“I kind of had a nervous breakdown about six years ago and kind of got out of the circle of life so to speak. I just haven't been able to pick myself back up,” Jerry Jackson said.
Prince Nesta / Our Town Reno

Our Town Reno: Mental Health Breakdown Leads To Homelessness

Jerry Jackson used to be an operations manager for a hazardous waste facility. That was before he suffered a mental health breakdown. Now, he's homeless and lives in downtown Reno. He spoke to our student contributor Prince Nesta about life on the streets and his struggle to find work.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Aug 6, 2010

Dan Erwine looks at research into the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome being conducted in Reno by the Whittemore-Peterson Institute. The institute moves into its new home at UNR's Center for Molecular Medicine this month. In the studio is Mike Hillerby, Vice-President of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute.

Road Diet

Jul 30, 2010

Dan Erwine describes the "Road Diet," new street painting on Arlington Avenue and California Street in Reno. The intent is to improve safety for bicycles on city streets. In the studio was Scott Gibson, project manager for the Regional Transportation Commission.

Social Security

Jul 23, 2010

This week, Dan Erwine talks about the Social Security deficit and whether your monthly check will be there when you need it. The guest is Christopher K. Abts, founder and president of Cornerstone Retirement Group in Reno.

Feds Consider Listing Tree as Endangered

Jul 19, 2010
US Forest Service

StoryCorps Reno

Jul 19, 2010

Hal Taylor and Tova Ramos signed up for an interview in the StoryCorps booth while it was in Reno. Then they continued the conversation.

Fields to Fork

Jul 16, 2010

This week on Nevada Newsline, Dan Erwine tries to understand the different levels of organic produce and how farm-fresh foods are certified organic. In the studio this week was Dan Smith, a nutritional counselor and Stephen Bird, an inspector with California Certified Organic Farmers. Also, the latest on Hot August Nights.

Nevada's Casino Industry

Jul 9, 2010

Dan Erwine takes a look at the health of Northern Nevada's casino industry. Joining him in the studio is David Farahi, Director of Investor Relations at Monarch Casino and Resort which owns the Atlantis in Reno.

New Sources of Energy

Jul 2, 2010

Dan Erwine exlores news sources of energy in light of the BP oil spill. Joining him in the studios is Chuck Coronella, associate professor in UNR's Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.

Changes in Print Journalism

Jun 28, 2010

Dan Erwine talks about big changes in print journalism. Beryl Love, Executive Editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal describes the innovative ways his newspaper covered this month's Nevada primary election.

StoryCorps Reno

Jun 25, 2010

A conversation between Lucy Bouldin and Sara Erwine

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