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Nicholas McVicker

Video Journalist

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Nic McVicker is a video journalist for KPBS, shooting and editing video stories for television and the Web. Nic grew up in Boone, Iowa, a town of 15,000 people. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied Electronic Media and Communications. He worked at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, as an editor and photojournalist. While at WHO-TV, he had the opportunity to cover the first in the nation's caucus' interviewing Barack Obama and John McCain in 2007 and 2008. Nic moved to San Diego in 2010 with wife Lisa to pursue his career with KPBS in America's Finest City.

Recent Stories

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'The White Snake' Conjures Up Some Magic At The Old Globe

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"The White Snake" (continuing through April 26 at the Old Globe Theatre) is an ancient tale about two snake spirits that learn how to transform into beautiful women and live on earth. It provides the perfect foundation for playwright and director Mary Zimmerman, who sees theater as a playground for the imagination.

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Audio Describers Bring San Diego Opera To Visually Impaired

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The San Diego Opera provides an underutilized service called audio description. It allows the visually impaired to enjoy an opera performance more fully.  

World’s First Triathlon Commemorated In San Diego

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Forty years ago last September, 46 track enthusiasts took to Fiesta Island one morning to bike, run and swim in Mission Bay.

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CoVen Lets Dancers Play With Fire

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On Saturday, the Fire Garden in Bonsall hosts CoVen, a fire, circus, dance show featuring the multi-talented Anna Yanushkevich.

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Death Café: Tea And Cake Make Death More Palatable

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San Diego has more than a dozen Death Cafés where people get together to talk about death. If you think that sounds morbid, think again.

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Vista Embraces Craft Beer

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San Diego Beer Week draws to a close this weekend. The ten-day event is designed to showcase craft breweries including those in Vista where beer is booming.

San Diego Craft and Home Brewers Collaborate To Promote Quality Beer

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Local home brewers work along side craft brewers to push envelopes and improve local craft.

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San Diego Beer Week In Full Swing

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San Diego Beer Week kicked off over the weekend with multiple events including the sold-out Guild Fest on Saturday. Here's a taste of what's to come.

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Why Do We Love To Be Scared?

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Halloween is big business. In addition to people spending millions on costumes, decorations and candy, 35 million people are estimated to attend some kind of haunted attraction. But if you think Disney Haunted Mansion is typical of what’s available, think again.

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San Diego's McKamey Manor Takes Haunting To Extremes

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A new trend in extreme haunts offers people the chance to have the “victim experience” and be made a participant in your own horror movie for up to eight hours. San Diego is home to McKamey Manor, one of the top-rated extreme haunts in the nation.

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