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12:48 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Expert Interview: Fostering Innovation In Reno

Credit Alexa Ard

In the past, innovation often took place in isolated, suburban office parks where businesses could keep their "secrets secret." That's according to Jennifer Vey, a fellow for the Brookings Institution who studies the revitalization of urban areas and metropolitan economies.

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
12:15 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

University's thriving research and innovation a boost to economic development

Dr. Mridul Gautam, University of Nevada, Reno's Vice President, Research and Innovation
Credit UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno has always placed a high priority on its research capacity and capability. But today the role that Research plays is more vital than ever – not just for the university but as an economic driver and attraction to top students, faculty and industries.

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What is a Hospitalist
10:46 am
Mon March 9, 2015

UNR Health Watch: The Role Of A 'Hospitalist' In Healthcare

Dr. Kirk Bronander is an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also serves as a hospitalist at Renown Hospital and serves as the Medical Director of Simulation for the School of Medicine.

Today on the UNR health watch, we talk about the role of a hospitalist and what you should know if you need to be admitted in a hospital for treatment. Our guest is Dr. Kirk Bronander, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also serves as a hospitalist at Renown Hospital and serves as the Medical Director of Simulation for the School of Medicine. Joining him and leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

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Business + Economy
3:59 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Healthy Foods Research Company Headed To Reno

Credit Yevo International, the sister company to Nutrient Foods

A research and manufacturing company called Nutrient Foods is moving its headquarters to Reno, adding 300 jobs to the region. The company, based in New Jersey now, makes nutrient-dense meals as an alternative to processed foods, which can contain empty calories with little nutritional value.

Bryan McArdle is with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN.

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Politics and Policy
10:54 am
Fri March 6, 2015

GOP Pushes For Campus Carry, Despite University Opposition

School campuses have become the latest testing ground for the debate over gun rights in Nevada. A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns on campus drew crowds to Carson City this week.

To hear both sides tell it, guns are either the panacea for some of the worst afflictions on campus—sexual assault and school shootings among them—or a toxic solution in search of a problem. 

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Politics and Policy
5:01 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Despite Republican Infighting, Assembly Passes School Construction Bill

Credit www.leg.state.nv.us

Two Republican assemblymen are making peace after a physical altercation earlier this week.

John Moore filed a complaint with legislative police against Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson saying he refused to let Moore leave an impromptu meeting in a stairwell of the legislative building. This was during a recess when the two were discussing Moore’s vote on a bill.

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Local Stories
10:25 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Outsourcing Northern Nevada Bees To California's Almond Orchards: An Interview With Local Beekeepers

The Foster family of Hidden Valley Honey. Photo from www.nevadagrown.com.

Bee pollination is essential to our country’s food production and it's responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year. But, there’s been a lot of buzz lately about the dramatic decline in honey bee colonies across the nation, which has actually created a unique opportunity for one Northern Nevada couple.

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Politics and Policy
2:51 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

GOP Moves To Expand Definition Of Justifiable Homicide In Nevada

Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton spent much of her testimony telling anecdotes like this:

"In 2010 in January, Jerald Young defended himself against three men. It was clear from video surveillance he was trying to get away from them, but Mr. Young  was charged with multiple charges, and it took him years to be acquitted by a jury." 

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Local Stories
10:49 am
Wed March 4, 2015

"It's Dismal" Says Health Official About Nevada's HPV Vaccination Rate

Credit Immunize Nevada

When we hear about HPV, the conversation often focuses on young women and the risk of cervical cancer. In reality, HPV is a much larger health crisis for women and men linked to many other diseases that we struggle to talk openly about, like vaginal and penile cancers.

But two women in Reno are ready to talk and their goal is prevention, since there is a vaccine for HPV deemed safe by the CDC.

The guests joining Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss for this special discussion include Heidi Parker from Immunize Nevada and Abbi Whitaker, an HPV-related cancer survivor in Reno.

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Local Stories
2:32 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Environmentalists Protest The Possible Transfer of Federal Lands To The State

The federal government owns more than 80 percent of all public lands in Nevada and some conservationists want it to stay that way.   That’s why they’re protesting the possible transfer of that federal land to the state. Nevada lawmakers are considering such a resolution today.

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