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Meghan McCarty covers commuting and mobility issues for KPCC. Got a gripe about gridlock or public transit? She’d love to hear from you.

She gets to work in a car - for now – but occasionally jumps on the Metro and walks as often as she can. She's looking for advice to become a more intrepid biker.

Meghan has been with KPCC since 2010, when she was hired as an Associate Producer for The Madeleine Brand Show, where she created her signature Weekend Alibi datebook feature. She went on to report, produce and edit for Take Two Show, KPCC's award-winning morning newsmagazine.

Meghan has contributed to public media outlets up and down California, from KQED in San Francisco and KVIE in Sacramento to KCET TV in L.A. She has reported abroad from South Africa, Germany, India, Israel and the West Bank.

Meghan got her Masters from USC's Annenberg School of Journalism and her B.A. in English from UCLA, but she is not torn when it comes to rooting for sports teams (it would be impolitic to reveal her allegiance).

Meghan would love to hear from you. Send her story ideas, grumbles and comments at memccarty [at] scpr.org


Stories by Meghan McCarty

Tiny mite beats out cheetah as world's fastest land animal

The mite, which is no bigger than a sesame seed, was studied by a team of researchers based at Pomona College in Claremont.

SpaceX challenges Air Force rocket contracts in court

SpaceX has filed a complaint against the Air Force, claiming it awarded a recent contract to launch military satellites without a competitive bid process.

'Foamy Bark Canker' fungus killing California oak trees

A fungus never before seen in California oak trees is threatening the state's coastal live oaks. It causes a condition known as "foamy bark canker disease."

Where to eat Creole and celebrate Mardi Gras in LA

The owners of Harold & Belle's in South LA hail from New Orleans, and the restaurant has been serving traditional Creole food for three generations.

How LA's water gets from the Eastern Sierras to your cup

KPCC's Meghan McCarty travels to the Eastern Sierras to trace the origin of LA's water and to explain how it makes it from a natural spring to your tap.

Summer Food: Cooling down naeng-myun style in Koreatown

As part of our summer food series, where we introduce you to meals best served on sizzling hot summer days, Meghan McCarty brings us a hot weather specialty from Korea.

Baja Mexico's thriving wine region faces unique challenges (Photos)

Mexico is well-known for its alcoholic offerings from beer to tequila, to the newly popular mescal. But Baja California is also home to a thriving wine region.

SFO crash-landing: Early data indicates plane's approach was too slow (Photos)

NTSB spokesman on Sunday gave initial findings of data from flight; two victims were headed with other Chinese students for program in San Fernando Valley.

Dog shooting video: Protesters rally at Hawthorne Police Department

Those angered by the killing are gathering at the Hawthorne Police Department Saturday. Police say they want the protest to be safe.

Sunnylands: A desert retreat for presidents, politicians and movie stars

This weekend, the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage will serve as the backdrop for the meeting between President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' gets a 'ReRite' on its 100th anniversary

Starting tomorrow the Pacific Symphony in Santa Ana will commemorate the landmark anniversary with a series of orchestral performances. Recently, the symphony asked the public to submit their own interpretations of Stravinsky's work for a project they're calling the "ReRite of Spring."

Forage for food in your own backyard

Producer Meghan McCarty sets out on a foraging expedition to find out which edible plants (and creatures) can be found right in our backyards.

'Liberace Extravaganza!': The man behind the flashy costumes (photos)

The book "Liberace Extravaganza!" features hundreds of photos of the performer and his stunning outfits. Co-author and costume designer Connie Furr Soloman talks about his legacy.

Emily Rapp's 'The Still Point of the Turning World'

Emily Rapp's son is the subject of a new book about the turning point in her life.

Picture This: Louie Palu captures horrors of the Mexican drug war

Louie Palu spent a year photographing the cross-border drug trade, from checkpoints in Texas and Arizona to villages deep into cartel country. Warning: graphic images.