Noah Glick

Estimated $4 Billion To Be Bet On Super Bowl

This Sunday, the NFL hosts Super Bowl 50. And with more money being wagered on the game than ever before, there’s a lot at stake for Nevada casinos. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports. This year, an estimated $4.2 billion will be bet on the Super Bowl. However, 97 percent of that, or 4.1 billion, will be done illegally. That’s because of one important distinction. “There are casinos everywhere, but the only place you can bet on sports is in Nevada.” That’s Terry Cox. He’s the director of ...
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Interview: A New Model For Treating Young People With Psychosis

More than 18,000 kids and young adults in Nevada suffer from serious mental illness. A new outpatient program launched in Reno this week will treat young people who have just experienced their first episode of psychosis, without having to institutionalize them. The goal is to eventually offer the service statewide. To learn more, let's turn to our News Director Michelle Billman who interviewed Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and Tracey Green, chief medical officer for the Nevada Divisio...
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Julia Ritchey

Earlier this week we talked to a young cowboy poet on keeping traditional folk songs and stories alive. As we wrap up our coverage of the Western Folklife Center's annual gathering, Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with author and cattlewoman Amy Hale Auker of Prescott, Ariz., on defying the gender norms of cowboy culture.

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As the presidential candidate pool starts to thin after the Iowa caucuses, the nation is now looking to New Hampshire. And in just a few weeks, all eyes will be on Nevada.

Our News Director Michelle Billman talked with two local political scientists to hear their thoughts on which candidates will resonate in the Silver State.  They include Eric Herzik from the University of Nevada, Reno and Fred Lokken from Truckee Meadows Community College.

Nevada Treasurer Talks Faraday Finances In China

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Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz is in China to discuss finances with the owners of Faraday Future. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more.

On a personal trip to China, Treasurer Schwartz will meet with Faraday Future’s parent company, Leshi.

Late last year state officials approved the construction of Faraday Future’s car factory in North Las Vegas with the promise of a $1 billion investment from Leshi’s owner, Jia Yueting. Schwartz was prepared to sign off on $175 million in bonds to finance the factory.

More than 18,000 kids and young adults in Nevada suffer from serious mental illness. A new outpatient program launched in Reno this week will treat young people who have just experienced their first episode of psychosis, without having to institutionalize them. The goal is to eventually offer the service statewide.

To learn more, let's turn to our News Director Michelle Billman who interviewed Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and Tracey Green, chief medical officer for the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Noah Glick

This Sunday, the NFL hosts Super Bowl 50. And with more money being wagered on the game than ever before, there’s a lot at stake for Nevada casinos. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

This year, an estimated $4.2 billion will be bet on the Super Bowl. However, 97 percent of that, or 4.1 billion, will be done illegally. That’s because of one important distinction.

“There are casinos everywhere, but the only place you can bet on sports is in Nevada.”

Julia Ritchey

The Oregon standoff at a national wildlife refuge enters Day 33 with only a few holdouts remaining. So far 11 people have been arrested, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy, sons of defiant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. As Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports, many ranchers say the issues involving public lands are too complex to be minimized to just one group’s actions.  

Ever since Ammon Bundy and a band of anti-government protestors took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, attention has turned to the role the federal government plays in land-use policy.

Theodore Kuchar conducts the Reno Chamber Orchestra
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As KUNR has done for several years, it rebroadcasts performances of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.

Coming up on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.: A rebroadcast of the Reno Chamber Orchestra's live performance from its Jan. 23/24 concert, recorded at Nightingale Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno. This broadcast features violinist Francesca Daygo and the music of Mendelssohn. 

And coming up Feb. 15, 22 and 29: Rebroadcasts of highlights from the RCO's recent Nevada Chamber Music Festival will be featured on KUNR each  of the remaining Mondays in February at 7 p.m.

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A Reno developer's donation to help improve the water quality of Virginia Lake was approved by the Reno City Council last week…but not unanimously. Our contributor from ThisisReno, Bob Conrad, has the story. 

Last fall, Reno developer J. Carter Witt withdrew a donation that he had promised to the city in order to help clean up Virginia Lake. At the time, Witt said the city had defaulted on their agreement, but he also expressed dismay about a proposed city labor ordinance that he said would negatively affect his business.

According to the Children’s Literacy Foundation, nearly 70 percent of America’s fourth graders aren’t reading at a proficient level. A digital company with ties to Reno is giving away a billion ebooks to get more kids reading. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

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A new Nevada law has revised how the state refers to car accidents, changing the word "accident" to "crash." Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman explores why.

State officials are changing the verbage used in every Nevada law related to car crashes. 

"Really, the reason is to send a message that many car crashes are preventable," says Meg Ragonese, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Transportation. 

She says 321 people died on Nevada roads last year.

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Capitalism vs. Climate Change: Naomi Klein lectures Feb. 11 at free UNR Forum for Excellence

While the summits take place and debates rage on over climate change, some wonder why America hasn't made more progress as a global leader on this front. Bestselling author and journalist Naomi Klein says U.S. capitalism as it has evolved today is a major reason. This Changes Everything: Climate Change vs. Capitalism is her latest book and the focus of her presentation as the featured lecturer at the upcoming Forum for Excellence. The Forum for Excellence is presented by the University of Ne...
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Theodore Kuchar conducts the Reno Chamber Orchestra
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KUNR Rebroadcasts RCO Concerts at 7 pm Mondays, Feb. 8-29

As KUNR has done for several years, it rebroadcasts performances of the Reno Chamber Orchestra. Coming up on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.: A rebroadcast of the Reno Chamber Orchestra's live performance from its Jan. 23/24 concert, recorded at Nightingale Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno. This broadcast features violinist Francesca Daygo and the music of Mendelssohn. And coming up Feb. 15, 22 and 29: Rebroadcasts of highlights from the RCO's recent Nevada Chamber Music Festival will be featured on ...
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