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Nicholas McVicker

Video Journalist

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Nic McVicker is a video journalist for KPBS, shooting and editing video stories for television and the Web. Nic grew up in Boone, Iowa, a town of 15,000 people. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied Electronic Media and Communications. He worked at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, as an editor and photojournalist. While at WHO-TV, he had the opportunity to cover the first in the nation's caucus' interviewing Barack Obama and John McCain in 2007 and 2008. Nic moved to San Diego in 2010 with wife Lisa to pursue his career with KPBS in America's Finest City.

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Catch The New Wave With Tiki Oasis 19

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Tiki Oasis 19 kicked off last night at the Bali Hai and runs tonight through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Oceanside Film Festival Runs Wednesday Through Sunday

Aug. 1
By Andi Dukleth, Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Since 2009 the Oceanside International Film Festival has been bringing unique screening experiences to North County. The festival runs Aug. 7 through 11 at the Sunshine Brooks Theater.

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PigPen Theater Uses Cardboard Puppets, Imagination To Bring Heroic Mouse To Life

July 12
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Kate DiCamillo’s book “The Tale of Despereaux” won the Newberry Medal in 2004 before becoming an animated film from Universal. Now the Old Globe is partnering with PigPen Theater Co. to bring DiCamillo’s book to the stage with the help of cardboard puppets and flashlights.

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Comic-Con 50: A Look At Toho's Godzilla Booth

July 19
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Toho, the Japanese company that gave us Godzilla, made its Comic-Con exhibitor debut with its first booth in the dealers’ room. Here's what the booth had to offer and how fans reacted.

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San Diego Women's Chorus Debuts 'Quiet No More'

May 16
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Nicholas McVicker

This weekend the San Diego Women’s Chorus, SDWC, presents "Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall." This San Diego premiere of the newly commissioned work will be presented at Lincoln High School Center for Performing Arts.

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Museum Of Beer Coming To East Village

April 18
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The Museum of Beer is not yet a reality but it has set its sights on a location in San Diego's East Village. Thursday evening people got a sneak peek of what's to come at the Museum's launch party at Quartyard.

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'Relics Of The Hypnotist War' Offers An Allegory For Our Times

Jan. 11
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Art is a means by which we can filter the real world but sometimes what art says about the real world is not always obvious. That’s why the mysteries of "Relics of the Hypnotist War" at Space4Art is so intriguing.

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'La Ronde' Provides Inspiration For The New Dance Cabaret Show 'Tryst'

Dec. 28, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The controversial 1897 play "La Ronde" provides the inspiration for the dance anthology show "Tryst" that opens Jan. 10 at Diversionary Theatre.

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'Seize The King' Has World Premiere At La Jolla Playhouse

Aug. 21, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

La Jolla Playhouse is hosting the world premiere of Will Power’s new play “Seize the King,” which reimagines Shakespeare’s “Richard III” for a modern audience.

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San Marcos-Based RealDoll Launches AI Sex Dolls

April 20, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Matthew Bowler, Nicholas McVicker

San Marcos is home to RealDolls, a company that makes sex dolls and is about to release its first model with artificial intelligence. WARNING: Mature content.

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How SDG&E's New Time-Of-Use Plan Could Affect Your Electric Bill

Aug. 15
By John Carroll

With San Diegans cranking up the air conditioning, KPBS looks at how SDG&E's new Time-Of-Use billing plan could impact what you pay for power.