David D. Brown
David D. Brown is executive producer and host of the award-winning cultural journalism program Texas Music Matters at NPR affiliate KUT-FM in Austin. He is former anchor of the award-winning public radio business program Marketplace, and a veteran public radio journalist. He has reported national and international affairs for Monitor Radio from bases in Atlanta, Boston, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
Brown is currently completing his Ph.D. in Journalism at The University of Texas in Austin, and has been an active member of the California Bar since 2000.
The SongwritingWith:Soldiers project connects veterans with musicians who help translate their experiences into verse. In a retreat outside Fort Hood, Texas, a group of soldiers opened up like never before about their post-traumatic stress.
The 15-year-old album went out of print, but big-name fans pushed for a reissue and a reunion gig.
New Orleans musicians are angry and uncertain about their futures and the future of their hometown. Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers says he doesn't want to return to New Orleans if it will be rebuilt as "a cross between Disneyland and Las Vegas."