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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Interview: Overcoming Obstacles On The Path To Graduation

9/25/2017
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Karen Rubio works for Truckee Meadows Community College, helping recruit high school students to the school. She's a first-generation college grad who started at TMCC before transferring to UNR. While in school at age 20, Karen became pregnant. Then, during the pregnancy, her mother died unexpectedly. “At that point, it was the first time I said, ‘I’m just going to give up.’ I was like, ‘What am I trying to do? I’m eight months pregnant.’ I was going through a lot,” she remembers. Despite...

Duration: 00:05:06


Nevada GOP Leaders Split On Healthcare Reform Bill

9/21/2017
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The latest bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would change how Nevada gets healthcare funding. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has the details. A key provision in the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill would replace the tax credits and subsidies states get under the ACA with block grants. Supporters, including co-sponsor Senator Dean Heller, say that this type of funding provides more autonomy and flexibility. Chuck Duarte heads up Community Health Alliance in Reno. He’s critical of...

Duration: 00:01:37


What Can Nevada’s Turtles Tell Us About The Environment?

9/21/2017
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The Western Pond Turtle has been a part of the Carson Valley since at least the 1860s. Yet, scientists know very little about the population in Nevada—and what it can tell us about overall ecosystem health.

Duration: 00:04:31


Fathering

9/21/2017
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Child rearing has traditionally been a women's job. That needs to change.

Duration: 00:02:10


Resilience #2

9/21/2017
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Everyone faces adversity. Being able to come back from hard times is crucial to having a good life.

Duration: 00:01:39


Resilience

9/21/2017
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You can learn resilience at any age.

Duration: 00:01:48


"mother!"

9/21/2017
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Robin looks at the strange new film by Daren Aronofsky.

Duration: 00:02:09


If Reno Were A Coffee, What Kind Would It Be?

9/21/2017
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From time to time, KUNR likes to highlight some of the work being done by our community partners. That includes Niche Podcast , which profiles people in Reno with unique passions and hobbies, like Joe Marino, who owns a local coffee shop in MidTown. Contributor David Calvert stopped by the shop to learn more about Joe's business and his story. Marino owns Blue Whale Coffee Company in MidTown Reno, one of many small, local coffee shops popping up in the city. “Well, coffee is actually a lot...

Duration: 00:03:36


Small Business Resource Guide Releases In Spanish

9/19/2017
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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has released a small business resource guide in both English and Spanish. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has more. Cortez Masto introduced the business guide to about 40 people at the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce last week. The booklet has information about topics that are confusing for many people, like federal grants and what advising agencies business owners can utilize. Common issues for business owners include lack of access to capital and providing...

Duration: 00:01:25


Local Food Bank Distributing Millions Of Meals As Hunger Persists

9/18/2017
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About one in seven Nevadans struggle with hunger. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada—or FBNN—distributes millions of pounds of food each year. The organization’s President and CEO Al Brislain says about 70 percent of the families they’re serving live in poverty. “I mean we’re seeing some really good jobs coming into Reno, and that’s great, but people who don’t have a skill, if they’re on the working end of a shovel, they’re not making that much,” Brislain explains. “And so if they’ve got a...

Duration: 00:04:44


Reno Council Moving Strip Clubs To Edge Of Town

9/15/2017
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The Reno City Council has voted to require adult businesses, like strip clubs, to move out of the downtown area to industrial zones closer to the edges of town. Our political reporter Paul Boger covered the marathon city council meeting where this decision took place and shared the details with our host Danna O'Connor. The move by city leaders came last night during a four-hour debate on the matter. Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus says this puts Reno in line with other cities around the nation....

Duration: 00:04:13


Folkloric Ballet Creates Connection To Ancestry

9/15/2017
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Folkloric ballet is a traditional Latin American dance that focuses on local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Reno Youth Radio reporter Veronica Garcia explores the significance of Mexican folkloric ballet and expresses her love for dance. Folkloric ballet is not just for a good time, but a good way to learn more of history. "Like many forms of art, dance is a special way people can represent something, even from their past," Garcia says. The male dancers wear silver suits and the...

Duration: 00:03:47


Youth Radio: Meet Truckee Ski Prodigy Cody LaPlant

9/15/2017
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Reno-Tahoe has given rise to a lot of snow-sport Olympians. One of the up-and-coming athletes is a local Truckee student Cody LaPlant. He is a freshman in high school and a member of the US Ski Team. Reno Youth Radio’s Jacob Lee interviewed him about the pressures of school and performing at world-class events. At 15 years old, Cody is the youngest athlete on the US Ski Team. He realized that he wanted to compete when he was just 9. “I didn’t really think of it as competition. I was just...

Duration: 00:02:16


Interview: UNR President Addresses Campus Diversity Post-Charlottesville

9/15/2017
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The University of Nevada, Reno has been dealing with the aftermath of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia where one of its students was photographed participating in a white supremacist rally. The events have sparked broader conversations about diversity on campus -- and vocal criticism of the school's efforts, including the recent appointment of its chief diversity officer. It was a decision made by university president Marc Johnson, who spoke Thursday with our reporter Jacob...

Duration: 00:04:45


Home Again

9/15/2017
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A look at the new film starring Reese Witherspoon.

Duration: 00:10:19


UNR Resignation Calls Diversity Efforts Into Question

9/13/2017
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Ever since a University of Nevada, Reno student was pictured at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, the university has been putting extra effort into touting its diversity. But behind the scenes, concerns are brewing that the administration’s diversity efforts are not as robust as they may seem. And, as Jacob Solis reports, a very public resignation is shining a spotlight on internal divisions. Iris West had worked at UNR for ten years when she decided to...

Duration: 00:04:18


Opinions Differ As Burning Man Evolves

9/13/2017
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Over the past several years, Burning Man as an event has faced criticism. Some believe that the festival has moved too far beyond its roots as a place for artists to display their work. Or where members of the – quote/un-quote – “counterculture” can find support. They argue that it’s become too corporate, a playground for the rich. Others, though, feel like the event is moving in a more sustainable direction. In the very center of Black Rock City stands the Temple of the Golden Spike, it’s...

Duration: 00:03:21


Crying It Out

9/13/2017
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There's a myth that if you pick up a crying baby too often, you will spoil it. Cheryl investigates.

Duration: 00:02:24


Spanking

9/13/2017
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Even after years of research showing that spanking has no positive outcomes for kids, people still argue in favor of using it.

Duration: 00:02:46


Nurture Your Marriage

9/13/2017
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Marriages don't just work because you love each other. You must nurture them.

Duration: 00:02:09

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