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Urban Reno Art: Adding Beauty, Deterring Graffiti

Murals are popping up all over Midtown Reno and trickling into the downtown corridor, as well. The city counts close to 60, making it easy to spot one. Our reporter Holly Hutchings talked with a tagger-turned-muralist who is beautifying the city one painting at a time. The murals are everywhere, covering fences, alleyways and entire sides of businesses. These huge pieces of free art are helping define a neighborhood that wasn’t always so appealing. “This place was definitely rundown. Like...

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Officials with the Washoe County School District say they are anticipating a deficit somewhere between $22 and 28 million for this school year, making it the 10th year in a row the district’s expenses outpace revenue.

So, School officials in Washoe County are looking at yet another year with large funding deficits. Can you tell us a little bit about what’s going on?

This year, district officials are looking at their tenth straight year with a deficit.

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The Anaconda Copper Mine near Yerington, which has been out of operation since the late 1990s, may soon have a new cleanup strategy.

The state of Nevada is hoping to take the lead on restoring the site, and has formally requested that the EPA hold off on adding it to its national priority list.

Live Coverage Of The Solar Eclipse

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It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

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The sun has set, the hiking, swimming and prayers are over and a group of kids are goofing off, taking turns telling corny jokes in the woods.

"Why did the cow cross the road?" a kindergartner yells into a megaphone in front of his fellow campers. "Because the chicken was on vacation!"

It's a typical summer camp in Northern California, except at this camp all the kids are Muslim.

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The Carson Valley has been the site of some of Northern Nevada’s largest ranches since the 1850's, and soon after that, members of the Washoe tribe who had long lived in the area began to work on some of them as ranch hands and domestic workers. Professional Historian Alicia Barber explores what life was like for American Indians in this segment of Time and Place.

 

A majority of Americans think President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., was "not strong enough," according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Fifty-two percent of respondents said so, as compared with just over a quarter (27 percent) who thought it was strong enough.

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Residents living in and around the Truckee Meadows gathered in Downtown Reno Monday night as part of a vigil to honor the victims of last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

But as Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports, the remembrance was something akin to a rally against white-nationalists.

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A University of Nevada, Reno student made headlines this weekend after a photo showing him at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia circulated nationwide.

The 20-year-old's participation sparked outrage among many fellow students and community members, who are calling for his expulsion. But UNR President Marc Johnson said Monday the school does not have a legal reason to do so.

Christian Picciolini says he was a "lost and lonely" teenager when he was recruited by a white nationalist group. Picciolini immersed himself in the organization's ideology and by age 16, he had emerged as the leader of a group called the Chicago Area Skinheads. He even helped recruit others to the cause. That is until, he says, he had an awakening after the birth of his first child.

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A 200-mile trail from Reno to Gerlach is being proposed to highlight Washoe County’s cultural, historic, and artistic elements. With $75,000 in grant funds from the the National Endowment for the Arts, Washoe County, working with Burning Man, envisions the trail to pass through Reno-Sparks, small towns, and tribal lands into Gerlach.

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Join us September 10th at the Pioneer Center

The live show is two hours of music and fun with Host Christopher O’Riley and the area’s classically-trained young musicians who have auditioned and have been selected to participate in the show.

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KUNR & the CPB

With the proposed federal budget cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, learn more about KUNR's relationship with the CPB.

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In Reno-Sparks, tune in to 89.5 or stream live here from anywhere. And NEW! The American Opera Series runs Saturday mornings at 10.

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