Kenny Malone

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:

Episode 859: You Asked For Even More

Friday, August 10, 2018

You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.

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Episode 857: The Postal Illuminati

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?

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What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The group has watched its membership grow more than sevenfold in three years, and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has pushed the group even further into the limelight.

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Episode 854: The New Socialists

Friday, July 20, 2018

Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?

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Episode 427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LeBron James is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.

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Episode 850: The Fake Review Hunter

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fake product reviews are wrecking the internet. But help is on the way: From a bodybuilding fake review hunter.

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Episode 847: Inventing Accidents

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.

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How A Rural American Town Saved Itself By Creating Its Own Musical

Friday, June 08, 2018

Building a community around the arts is a buzzy, modern idea. But 25 years ago it was just a crazy idea. NPR's Planet Money looks at what happened when a teeny, peanut-farming town in Georgia tried to save itself by writing, staging and starring in an original musical.

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Episode 843: Swamp Gravy

Friday, May 25, 2018

Today on the show: A small town stakes its future on writing, directing, and starring in a musical.

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Episode 838: A Series of Mysterious Packages

Friday, April 27, 2018

Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.

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Episode 834: NDA Tell-All

Friday, April 06, 2018

Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: If you've made an agreement like that, is there a legal way out?

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Episode 833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.

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How Social Security Numbers Became A Form Of National Identification

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Social Security number was never meant to be a form of national identification. And yet, here were are: Nine digits that rule our lives and ruin our lives if they wind up in the wrong hands.

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How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend

Friday, February 16, 2018

D'Wayne Edwards created the Pensole Footwear Design Academy to try and diversify the sneaker business. Edwards was one of the first black designers in the business and created the academy, in part, because of how difficult it was for him to get started.

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Finding Your Lost Bitcoins

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The digital currency bitcoin used to only be a big deal in small circles of libertarians, but has exploded over the last year. Some early investors are now trying to find bitcoins they lost.

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Bruce Springsteen On Broadway Comes With An Economics Lesson

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The hottest ticket on Broadway is for a one-of-a-kind, one-man-show. For a limited time, Bruce Springsteen is playing songs and telling stories in a 960-seat theatre. And those lucky fans are now learning a valuable, Nobel Prize Winning economics lesson. Something called: The Endowment Effect.

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American Richard Thaler Wins Nobel In Economics

Monday, October 09, 2017

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for his pioneering work in behavioral economics. The announcement was made in Stockholm.

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The Art Of The Pitch: Vendors Hawk Items At The Ohio State Fair

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.

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When An NBA Star Used His Name To Make Shoes Less Expensive

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?

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Change My View On Reddit Helps People Challenge Their Own Opinions

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.

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