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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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La Jolla Symphony To Perform 'Found' Concerto By African American Composer, Florence Price

Dec. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Price is known as one of the first African-American composers to win national attention back in the 1930s but some of her most sophisticated works were never performed and almost lost.

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Attention Holiday Shoppers, Amazon Knows If You've Been Naughty Or Nice

Dec. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

You know who you are. The person who may have just or be in the process of placing an order on Amazon. And you are not alone. Holiday shopping season is Amazon’s prime time.

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A Decade After Death Patient HM Inspires Plans For Brain Museum In Downtown San Diego

Dec. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Sunday marked 10 years since the death of Patient HM, identified after death as Henry Molaison, whose brain was the most studied in medical research history.

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FRONTLINE's 'New Nazis' Investigates Proliferation Of White Supremacists In American

Nov. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The deadly attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last month was a grave reminder that hate and extremism are alive and metastasizing in America.

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How San Diego Saxophonist Charles McPherson Was Introduced To Charlie Parker

Nov. 19
By Megan Burke

When Charles McPherson first saw Charlie Parker play he said, "I want to be that." Now, he's one of the most renowned saxophonists in San Diego. McPherson tells the story of the introduction that helped shape his life on the KPBS podcast, My First Day.

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In Wake Of Pittsburgh Massacre, San Diego Rabbis Speak Out Against Hunter's Campaign Rhetoric

Nov. 1
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

In light of the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue leaders of the Jewish community in San Diego are calling on Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his campaign to end their personal attacks against challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar.

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Forum Explores Consent, Ethics And Consumer Neuromarketing

Oct. 31
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Even though the majority of consumer neuroscience research is conducted with the full consent of participants, there are ethical concerns about the practice.

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Renowned Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Bringing His 'SIMPLE' Philosophy To Chino Farm

Oct. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be at North County’s Chino Farm on Saturday afternoon as part of Chino’s The Good Earth/Great Chefs series.

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La Jolla Elementary Email Blast Triggers Forum On Racial Profiling

Oct. 22
By City News Service, Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The La Jolla Elementary School principal apologized last week for an email to parents that she says unintentionally perpetuated stereotypes about black people.

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A Conversation With US Senate Candidates Kevin de Leόn And Dianne Feinstein

Oct. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Midday Edition presents live special coverage of the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California's discussion with the candidates for U.S. Senate.

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