Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.
He covers economics and business news including fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve, the job market and taxes
Over the years, he's reported on recessions and booms, crashes and rallies, and a long string of tax dodgers, insider traders and Ponzi schemers. He's been heavily involved in the coverage of the European debt crisis and the bank bailouts in the United States.
Prior to moving into his current role, Zarroli served as a New York-based general assignment reporter for NPR News. While in this position he covered the United Nations during the first Gulf War. Zarroli added to NPR's coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the London transit bombings and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Before joining the NPR in 1996, Zarroli worked for the Pittsburgh Press and wrote for various print publications.
Zarroli graduated from Pennsylvania State University.
David Greene is NPR's Morning Programming Host/Correspondent. In this role he is the primary substitute host for Morning Edition as well as Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. When he is not hosting he brings his deep reporting talents to these programs.
For two years prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas. He spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.
Greene's voice became familiar to NPR listeners from his four years covering the White House. To report on former President George W. Bush's second term, Greene spent hours in NPR's spacious booth in the basement of the West Wing (it's about the size of your average broom closet). He also spent time trekking across five continents, reporting on White House visits to places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Rwanda, Uruguay – and, of course, Crawford, Texas.
During the days following Hurricane Katrina, Greene was aboard Air Force One when President Bush flew low over the Gulf Coast and caught his first glimpse of the storm's destruction. On the ground in New Orleans, Greene brought listeners a moving interview with the late Ethel Williams, a then-74-year-old flood victim who got an unexpected visit from the president.
Greene was an integral part of NPR's coverage of the historic 2008 election, covering Hillary Clinton's campaign from start to finish, and also focusing on how racial attitudes were playing into voters' decisions. The White House Correspondents Association took special note of Greene's report on a speech by then-candidate Barack Obama, addressing the nation's racial divide. Greene was given the association's 2008 Merriman Smith award for deadline coverage of the presidency.
After President Obama took office, Greene kept one eye trained on the White House and the other eye on the road. He spent three months driving across America – with a recorder, camera and lots of caffeine – to learn how the recession was touching Americans during President Obama's first 100 days in office. The series was called "100 Days: On the Road in Troubled Times."
Before joining NPR in 2005, Greene spent nearly seven years as a newspaper reporter for the Baltimore Sun. He covered the White House during the Bush administration's first term, and wrote about an array of other topics for the paper: Why Oklahomans love the sport of cockfighting, why two Amish men in Pennsylvania were caught trafficking methamphetamine and how one woman brought Christmas back to a small town in Maryland.
Before graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in 1998 with a degree in government, Greene worked as the senior editor on the Harvard Crimson. In 2004, he was named co-volunteer of the year for Coaching for College, a Washington, D.C., program offering tutoring to inner-city youth.
Yuki Noguchi joined NPR News in May 2008 as a correspondent. She is a general assignment reporter covering business for NPR's National Desk. She began reporting for NPR in Washington during hectic times, with the 2008 presidential race underway and as the economy started to experience severe turmoil. Her stories have ranged from declines in SUV sales at Carmax to profiles of important figures involved in the Wall Street bailout. Noguchi's pieces can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Sunday.
Before joining NPR, Noguchi worked at The Washington Post, first as a reporter and later as an editor. Starting in 1999, she covered economic development. Starting in 2000, she covered telecommunications and wrote stories about the major industry mergers, the Federal Communications Commission and the rise of some of the Internet giants. On the side, she also wrote about her love of swing dancing. Later, she covered consumer technology, writing features about people and their relationships with their gadgets. This was her favorite beat. Most recently, Noguchi directed the paper's coverage of national technology news. Prior to joining the Post, Noguchi reported on business and politics for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and The Orlando Sentinel.
Noguchi's parents left Japan to study in the U.S. in the early 1970s. Noguchi and her younger brother grew up in St. Louis. She received her B.A. in history from Yale University. During a year off, she studied in Yokohama, Japan, and worked for Kyodo News Service in Tokyo. She is fluent in Japanese and speaks conversational German. She has forgotten the bulk of a class in Arabic.
Noguchi lives with her husband, Christopher Libertelli, in Bethesda, Maryland. Outside of NPR she practices yoga and still loves swing dancing.
David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafeis produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dye launched his distinguished broadcasting career as host of a progressive music show on WMMR 93.3 FM, a pioneering progressive rock station in Philadelphia. During his four-year tenure, Dye won accolades for his taste and laid back presentation. After a five-year stint programming radio stations in Maine, he returned to Philadelphia where he gained public radio experience at WHYY before being recruited in 1981 by alternative rock station WIOQ 102.1 FM where he made his mark on the music scene for nearly a decade.
In 1989, Dye took his musical quest to WXPN where he hosted the station's Sleepy Hollow radio program. Two years later, Dye was asked to spearhead research on the viability of a new public radio program. The research revealed an audience need for a new kind of musical format - one that was intelligent, diverse and would give musical guests a showcase for their artistic expression. Based on the findings, Dye went to work to create a unique program of musical discovery where listeners would be introduced to an eclectic blend of contemporary sounds from legendary and up-and-coming artists. World Cafewas born.
Since launching World Cafein 1991, Dye has served as the host of this nationally acclaimed show, now syndicated on more than 250 public radio stations across the United States. Every week, Dye brings out the best in interviews with internationally known artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Joni Mitchell. He has conducted nearly 4,500 interviews during his 20 years with the program. He introduces a half-million listeners each week to newcomers like Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, PJ Harvey, Sheryl Crow, Beck, LCD Soundsystem and Amos Lee.
World Cafe and Dye have received numerous awards including: two NFCB Gold Reel Awards, Album Network's "Best Triple A Air Talent," five Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly Awards," the Philadelphia Chapter of NARAS "Hero Award," the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and numerous radio industry trade magazine citations. In 2006, Dye was named the "Triple A Air Personality of the Year" by Radio & Records.
My first radio show was on WMUH (Muhlenberg College) in Allentown PA. When I returned to college in the fall I got involved with WBRS (Brandeis), Waltham MA. Though it was a tiny 40w campus station which still cannot be heard off-campus, the record library was amazing and the staff was completely passionate.
Living in the Boston area during this time afforded me the opportunity to take in lots of live music: Roy Buchanan, Les Paul, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Gil Scott-Heron, Ornette Coleman, Koko Taylor, J.B. Hutto, Matt Murphy, Flo ‘n Eddie and lots of other folks who have long been nudged from my long-term memory.
After 3 years in Cambridge/Boston, I moved to Rochester. As a new transfer student at University of Rochester, I immediately visited the campus radio station, WRUR. My first show on WRUR, The Electric Circus, was a late night show of weird stuff one might listen to late at night. I then moved on to host The Folk Lunch for a couple of years.
After college I worked for WXXI-AM 1370. I produced Fascinatin’ Rhythm, arts feature pieces, and hosted 1370 Jazz Nite. I left AM-1370 in 1991, went back to school, did some other stuff..
I returned to WRUR in 2010 as host of The Tuesday edition of The All Weather Lunch. I’ve also been a member of Sladki Doumi since 1992. The name means “sweet words” in Bulgarian. We sing 100-year-old folk songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Croatia about young love, Turkish businessmen and laundry.
Imagine yourself in a dimly lit corner of Java's in the middle of winter, with Christmas lights strung over the multitude of paintings and photographs precariously perched on the walls around you. The music rotates genres but it all seems to flow seamlessly together, complementing the warm drink you've been nursing for the past half hour. The Nook strives to achieve this atmosphere through music every Wednesday night. Listen and let go. Give yourself to the music, no matter the genre.
House, Breakbeat, Trance & remixes hitting every corner of the electronic music spectrum. Join us every Monday night at midnight for another broadcast from a remote section of the galaxy with the Escape Pod.
Genre: Classic Rock, underground rock
Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is a weekly two hour radio show featuring music from roughly the years 1964-69. The show is literally a throwback to the days of “underground” radio. There are no pre-recorded jingles or promotional spots; just two hours of music, punctuated by occasional commentary by the Hermit, whose own radio career began on a small closed-circuit station in the early 70s.
Much of the music is taken directly from vintage vinyl, scratches and all. The rest comes from Compact Disc compilations and re-issues of original albums, all taken from the Hermit’s personal collection.
The Academy of Shred has been on the air since 1999. The show’s emphasis on high quality guitar-oriented rock, metal, rock fusion, power blues, and anything else emphasizing amazing guitar playing, has garnered them a devoted following. The duo was interviewed by the internationally-distributed, Guitar Player Magazine, who published an article on the show in 2009. The Academy of Shred focuses on artists from around the world as well as local guitar heroes, many who are under-the-radar and would not be able to have their music heard anywhere else.