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Matthew Bowler

Education Reporter

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Matthew Bowler is an award-winning journalist from San Diego. As KPBS’ education reporter, Bowler aims to create compelling stories that have a positive impact on San Diego.

Bowler comes from a long line of San Diego journalists. Both his father and grandfather worked as journalists covering San Diego. He is also a third generation San Diego State University graduate, where he studied art with a specialty in painting and printmaking.

Bowler moved to the South of France after graduating from SDSU. While there he participated in many art exhibitions. The newspaper “La Marseillaise” called his work “les oeuvres impossible” or “the impossible works.”

After his year in Provence, Bowler returned to San Diego and began to work as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. Some years later, he discovered his passion for reporting the news, for getting at the truth, for impacting lives. Bowler is privileged to have received many San Diego Press Club Awards along with two Emmy's.

Recent Stories

Head Start Workers Picket In San Marcos Over Stalled Contract Talks

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More than 200 union workers picketed over the contract negotiations with the nonprofit that runs Head Start programs in North County. Workers say a plan to raise their insurance costs will cut their pay to below minimum wage.

San Diego Unified, Union Declare Contract Negotiation Impasse

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After 10 months of labor negotiations, San Diego Unified School District and its teachers union declared an impasse.

Balboa Park To Host Art, Science Festival

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A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, is on tap this Sunday in Balboa Park.

UC President Napolitano Visits San Diego Community Garden

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Janet Napolitano was in San Diego Thursday to visit a community garden that serves as a research center, pollution remover and community center.

Best Coast Beer Fest Plans To Raise Money For Charity

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The Best Coast Beer Fest will bring 72 breweries together Saturday for a festival that will raise money for charity.

San Diego Youth Symphony, Qualcomm Honored For STEAM Education

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STEAM, which stands for education in science, technology, engineering, art and math, is the new movement. Two organizations were honored for their efforts in promoting STEAM.

Mira Mesa High Band Invited To Perform At Rose Parade

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The Mira Mesa band, nicknamed "Sapphire Sound," will be the first from the San Diego Unified School District to appear in the Rose Parade in nearly 30 years.

Secret Garden Adds Fresh Greens To SDSU's Art Department

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There's no such thing as a free lunch, or at least that's what they say. That might not be true at a secret spot at San Diego State University.

San Diego Chinese Language Academy Celebrates Lunar New Year

Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy, a Chinese language immersion school in Pacific Beach, has thrown a Lunar New Year party for the past seven years.

Old San Diego Library Becomes East Village Eyesore

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San Diego's old, vacant downtown library is sitting fowl while neighbors, politicians and business people wonder what's next.

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