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David encourages others to pursue their passions and make a difference with their lives. His radio commentaries on the heart-and-soul issues of life can be heard Mondays at 5:35 and 7:35 am.

David encourages others to pursue their passions and make a difference with their lives. His radio commentaries on the heart-and-soul issues of life can be heard Mondays at 5:35 and 7:35 am.
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Location:

Reno, NV

Description:

David encourages others to pursue their passions and make a difference with their lives. His radio commentaries on the heart-and-soul issues of life can be heard Mondays at 5:35 and 7:35 am.

Language:

English

Contact:

KUNR Mail Stop 0294 University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV 89557-0294 (775) 682-6062


Episodes

Reviewing Code Red Procedures For Washoe County Schools

8/17/2019
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Last week, Galena High School in South Reno was ordered into a code red lockdown after a concerned parent called law enforcement to report a perceived threat. The lockdown was quickly lifted but caused a lot of concern. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano sat down with Irene Payne, a district spokesperson, to break down what a code red means, along with discussing student and parent procedures.

Duration:00:04:41

The Legal History Of Language Access Services

8/16/2019
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Hospitals and clinics are federally required to provide language assistance services for individuals who speak or understand limited English. However, a study on health disparities found that nearly one-third of hospitals in the country do not provide interpretation services. Our bilingual reporter Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez helps us understand these laws and what they mean for individuals.

Duration:00:04:16

A Bilingual Therapist’s Call For Greater Access To Mental Healthcare

8/16/2019
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Finding the right therapist can be challenging. The search can be even more difficult for Spanish-speakers due to limited resources and cultural stigma. Our reporter Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez spoke with Frank Lemus, a bilingual licensed therapist in Reno, about these challenges.

Duration:00:04:27

Learning Spanish And Inclusion As A Third Grader

8/16/2019
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In Washoe County, school started this week and some classrooms are back to learning in Spanish. Kaleb Fikes is one of those students. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano visited his family to learn more about their experience with bilingual immersion .

Duration:00:05:04

Keeping Up With Language Interpretation Demand

8/15/2019
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In Nevada, there's a growing need for medical interpretation and translation services from English to Spanish in local hospitals and clinics. So, how are we keeping up? KUNR’s Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez reports.

Duration:00:05:47

Time & Place: Diversity In Reno's Schools

8/15/2019
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It may not feel like fall out there yet, but for students throughout our region, summer vacation is over and school is back in session. In this episode of “Time & Place,” historian Alicia Barber takes a look back at the development of Reno’s public schools and some of the neighborhoods they served.

Duration:00:03:36

The Art Of Racing In The Rain

8/14/2019
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A film based on the best-selling book.

Duration:00:02:09

Stopping Your Meds

8/14/2019
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It may take weeks for the medication to begin working.

Duration:00:01:07

Is The Robotic Revolution Upon Us?

8/14/2019
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For nearly a century, they’ve been at the forefront of science fiction. They’ve been both heroes and villains. Sometimes they’re highly sophisticated and intelligent, while others are a bit more bumbling and even neurotic. We’re talking, of course, about robots.

Duration:00:21:00

The Farewell

8/9/2019
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A movie based on an actual lie.

Duration:00:02:08

Stop Trying To Do It All

8/9/2019
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Choose where you spend your time with care.

Duration:00:01:06

Recent Shootings Raise Questions About Nevada's Gun Laws

8/6/2019
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The recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California have, once again, raised concerns about gun laws around the country. Case in point: the Gilroy shooting, which left three people dead and a dozen more injured at a festival last month. According to police, the shooter used a semi-automatic rifle, known as a WASR 10, purchased legally at a gun shop in Fallon before it was taken across state lines to California where that firearm is banned.

Duration:00:04:35

The Lion King

8/1/2019
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A look at the new version of "The Lion King."

Duration:00:02:11

Don't Worry About Grades

8/1/2019
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Good grades in college don't predict success.

Duration:00:01:12

How Northern Nevada Kept Its Cool

8/1/2019
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Summertime in Northern Nevada can really bring the heat. Fortunately, for most of us, cooling down is as easy as heading to the refrigerator. But it wasn’t always so easy for our region’s residents to chill out in the hot weather, as historian Alicia Barber explains in this episode of “Time & Place.”

Duration:00:03:37

The Life Of A 'Starving Artist' In Nevada

8/1/2019
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Reno is home to many artists, some who paint, some who draw, and even those who perform on the streets to try and earn some extra cash, or in hopes of making a living. Hannah Mills, a reporter for Reno Youth Radio, met with painter Erik Holland at his apartment in the Riverside Artist Lofts. She hoped to learn a little bit more about the life of an artist in her hometown. Here in The Biggest Little City In The World, there is a building tucked in the depths of downtown called the Riverside...

Duration:00:04:10

Drone Infrastructure Flying Through Critical Urban Testing

7/31/2019
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These days, drones are everywhere--from the ones you can buy at your local Costco to news drones giving birds' eye views of sporting events. Soon, you'll even be able to get your Amazon deliveries with the company's "Prime Air" drone fleet.

Duration:00:04:35

Reno's Gay Rodeo: Bucking Stereotypes In The '70s And '80s

7/31/2019
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1983 was a tough year for Reno’s LGBTQ+ community. The AIDS epidemic had reached Nevada. And the Gay Rodeo was facing a stronger threat of violence than in years past. An article from the Reno Evening Gazette said that anonymous telephone calls to Reno’s three main television stations warned that snipers were poised to shoot attendees. Despite threats on multiple fronts, the event was one of the few times that being openly gay was generally accepted in the Biggest Little City.

Duration:00:04:19

Interview: What It Means To Be A Teacher

7/31/2019
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Emilio Milo is a student reporter for KUNR’s Reno Youth Radio Program. He conducted an interview with his high school history teacher Jessica Fralick who works at the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology in Reno. In their conversation, Fralick reflects on her career as a teacher and how it has changed her life What are some influences in choosing this career? Are there people, like a mother or father figure, or somebody like a classmate or a peer [who motivated you]? We all hopefully...

Duration:00:02:43

Lexie's Gift: Clothing For Those In Transition

7/29/2019
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In Reno, countless adults and children are in transition. They may be homeless, in the foster care system, or recovering from substance abuse. A local, nonprofit organization called Lexie’s Gift is helping those in transition by providing clothing for free. Kylee Warden of Reno Youth Radio visited the shop and has this story. Lexie’s Gift is tucked away in a nondescript building among many others in the industrial zone of South Reno. Two years ago, Barbara Marcoe lost her daughter, Lexie...

Duration:00:03:34