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Meghan McCarty Carino
Commuting and Mobility Reporter
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 Carino
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.
California craft distillers are pushing to change a Prohibition-era law that restricts them from having paid tasting rooms and selling bottles of their product on site. Wineries and breweries have had that right for decades.
The LA County Science Fair may not have enough money to provide basics like tables and chairs in the hall where projects will be displayed. Meghan McCarty reports.
Coffee growers in Central America are facing a crisis due to coffee rust, a fungus that prevents the plant's leaves from going through photosynthesis.
What are we going to call the Charles Shaw brand wine now that Trader Joes has increased its price from a reasonable $1.99 to a whopping $2.49?
Meghan McCarty brings you a number of ways to get into the Los Angeles scene, including a Bastille Day celebration and the L.A. regional air guitar championships.
The study says Asians now surpass Hispanics in new immigrant arrivals, increasing by 10 percent as Hispanic immigration drops more than 30.
Next Tuesday, Californians will vote on Proposition 29, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents to $1.87.
Meghan McCarty is back with your Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best weekend entertainments around LA: spring square dancing, Indian Film Festival and 626 Night Market.
Meghan McCarty offers a roundup of events to get you off the couch in this weekend.
Things to do while you wait for the return of "Mad Men" Sunday night.
One of the most highly anticipated beers in the country hits L.A. this week – Pliny the Younger from Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, California.
Need an alibi this weekend? Consider embracing all things festive and check out Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival - vintage films will show at four theaters in L.A. - or try a performance of "Christmas 4 Bukowski" at Zombie Joe's Underground theater in North Hollywood. And if you're heading east, all the better. Time will fly at the Major League Dreidel spin-off in New York. Head to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn to check out the topsy-turvy tournament.
Need an alibi this weekend? Consider embracing all things festive and check out Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival – vintage films will show at four theaters in L.A. – or try a performance of "Burkowski Christmas" at Zombie Joe's Underground theater in North Hollywood. And if you're heading east, all the better. Time will fly at the Major League Dreidel spin-off in New York. Head to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn to check out the topsy-turvy tournament.
OMG, the birthplace of the Internet will soon be honored with a museum in Westwood.