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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

How Researchers Are Trying To Reverse Engineer The Human Body

How Researchers Are Trying To Reverse Engineer The Human Body

April 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego's Dart NeuroScience has spent years working on something that still seems like science fiction: a pill that can supercharge your memory with near-perfect recall.

Nixon Biography Reveals Connection To Failed Vietnam Peace Talks

Nixon Biography Reveals Connection To Failed Vietnam Peace Talks

April 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new biography claims President Richard Nixon lied not just about the Watergate break-in scandal, but about his role in failed Vietnam peace talks in the run-up to his 1968 presidential victory.

'A Growing Passion' Takes On San Diego Hops

'A Growing Passion' Takes On San Diego Hops

April 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

After an unusually rainy winter In Southern California, it seems nearly every patch of earth is in bloom. It is not something San Diego gardeners are used to, but it is a fitting time to catch the new season of KPBS' "A Growing Passion."

San Diego Scientists Prepare For March To Bolster Science's Role In...

San Diego Scientists Prepare For March To Bolster Science's Role In Policy

April 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Scientists from across the country will be demonstrating on Saturday in Washington, D.C. and hundreds of other cities, advocating for science's role in public policy and against proposed cuts to federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency.

History Center Asks Guests To Pay-It-Forward And Stem Visitor Decline

History Center Asks Guests To Pay-It-Forward And Stem Visitor Decline

April 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego History Center had a very good 2015, showcasing its most popular exhibit yet. But the History Center couldn't hold on to the increase in visitors so they decided to do something unconventional about it.

Mortgage Rates Fall After Post-Election Spike

Mortgage Rates Fall After Post-Election Spike

April 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Interest rates on home loans have declined since a post-election surge, leaving median San Diego homebuyers spending about $64 less per month on mortgage payments now than if they bought a home late last year, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

April 17
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Experts say the 2016 presidential election was one of the nastiest in modern American politics. Rude tweets and name-calling have become standard ways to simply dismiss political opponents without engaging in a substantive debate.

San Onofre Waste Challengers Prep For Settlement Talks

San Onofre Waste Challengers Prep For Settlement Talks

April 14
By Alison St John, Claire Trageser, Michael Lipkin

Parties in the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station waste lawsuit were to meet in court Friday, kicking off a trial to determine whether plans to store more than 3 million pounds of nuclear waste close to the ocean violated state environmental laws.

How Americans Ate During The Great Depression

How Americans Ate During The Great Depression

April 13
By Michael Lipkin

Baked onion stuffed with peanut butter? That's just one of the recipes Americans turned to during the Great Depression.

Timken Exhibit Shows Art Inspired By War's Cruelties

Timken Exhibit Shows Art Inspired By War's Cruelties

April 12
By Michael Lipkin

Three artists from three different centuries, all respond to the atrocities of war in the Timken Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Witness to War."

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