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Kenny Malone

Correspondent, Planet Money

Kenny Malone is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for WNYC's Only Human podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for Miami's WLRN. And before that, he was a reporter for his friend T.C.'s homemade newspaper, Neighborhood News.

Kenny's stories have investigated everything from abuse in Florida's assisted living facilities to health hackers building their own pancreas to the origins of seemingly made-up holidays like National Raisin Day. Or National Golf Day. Or National Splurge Day.

His work has 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, PA, where the zipper was invented.

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Akira Johnson has been facing eviction because her landlord would not accept payment from South Carolina's rent and utility assistance program. Cameron Pollack for NPR hide caption

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Why rent help from Congress has been so damn slow getting to people who need it

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Planet Money investigates the logjams that keep renters from receiving aid

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The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow

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Episode 6 with AA Top

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The Lost Archives of Sadie Alexander

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Big Little Ideas

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Looking Back On When President Reagan Fired The Air Traffic Controllers

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Indicators of the Week: Family Feud Edition

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The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021

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The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021

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Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

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We Buy A Superhero 5: Hollywood

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