Paul Glickman Senior Editor, Health Care & Investigative

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Paul Glickman served as KPCC’s first News Director, from 2000 to 2012. In 2012, he stepped into his new role as Sr. Editor, Health Care and Investigative.

Paul worked for many years as a radio and print reporter in California, Central America, and Washington, D.C. In the mid-1980s he was based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, an excellent vantage point for covering two neighboring wars: the conflict in El Salvador, where the U.S.-backed government fought Cuban-backed guerrillas, and the war in Nicaragua, where the Cuban-backed government fought U.S.-backed guerrillas.

In the 1990s Glickman was a foreign editor at National Public Radio, overseeing the network's coverage of such historic events as the Rwandan genocide and South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy.

An L.A. native, Glickman grew up in Gardena and Sherman Oaks. He lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife Janetta and their sons Jonah and Caleb.

Stories by Paul Glickman

LA, Gardens Regional Hospital settle patient 'dumping' case

The hospital denies any wrongdoing, says it only settled because it's in bankruptcy, and accuses L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer of "political grandstanding."

2 LA Supes criticize industry's drug take-back efforts

Drug industry trade groups unveil a public education campaign focused on take-back events and locations. Supervisors Kuehl and Solis say the effort falls short.

LA County eyes private firm for care of mentally ill inmates

On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a motion to contract with a private firm to expand care for medium-security inmates with serious mental illness.

Seeking solutions to the Sunshine Canyon stench

Supervisor Antonovich's motion would direct three county departments to explore what can be done about the huge landfill's bad smells.

LA County sues SoCal Gas over shut-off valves

In the wake of the massive Porter Ranch gas leak, the county seeks to force the company to install underground shut-off valves on all of its wells.

California makes vaccines mandatory — which side are you on?

California’s new law requiring almost all children entering daycare, kindergarten or seventh grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday.

SoCal trauma centers: No surge in July 4th fireworks injuries

At least three Southern Californians suffered severe hand injuries, but several regional trauma centers saw just a handful of people hurt by fireworks.

Opponents sue to overturn California’s new vaccination law

Plaintiffs say the law's elimination of the Personal Belief Exemption violates the state constitution's guarantee of public education for all kids.

Pacifica Hospital to pay $1M to settle 'patient dumping' case

This is Pacifica Hospital of the Valley's second settlement with the city of LA. In 2014, it paid $500,000 and adopted homeless discharge protocols.

Kaiser says 4-day nurse walkout won't disrupt patient care

Kaiser has hired hundreds of replacement nurses and says there is no need for patients to reschedule appointments or procedures.

Maywood fire evacuees can't return home yet

After a suggestion that the all-clear could come by Saturday, L.A. County Public Health says it will take "several days" to release the results of indoor air samples.

County supes set aside drug take-back plan

Pharmaceutical manufacturers will not have to set up and run a countywide program as originally proposed. Instead, supervisors will review an industry education campaign in November.

LA County to SoCal Gas: Resume cleaning Porter Ranch houses

The county had stopped the cleanup of displaced residents' houses on Sunday, saying it was inadequate. About 2,500 households still have not gone home.

SoCal Gas asks court to block Porter Ranch cleaning order

SoCal Gas is challenging L.A. County's directive that the company clean any home around Porter Ranch at its own expense if the residents want a cleaning.

BPA warning signs go up in stores. How dangerous is it?

The chemical is in the linings of cans and bottles. The state says it can harm the female reproductive system. The FDA says it's safe.