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Michael Lipkin

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

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Michael Lipkin is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition.

Before joining KPBS, he covered finance for the San Diego Business Journal and legal affairs for newswire Law360. He was also a producer for Chicago Tonight, a nightly news magazine on PBS member station WTTW. His work has appeared in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and on the PBS NewsHour.

Michael is originally from Brooklyn. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Law, Letters and Society.

Recent Stories by Michael Lipkin

NPR's Kelly McEvers Talks War Reporting With San Diego St...

NPR's Kelly McEvers Talks War Reporting With San Diego Students

Feb. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

McEvers wants students to think about why they want to risk their lives. "Do it for the right reasons," she said.

Former Border Patrol Agent Writes About Reality Of The Job

Former Border Patrol Agent Writes About Reality Of The Job

Feb. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

After Francisco Cantú studied immigration in college, he found himself still obsessed with the border, even dreaming about it. He felt the only way to answer the questions he still had was to steep himself in the desert.

San Diego Contemplates A Region Without Qualcomm

San Diego Contemplates A Region Without Qualcomm

Feb. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Executives from rival chipmakers Qualcomm and Broadcom will have their first face-to-face meeting Wednesday to discuss Broadcom's $121 billion takeover bid, just days after Qualcomm rejected the offer.

Are Hispanics A Racial Group, Ethnicity Or Both?

Are Hispanics A Racial Group, Ethnicity Or Both?

Feb. 13
By Michael Lipkin

About 45 percent of Hispanics self-identify as white, according to UCLA law professor Laura Gómez, but that’s not likely how others see them.

Scripps Research Shows Sun Could Dim By Mid-Century

Scripps Research Shows Sun Could Dim By Mid-Century

Feb. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography expect the sun to emit less radiation sometime in the middle of this century, which could cause global temperatures to cool slightly.

Toni Atkins Prepares To Lead California Senate

Toni Atkins Prepares To Lead California Senate

Feb. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Atkins will make California history next month when she becomes the first woman to lead the state Senate and the first person in modern state history to have led both houses of the legislature.

Evolutionary Biologist Takes On 'Paleofantasies'

Evolutionary Biologist Takes On 'Paleofantasies'

Feb. 7
By Michael Lipkin

The idea behind paleo diets is that our genes are best-suited to the foods our ancestors ate. But University of Minnesota evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk says we have never stopped evolving.

San Diego Studies How To Improve Immigrant Outreach

San Diego Studies How To Improve Immigrant Outreach

Feb. 6
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

A coalition of San Diego officials, business leaders, academics and immigrant rights groups are moving forward with plans to study how the city can improve immigrant integration.

A Central Valley Farming Tycoon Seemed To Weather The Dro...

A Central Valley Farming Tycoon Seemed To Weather The Drought. But How Did He Do It?

Feb. 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new profile of Stewart Resnick in California Sunday Magazine shows he kept his Kern County empire wet in part with an “off-the-books” pipeline.

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber Encourages Women Of Color To ...

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber Encourages Women Of Color To Run For Office

Feb. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

As Black History month begins, an event in San Diego will highlight the emerging political power of women of color and celebrate African-American female political pioneers.

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