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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

Officials Show Off Facility Where Passengers Apply For TSA Pre-Check Program

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Passengers in the TSA Pre-Check program go through select screening lines at the airport and do not have to take off their shoes, light outerwear, or belts.

Program Teaches San Diego Students How To Pay For College

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For some students the costs of college can be daunting. The program Achieve UC aims to show low-income students that college is within reach.

Cal State Faculty Plan To Strike In April

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Stepping up its push for a new labor contract, the union representing California State University faculty announced plans Monday to carry out a five-day strike in April at all 23 campuses — including San Diego State and Cal State San Marcos — if a deal isn't reached before then.

Commercials Will Upstage Super Bowl For Some San Diegans

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Super Bowl 50 promises a gridiron clash that will thrill spectators, but many viewers watch for what’s in between the plays. For them the commercials are the big stars.

John Lennon Music Education Bus Stops In San Diego

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John Lennon’s musical legacy made a stop in San Diego. The John Lennon Educational Bus Tour was at Crown Point Junior Music Academy.

San Diego Unified Piloting Rainwater Collection System

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With the drought in mind, two schools in the San Diego Unified School District and one in the Encinitas Union School District are taking part in a new rainwater collection program that saves water and teaches science.

San Diego Flights Canceled Due To Blizzard

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The blizzard rolling into the Midwest and East Coast resulted in the cancellation of a couple handfuls of departing flights and a few arrivals Friday at Lindbergh Field in San Diego.

Erosion Increases Dangers At Sunset Cliffs

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The recent rains not only flooded San Diego streets, but also caused erosion along Sunset Cliffs.

San Diego, Baja High Schoolers Working To Solve Global Problems

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A group of San Diego and Baja California high schoolers gathered at the University of San Diego to address some of the world's toughest problems.

Program Trains Community College Employees To Help Police Stop Active Shooters

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A new program at the San Diego Community College District trains officers and college employees to fight back against campus shooters.

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