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, August 19, 2022
The carried interest loophole was central to the debate over the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden this week. It's part of a bigger story about a tax code riddled with loopholes.
Friday, July 01, 2022
Each year on July 1, the New York Mets must send a $1.2 million check to an All Star player named Bobby Bonilla. The strange thing is: Bonilla hasn't played baseball in over 20 years.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Congress approved $47 billion to pay back rent and prevent evictions. But after nearly 10 months, the vast majority of that money has not reached the millions of people who desperately need it.
Friday, October 08, 2021
Millions of Americans are at risk of eviction, and billions of dollars in help from Congress isn't reaching most of them. What's taking so long for people who need rental assistance to get the money?
Thursday, August 05, 2021
Thursday marks 40 years since former President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers. That dealt a serious blow to the American labor movement.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
The Planet Money team discovered an old superhero languishing in the public domain, a superhero that seems perfect for a radio network. Could NPR rescue him?
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
What can President-elect Joe Biden do without his party in charge of the Senate? One idea that's gaining steam: Force banks to offer low-cost, no overdraft bank accounts.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the time the world came together to plug the hole in the ozone layer.
Friday, June 12, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic forced an unprecedented shift to remote working, and at the same time, it highlighted a big problem for small cities: slow Internet speed.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Todd Olson is CEO of a Minneapolis manufacturer that played a key role in a project to help General Motors make ventilators for the pandemic. He calls the effort "our biggest moment."
Friday, April 10, 2020
General Motors has begun ventilator production in Kokomo, Ind. In addition to the challenges of making medical devices instead of cars, the company has had to safely recall around 1,000 workers.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The scramble is on to manufacture new ventilators fast. Our Planet Money team sees what it takes for a company that normally makes auto parts to turn on a dime and make pistons for a ventilators.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Many customers are turning to gift cards to support small businesses. Normally, gift cards are a bad deal. But right now, that is exactly what makes them useful as a goodwill gesture.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Interest in running the New York City Marathon far outnumbers available slots. Yet the organization behind the race has devised a system that, overall, keeps people from being upset at not making it.
Friday, October 25, 2019
A career in baseball is a gamble. A few guys make a ton of money, and most make very little. Some baseball players are taking advantage of that imbalance and entering into "income pooling" agreements.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Comic-Con in San Diego is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It has grown into one of the biggest pop culture events in the world, and doors opened Wednesday night to this year's event.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
James Holzhauer is destroying records on Jeopardy. He's also dominating a battle with Kenny Malone of NPR's Planet Money podcast.
Friday, April 26, 2019
President Trump has taken several actions that could be seen as trying to influence the economic decision-making of the Federal Reserve board. He is not the first president to test their independence.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's called an income share agreement. It's like the students are selling stock in themselves.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
The Starbury shoe was affordable and endorsed by NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. The big challenge was convincing the world that a cheap sneaker wasn't a crappy sneaker.