East County Magazine
San Diego, CA
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The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays at 5 p.m. and reruns Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Reina Menasche is host of “Bookshelf.” She calls her first love “writing fiction,” though she is also a professional social worker, university instructor, and actress. Her
She has performed in theatres and festivals throughout San Diego for the last 15 years. These roles include historical characters with “Our Stories” and at the Mark Twain Fest in Old Town, as well as many venues with Chronos Theatre Group, where she also serves as Educational Director. One of Reina’s original educational plays, The Brain Game, received an Innovative Grant by the First 5 Commission of San Diego in 2005.
Our show, like our online news site at www.EastCountyMagazine.org , has a mission to reflect all voices in our region, especially those under-represented in other media such as Native Americans, immigrants and refugees from around the world, and rural voices. We interview top newsmakers across San Diego County’s diverse inland region that encompasses cities, small towns, mountains and desert regions. Plus we cover the hottest issues locally and nationally from politics to environmental controversies, as well as arts, music, culture and much more.
East County Magazine (ECM) has won 97 major journalism awards including the Sol Price Award for Responsible Journalism, the League of Women Voters Media Award, plus first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club for investigative reporting, multicultural and environmental news coverage. Founded in 2008, ECM is a division of the nonprofit Heartland Coalition. Dedicated to keeping people safe and informed, ECM also established the East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.