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Steve Walsh

General Assignment Reporter

As a general assignment reporter, Steve Walsh delivers stories and features for TV, radio and the web.

Before coming to KPBS, Steve worked as a journalist in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. He hosted a daily public affairs show on Lakeshore Public Radio and was an original host and producer for the storytelling project Vocalo.org at WBEZ in Chicago. He has been a reporter on Back At Base, a collaboration between NPR and seven public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.

He is a graduate of Indiana State University. He spent a large portion of his career as a print reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana. At the Post-Tribune, he was embedded in Iraq twice. He was also an investigative reporter and covered the Indiana Statehouse during the term of three governors.

Recent Stories

White House's First Budget Would Shine On San Diego's Defense Sector

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The White House budget would likely be a short-term boost to San Diego, where Marines and the Navy look to restore maintenance programs trimmed under sequestration.

NAFTA Changes Could Put A Dip In Guacamole Sales

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A recent temporary shortage of Mexican avocados highlights how difficult it will be to untangle the relationships built since the North American Free Trade Agreement began in 1994.

UC San Diego Conference Looks At NAFTA Impact

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The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego on Monday will hold a day-long conversation on NAFTA, as the Trump Administration looks at reworking or scrapping the 22-year-old trade deal.

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

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Two members of the region's congressional delegation were supposed to appear Thursday for the designation of San Diego as the nation's second largest Coast Guard City.

Incident Involving Removal Of Capitol Painting Sparks Federal Lawsuit

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A Missouri congressman files a federal suit in response to Capitol officials removing a painting deemed controversial by a group of Republicans, including Rep. Duncan Hunter.

San Diego Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity On Trump's Immigration Order

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San Diego law enforcement is bracing for how the federal government might enforce President Trump’s order denying funds to sanctuary cities. A visit from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, did little to clear things up.

Progressive Groups Aim To Resist Trump Policies With Tea Party Tactics

San Diego organizers gathered in front of the offices of U.S. senators and members of congress to lay out a progressive alternative to the Trump policies they oppose.

Group Seeks Improvements At San Diego's 15 Deadliest Intersections

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A group that advocates on behalf of pedestrians and bicyclists launched a campaign Wednesday to get the city of San Diego to make improvements at 15 intersections.

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southern California

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A year-long investigation by KPBS, NPR and other public media outlets revealed that the Veteran's Choice often failed to work as intended. Hospitals without long wait times often did as well or better under the Choice law.

UCSD Students Protest President Trump's Immigration Ban

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Protesters opposed to President Trump's immigration ban gathered for a demonstration at UC San Diego.

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