Paul Glickman

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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 a Senior Editor. He is currently in charge of KPCC’s health care, immigration and public safety reporters.

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

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.

Court extends Porter Ranch housing subsidies

An appellate court orders a new hearing on how long SoCal Gas must keep paying to house thousands of people displaced by the Porter Ranch natural gas leak.

CDC says there's now no doubt Zika virus causes birth defects

Experts had been cautious about making a definitive link despite a surge of babies born with a rare birth defect in Brazil during the Zika outbreak.

Analysis leaves questions about high lead levels near Exide

A state analysis finds 6-year-olds near the former battery recycler had higher blood lead levels, but suggests the age of their homes could also be a factor.

LA County to seek extra time for Porter Ranch displaced to go home

The County will ask SoCal Gas to keep paying for temporary housing for those displaced by the natural gas leak beyond Friday's deadline.

Assisted suicide becomes law in California on June 9

The law will allow some terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication from their doctor.

Porter Ranch displaced residents get 3 more weeks to move home (updated)

A Superior Court judge agreed Thursday to force SoCal Gas to subsidize temporary housing for displaced Porter Ranch residents until March 18.

LA County to test air inside some Porter Ranch homes (updated)

The public health department will select 100-200 homes in the most affected area. Testing could begin by the end of next week and will take a couple of weeks.

Behavior modification might curb antibiotic overprescribing

A USC-led study finds comparing providers' prescription rates with peers and requiring written justification both led to fewer inappropriate drug orders.

Olympus recalls medical scope linked to 'superbug' infections

The move comes two days after a sharply critical report from the Senate Health Committee.

Thousands attend memorial for San Bernardino victims

The Dec. 2 attack that left 14 dead and 22 wounded brought out "the very best in our characters ... We showed the world that ... we are San Bernardino strong,"

FDA eases restrictions on blood donations from gay men

But the new policy still bars donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year. Gay rights activists criticize the restriction.