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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

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Photograph Some Plants And Animals For San Diego Bragging Rights

April 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, so it should have a leg up on the competition in this year’s City Nature Challenge.

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Report: San Diego Jails Face A Suicide 'Crisis'

April 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego County jails continue to face a suicide crisis and there is probable cause people jailed with disabilities are subject to abuse and neglect, according to a three-year investigation by Disability Rights California.

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San Diego Band, The Routine Brings The Funk

April 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Routine joins KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday with performances of "Funk Like This" and "Babylon Love."

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San Diego Musicians Vie For NPR Tiny Desk Fame

April 23
By Michael Lipkin

NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts have attracted performers from Adele to Chance the Rapper, putting on shows inside the newsroom. This year, more than 40 amateur musicians from San Diego and Imperial Valley are hoping for a ticket to Washington, D.C. and NPR fame.

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The Next Big Idea: A Successful Founder Turned San Diego Investor

April 19
By Michael Lipkin

Mark Bowles, co-founder of ecoATM, has raised more than $250 million across 17 rounds of financing for his companies.

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La Jolla Playhouse Enlists Vets For 'What Happens Next'

April 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A half dozen or so veterans will gather at the Challenged Athletes Foundation Thursday night, working out some of their trauma using the theater as therapy.

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The Next Big Idea: On The Ground Floor Of A Potential Biotech Giant

April 18
By Michael Lipkin

Every billion-dollar company has to start somewhere and Ana Maria Moreno may have the seeds of one here in San Diego.

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San Diego Drivers In Crashes While Using Phones Up 24% In A Decade

April 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego police are participating in a statewide enforcement campaign on Friday targeting distracted drivers.

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The Next Big Idea: What Makes Cities Good Homes For Startups

April 11
By Michael Lipkin

Many city leaders don’t understand how modern entrepreneurs think, UC San Diego researcher Natalie Novick said.

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Chelsea Manning Talks National Security At SDSU

April 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Chelsea Manning has emerged from court-martial, years of imprisonment and vicious criticism for everything from her Wikileaks disclosures to her gender transition. And she has not retreated into a quiet life.

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