Issue: September 22, 2011

Hi, folks,

Welcome to this week's issue of the RN&R.

Reno is in transition ­that much is clear in Brad Bynum's cover story about local radio's uncertain future, yet another example of how money and technology influence creativity for good and bad. In Green, Nevada's seasonal changes give us a chance to revel in the satisfaction of fall gardening. In News, Dennis Myers addresses how environmental change can lead to monumental effects, as discussed in the influential book Cadillac Desert. And Jessica Santina illustrates the power of theater as a source for escape and inspiration with an overview of upcoming performances.

In the wake of the Air Races tragedy, Northern Nevada has gone through the wringer lately. But if this issue says anything, it's the importance of tradition and community, and the necessity of progress.

There's something enticingly foreboding about this season. As our environment and community are submerged into the autumn darkness, the chill encompasses both a beauty and a bite.

Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd afraid of change.

Happy fall equinox,

Ashley Hennefer

RN&R special projects editor