As part of our look this month at female entrepreneurship in the Reno-Tahoe area, Reno Public Radio's Amy Westervelt sat down with Lauren Klein, CEO of Girlmade. Girlmade hosts various events and workshops around the area aimed at creating a network of support for female entrepreneurs. The company also hosts the annual Girl Empire event, which brings together local middle and high school girls with successful female entrepreneurs for a day of mentorship and skills building.   

Opponents have dropped a lawsuit against the SouthEast Connector — a major road project that will link Sparks to south Reno. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

A coalition of community activists filed the suit, accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washoe County's Regional Transportation Commission of not adequately examining the project's environmental impact.

After twice failing to win a preliminary injunction this year, the coalition voluntarily withdrew its legal action on Wednesday.

Courtesy Wizard World Comic Con

  Fans of super heroes and science fiction will descend on Reno this weekend for the Wizard World Comic Con. Several celebrities will also make appearances, including Adam West, better known as Batman. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey called up the actor to talk about his long career.

Hollywood legend Adam West has been in the business for 60 years, with more than 180 acting credits to his name. Of course, he's probably best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s series alongside Burt Ward as Robin and Julie Newmar as Catwoman.

Julia Ritchey

  The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees approved a draft plan Wednesday night to address overcrowding and skyrocketing student growth. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there and has the details.

The school district finally has an initial game plan for how it wants to alleviate overcrowding and critical infrastructure needs through the year 2024.

Pete Etchart, chief operating officer for the district, presented their "Strategic Blueprint" to the board of trustees on priorities for new construction.

Courtesy Planet3

A new education company with some big-name tech and science backers aims to bring immersive, multi-media science learning into schools, starting with Nevada public schools. 

As the relationship status of adult children becomes more complex, parents face strained choices about how and whether to include their kids' significant others in family plans.  

As the world continues reeling from the recent terror attacks in Paris, Governor Brian Sandoval is taking steps to focus on homeland security. One new development is Sandoval appointed Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison  to Nevada’s Homeland Security Commission. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray caught up with Hutchison on the phone to learn more.

Julia Ritchey

  The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Nevada, Reno and the entire region for being bike friendly. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

This is the first time UNR has gotten this recognition, joining 127 other colleges and universities across the U.S.

Amy Fitch is a lecturer and head of the Campus Bicycle Committee, which helped spearhead the nomination.

City of Sparks

For years now, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini has dealt privately with Parkinson’s Disease, a chronic movement disorder that gets worse over time. He recently opened up publicly about his diagnosis, which he learned four years ago. 

UNSOM Health Watch: Breast Tissue Density

Nov 16, 2015
Anne McMillin

  How do you know if you have dense breast tissue? Why is breast tissue density important? This week, family physician Dr. Daniel Spogen talks with us about the link between dense breast tissue and developing breast cancer.