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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

San Diego Federal Judge Calls Out County Child Welfare Policy

San Diego Federal Judge Calls Out County Child Welfare Policy

Oct. 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled Child Welfare Service's policy of interviewing young children without a warrant or parental consent is unconstitutional.

Radioactive Water As A Cure-All? A Look At Medical 'Quackery' That ...

Radioactive Water As A Cure-All? A Look At Medical 'Quackery' That Didn't Hold Up

Oct. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There have been mavericks in the history of medicine whose crazy ideas have advanced the treatment of disease. But there were the other kind of medical mavericks who just had crazy ideas, like giving babies opiates to stop them from crying or eating tapeworms to lose weight.

San Diego Police Chief Search Wraps Up Community Forums

San Diego Police Chief Search Wraps Up Community Forums

Oct. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Forum participants are asked for the top issues the next chief should address and what qualities they should possess. City officials expect to announce their final pick in January.

City Attorney Says No Misunderstanding In Cate's 'Illegal' Memo Leak

City Attorney Says No Misunderstanding In Cate's 'Illegal' Memo Leak

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

City Attorney Mara Elliott on Friday dismissed Councilman Chris Cate’s defense of why he leaked a confidential memo on the Soccer City initiative to the measure’s backers, saying Cate’s actions were illegal.

Average Rent Hit Record High In San Diego County

Average Rent Hit Record High In San Diego County

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The average rental price in San Diego County hit a record high of $1,875 last month, growing faster than home price increases.

Do More Guns Make People Safer? Research Says No

Do More Guns Make People Safer? Research Says No

Oct. 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Gun advocates often claim that gun owners make the country safer, because responsible gun owners can stop criminals from committing gun violence. But science reporter Melinda Wenner Moyer looked into what decades of gun research has shown about gun violence and the answer is the exact opposite.

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Oct. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The questions raised by scientific research can be explosive. Should we edit our children’s genes? What safeguards should we put in place for artificial intelligence? How should the public be informed about clinical trials?

Documentary Shows What It's Like To Be Homeless In San Diego

Documentary Shows What It's Like To Be Homeless In San Diego

Oct. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego businessman Dennis Stein wanted to hear and document the story of what it is like to be homeless in San Diego and what city leaders are doing about the problem. He met Tony Rodriquez, who is homeless and lives downtown, and together they made a movie.

First Person: Farmhand To Flower Tycoon

First Person: Farmhand To Flower Tycoon

Oct. 2
By Michael Lipkin

Ismael Resendiz started his farming career when he was about 13, cutting sugarcane with his father and brothers in Sinaloa, Mexico. Now he is one of the largest suppliers of protea, exotic flowers originally from South Africa.

A Police Shooting: The Death Of Alfred Olango

A Police Shooting: The Death Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

On the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Alfred Olango, members of his family are renewing their calls for justice.

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