He nearly died in 2011 at the Reno Air Races, but today he’s a competitor in the event. In today’s podcast we meet Jason Barksdale, who flies the Tony The Tiger plane in the annual International Championship Air Races.
“It was all I wanted to do,” he said about racing an airplane.
We also go downtown for the first ever PokeCrawl, plus some other upcoming events.
Also in this episode:
- The Reno response to Amy Schumer
- An update on the SOS Washoe campaign
- What the city is doing about affordable housing
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.