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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web and covers a variety of topics, including politics, the environment and education. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and does enterprise stories about issues impacting San Diegans.

Claire studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She then earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan.

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Recent Stories by Claire Trageser

Churches Say Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds Fuel To Opposition...

Churches Say Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds Fuel To Opposition Against Meals For Homeless

Jan. 12
By Claire Trageser

Local governments and organizations across the county have long been pressuring churches to stop serving meals to people who are homeless, but some church leaders and churchgoers say this service is part of their religion.

California Boaters Under 20 Now Need A License

California Boaters Under 20 Now Need A License

Jan. 4
By Claire Trageser

For years, anyone could just hop on a boat and drive it without training. Now, the state is requiring boaters to get licenses.

San Diego Doles Out Fines, Back Pay For Minimum Wage Viol...

San Diego Doles Out Fines, Back Pay For Minimum Wage Violations

Dec. 26, 2017
By Claire Trageser

While California's minimum wage is going up next week to $11 an hour for businesses with more than 25 employees, the city of San Diego's wage will stay the same at $11.50 an hour.

San Diego, Meet Your New Civic Organist

San Diego, Meet Your New Civic Organist

Dec. 18, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Spanish organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will be the next San Diego Civic Organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society.

Birch Aquarium Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Treat Logger...

Birch Aquarium Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Treat Loggerhead Sea Turtle Shell

Dec. 18, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Earlier this month, scientists at Birch Aquarium and UC San Diego accomplished what they believe is a first: using a 3-D printer to fill a gap in a loggerhead sea turtle's shell.

San Diego Again Offering Money To Help Make Your Lawn Dro...

San Diego Again Offering Money To Help Make Your Lawn Drought Resistant

Dec. 15, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Friday is the deadline for San Diego residents and business owners to apply for a rebate from the city for removing grass and replacing it with drought-tolerant landscaping.

How To Help In The Aftermath Of Lilac Wildfire

How To Help In The Aftermath Of Lilac Wildfire

Dec. 8, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Volunteers are pouring in to help after the Lilac Fire tore through thousands of acres in San Diego County. While several local organizations say they are at capacity for volunteers, there are still ways to help.

Straw Bale Homes In San Diego Are Not Just For Three Litt...

Straw Bale Homes In San Diego Are Not Just For Three Little Pigs

Aug. 8, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Builders in San Diego County are turning to straw bales as natural and energy efficient insulation. So far there are 60 permitted straw bale buildings in the county and one in the city of San Diego.

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's...

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California's Gang Conspiracy Laws

July 31, 2017
By Claire Trageser, Matthew Bowler

Organizers from the advocacy group Pillars of the Community are planning a conference this weekend to give attendees tools to fight gang documentation laws.

San Diego Nonprofit Gets Big Grant To Use Food Truck To T...

San Diego Nonprofit Gets Big Grant To Use Food Truck To Teach Culinary, Business Skills

July 25, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Paving Great Futures, a nonprofit that teaches people culinary and business skills, has received a $25,000 grant from the international charity Chef Works Cares.

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