Kenny Malone is a reporter for Only Human. He joins WNYC from WLRN-Miami Herald News where he dug into everything from abuse at Florida's assisted living facilities to express lane fatalities to a mysterious "ñ" that showed up in Jim Larrañaga's name when he became head basketball coach at the University of Miami. Malone's stories have won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound, the National Headliner Award, the Scripps Howard Award and the Bronze Third Coast Festival Award. He studied mathematics at Xavier University in Cincinnati and proudly hails from Meadville, Penn., where the zipper was invented.
Kenny Malone appears in the following:
Friday, September 08, 2017
Congress has neglected to do the basic work of keeping the economy running. Today, we look at three time bombs they're sitting on: The federal budget, the debt ceiling, and DREAMers.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Many people go to the fair to ride the tilt-o-whirl or eat funnel cake. NPR's Planet Money team traveled to the Ohio State Fair to witness the ancient art of product salesmanship.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Famous basketball players usually charge more when their names appear on them. But what happened when an NBA All-Star tried to use his name to charge less?
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Four years ago, a Scottish teenager set out to do the impossible: cordon off a space for measured, civil conversation between people who believe different things — on the Internet! Now there are over 300,000 members of the Change My View subreddit. The founder talks about the surprising rules he had to implement in order to make the space work, and a researcher tells us who discovered a kind of agree-to-disagree inflection point by studying the group.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Flip-floppers, this one's for you. Changing your mind is hard, but it's one of the smartest things you can do.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia announced it had closed its border and cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Qatar. Other Gulf countries joined in, and the tiny gas-rich monarchy became a pariah seemingly overnight. But tensions have been simmering for some time. To understand what's happening to Qatar, Planet Money traces the long, dramatic relationship between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two brother monarchies.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It's a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Professional sports generate a tremendous amount of money, but it's tricky to know exactly what part of sports generates that money. LeBron James unintentionally ran a nearly perfect economic experiment by unexpectedly leaving Cleveland and then, three years later, returning with almost no warning. A pair of economists have now used James' prodigal son data to look at the financial impact a single superstar can have on a local economy.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Toys R Us has literally scrambled the jets trying to meet the demand of this year's break-out toy, handheld whirligig known as a "fidget spinner." Unlike other toy explosions like the Tickle Me Elmo or the Furby, the fidget spinner seemed to have hit without warning and without a brand. NPR's Planet Money set out to try and figure out where this thing came from and why it seemed to appear out of nowhere.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Neil Degrasse Tyson and some new microbiome science help answer the question - when we touch greatness how much of it stays with us?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Why is it National Deep-Dish Pizza Day or National Splurge Day, or maybe National Watermelon Day? Our Planet Money podcast tries to find out who or what is behind all the new strange holidays.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Another Round co-host Tracy Clayton enlisted Only Human to help her with an experiment, on the science behind DNA ancestry tests and finding her roots.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Where do holidays like National Potato Chip Day and Argyle Day come from? We trace the roots of one made-up holiday until we find out who is running the global holiday machine.
Friday, March 31, 2017
On today's show: Snuggies, printer toner, and a banking road trip. Three stories about what happens when you actually read the fine print.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Last month the U.S. Court of International Trade ruled on a question with millions of dollars at stake: Is the Snuggie a blanket with sleeves or a sleeved garment that looks like a blanket?
Friday, March 17, 2017
How much is a tooth worth to the tooth fairy and has that price changed over time? This is a silly question of course, but the answer is serious. It gives us a way to understand how the costs of parenting have changed over time.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A granddaughter sets out to find the roots of her grandmother’s obsession with Vicks Vaporub. The little blue jar ends up changing their relationship.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Jennifer Jako spent a lifetime trying to explain a single mistake she made. Ultimately, it took a secret experiment in one of America’s favorite TV shows to correct the record.
Friday, November 04, 2016
This election certainly feels stressful. But we wanted to find out what this election is actually doing to us — biologically. So we teamed up with scientists to run our own experiment.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
You’ve heard of "spitting mad," right? How about "spitting anxious?"