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Doors To Recovery

Artown is drawing to a close this week, but Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the community impacts of one project, the Doors To Recovery exhibit, will extend far beyond the month-long festival.  

A Conversation: Nevada's Lifelines To Nepal

Jul 27, 2015
KNPB

Brent Boynton, from our public television partner KNPB, sat down recently with two local women whose nonprofit experience in Nepal allowed them to offer immediate assistance when earthquakes rocked the country back in April.  

KUNR

  A report detailing the state of Lake Tahoe was released on Thursday, raising concerns about the continued impact of low water levels. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

A packed conference room listened raptly as Geoff Schladow went over a few of the most salient points in this year’s report at the Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

Schladow directs the the University of California-Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center. He says some of their main concerns are increasing amounts of microscopic algae and the rate of evaporation.

Kids And Chores

Jul 24, 2015

The delegation of chores can cause lots of family conflict.

Nevada Department of Transportation

Fatal road accidents in Nevada have increased in the last year. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic related deaths in Nevada have increased 10 percent over the same time a year ago. This overturns data that actually showed a twelve percent decrease in the state's road fatality rate in the last decade. 

Officials with the Nevada Department of Public Safety blame excessive speed for this increase. According to the agency's Zero Fatalities website, a total of 163 traffic related deaths have occurred since January of this year.

Transformative. Meditative. Healing. These words are often used to describe the Artown exhibit Combat Papers: Service Through Art.  It’s on display now at Northwest Reno Library.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray visited the library to see how artists have turned recycled military uniforms into their canvas.

Biggest Little City Movement

Reno City Council voted Wednesday on a controversial change to the city's logo. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

 

Council members approved the rebranding campaign, part of an effort to boost the city's image.

The city will adopt a secondary minimalist logo depicting an octagon with a single letter "R" inside alongside the tagline "Biggest Little City." The logo will cost about $234,000 to implement.

Abbi Whitaker co-led a grassroots effort to overhaul the logo. She defended the campaign against critics. 

Julia Ritchey

Each year 500 young African leaders come to the United States for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a competitive program launched by President Obama in 2010. This year, the University of Nevada, Reno hosted its first group of 25 entrepreneurs from countries across the continent. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with two of these fellows to talk about their ventures.

Nevada still ranks near the bottom nationally for the overall well-being of children.  That’s according to new data released today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we're talking about trends in opioid use, public health interaction and highlights of a new law that addresses opioid overdose. Our guests are Dr. Karla Wagner, an Assistant Professor at the School of Community Health Sciences at the  University of Nevada, Reno, and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

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