News and Views- Pandemic Stories -

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Saturday March 21, 2020.

It’s News & Views, everyone’s most favorite podcast about Reno and a lot of other stuff—with Jim Scripps (@Jim_S) and Ryan Jerz (@mrjerz).

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The first in what we hope is a diverse series about how local business has been affected during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. We hope to cover not just that things are bad, but how each business that continues to operate has had to change they way they operate.

Bob Conrad is the publisher of, a small local news site. Bob discusses with us how the site has had to change how things work. With the state of Nevada being effectively shut down to the gathering of crowds, a key source of advertising—local bars and restaurants—has dried up. We discuss how this has changed This is Reno. We also discuss what Bob has seen in his role as journalist in the response of local government.

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