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Nick McVicker, KPBS news editor

Nicholas McVicker

News Editor

Nic McVicker has been part of the KPBS News team since 2011 and has had the pleasure of serving the San Diego community by telling their stories. As editor, McVicker is dedicated to helping KPBS reporters best serve the audience with diverse sources and unique stories.

He grew up in the Midwest until the snow blew him and his family out West to San Diego where he enjoys local craft beer, sports, and a day at the beach. McVicker 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.

  • There are more than 134,000 low-income renter households in San Diego County who do not have access to an affordable home. That's according to a new report from the California Housing Partnership. In other news, an estimated 8,500 DACA recipients live in San Diego County and starting November first, they can apply for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Plus, Mexican Mother’s Day is today and Mother’s Day in the U.S. is on Sunday. We’ve put together some well wishes from the KPBS newsroom to share with you in celebration of all the mom’s and caregivers out there.
  • Democrats on the California Senate Public Safety Committee shot down a bill banning homeless encampments Tuesday. In other news, an Arizona supreme court ruling last week has nearly banned access to abortion, some experts worry about what the ruling means for access to reproductive care in the Imperial Valley. Plus, mayor Todd Gloria has proposed cuts to racial and economic equity programs and advocates are pushing back.
  • The San Diego region is set to receive $39 million in federal funding for the care of migrants who cross the border, and advocates are calling this a huge victory. In other news, a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former nurse at the Otay Mesa Detention Center claims chronic understaffing is resulting in poor medical treatment for immigrants, and lawyers are saying some of these problems have existed for years. Plus, just 10 days into its deployment, the USS boxer returned to San Diego for repairs.
  • San Diego mayor Todd Gloria Friday announced his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and it includes cuts to the city's efforts to tackle climate change. In other news, former San Diego County supervisor Nathan Fletcher is using money from his abandoned state senate campaign to pay for legal defense bills. Plus, one San Diego chef currently cooks above the rest. We hear why she's achieved something no other San Diego chef has done before.
  • The rate of inflation may be slowing in San Diego County, but food prices are still going up. Feeding San Diego's response is to expand the number of people they can feed. In other news, some people who suffered losses from the floods in January have been eligible for financial assistance from FEMA, but that’s not the only type of help the federal agency is providing. Plus, the mayor of Chula Vista joins the podcast to talk about Saturday’s South Bay Earth Day event.
  • San Diego Gas and Electric and the group advocating for a municipal utility system are sparring over the value of the city’s electrical grid. In other news, Sepsis is a disease that's quite deadly and still somewhat a mystery. At UC San Diego, doctors and med-tech engineers are trying to crack the code with new diagnostic techniques and artificial intelligence. Plus, dozens of San Diego high school students can see a little bit better today, thanks to free eye exams and a new pair of glasses.