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4:27 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Sierra Snowpack: Worst In Century

The Sierra snowpack is now the worst it’s been in a century. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Jeff Anderson, with the Nevada Resources Conservation Service, just measured 13.2 inches of water content in the snowpack up at the Mt. Rose summit. In a normal season, there would be about 90 inches of snow.

“When you look at the mountains right now," he says, "and you look at the snow that’s up there, you’re really seeing history.”

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"Beyond the Headlines"
2:05 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Journalist Interview: UNR Grad Keith Garvin

Credit Reynolds School of Journalism

Keith Garvin is a television anchor and reporter for KPRC in Houston, as well as a graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was in town recently to give the keynote address for the 51st annual Scripps Dinner and Lecture. He stopped by KUNR to talk about his reporting, which has taken him all over the country as well as to Iraq and Rwanda. 

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"Beyond the Headlines"
6:01 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Estate planning series offered

KUNR is once again among the community nonprofit organizations helping sponsor the Family Estate Planning Series, presented by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and Channel 5 KNPB Public Television.

The free series is held twice on Wednesdays through May 6. The series is just getting underway, with the opportunity for participants in our area to sign up and attend the remaining six sessions. 

The sessions are designed to build knowledge from one class to the next, so attendees are encouraged to sign up for the remainder of the entire series.

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Communication Disorder
10:01 am
Mon March 30, 2015

UNR Health Watch: Aphasia

Dr. Tami Brancamp is an associate professor of speech pathology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She’s been a practicing speech pathologist for twenty years and serves as the clinical supervisor for the Aphasia Communication Clinic held at the Claude I. Howard Speech and Hearing Center on the university campus.

Today on the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about diagnosis and treatment of the communication disorder known as aphasia with Dr. Tami Brancamp. She’s a speech pathologist and associate professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences. 

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Local Stories
12:51 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Musselman Joins Wolf Pack

Credit Nevada Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack men's basketball team has a new head coach. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli has the story.

Eric Musselman, a two-time NBA head coach, was officially named the new head coach Thursday. The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education approved a five-year contract worth $2 million.

Musselman spent the 2010-2011 season coaching the Bighorns in Reno; that team is part of the NBA's D-League. Since then, he's been an assistant coach for Arizona State and, most recently, the LSU Tigers, helping them make it to the NCAA tournament this season.

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Politics and Policy
12:45 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Senator Reid Won't Run In 2016, Endorses Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he will retire next year instead of running for re-election.

Reid was first elected to the Senate almost thirty years ago.

Reid said he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be "inappropriate" for him to soak up campaign resources when he could be focusing on putting the Democrats back in power.

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Local Stories
4:21 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Bill Aims To Help Veteran Victims of Sexual Assault

A group of Nevada lawmakers are sponsoring Senate Bill 268,  which would help veterans who have suffered sexual trauma during their military service. The bill was heard at the Senate Government Affairs Committee this week.

Tamela Ketchmore  testified from Las Vegas about the sexual assault she experienced during her service in the Persian Gulf War.

“To this day, I have suffered and continue to suffer from being sexually assaulted by a colleague,” Ketchmore said.

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Politics and Policy
5:06 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Anti-Campus Carry Protestors Rally At UNR

More than 200 protestors gathered at UNR Wednesday to speak out against AB148.

With more than 20 Republican lawmakers supporting AB148, which would allow concealed firearms on college campuses, many at the University of Nevada, Reno worry they could see guns at school, soon. That’s why 200 protestors gathered there Wednesday. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.

The group chanted in front of the library before a dozen speakers made their case.

“The great majority of faculty on this campus do not want legislation to ease weapon restrictions on this campus," said UNR Faculty Senate Chair Chuck Price.

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Local Stories
11:00 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Washoe Health District Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated

Washoe County health officials are urging lawmakers to regulate electronic cigarettes. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports.

With the number of young people using e-cigarettes growing nationwide, the Washoe County Health District released a position statement this week calling on the state legislature to set up some ground rules.

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Politics and Policy
10:53 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Lawmaker Hopes To Use Lessons Learned From Sparks Middle Shooting

In reviewing what happened before and during the Sparks Middle School shooting in 2013, emergency management and education officials have learned a lot. That's what Democratic Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson said during her testimony this week for a bill to update safety procedures in Nevada schools based on lessons learned at Sparks. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

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