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Maureen Cavanaugh

KPBS Midday Edition Co-Host

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Maureen Cavanaugh has been a familiar voice for KPBS listeners for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of capacities including announcer, host, and producer. As host of KPBS Midday Edition, Maureen has interviewed a wide range of notables, such as comedienne Sandra Bernhardt, actor John Lequizamo, author Chuck Palahniuk, composer Marvin Hamlisch, artist Robert Irwin, and designer Zandra Rhodes. But of all the interviews Maureen has conducted, her most special was with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Before joining KPBS in 1997, she worked as a news anchor for KSDO and KOGO News Radio in San Diego. While working for commercial radio stations in San Diego and in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maureen reported on both hard news and lifestyle features.

Maureen has received three "Golden Mike" awards from the Radio and TV News Association of Southern California for economic reporting and breaking news. She has also received a "Best of Show" and “Best Radio Newscast” awards from the San Diego Press Club and the "Flo" Award from Public Radio Program Directors Association for Best Public Radio Announcer in a large market.

Maureen is a native of Queens, New York, but after more than 20 years in San Diego she feels she qualifies as a real Southern Californian.

Recent Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh

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Family Rockabilly Band The Sea Monks Perform In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 15
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego family band The Sea Monks perform their coastal country tunes in the KPBS studio.

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U-T: San Diego's Inflation Rate Third Highest In US

Aug. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s rate of inflation is among the highest in the nation. That means San Diegans are paying higher prices for fuel, housing and food.

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Cities In San Diego County Want To Form Power Authority To Buy Clean Energy

Aug. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Two cities in San Diego county will take preliminary votes Tuesday on the issue of community choice energy. The votes in La Mesa and Chula Vista may begin the process of establishing a joint powers agreement among eight jurisdictions in San Diego County.

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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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Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations

Aug. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

On Monday, UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy will begin a week-long forum in response to increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Business, technology and policy leaders will gather for high level talks with a focus on bridging the growing gap between the two countries.

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San Diego Leads State In Number Of Gun Restraining Orders

Aug. 9
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since the recent deadly shootings in Texas, Ohio and California, there’s more talk in Washington about enacting gun violence safety laws. Among the ideas getting traction are gun violence restraining orders.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Beethoven To Toni Morrison

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.

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Chula Vista Mayor Signs Letter Urging Senate To Act On Gun Reform

Aug. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Mayor Mary Salas is so far the only San Diego County mayor to sign on to a letter from more than 200 U.S. mayors urging the Senate to return to Washington to vote on gun safety legislation.

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Musical About Legendary Recording Studios Premieres At San Diego Rep

Aug. 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Celebrated musicians from The Ronettes to The Ramones all recorded songs at Phil Spector's Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Those stories are told in a world premiere musical now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

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Union-Tribune Editorial: Vote For Politicians Who Support Sensible Gun Legislation

Aug. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The editorial in The San Diego Union-Tribune following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio did not mince words.

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