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Susan Murphy


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Susan Murphy is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She started working in the newsroom in 2003, and joined the new media team in 2006, where she wrote and edited news content. Susan graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Recent Stories

San Diego Preparing For Virus Sickening Kids In Midwest

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San Diego health officials are preparing for the possible arrival of a respiratory virus known as enterovirus 68 that has sickened hundreds of children in a dozen states across the Midwest and Southeast.

San Diego Congressional Reps Weigh In On ISIS Threat

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San Diego's five congressional representatives weighed in on the threat posed by the Islamic State militants known as ISIS.

Weak El Niño Unlikely To Bring Drought-Relief To San Diego

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A mild El Niño is now projected, dampening hopes for a wet winter in San Diego. But some good news — the Pacific is too warm for La Niña to develop, which typically brings dry conditions to Southern California.

Growers Donate Produce To San Diego Agricultural Families Struggling In Drought

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A coalition of Central Valley farmers on Thursday donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to San Diego’s food banks. It's part of a statewide effort to help families affected by the drought and bring awareness to the link between food and water.

SDSU Works To Boost Water Conservation Amid Severe Drought

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As California’s severe drought drags on, schools and college campuses around San Diego are stepping up efforts to conserve water.

Warmer Than Usual Ocean Water Impacting Marine Life Off San Diego

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If you’ve taken a dip in the ocean lately, you might have noticed it feels a little warmer than usual.

Camp Pendleton Marines Return Home As Afghanistan War Winds Down

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More than three dozen Camp Pendleton Marines returning from Afghanistan Monday night are among the last U.S. troops packing up from Operation Enduring Freedom.

63 Trillion Gallons Of Water Lost In Drought-Ridden West, Study Finds

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Trillions of gallons of water across the western United States have been lost due to the severe drought, according to a new study. The shrinking water supply has caused the earth to rise.

Slain U.S. Journalist James Foley Remembered In 2012 SDSU Talk

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Two years ago, James Foley visited San Diego State University to share his passion of frontline reporting in war zones.

San Diego Chaldeans Call For Asylum For Iraqi Christians In March Through El Cajon

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The marchers, many of them Iraqi Chaldeans, called for peace in Iraq and urged the United States to welcome refugees fleeing the violence.

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