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Host, Planet Money
Adam Davidson is a host and co-founder of the NPR feature Planet Money. In regular reports on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and This American Life, as well as through its blog and biweekly podcasts, Planet Money helps listeners understand how economic changes affect their livesâ€”and does so in a way that is consistently engaging and accessible.
Before that, he was an international business and economics correspondent for NPR. He also served as Middle East correspondent for PRI's Marketplace and spent a year in Baghdad, from 2003 to 2004, where his reporting on corruption in the US occupation attracted widespread attention.
Davidson has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. His documentary on the housing crisis, "The Giant Pool of Money," was named one of the decade's top ten works of journalism by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Planet Money host Adam Davidson reports on the surprising success of the cotton industry despite the economic recession. He says technological innovation makes cotton production so efficient in the United States, that we export cotton thread to China for the manufacture of clothing.