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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

L.A. Times Owners Fire Top Editors In Staff Shakeup

L.A. Times Owners Fire Top Editors In Staff Shakeup

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Los Angeles Times parent company, Tronc Inc., fired the newspaper’s editor-publisher Monday along with three other top editors, appointing a former Yahoo executive to lead the paper’s business operations.

Qualcomm Legal Feud With Apple Has First Major Day In Court

Qualcomm Legal Feud With Apple Has First Major Day In Court

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Lawyers for Qualcomm and Apple faced off in a San Diego courtroom on Friday. It was the first major hearing in a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of charging royalties for features that aren’t covered by its patents.

First Person: Holocaust Survivor Reflects On Charlottesville

First Person: Holocaust Survivor Reflects On Charlottesville

Aug. 21
By Michael Lipkin

Fanny Krasner Lebovits has shared her story of surviving the Holocaust with thousands of people, hoping similar hatred won't be allowed to flourish. So she was aghast as she watched coverage of the white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville, some carrying Nazi flags.

No Total Eclipse For San Diegans, But Plenty To See

No Total Eclipse For San Diegans, But Plenty To See

Aug. 17
By Michael Lipkin

Scientists and amateur stargazers across the country are gearing up for Monday's Great American Eclipse, when the entire continental United States will see the moon cover at least part of the sun.

Plan To House San Diego's Homeless In Industrial Tents Gains More S...

Plan To House San Diego's Homeless In Industrial Tents Gains More Support

Aug. 14
By City News Service, Michael Lipkin

Leaders of a plan to erect industrial-sized tents to house San Diego's burgeoning homeless population announced Monday that more than 200 people have endorsed the proposal, including many civic leaders.

California Hopes 'Healthy Soil' Will Fight Climate Change

California Hopes 'Healthy Soil' Will Fight Climate Change

Aug. 14
By Michael Lipkin

California’s $7.5 million Healthy Soils initiative will pay farmers up to $50,000 if they adopt "carbon farming" practices, including applying compost on rangeland to increase carbon retention capacity. State officials say it could remove the equivalent of millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kings Of Comedy And Film

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kings Of Comedy And Film

Aug. 11
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some of the biggest names in comedy and film, plus a convention that celebrates all things Tiki.

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters T...

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters Than Are Eligible

Aug. 11
By Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

A conservative legal group is accusing San Diego County of not doing enough to keep track of who should be allowed to vote.

Che Cafe Signs Lease With UCSD After Years Of Negotiations

Che Cafe Signs Lease With UCSD After Years Of Negotiations

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

More than two years after UC San Diego students occupied the co-operative Che Café to stave off an eviction notice, university administrators reached a four-year lease deal with operators of the alternative music venue and three other campus collectives.

San Diego, Imperial County Educators Gather To Improve Algebra Educ...

San Diego, Imperial County Educators Gather To Improve Algebra Education

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego and Imperial County educators will meet Friday to discuss how intermediate algebra is taught, two weeks after the California State University system dropped the algebra requirement for students who aren't STEM field majors.

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