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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

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

Scripps Climate Scientist Discusses Implications Of Trump's Rollback Of Clean Power Policy

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Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, talks about what the rollbacks mean for the fight against climate change.

CSU, UC Tuition Hikes Put Spotlight On College Affordability

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The cost of tuition at California’s public universities may be going up but there’s an effort underway to make college debt-free in California.

Advocates Push For National Memorial For Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

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The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation wants to raise money to build the memorial on the National Mall by 2024. But the project faces some roadblocks.

San Diego Poet Explores Immigration In 'The Flayed City'

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Hari Alluri's new book has received praised from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who said Alluri "carries a new quiet brush of multi-currents, of multi-worlds to paint this holographic life-scape."

First Person: Latina Muslim Reflects On Her Faith, President Trump’s Policies

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Mayte Gutierrez, 25, of San Diego talks about how she found Islam and the impact of President Trump’s policies on the Muslim and Latino communities.

New Nonprofit Launches Barista Training Program For Homeless, At-Risk Youth

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The San Diego Coffee Training Institute aims to recruit, train and provide job placement for the homeless, at-risk youth and low-income individuals.

‘Ruta Madre’ Tells Story Of San Diegan In Search Of His Roots

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The film “Ruta Madre” will be screened on opening night of the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. Mexican actresses Carmen Salinas and Angelica Maria star in the film along with Paulina Gaitan from the Netflix series "Narcos" and comedian Paul Rodriguez.

Google Earth Images Heighten Concerns Over San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

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Critics of Southern California Edison's storage waste plan are fired up after new arial images show where nuclear waste will be stored--100 feet from the shoreline.

What It Means To Be ‘All Grown Up’

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When did you finally feel all grown up? Was it when you got your first apartment? When you got married? Or had a baby? The New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg explores the topic in a new novel.

Effort To Capture Remaining Vaquita Porpoises Continues

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With just 30 vaquitas left, Barbara Taylor, a marine mammal expert, discusses the latest effort to keep the world’s smallest porpoise from going extinct.

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