Corey Dade

Corey Dade is a national correspondent for the NPR Digital News team. With more than 15 years of journalism experience, he writes news analysis about federal policy, national politics, social trends, cultural issues and other topics for NPR.org.

Prior to NPR, Dade served as the Atlanta-based southern politics and economics reporter at The Wall Street Journal for five years. During that time he covered many of the nation's biggest news stories, including the BP oil spill, the Tiger Woods scandal and the 2008 presidential election, having traveled with the Obama and McCain campaigns. He also covered the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and Hurricane Katrina, which led to a nine-month special assignment in New Orleans.

At the Journal, Dade also told the stories at the intersection of politics, culture and commerce, such as the Obama presidency's potential to reframe race in America and the battle between African-American and Dominican hair salons for control of the billion-dollar black consumer market.

Dade began his reporting career at The Miami Herald, writing about curbside newspaper racks and other controversies roiling the retirement town of Hallandale, Fla., pop. 30,000. He later covered local and state politics at the Detroit Free Press, The Boston Globe and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

No stranger to radio, over the years Dade has been a frequent guest commentator and analyst on NPR news, talk and information programs and on several cable TV networks.

As a student at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Dade played football for legendary coach Eddie Robinson. He then transferred to his eventual alma mater, the University of Maryland.

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5:39pm

Thu June 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Midwest Towns, Farmers Brace For Summer Floods

Just as the Mississippi River settles after washing out swaths of the South, the flooding elsewhere has just begun: A raging Missouri River in the northern Plains now will threaten parts of the Midwest well into the summer.

Many communities in the upper Midwest had expected a wet season, but the specter of a more severe and sustained period of flooding surfaced following record rainfall concentrated in Montana.

Making matters worse, rising temperatures are expected to melt the snowcaps in the Rocky Mountains following a winter of greater-than-usual snowfall.

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1:01pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Around the Nation

Flash Mobs Aren't Just For Fun Anymore

A selected series of tweets from April 16-17 show what police and Venice311, a neighborhood watch group, say was an effort to organize a flash mob in Venice Beach, Calif. A man was shot near the boardwalk where hundreds of people had gathered. NPR has obscured identifying information for individuals in the tweets.
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The phenomenon of the flash mob — masses of people organized using social media — began innocently enough and quickly mushroomed.

Among the highlights in recent years: One hundred people danced to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in Times Square; 1,500 people took part in a pillow fight in San Francisco; 2,000 hardy souls slung snowballs in Washington, D.C.

Yet as these experiments in public spontaneity gain popularity, some of them are becoming troublesome.

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1:50pm

Thu May 5, 2011
Politics

GOP's Debt Focus Seen Limiting Obama On Economy

As President Obama tries to refocus on domestic issues, he confronts yet another enemy that's been difficult to eliminate: the laggard economy.

On Friday, he's expected to receive bad news with the Labor Department's release of the April employment report, which analysts forecast will show a decline in job growth after months of incremental gains and an unemployment rate holding steady at 8.8 percent.

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