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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

'Life Itself' documentary a fitting cinematic tribute to Roger Ebert

The new documentary, "Life Itself," follows the life and death of legendary film critic, Roger Ebert.

'Metastasis': The Spanish-language 'Breaking Bad' gets cooking

A Spanish language version of the hit AMC TV series, "Breaking Bad" has begun airing on Univision station Unimas. But as the Royale with Cheese is to the Quarter Pounder, there are some little differences.

Triple digit heat expected in Southern California

A heat wave is expected to strike Southern California this week with temperatures topping 100 degrees in Los Angeles by Wednesday.

JPL uses GPS data to track Sierra snowpack

Scientists have found one more tool to help monitor water in California. They’re using GPS to measure the weight of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Can you tell fake laughter from real? Take this audio quiz

A UCLA researchers played these samples of both for test subjects and discovered that we're fooled only part of the time. How do you score?

Fukushima radiation not detected in kelp beds yet

A project to monitor radiation levels from the Fukushima nuclear leak in kelp beds on the West Coast has found no contamination in its initial testing.

Tequila to lose weight? Agave sugars found to help diabetes

A form of sugar made from the plant used to make tequila could help people lose weight and manage diabetes, according to new research.

From Mars to the stage: JPL Choir explores math and music

The JPL Choir will perform a free concert at the Pasadena Symphony's Ambassador Auditorium Saturday night, proving the strong link between music and math and science.

Good: SoCal's air is better. Bad: It's still the worst in the US

The L.A. metropolitan area was again ranked worst for ozone pollution, the American Lung Association reported.

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.