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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 by Susan Murphy

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

July 21
By Susan Murphy

Two business leaders in San Diego announced a proposal on Thursday to shelter hundreds of homeless people in large industrial tents.

San Diego County On Track For A 50 Percent Housing Deficit By 2020

San Diego County On Track For A 50 Percent Housing Deficit By 2020

July 13
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s housing crisis is expected to worsen over the next three years, driving more seniors and families out of the region, according to a report by the Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Growing Deportation Fears Prompt Congressman Juan Vargas To Hold To...

Growing Deportation Fears Prompt Congressman Juan Vargas To Hold Town Hall

July 11
By Susan Murphy

Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, invited his constituents and a panel of immigration experts to come together on Monday night to talk about immigrant rights.

San Diego Housing Homeless To Change Lives, Tent-Covered Landscapes

San Diego Housing Homeless To Change Lives, Tent-Covered Landscapes

July 6
By Susan Murphy

An increasing number of people living on the streets has San Diego County leaders coordinating efforts to build more permanent supportive housing.

Social Workers Go 'Tent To Tent' In Push To Help San Diego's Homeless

Social Workers Go 'Tent To Tent' In Push To Help San Diego's Homeless

July 5
By Susan Murphy

As San Diego leaders scramble in boardrooms and high-rise offices to combat one of the worst homeless problems in the nation, social workers are on the front lines of the crisis, putting the plans into action.

San Diego Airport Janitors Threaten To Strike During July Travel Se...

San Diego Airport Janitors Threaten To Strike During July Travel Season

June 23
By Susan Murphy

Janitors gathered outside of Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport on Friday to announce their intent to strike in July if their demands for higher pay are not met.

Juvenile Great White Sharks Return To San Diego For Summer Season

Juvenile Great White Sharks Return To San Diego For Summer Season

June 12
By Susan Murphy

Sightings of dorsal fins piercing the surfline along San Diego’s coastline are common this time of year. The mostly harmless juvenile great white sharks are attracted to the high abundances of fish, stingrays and warming waters.

San Diego Researcher Troubled Over Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Cl...

San Diego Researcher Troubled Over Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Pact

June 5
By Susan Murphy

“There’s going to be at some point a cascade of events that happen that we’re not going to be able to just hit rewind,” said Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in Atmospheric Chemistry at UC San Diego.

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' L...

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' Launches In San Diego

June 2
By Susan Murphy

A tropical paradise is sweeping over the La Jolla Playhouse for Parrotheads and non-Parrotheads alike. 'Escape to Margaritaville' includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs.

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

May 23
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County leaders and emergency officials Tuesday said the region could be poised for one of its most dangerous fire seasons ever.

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