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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

Marissa Cabrera is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and had previously served as a Newscast Producer for KPBS' Morning Edition.

Before joining KPBS she reported on Vatican affairs, social, and cultural issues in Rome, Italy. She also contributed to a documentary on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Marissa has worked as a multimedia journalist at various news stations in San Diego and Monterey as well as Columbia, Missouri.

Marissa graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.

Recent Stories by Marissa Cabrera

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San Diego County Suicide Rate Continues To Climb

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council's annual report shows an increase in suicides for the fourth year in a row.

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Over 400 Hate Crimes Reported In San Diego County Over The Past Five Years

Sept. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A new analysis by The San Diego Union-Tribune of hate crime data in San Diego County shows what kinds of hate crimes occur in the region and where.

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Rep. Mike Levin Tours San Diego Border Facilities

Aug. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Congressmen Mike Levin and Juan Vargas visited the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, the Otay Mesa Detention Center and a migrant shelter to get a first-hand look at the conditions inside some of San Diego's immigration detention facilities.

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What's Your Favorite California Song?

Aug. 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The New York Times has put together a Spotify playlist filled with California-inspired music. Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles will be in San Diego Friday to talk about the project and share some of his favorite tracks.

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San Diego Rep's Latinx New Play Festival Returns

Aug. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The third annual Latinx New Play Festival opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the San Diego Repertory Theatre's Lyceum Space.

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Study: California's Red Flag Law May Help Prevent Mass Shootings

Aug. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In 2016, California became the first state in the nation to implement a red flag law. It allows family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from individuals who may pose a threat to themselves or others.

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Why A Group Of San Diegans Wants To Build A West Coast Statue Of Liberty

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

For the last year, the San Diego Organizing Project has raised money to build a 40-foot monument inspired by the Statue of Liberty that overlooks the U.S.-Mexico border.

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UT: CA Supreme Court Ruling May Have Far Reaching Implications From Marijuana To Housing

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On Monday, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled the city of San Diego did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of its 2014 marijuana dispensary rules.

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A Draft Of California's Ethnic Studies Curriculum Stirs Controversy

Aug. 14
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Public comment for a draft of the state's ethnic studies curriculum proposal ends Thursday. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are debating whether to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement.

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California Innocence Project Co-Founder Discusses The Making Of 'Brian Banks' Film

Aug. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exoneration story of Brian Banks is one of the notable achievements of the work of the San Diego-based California Innocence Project and now it's being told in a motion picture playing in theaters nationwide.

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