David Kestenbaum
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David Kestenbaum

Correspondent

David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.

In his years at NPR, David has covered science's discoveries and its darker side, including the Northeast blackout, the anthrax attacks and the collapse of the New Orleans levees. He has also reported on energy issues, particularly nuclear and climate change.

David has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

David worked briefly on the show This American Life, and set up a radio journalism program in Cambodia on a Fulbright fellowship. He also teaches a journalism class at Johns Hopkins University.

David holds a bachelor's of science degree in physics from Yale University and a doctorate in physics from Harvard University.

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How Managing Money Creates Huge Profits For The Federal Reserve

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Boom Town Presses Pause Amid Dramatic Drop In Oil Prices

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How Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Tamed Inflation — Maybe For Good

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How The Federal Reserve Plans To Make $3 Trillion Disappear

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Massive Pacific Trade Agreement Ignores One Huge Tariff: Currency Manipulation

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How Do You Make $3 Trillion Disappear? The Fed Will Soon Find Out

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Why Most People Don't Shop Around For Medical Procedures

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One Man's Mission To Bring Back Hydrox Cookies

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Why China's Official Economic Numbers Shouldn't Be Trusted

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'Planet Money' Explains Why We Sign For Things

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Why Can't We Bet On U.S. Elections? Blame 16th Century Rome

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Weighty Issue: Cow Guessing Game Helps To Explain The Stock Market

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Keynes Predicted We Would Be Working 15-Hour Weeks. Why Was He So Wrong?

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Doctors Plan Database On Cancer Drugs, Showing Effectiveness And Cost

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Casinos Offer New Ways To Win With Games Based On Skill

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