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Maureen Cavanaugh

KPBS Midday Edition Host

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Maureen Cavanaugh has been a familiar voice for KPBS listeners for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of capacities including announcer, host, and producer. As host of KPBS Midday Edition, Maureen has interviewed a wide range of notables, such as comedienne Sandra Bernhardt, actor John Lequizamo, author Chuck Palahniuk, composer Marvin Hamlisch, artist Robert Irwin, and designer Zandra Rhodes. But of all the interviews Maureen has conducted, her most special was with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Before joining KPBS in 1997, she worked as a news anchor for KSDO and KOGO News Radio in San Diego. While working for commercial radio stations in San Diego and in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maureen reported on both hard news and lifestyle features.

Maureen has received three "Golden Mike" awards from the Radio and TV News Association of Southern California for economic reporting and breaking news. She has also received a "Best of Show" and “Best Radio Newscast” awards from the San Diego Press Club and the "Flo" Award from Public Radio Program Directors Association for Best Public Radio Announcer in a large market.

Maureen is a native of Queens, New York, but after more than 20 years in San Diego she feels she qualifies as a real Southern Californian.

Recent Stories

Conference Highlights Imperial County's High Asthma Rates And Shrinking Salton Sea

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The 7th annual Imperial County Environmental Health Leadership Summit is Saturday at Brawley Union High School. The conference will include sessions on air pollution, asthma and the Salton Sea.

Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner In San Diego To Talk About Her Memoir 'Hungry Heart'

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is known for her novels, including "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes," but now she's trying her hand at nonfiction.

Poll: California Measure To End Death Penalty In Danger, Most Other Propositions Have Strong Support

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A sample of 622 likely voters favored Proposition 67, the statewide plastic bag ban, 45-39, which was within the poll’s seven point margin of error, and opposed Proposition 62, which would end the death penalty in the state, 45-37.

San Diego Appoints New Official For Homelessness

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Stacie Spector, a management and communications consultant who worked in the Clinton administration, is the city's senior advisor for housing solutions.

Chula Vista District 4 Candidates Discuss Key Issues

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Former councilman Rudy Ramirez faces retired firefighter Mike Diaz in November to represent the southwestern area of Chula Vista.

Film Preview, Panel To Cover History Of San Diego's Black Panther Party

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, a film preview and panel about the San Diego chapter of the Black Panther Party will be held Monday.

San Diego Measures Tackle Marijuana Tax, Probationary Periods, Ousting Elected Officials

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San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner and San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey discuss measures E, F and N.

NIH Awards $2M To UCSD Neuroscientists

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UC San Diego has received more than $6 million under the BRAIN Initiative since 2014. The latest round of funding will help neuroscientists create detailed maps of brain stems, which regulate things like breathing and swallowing, and use pulses of light to allow for better brain imaging.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Our Biggest Concert, Ever?

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This weekend brings a cross border concert, a bunch of ballet and a chance to begin (or enhance) your art collection.

San Diego Hosts Talks On Evolution And Medicine

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How can the very beginnings of human existence help us develop cutting-edge medical treatments?

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