Anh Gray

Local Food Bank Distributing Millions Of Meals As Hunger Persists

About one in seven Nevadans struggle with hunger. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada—or FBNN—distributes millions of pounds of food each year. The organization’s President and CEO Al Brislain says about 70 percent of the families they’re serving live in poverty. “I mean we’re seeing some really good jobs coming into Reno, and that’s great, but people who don’t have a skill, if they’re on the working end of a shovel, they’re not making that much,” Brislain explains. “And so if they’ve got a couple of kids or a single mom that’s working part-time in a retail shop or something like that, the money that they have, often times the ends don’t meet.”

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Jack's Entertainment Picks for 10-22-09

Oct 22, 2009

Jack previews two upcoming Reno Philharmonic Orchestra concerts and reviews a recent Reno Chamber Orchestra concert.

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 10-15-09

Oct 15, 2009

Jack reviews Bruka Theater's production of "The Architect" and the upcoming performance by the Reno Chamber Orchestra.

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 10-1-09

Oct 1, 2009

Jack reviews Nevada Opera's production of Bizet's "Carmen."

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 9-24-09

Sep 24, 2009

Jack Neal reviews the Reno Chamber Orchestra's recent season opening concert and the Reno Little Theater's production of Cliffhanger.

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 09-17-09

Sep 17, 2009

This week Jack previews the season openers for the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Chamber Orchestra.

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 9-10-09

Sep 10, 2009

On this weeks program Jack reviews the Reno Philharmonic and Reno Little Theater's "Don Juan in Hell"

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 09-03-09

Sep 8, 2009

On the 9-3 edition of Jack's Picks, a look at "Don Juan in Hell" and "42nd Street"

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 08-27-09

Aug 28, 2009

Holding center stage this week is the stunning announcement that Michael Borowitz, artistic Director for Nevada Opera, has left the company effective yesterday, then there is my preview of the Sierra Nevada Ballet, which performs Friday evening at 7:30 at the gorgeous Lake Tahoe Amphitheater at Sand Harbor, Nevada, and my review of that other fabulous dance show, "42nd Street," which is now playing at Reno's Eldorado Hotel Casino.

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 8-20-09

Aug 21, 2009

Holding center stage this week are Jack's reviews of Greg London's "Iconman" Now playing at Harrah's Reno, and "Get Hypnotized" with comedian hypnotist Chris Cady now playing weekends at Reno's Pioneer Center Underground.

Jack's Entertainment Picks for 8-06-09

Aug 5, 2009

8-6-09 Jack previews the musical "42nd Street" playing now at Reno's Eldorado Casino.

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