August 27 2012

MRW Podcast - Michael Grabell (Guest)

This week, Drew is joined on the air by Michael Grabell, author of the book Money Well Spent?

Michael Grabell is an investigative reporter for ProPublica, a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to in-depth stories in the public interest.  His investigative work has included stories on President Obama's economic stimulus package, the TSA's body scanners, the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Lance Armstrong doping allegations, chemicals stored near schools and neighborhoods, and a bus fire that killed 23 nursing home patients fleeing Hurricane Rita.  At ProPublica, his work has appeared in USA Today and The Star-Ledger and on NPR, Salon, MSNBC.com, PBS NewsHour, and the CBS Evening News.

Before joining ProPublica, he was a reporter covering state and federal courts, police, and aviation security for The Dallas Morning News.  He has also worked for The New York Times, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Greensboro, N.C., News & Record, the Times of Trenton, and the Morris County, N.J., Daily Record.  He has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

Grabell's first book Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History was published in January 2012 by PublicAffairs.  Because of his expertise on the stimulus, he has been a guest on CNN, Fox Business, CNBC, C-SPAN, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, CBS News, and the Diane Rehm Show.

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August 14 2012

MRW Podcast - Listener Questions

This week, Drew is in the studio alone but he is joined on air by the listeners with their personal finance questions.