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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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Salk Scientists Plan To Combat Climate Change With Plants

April 17
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

A team of plant scientists at The Salk Institute believes their simple idea of harnessing the power of plants to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their roots could have a dramatic impact on efforts to combat climate change.

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Connecting Climate Change To The Surge Of Migrants At The Border

April 16
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

In a recent series of reports for The New Yorker, staff writer Jonathan Blitzer examines how climate change is fueling an exodus of Guatemalan migrants coming to the U.S. border.

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Rep. Scott Peters Publishes Collection Of Climate Change Bills In 'Playbook'

April 11
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Scott Peters, D-San Diego, has put forth a “Climate Playbook,” a compendium of 53 climate change bills in various stages of legislative development that address the issue of global warming.

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What A Disappearing Yosemite Glacier Tells Us About Climate Change

April 4
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Even longtime Californians might be surprised to learn of modern-day glaciers in the state. But the fact is remnants of the Lyell Glacier, in Yosemite National Park, are about to disappear.

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Artist's Memoir Describes How Traumatic Childhood Fueled Creativity

March 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Southern California artist Paul Ecke usually expresses his dreams and deepest feelings through painting. But to tell the full tale of his challenges, struggles and victories through a complicated life, he’s chosen to write it all down.

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KPBS Launches New Border-Arts Podcast, 'Only Here'

March 20
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

KPBS has launched a new podcast about creativity and culture at the border.

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Climate Change Expert Responds To Trump's Doubt Of National Security Threat From Global Warming

March 19
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

President Trump doesn't believe a federal report that warns of the national security threats climate change poses to the United States and the world.

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California Restaurant Association Suing To Stop Polystyrene Ban In San Diego

March 14
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The ban is set to go into effect on May 24.

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San Diego Scientist Finds 'Perfect Predator' To Save Husband's Life

March 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A scientist racing against time to save her husband who is dying from an antibiotic-resistant superbug. The answer lies in a long-forgotten therapy, not used in modern American hospitals. It sounds like the plot to a fictional medical thriller.

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CSU San Marcos President Talks About Leadership, Legacy And Her Retirement

March 7
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Karen Haynes will retire as CSU San Marcos president in June. She talks about the new generation of female presidents and how women's leadership has changed CSU.

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