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Alan Ray

Senior Editor & Morning Anchor - Contributor through March 2010

Alan was with KPBS since 2006. His return to San Diego was a homecoming, of sorts. Alan began his news radio career in San Diego in the 1970s, producing business and financial coverage at KSDO. He went on to work as a news anchor, reporter and talk radio host in both Seattle and San Francisco. Prior to his work at KPBS, Alan most recently spent seven years producing an award-winning morning radio news program in the Bay Area.

He’s won regional awards for his work in San Francisco and Seattle, including honors for breaking news coverage of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the events of 9/11. Alan is a member of Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Radio Television News Directors’ Association.

Alan’s interests include medicine, the environment, music, politics, scrabble and handball (though not always in that order).

Recent Stories by Alan Ray

SDSU Men's Basketball Team Beats Nationally-Ranked Opponent

Feb. 15, 2010
By Alan Ray, Pamela Davis

The San Diego State men's basketball team beat a nationally-ranked opponent this weekend. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Saints Celebrate First NFL Title

Feb. 8, 2010
By Alan Ray, Pamela Davis

As if Mardi Gras isn't enough, New Orleans now gets to celebrate its first N-F-L title. Joining us on Morning Edition LIVE FROM MIAMI is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Human Genome Scientist Targets The Secrets Of the Oceans

Jan. 26, 2010
By Alan Ray, Natalie Walsh

Human genome mapping expert Craig Venter sails the world's oceans to discover an abundance of genetic diversity.

Army General Talks About Training Future Leaders

Jan. 26, 2010
By Alan Ray, Natalie Walsh

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan push on, we'll hear from Army General H.R. McMaster about the moral and psychological preparations for combat.

What Direction Will The Current U.S. Supreme Court Take?

Jan. 26, 2010
By Alan Ray, Hank Crook

The United States Supreme Court recently made a ruling that could have a major impact on the nation's campaign finance laws. These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton join us today to explain the court's decision, and how it could impact elections in the future.

Who Benefits Most From Downtown Development?

Jan. 26, 2010
By Alan Ray, Natalie Walsh

What's the role of a city's downtown? We'll look at the evolving nature of downtown San Diego and what role the government plays in shaping it.

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Non-Partisan Political Consultant Discusses The California Governor's Race

Jan. 19, 2010
By Alan Ray, Dwane Brown

The California governor's race is now a little less crowded. We're joined on Morning Edition of nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

USS Carl Vinson Sets Off Toward San Diego

Jan. 12, 2010
By Alan Ray, Alison St John

The third nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be assigned San Diego as its home port has left the east coast.

Voters May Decide Whether To Impose Term Limits On S.D. County Supervisors

Nov. 13, 2009
By Alan Ray

Next June San Diego voters may get to decide whether to impose term limits on our County Supervisors. The Service Employees International Union gathered the necessary signatures to put a measure on the June 2010 ballot. They say that County Supervisors are out of touch with the citizenry. Is this a matter of a strong local union flexing its muscle?

How Are Local Veterans Faring After The War?

Nov. 13, 2009
By Alan Ray, Megan Burke

For thousands of military veterans returning to San Diego, a new journey is beginning -- often without a safety net. Are U.S. service men and women getting the mental health care they need to return to civilian life? How much responsibility should the U.S. military have to provide ongoing support to its veterans?

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