Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series

Planet Money Live!

Jacob Goldstein and David KestenbaumJacob Goldstein and David Kestenbaum

October 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Great Hall, Memorial Union


David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein are correspondents with NPR’s Planet Money team. Their stories, which are heard by millions of listeners on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life, explain the economy with humor and insight. The Planet Money team understands the economy by diving in — and brings audiences along for the ride. They made T-shirts, and followed them from a Mississippi cotton field to a factory in Bangladesh and back to the U.S. again. They bought one of the toxic assets that nearly destroyed our economy — and met the homeowners inside it. In addition to his work at NPR, Jacob Goldstein has written for The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He has degrees from Columbia and Stanford. David Kestenbaum has been a correspondent at NPR for 15 years and holds a PhD in physics from Harvard and was a Fulbright scholar.


The Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture will enter its fifth year in fall 2014. 


The Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series serves as a springboard for conversation of relevant business topics and to attract, educate, and serve members of the Iowa State University and Ames community.


Past Greater Iowa Credit Union Lectures:

2013: David Wolman

2012: Planet Money Live with Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg

2011: Maxine Sweet

2010: Jeffrey Ma