Chris Arnold NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.
Chris Arnold 2016 square
Stories By

Chris Arnold

Why Teachers In High-Need Areas Are Now Saddled With Debt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/597750644/597750645" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The TEACH grant helps teachers-to-be pay for college or a master's. But many teachers, like Maggie Webb (left) and David West, say when they began teaching, they were forced to pay it back. Kayana Szymczak and Sean Rayford for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Kayana Szymczak and Sean Rayford for NPR

Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/596162853/597541708" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
LA Johnson/NPR

Education Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/588943959/589279453" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Joshua Roberts/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/586493309/586958611" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is also the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Carolyn Kaster/AP

Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/584980698/585032386" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fed Hits Wells Fargo With Penalty For 'Widespread Consumer Abuses'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/583279201/583279202" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker and current White House budget chief, was also picked as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Astrid Riecken/Getty Images

Under Trump Appointee, Consumer Protection Agency Seen Helping Payday Lenders

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/579961808/580827315" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shaun T attends the Sweat USA America's All-Star Fitness Festival at the Miami Beach Convention Center in 2013. At some live events, thousands of people turn out to work out with the fitness superstar. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Vital Sports & Entertainment hide caption

toggle caption
Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Vital Sports & Entertainment

Fitness Superstar Shaun T: Keys To Workout Motivation Include Fun — And Selfishness

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577660928/577713394" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In his State of the State address this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said the new GOP tax bill is "unconstitutional" and unfairly targets blue states like his. He plans to sue the federal government over it. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Hans Pennink/AP

GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/575674357/575876640" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Trump speaks about tax overhaul in the Grand Foyer of the White House on Wednesday. Republican lawmakers say they've reached a deal on their tax bill, but they haven't released details yet. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Brandon/AP

How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/570595045/571027800" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Carl Pasciuto, president of the Custom Group, says he needs well-trained workers more than he needs equipment. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Arnold/NPR

Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/569118310/569516234" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (left) pauses while speaking during a press event with Republican leaders to discuss their tax plans on Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A Promise Of $1,200 Not Enough To Buy Wide Support For Republican Tax Plan

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/567432486/567688889" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript