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Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

Interactive Technology Project Specialist

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Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao is the Interactive Technology Project Specialist for KPBS and is resposible for managing products and projects for the innovation team.

Previously, she worked as a web producer for KPBS creating and managing digital news content. She started working at the station as the Gloria Penner Fellow and assistant news producer for KPBS Evening Edition.

Before joining KPBS, Elma lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reporting stories for RioOnWatch.org and Latin Correspondent. She has collaborated with Bloomberg where she reported on e-waste in Latin America and she contributed to the PBS NewsHour's coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 2013. She is also an NPR Next Generation Radio Fellow. Elma majored in journalism at Ithaca College in New York and grew up in Chula Vista where she currently resides.

Recent Stories by Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

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Midterm Elections Cheat Sheet: 10 Things You Need To Know

Oct. 31, 2018
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

You probably have a lot of questions about voting. Am I registered? How can I vote? Where do I go to vote? Don't worry — KPBS has put together this cheat sheet in hopes of answering some of the most common election-related questions.

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California General Election 2018: Where Do Candidates Stand On Big Issues?

Oct. 30, 2018
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

KPBS partnered with the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund to ask state, county and citywide candidates running for public office where they stand on some of the most contentious issues.

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San Diego 4th Of July: What You Should Know

July 3, 2018
By City News Service, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao, Matt Hoffman

Where can you watch July 4 fireworks shows and how will you get there? Get all the information you need for Independence Day here.

Election Day Cheat Sheet: 10 Things To Know

June 1, 2018
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

You probably have a lot of questions about voting. Am I registered? How can I vote? Where can I vote? Don't worry — KPBS has put together this cheat sheet in hopes of answering some of the most common election-related questions.

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San Diego Election 2018: Where Do Candidates Stand On Big Issues?

May 24, 2018
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

KPBS partnered with the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF) to ask state, county and citywide candidates running for public office this year where they stand on some of the most contentious issues.

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San Diegans Ditch Their Cars For Bike To Work Day

May 17, 2018
By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao, Katie Schoolov

San Diego celebrated the annual Bike to Work Day Thursday with more than 10,000 participants, event organizers said.

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Thousands Of San Diego Students Walk Out In Protest Of Gun Violence

March 14, 2018
By City News Service, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao, Megan Burks

Thousands of San Diego County students walked out of classes Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide action to honor the 17 people killed in last month's school shooting in Florida and urge federal action to curb gun violence.

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Where To Find Free Tax Prep For Low-Income Filers

March 8, 2018
By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao, Tarryn Mento

Those who make $54,000 or less may qualify to receive tax preparation at no charge. There are at least two dozen locations around the county and some provide services in multiple languages.

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San Diego Looks Back To The Devastating 2007 Wildfires

Oct. 20, 2017
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

As many in Northern California begin to pick up the pieces following the deadliest wildfires in the state's history, San Diegans remember the destructive 2007 wildfires that burned 10 years ago this month.

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Homeless Choir Sings In Solidarity With Hepatitis A Victims

Sept. 29, 2017
By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao

The Voices of Our City Choir, which is mostly made up of people who are homeless, dedicated their choir practice Friday to remembering the 17 San Diegans who have died in the hepatitis A outbreak.

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