes the way New Yorkers live and work. Dan is a graduate of Vassar College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In October 2012, he was a National Press Foundation fellow at the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter: @danielptucker
What is #YSLTF? It's 'You Should Listen To' Friday. Starting this Friday, radio makers and radio lovers are tweeting out the handles and links to their favorite podcasts, radio segments and audio storytelling. Here are some cool things we've discovered so far.
Across the country, cities and states are trying to figure out how to address the growing public pension crisis. Collectively, they're underfunded by an estimated $1 trillion.
The Barclays Center is home not only to the Brooklyn Nets, but to some of the most advanced technology to come to a stadium or arena. Many older sports venues in and around New York have struggled to keep up with the latest advances in digital and social media. When it comes to Barclays, there's an app for that.
Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.
Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.
Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.
A lot of iconic companies in the tech sector like HP, Cisco and Blackberry have been struggling recently.
Meet Marshall Cox. He's the founder and CEO of a New York City startup called Radiator Labs that's working to solve your heating woes, dampen the noise your radiator makes and even reduce energy expenditures and pollution.
Meet Justin Wetherill, CEO of the smartphone repair chain uBreakiFix. He knows how to repair the iPhone whose screen you stupidly shattered when you dropped it on the sidewalk last night.
Each year, we create more than two million tons of e-waste, buy only some of it is recycled. This is the story of one computer's journey through the recycling process from the New School in Manhattan to an e-waste graveyard outside the city.
Healthcare.gov launched more than seven weeks ago and its diagnosis isn't looking good so far.
The economy in the New York metro area has made a strong recovery post-Sandy, but economists at the New York Federal Reserve Bank say it's still unclear whether some of the jobs created during the rebuilding effort are here to stay.
In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.
Janet Yellen is poised to become the new head of the Federal Reserve. If she's confirmed by the Senate, she would arguably become the most powerful woman in the U.S. economy, with the power to keep interests rates low, prevent inflation and attack unemployment.
Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set. John Keefe, head of WNYC's data news team, channeled his family's Minecraft mania into a creative building project for the real-world: He and his daughter put together a computer from scratch so they could have a machine dedicated to the game.
First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights. The latest technology for protecting football players is a device called Checklight, which measures and displays the force of head impacts players experience when they make a tackle or take a hit.
Want to transform into a reporter for the Jewish Times Gazette circa 1909? There's an app for that.
When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized about the rollout of the Obamacare website this week, she joined a growing number of leaders in business and government who have decided saying sorry was the smart choice in the face of some crisis or gaffe.
A year after Sandy flooded the South Street Seaport with eight feet of water, some small businesses are still closed, but many have re-opened over the past few weeks and there's a spirit of optimism.