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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

New Approach To Discipline At San Diego Unified Proven Successful

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San Diego Unified School District has seen a drop in expulsions since it implemented a discipline program that uses restorative justice.

San Diego To Document LGBTQ History

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The city of San Diego will document the people, places and events that gave strength to the "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning or queer" community during times of discrimination.

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.

New Grants Help San Diego County Groups Study Climate Change

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The San Diego Foundation awarded more than $300,000 in grants to six local programs to address climate issues that impact San Diego County's economy and way of life.

Southeast San Diego Musicians 'Reclaim The Community'

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A new compilation CD out Tuesday features rap artists who want to increase community involvement in Southeast San Diego.

San Diego CityBeat Columnist Calls On White Americans To Help End Racism

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Aaryn Belfer looks at how white people can help fight racism by being "upstanders" instead of “bystanders."

How Print Journalism Is Surviving In San Diego County

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With The Daily Transcript business newspaper closing in September, the conversation continues around whether print journalism is dying a slow death in a world with on-demand news options.

What Americans With Disabilities Act Has, And Has Not, Accomplished In 25 Years

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Former President George H.W.Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law in 1990, banning discrimination based on disability. How well has it worked? And what still needs to be done?

How An Orange County Housewife Uncovered The Truth Behind Her Mother's Death

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In March 2006, a Vista businesswoman went missing. Ten days later her body was found near San Felipe, Mexico. Authorities said it was murder, but when her daughter tried to find the killer, she found unexpected answers.

How San Diego Authors Respond To Changing World Of Book Publishing

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What makes a best-seller? What are the key things authors need to learn about their business? Midday Edition explores an effort in San Diego to teach authors to become business people.

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