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Steve Walsh

Military Reporter

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As a military 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 by Steve Walsh

Trump Policy Spotlights San Diego's Nuclear Past

Trump Policy Spotlights San Diego's Nuclear Past

Feb. 16
By Steve Walsh

The latest Nuclear Posture Review seeks to bring back types of weapons mothballed after the Cold War, raising speculation over whether that ultimately means a return of nuclear weapons to San Diego.

La Jolla Playhouse Highlights The Needs Of Military Famil...

La Jolla Playhouse Highlights The Needs Of Military Families

Feb. 14
By Steve Walsh

"Home of the Brave" uses the real experiences of military children to tell their stories, in a production now touring San Diego County schools as part of the La Jolla Playhouse's annual Performance Outreach Program.

At 2-Year Mark, San Diego's Vet Housing Program Alive, No...

At 2-Year Mark, San Diego's Vet Housing Program Alive, Not Necessarily Growing

Feb. 2
By Steve Walsh

Housing Our Heroes promised to get 1,000 homeless veterans off the street. With that goal accomplished, the San Diego Housing Commission isn't prepared to raise the stakes.

Rep. Peters: Trump's State Of The Union Makes Compromise ...

Rep. Peters: Trump's State Of The Union Makes Compromise Less Likely

Feb. 1
By Steve Walsh

Congressional Democrat says the speech's darker tones make it harder for Congress to tackle the larger issues like immigration and trade.

VA Expands Programs To Target Suicide Prevention

VA Expands Programs To Target Suicide Prevention

Jan. 30
By Steve Walsh

The White House gives the Department of Veterans Affairs 60 days to enroll nearly all veterans in mental health care as they leave the military. Critics worry the tight time frame will impact care at the VA.

Agency Uncovering Lost Military Remains Updates San Diego...

Agency Uncovering Lost Military Remains Updates San Diego Families

Jan. 18
By Steve Walsh

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency meeting with families within 300 miles of San Diego to discuss the progress being made to find their lost loved ones.

San Diego Judge Disparaged By Trump Remarks Speaks On MLK...

San Diego Judge Disparaged By Trump Remarks Speaks On MLKs Legacy

Jan. 16
By Steve Walsh

As a candidate, President Donald Trump questioned Judge Gonzalo Curiel's Mexican heritage as part of the Trump University case, which was decided in San Diego.

New 'Air Boss' Takes Charge Of Naval Aviation At Coronado

New 'Air Boss' Takes Charge Of Naval Aviation At Coronado

Jan. 11
By Steve Walsh

The change of command for naval aviation comes as the Navy faces key challenges including readiness and a looming pilot shortage.

Marijuana Use Is A Likely Death Sentence For A Military C...

Marijuana Use Is A Likely Death Sentence For A Military Career, Even In California

Jan. 5
By Steve Walsh

Pot is legal in California and there have been a few cracks in the military's zero tolerance policy. But San Diego's sailors and Marines risk discharge if they are found with marijuana.

San Diego-based Navy Ship Involved In Collision Heads Bac...

San Diego-based Navy Ship Involved In Collision Heads Back To Western Pacific

Jan. 4
By Steve Walsh

The USS Lake Champlain was involved in one of the four accidents that happened in 2017, which brought increased scrutiny to U.S. Naval operations in the western Pacific.

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