New KPBS Show Examines Realities of Today’s Economy

When San Diego’s new weeknight local news and analysis show KPBS Evening Edition launches next week, the focus will be squarely on the economy.

In addition to a marquee five-part series, hosts Dwane Brown and Joanne Faryon will also cue a look at the booming business currently being done by area thrift stores and, later in the first week, a piece on unemployment in the Imperial Valley. Currently, more than a third of that area’s workforce is without full-time employment. Each weeknight, one of the station’s beat reporters will also join in for a themed discussion, as follows:

Monday – Biz/Tech Desk
Tuesday – Healthy San Diego Desk
Wednesday – Fronteras Desk
Thursday – Community Desk
Friday – Culture Desk

The show anchors are both KPBS veterans. Faryon, originally from Canada, won a Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism for her documentary about San Diego Supervisors, while Brown was one of the first broadcasters to stream video interviews on the Internet… way back in 1999!

[H/T Current Public Media]