Dave Davies Dave Davies is a guest host for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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Dave Davies

Dave Davies

Guest Host, Fresh Air

Dave Davies is a guest host for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

In addition to his role at Fresh Air, Davies is a senior reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. Prior to WHYY, he spent 19 years as a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, covering government and politics.

Before joining the Daily News in 1990, Davies was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio, Philadelphia's commercial all-news station. From 1982 to 1986, Davies was a reporter for WHYY covering local issues and filing reports for NPR. He also edited a community newspaper in Philadelphia and has worked as a teacher, a cab driver and a welder.

Davies is a graduate of the University of Texas.

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What the 'Dawn of the Civil War' can tell us about today's acrimonious politics

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Thursday

Journalist says a 'land grab' in Tanzania is forcing the Maasai off their land

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Friday

A 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' appreciation, as the series comes to an end

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Wednesday

'The Wide Wide Sea' revisits Capt. James Cook's fateful final voyage

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Wednesday

Why Oregon's groundbreaking drug decriminalization experiment is coming to an end

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Tuesday

How climate-driven migration could change the face of the U.S.

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Friday

An American reporter offers a first-hand account of Japan's toughest crime bosses

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Friday

At your service: A restaurant maître d' tells all in 'Your Table Is Ready'

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Wednesday

Eugene Levy gets out of his comfort zone in 'The Reluctant Traveler'

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Thursday

A Hollywood filmmaker talks about making movies (and sometimes throwing chairs)

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Thursday

How NYC is coping with 175,000 migrants from the Southern border

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Tuesday

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy sings the national anthem during a visit to the city of Izium, in the Kharkiv, Sept. 14, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP hide caption

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How war changed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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Friday

Talking 'Succession' with Jesse Armstrong, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen

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Thursday

Home schooling is surging, but lax regulation can leave kids vulnerable to abuse

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Wednesday

Remembering 'Full Monty' actor Tom Wilkinson

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Friday

Timothy Olyphant on 'Justified,' 'Deadwood' and marshals who interpret the law

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Thursday

Nicolas Cage attends the Dream Scenario premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2023. Robin L. Marshall/Getty Images hide caption

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Forget Hollywood's 'old guard,' Nicolas Cage says the young filmmakers get him

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Friday

'Half American' explores how Black WWII servicemen were treated better abroad

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Monday

Mitt Romney biographer offers a startling account of dysfunction in the Senate

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Friday

'Flower Moon' author recounts the conspiracy to murder the Osage people

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Monday

'Mr. Texas' author Lawrence Wright takes on the colorful world of Lone Star politics

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Friday

After a career of cracking cold cases, investigator Paul Holes opens up

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