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Kenny Goldberg

Health Reporter

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Kenny Goldberg covers health for KPBS.

Kenny reports on a wide range of health topics and has done international reporting on HIV and AIDS.

His radio and television work has garnered three Golden Mike awards, Best in Show from the Society of Professional Journalists, and numerous other honors. He has also been awarded fellowships from the New York Times Foundation and the National Press Foundation.

In addition to his work for KPBS, Kenny is a frequent contributor to the California Report, heard on public radio stations throughout California.

A Seattle native, Kenny graduated from the University of Washington, and began his broadcasting career in the news departments of KOGO and KSDO in San Diego.

In his spare time, Kenny loves to practice tai chi, hike, and travel with his wife, Angela.

Recent Stories

Most San Diego Hospitals Fail To Meet Goal For Reducing C-Sections

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There's a nationwide effort underway to reduce unnecessary C-sections, but only three San Diego hospitals have hit the mark.

New Report Cards Grade California Health Plans And Medical Groups

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There are new tools to help consumers choose the right health plan and medical group: the 2016 report cards from the California Office of the Patient Advocate.

Proposition 52: Critical For Medi-Cal Or Perks For Hospital Execs?

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There are plenty of controversial propositions on the November ballot. Proposition 52 isn't one of them.

Prescription Drug Abuse Continues To Take Toll In San Diego

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The latest San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card reveals some disturbing numbers.

Measure K Supporters Say Ballot Bleed-Through Could Affect Votes

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The registrar of voters said the pens at polling places do not bleed through, and voters can always safely mark their ballot with a ballpoint pen. According to him, every single ballot is reviewed as part of the quality control process.

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

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The local affiliate, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, has 17 health centers in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. In San Diego County clinics alone, Planned Parenthood treats about 100,000 people each year.

Covered California Policyholders In For Sticker Shock

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Covered California is sending policyholders a letter, telling them to check online to find out how much more they'll be paying next year.

Roundtable: Money And Lilac Hills, Housing Shortage, Haitian Refugees

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A sudden $50,000 contribution to the county Republican Party is connected to Measure B on the ballot. When squalid, illegal apartments are rehabbed, not everyone benefits. The Haitian refugees at our doorstep cope with changing rules.

Judge Rejects Motion To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Abortion Group

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A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected a motion to dismiss Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against an anti-abortion rights group called the Center for Medical Progress.

San Diego Unified School Board Says Proposition 56 Will Reduce Teen Smoking

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The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education has given its stamp of approval on Proposition 56, the tobacco tax measure opponents say will cheat schools.

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