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KUNR: Community Voices

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KUNR's weekly half-hour program featuring conversations with people throughout our region in the arts, nonprofit, education and business communities.

KUNR's weekly half-hour program featuring conversations with people throughout our region in the arts, nonprofit, education and business communities.
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Reno, NV

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KUNR's weekly half-hour program featuring conversations with people throughout our region in the arts, nonprofit, education and business communities.

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Nevada Museum Of Art Highlights 80 Western Artists In 'Unsettled'

10/13/2017
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“Unsettled,” the Nevada Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, forces attention away from traditional art spaces, like New York, and brings an emphasis to works created in the West. Our Reporter Stephanie Serrano checked out the exhibit and has this story. At a recent talk at the Nevada Museum of Art, a theater full of community members welcomes JoAnne Northrup, the curator of the exhibition. “Well, someone said something to me yesterday that really resonated, and they said, 'This show is...

Duration: 00:03:34


Nevada Community Health Centers Anxiously Await Federal Funding

10/12/2017
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Last year, about 90 thousand low-income and underserved Nevadans depended on community health centers to access care. By the start of next year, about $11 million in federal funding could dry up, leaving these centers in limbo. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports. At the end of last month, Congress failed to renew the Community Health Centers Fund which provides support to what’s known as Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs. Sharon Chamberlain heads up Northern Nevada HOPES based...

Duration: 00:01:00


Before Reno And Sparks, There Was Huffaker's

10/11/2017
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The Truckee Meadows is known today for its two major cities of Reno and Sparks. But the valley was once home to a number of small, though vibrant, population centers with their own stories and a few visible reminders. Historian Alicia Barber describes one of them in this segment of Time and Place . Long before Sparks, before Reno, even before there was a Nevada, the Truckee Meadows was home to a handful of communities that have been all but forgotten. One of the largest was Huffaker’s,...

Duration: 00:02:39


Less than Half of Nevada Students Reading on Grade Level

10/10/2017
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Less than half of all students in Nevada were able to score proficient on reading tests during the 2016-2017 school year. At the same time, only 35 percent of students were able to get the same score on math exams. That’s according to data released by the Nevada Department of Education. Paul, thank you for joining me. I’m happy to be here… So, the Nevada Department of Education recently released data detailing school performance around the state. The information includes the most recent...

Duration: 00:03:57


In Aftermath of Las Vegas Shooting, More Students Seek Counseling

10/9/2017
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In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting more than a week ago, there’s been an increased demand for counseling services at the University of Nevada, Reno. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports. Marcia Cooper is the clinical case manager at UNR’s counseling services and says the tragedy hit close to home. “Many of our students are from the Las Vegas area or they know people who live in Las Vegas, they have some kind of connection to there, plus this is our state, this is who we are," Cooper explains....

Duration: 00:01:15


Pet Therapy Pooches Offer Comfort To UNR Students Ater Las Vegas Shooting

10/9/2017
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One out of five students at the University of Nevada, Reno hails from the Las Vegas area. The recent mass shooting has left many students anxious and sad. Reno Public Radio Anh Gray reports that a campus pet therapy program is offering a bit of solace. Paws4Love is a nonprofit dog therapy agency. Seven of their trained crisis intervention dogs are making visits to campus to comfort students. They're all different breeds ranging from a miniature poodle to a pit bull mix. Petting a black lab...

Duration: 00:01:00


TMCC Grieving For Student Lost In Las Vegas Tragedy

10/6/2017
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A student at Truckee Meadows Community College is one of the victims who was killed during the Las Vegas shooting Sunday. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports. His name is Austin Meyer and he was at the country music festival celebrating his 24th birthday with his fiancée, Dana Getreu, who is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. Meyer was in the transportation technologies program at TMCC, which is a small cohort of students who work together closely. Kyle Dalpe is the dean...

Duration: 00:01:32


En Español: Oficiales y miembros de la iglesia disipan miedos sobre inmigración

10/5/2017
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La iglesia del Ministerio Palabra de Vida en Reno organizó un foro con agencias de seguridad y organizaciones de la comunidad para conversar sobre temas para inmigrantes y refugiados. La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer tiene la historia. Todos los asientos de Ministerio Palabra de Vida estaban ocupados, con cientos de miembros de las distintas comunidades de la ciudad. Para el Pastor Cesar Minera, la ubicación del foro en su iglesia fue crucial para la asistencia al evento. “Creemos que la...

Duration: 00:02:54


Las Vegas Tragedy Reverberating At UNR

10/4/2017
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Hundreds of students gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno last night for a vigil. It was held in honor of those hurt or killed in Las Vegas Sunday, and our reporter Jacob Solis has the story. The night started with music performed by students, and its melodies set the tone for an hour filled with grief, sadness, and hope. About one-fifth of UNR’s students come from Southern Nevada, which means the campus community has been hit particularly hard. The chilly weather did little to stop...

Duration: 00:02:42


Connecticut Medical Community Reaches Out To Nevada After Las Vegas Shooting

10/4/2017
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The Nevada State Medical Association (NSMA) is a nonprofit agency representing doctors in the state. After the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night, NSMA Executive Director Catherine O’Mara says she received many calls from around the country from medical and trauma groups offering to help. The first call she received Monday morning was from her counterpart in Connecticut, who wanted to share what the medical community in that state had learned from the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting...

Duration: 00:03:45


New Stories Of Heroism From Las Vegas

10/3/2017
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People are slowly starting to get back to the Las Vegas Strip, after Sunday night's mass shooting. And stories are beginning to trickle out about how residents and visitors helped save lives during the massacre.

Duration: 00:03:15


Reno Mourns For Las Vegas

10/3/2017
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Mourners gathered in downtown Reno, Monday night to hold a vigil for the 59 people killed and more than 500 injured during Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger has this report.

Duration: 00:03:32


Las Vegas Reporter: "It Feels Like Time Is Standing Still"

10/2/2017
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After a mass shooting during a country music concert in Las Vegas left dozens dead and hundreds more injured, the community is left to come together to make sense of the tragedy.

Duration: 00:04:18


Federal Officials Search Reno Property Owned By Las Vegas Shooter

10/2/2017
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Authorities in Reno, Nevada have been searching a house owned by Stephen Paddock, the man believed to be behind the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Duration: 00:00:53


Reno Blood Bank Gets Surge Of Donors After Las Vegas Shooting

10/2/2017
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Nevadans woke up this morning to hear that the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place in their state. And within hours, a blood bank in Reno had a line out the door. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports. Dozens of people flocked to a United Blood Services center as soon as it opened. Skylar Noetzel is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno who’s resting alongside others who’ve just donated. “A close friend of mine was actually injured and we hadn’t heard...

Duration: 00:00:39


Law Enforcement And Church Assuage Immigrant Fears

9/29/2017
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A Reno church held a forum this week in partnership with local law enforcement and community organizations to cover topics for immigrants and refugees. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story. All the seats in Ministerio Palabra de Vida were full, with more than 100 community members. For Pastor Cesar Minera, the location for the forum played a big role in the attendance. “Creemos que la gente confía en las iglesias,” dijo él. “Tal vez ya no hay muchos lugares en donde se pueda...

Duration: 00:02:19


Circa 1904: Nevada's First Electric Streetcar Line Was In Reno

9/27/2017
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These days, many look to electric cars and buses as the future of transportation. But using electricity to power vehicles isn’t entirely new. In fact, Reno was on the cutting edge of electric transit more than a century ago. Historian Alicia Barber explains in this segment of Time and Place . Imagine a time when the fastest way to get around town was by horse and buggy or bicycle. Then picture the excitement that must have surrounded the opening of Nevada’s first electric streetcar line on...

Duration: 00:02:38


Student Growth, Research Opportunities, Diversity Issues Top of Mind for UNR President

9/27/2017
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University of Nevada Reno President Marc Johnson says the state of the school is strong, citing increased student enrollment as well as gains in becoming the state's only top-tier research institution. The president also discussed issues surrounding diversity and inclusion on campus. For the seventh time since taking the top job at UNR, Marc Johnson delivered his annual state of the university address to a ballroom filled with staff, faculty and community members. This year, Johnson...

Duration: 00:02:30


UNR Forum Looks At Economic Impacts Of Climate Change

9/27/2017
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Scientists and community leaders gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno to discuss the impacts of climate change—on the environment and the economy.

Duration: 00:01:39


New Workforce Housing Development Underway In Rural Nevada

9/27/2017
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A new residential development has officially broken ground in Dayton, which developers say will add much-needed housing to the small town northeast of Carson City. But rather than sell the homes at market value, builders say the price will come with a significant discount.

Duration: 00:03:48

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