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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

Ken Burns Documentary Profiles Couple Who Saved Hundreds From Nazis

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Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha didn't want to leave their young children or their Massachusetts home on the eve of World War II. But they couldn't turn down a request from church leadership to help rescue Jews, dissident journalists and intellectuals from the Nazis.

San Diego Native Tribes Rally Against North Dakota Oil Pipeline

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A rally is scheduled for Saturday across the street from Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

Tracing Mexican Cuisine Back To The Aztecs

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Mole poblano, chiles rellenos and carnitas may be classic Mexican dishes, but they bear little resemblance to what the Aztecs ate before the invasion of Spanish conquistadors 500 years ago.

San Diego Student Poet Honored By White House Performs

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Maya Salameh, a National Student Poet, said her work is inspired by her identity as an Arab American.

San Diego Income Stays Flat As Incomes Rise Nationally

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San Diego is not seeing the same economic gains as the country overall, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. Why isn't San Diego experiencing a significant boost to its incomes?

Event Brings Baja Wines North Of The Border

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Admirers of Mexican reds, whites and blends are often unable to find any bottles on this side of the border. But that's changing.

Crew Of USS Indianapolis Share Story Of Survival In New Film

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A film screening at San Diego's GI Film Festival documents the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis weeks before the end of World War II.

Why Rape Kits Go Untested In San Diego

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The San Diego Police Department says it has about 2,400 rape kits that have not been sent to the crime lab to be analyzed.

Open-Water Swimming Champ Copes With A Broken Heart

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Cold-water swimmer Lynne Cox suffers from "broken heart syndrome," a stress-induced medical condition that causes the heart to swell.

Man Once Sentenced To Death Row Works To Abolish Capital Punishment In California

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Gary Tyler, who now lives in California, spoke to KPBS Midday Edition about why he supports Proposition 62.

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