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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 by Maureen Cavanaugh

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Le...

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Leaders Speak Up

Aug. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Erik Anderson, Maureen Cavanaugh

Local faith leaders held a press conference Friday to take a stand against racism in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And Flavors

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And Flavors

Aug. 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a celebration of Latin food, music — even an iconic Argentinian leader — plus a salute to "Fiddler on the Roof."

Saturday Event Aims To Support Caregivers Of Adults With Mental Ill...

Saturday Event Aims To Support Caregivers Of Adults With Mental Illness

Aug. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The daylong program covers topics such as communication skills and legal issues related to mental illness, along with a workshop on how caregivers can take time to care for themselves.

How To Talk To Children About Racism

How To Talk To Children About Racism

Aug. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The violent images broadcast from Charlottesville may leave parents asking themselves how to explain it all to their children. One child psychologist discusses strategies for talking with children about racism.

Recent House Fires Focus Attention On Hoarding Disorder

Recent House Fires Focus Attention On Hoarding Disorder

Aug. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

One fire was in Bonita at the beginning of August and the other was in Normal Heights at the end of July.

What Will The 57-Hour Closure Of San Ysidro Border Crossing Mean Fo...

What Will The 57-Hour Closure Of San Ysidro Border Crossing Mean For San Diego Traffic?

Aug. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Anthony Kleppe, land port of entry program manager with the U.S. General Services Administration, speaks about the closure of car traffic headed into Tijuana Sept. 23-25 through the San Ysidro border crossing.

Q&A: Rep. Scott Peters Comments On ACA, Transgender Ban, North Korea

Q&A: Rep. Scott Peters Comments On ACA, Transgender Ban, North Korea

Aug. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rep. Scott Peters is in San Diego while Congress is on recess this month. He joined Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about his priorities. Here is that interview.

Renowned Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw Discusses ‘Another Kind of Ma...

Renowned Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw Discusses ‘Another Kind of Madness’

Aug. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw writes about his experience growing up with a mentally ill father in his new memoir “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.”

Che Cafe Signs Lease With UCSD After Years Of Negotiations

Che Cafe Signs Lease With UCSD After Years Of Negotiations

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

More than two years after UC San Diego students occupied the co-operative Che Café to stave off an eviction notice, university administrators reached a four-year lease deal with operators of the alternative music venue and three other campus collectives.

San Diego, Imperial County Educators Gather To Improve Algebra Educ...

San Diego, Imperial County Educators Gather To Improve Algebra Education

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego and Imperial County educators will meet Friday to discuss how intermediate algebra is taught, two weeks after the California State University system dropped the algebra requirement for students who aren't STEM field majors.

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