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Michael Lipkin

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition - Contributor through May 2018

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Michael Lipkin is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition.

Before joining KPBS, he covered finance for the San Diego Business Journal and legal affairs for newswire Law360. He was also a producer for Chicago Tonight, a nightly news magazine on PBS member station WTTW. His work has appeared in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and on the PBS NewsHour.

Michael is originally from Brooklyn. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Law, Letters and Society.

Recent Stories by Michael Lipkin

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Tips For San Diego Summer Camping

May 25, 2018
By Michael Lipkin

San Diego’s natural beauty makes it a perfect spot for camping close to home.

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Audra McDonald Brings The American Songbook To San Diego

May 24, 2018
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Theater fans should be in for a treat Thursday night as McDonald performs with members of the San Diego Symphony.

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What Does A Melting Glacier Sound Like?

May 23, 2018
By Michael Lipkin

It sounds like a riddle, but the answer could help Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientists develop a new way to monitor rising ocean levels.

UC San Diego music professor Stephanie Richards...

Musician Stephanie Richards Hopes 'Fullmoon' Resonates With Listeners

May 22, 2018
By Michael Lipkin

NPR described Richards’ trumpet as “deep space wrapped around your head, a flood in the endless void.”

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Does The Public Have The Right To Know About School Employees' Sexual Misconduct?

May 22, 2018
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Voice of San Diego is pushing to make school sexual misconduct records public. The fight over those records reveals the tools school districts and individual teachers have to keep them hidden.

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Tracking San Diego Election Spending With Just Weeks Before The June Primary

May 17, 2018
By Michael Lipkin

Since January 2017, the leading Democrats in the 49th Congressional District race to replace Republican Darrell Issa have raise more than $800,000 each.

Lori Saldaña, a candidate to represent District...

District 4 Candidate Lori Saldaña Wants To Bring 'Real Change' To Board Of Supervisors

May 16, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Michael Lipkin

Former California Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña is one of five candidates to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. She’s a professor of business information technology for the San Diego Community College District. She is a Democrat.

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Supervisor Candidate Ken Malbrough Wants To Increase Outreach To District 4 Residents

May 16, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Michael Lipkin

Ken Malbrough is one of five candidates in the District 4 race. He's a retired deputy fire chief with the city of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and has served on planning boards and town councils in the city. He is a Democrat.

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San Diego Gears Up For Bike To Work Day

May 15, 2018
By Michael Lipkin

County and local governments, bike shops and other businesses will set up more than 100 pit stops throughout San Diego Thursday morning with snacks and tune-ups.

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Seismologist Says California Is Waiting For Its Next 'Big One'

May 15, 2018
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Great Flood of 1862 was the last major natural disaster in Calfornia, according to seismologist Lucy Jones. The flood killed one percent of the state’s population and destroyed one-third of its taxable land.

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