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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

Oceanside Considering Medical Marijuana Regulations

Oceanside Considering Medical Marijuana Regulations

June 22
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Oceanside has large agricultural areas where farmers are very interested in the future potential of marijuana, but the city extended its ban on medical pot in April.

Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

June 19
By Michael Lipkin

Solar panels, wind farms and hydropower facilities contributed 80 percent of the energy on the largest portion of California’s power grid on May 13, a record for renewable energy sources. But can wind, solar and hydroelectric power sustain an entire electric grid full-time?

Mental Health Experts Deride 'Conversion Therapy' Conference In San...

Mental Health Experts Deride 'Conversion Therapy' Conference In San Diego

June 15
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

A group of Christian ministries is meeting beginning Friday in San Diego to talk about counseling people who are gay to become straight. Activists are planning to protest of the conference.

Robert Sean Leonard Returns To The Old Globe As Richard II

Robert Sean Leonard Returns To The Old Globe As Richard II

June 14
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

The Old Globe kicks off its summer Shakespeare season with a debate over how best to challenge a ruler's legitimacy, especially if he is divinely chosen to lead.

Can Using Antibiotics Be Unethical?

Can Using Antibiotics Be Unethical?

June 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Even as San Diego scientists come up with more powerful antibiotics to stave off superbugs, researchers admit those breakthroughs will just delay when antibiotics stop being effective.

First Person: Singing About Mental Illness

First Person: Singing About Mental Illness

June 5
By Michael Lipkin

Musician Veronica May was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, and her latest album focuses on her experiences with mania and depression.

Ellen Browning Scripps' Outsized Role In San Diego Culture Explored...

Ellen Browning Scripps' Outsized Role In San Diego Culture Explored In New Biography

May 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

If you have a hard time imagining San Diego without Scripps Aquarium, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Pier or the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, then it's impossible to imagine San Diego without Ellen Browning Scripps.

Why The White Working Class Threw Its Support Behind Donald Trump

Why The White Working Class Threw Its Support Behind Donald Trump

May 31
By Michael Lipkin

Twice as many white, working class voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump compared to Hillary Clinton. According to a University of California law professor, liberals lost their support after years of favoring other demographics.

Scripps Turns To Surfers For Ocean Data

Scripps Turns To Surfers For Ocean Data

May 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A citizen science project in development for four years is hitting San Diego's beaches this week, as researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reach out to surfers to gather data about the region's coastal waters.

CDC: California Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 87 Percent Since 1999

CDC: California Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 87 Percent Since 1999

May 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There are many reasons for those jumps, according to researchers, including an aging population and better diagnoses.

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