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:
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?"
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Do millennials talk about mental illness differently than their parents?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Telling your parents you have mental health issues can be tough, even if you are a trained psychotherapist. Add in another culture and there's even more room for apprehension and misunderstanding.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
In part one of our mental health and generation gaps series, a young Pakistani American tells her mother about her depression for the very first time.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
A young woman with diabetes hacks her insulin pump and takes DIY medicine to a new level. But could she find herself in trouble with the federal government?
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
In the early 1900s a fitness guru named Bernarr Macfadden discovered what he believed was a treatment for everything: fasting.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Brooklyn's Susannah Mushatt Jones, formerly the oldest living person in the world, passed away yesterday at 116. We featured Ms. Jones in this story about supercentenarians living it up.
Monday, July 13, 2015
An by the Miami Herald raises questions about a Florida task force that busted a huge money-laundering ring. Did the unit help catch criminals, or just enrich two small law enforcement departments?
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Miami is one place in the country where dynamic congestion tolling has taken off. Those are special lanes where drivers can pay to avoid heavy traffic. They've been dubbed "Lexus lanes" by some.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is known for being cheap. It boasts "ultralow" base fares and then charges for items such as carry-on luggage or printing out your boarding pass at the airport.
That thrift carries over to Spirit's advertising. Even compared with other low-cost airlines, Spirit spends almost nothing on ...