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Megan Burke

Senior Producer

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Megan Burke is the senior producer for KPBS Midday Edition. Her prior production credits include KPBS Evening Edition, KPBS Roundtable, and San Diego’s DNA, a two-part documentary on the region’s oldest traditions and culture using personal artifacts and oral histories of San Diegans.

Prior to joining the news staff, Megan managed several outreach campaigns including KPBS’ Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Initiative. The project included Emmy award-winning television spots, an extensive web site, local programming and events, and a statewide grant campaign. She also produced the Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Awards Ceremonies from 2002-2008.

Megan has been with KPBS since 1999 and has a journalism degree from San Diego State University.

Recent Stories by Megan Burke

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Trump Plans To Rollback Vehicle Emissions Standards, San Diego Congressman Has Another Idea

June 13
By Jade Hindmon, Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Democratic Rep. Mike Levin, whose district includes northern San Diego County, has introduced legislation to phase out gas-burning vehicles entirely in California by 2040.

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Utility Commission Rejects SDG&E Proposal To Get Rid Of 'High Usage' Charge

June 7
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported San Diego Gas & Electric made a proposal to the state utility commission to save ratepayers money in response to public outcry last summer after thousands of local ratepayers received higher-than-average utility bills following high summer temperatures.

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Bay Area Tech Nonprofit To Track Power Plant Pollution With Artificial Intelligence

June 6
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Watt Time said it plans to use satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to track plant pollution and make its data public.

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350.org Founder McKibben Discusses Significance Of Record Atmospheric Carbon Levels

May 16
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Bill McKibben has been sounding the alarm about human-caused climate change for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the seminal environmental group 350.org, so named because 350 parts per million is considered the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon concentrations surpassed 415 parts per million this week.

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UC San Diego Composer Introduces 'Central Park Five' Opera

May 13
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Composer Anthony Davis and cast members will be performing excerpts from the "Central Park Five" opera and taking part in a talk on the subject Monday at 7 p.m. at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium.

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Alleged Poway Shooter's Religious Beliefs Outlined In Letter Being Debated Among Evangelical Christian Pastors

May 2
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

A small evangelical Christian denomination is roiling over a letter allegedly written by the 19-year-old man charged with the Chabad of Poway shooting.

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'Nuclear Dread' Lingers In the Minds Of Americans

May 2
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

A five-part dramatization of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl 30 years ago starts Monday on HBO. The series may enhance the American public's fear of what can go wrong with nuclear power reactors. Yet carbon-free nuclear power has been part of the U.S. energy grid since the 1970s.

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First Person: How Sharing A Story Can Help Build Community

April 30
By Megan Burke

As part of our First Person series, Nanda Mehta describes how speaking publicly about a taboo subject made her stronger and led her to encourage other South Asian women to share their own stories on stage.

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Community Comes Together In Response To Poway Synagogue Shooting

April 29
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

On Monday's Midday Edition, how the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and the city of Poway are responding to the shooting that happened Saturday , how prosecutors investigate and charge possible hate crimes, the history of anti-Semitism and how white supremacists are radicalizing online.

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Dean Nelson Knows How To Ask Good Questions

April 24
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Smart, experienced journalists might make it look easy. But a lot of work, thought, energy and personality go into a successful interview.

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