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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

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: In And Around Balboa Park

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This weekend there are exhibitions, concerts and plays happening in and around Balboa Park.

Exhibit Shows How Jews Helped Found Early San Diego

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Historian Joellyn Zollman said San Diego's early Jews were able to participate directly in the creation of their city, which wasn’t true in places like New York, Baltimore or Chicago.

New Nonprofit Launches Barista Training Program For Homeless, At-Risk Youth

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The San Diego Coffee Training Institute aims to recruit, train and provide job placement for the homeless, at-risk youth and low-income individuals.

SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus Names New Dean

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Gregorio Ponce was named the dean of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley earlier this month.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Local Police Will Not Act As Immigration Agents

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In response to an inquiry from the San Diego City Council, Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave his clearest indication yet that the city will not participate in any attempt to deputize local law enforcement as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

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This weekend brings an Irish literature marathon, a rarely-staged play, a celebration of local music and more.

Mariner Travels The World To Study Ocean Tides

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Mariner Jonathan White thought he knew everything he needed to know about the constant roiling of the sea. But after almost losing his boat in a large Alaskan tide, he set off on a decades-long, worldwide journey to learn more about the ocean's movements.

‘Ruta Madre’ Tells Story Of San Diegan In Search Of His Roots

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The film “Ruta Madre” will be screened on opening night of the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. Mexican actresses Carmen Salinas and Angelica Maria star in the film along with Paulina Gaitan from the Netflix series "Narcos" and comedian Paul Rodriguez.

USD Questions Morality Of Immigration Policies

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U.S. federal judges in two states blocked President Donald Trump's renewed travel ban from taking effect on Wednesday night, a day before the executive order was set to go into effect. A debate Thursday night at the University of San Diego will take up another criticism of federal policy: Is immigration a moral right?

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus To Perform Verdi's 'Requiem' This Weekend

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The performance requires a full chorus, a full symphony and solo vocalists. The San Diego Master Chorale and the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus will be performing along with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus and four solo vocalists.

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