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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer

Marissa Cabrera is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and had previously served as a Newscast Producer for KPBS' Morning Edition.

Before joining KPBS she reported on Vatican affairs, social, and cultural issues in Rome, Italy. She also contributed to a documentary on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Marissa has worked as a multimedia journalist at various news stations in San Diego and Monterey as well as Columbia, Missouri.

Marissa graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.

Recent Stories

Medicare And Medicaid Turn 50

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On July 30,1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries who live in San Diego County.

Are Summer Interns In The U.S. Compensated Fairly?

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According to a 2014 survey of graduating college seniors in the nation, 61 percent said they had held some kind of internship during their college careers. But not all internships are created equal.

What Does It Take To Run A Farm-To-Table Restaurant In San Diego?

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The owner behind one of San Diego's top farm-to-table restaurants opens up about the difficulties of developing a menu based on seasonal ingredients that are local and organic.

Survey: DACA Improving Lives Of Young Immigrants In U.S.

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A nationwide survey by UC San Diego professor Tom Wong shows recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are getting better jobs, earning higher wages and pursuing higher education.

Transgender Veteran Fights For Equality In U.S. Military

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Retired Army Col. Sheri Swokowski wants to change a military ban that stops openly transgender individuals from serving in the armed forces.

SDSU Researchers Find Support For Working Moms Reaches All-Time High

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Researchers at San Diego State University found that 12th graders and adults are more supportive of working mothers today than their 1970s counterparts.

Vicki Estrada: 10 Years As A 'Natural Woman'

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As part of an ongoing series on gender identity, San Diego business and civic leader Vicki Estrada discusses the challenges she has faced over the years, how she found happiness and love and the movement for transgender equality.


San Diego Transgender Teen Shares Struggle With Gender Identity

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As part of a series of interviews on KPBS Midday Edition about gender identity issues, 14-year old Sam Moehlig of Rancho Bernardo talks about what it's like to grow up transgender in San Diego.

California's New Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July 1

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About 6.5 million workers in California are expected to benefit from a new paid sick leave law authored by a San Diego lawmaker.

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Plays Sound Of San Diego

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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble has a new self-titled debut album featuring laid back, soulful vibes with song titles like "Strolling Adams" and "City Heights."

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