Dr. James Wilson, pediatrician and faculty member at the University of Nevada School of Community Health Sciences and School of Medicine. He is director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease, headquartered at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Currently, 644 cases of Measles have been diagnosed in 27 states. This outbreak has brought attention to the controversial anti-vaccination movement. Dr. James Wilson, director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease is our guest today. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine.
UNR's tennis courts are crumbling and unsafe and therefore, unusable. In the background, the east bleachers at Mackay Stadium which will soon be renovated for a safer and more comfortable game day experience.
Part two of our series on UNR's sports programs and facilities and how they impact each other. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli toured the campus with Athletic Director Doug Knuth. This segment features the crumbling and unusable tennis complex and the shipping containers that inconspicuously house the rifle team's training and competition site.
Next week on Beyond the Headlines, the final installment of our series on UNR's sports programs and facilities. We'll take a look at a complex located across the track from the school.
In his documentary Alive Inside, which won the audience award at Sundance last year, Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett captures the joy that music brings to people with dementia. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss spoke to him. He’ll be in Reno Tuesday for a special screening.
The Background Check Initiative would expand background checks to private gun sales made online and at gun shows. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that if lawmakers don’t approve it the law this session, voters will have their say in 2016.
This topic arouses passion from both sides. Don Turner has formed a political action committee to fight the Background Check Initiative.
“I’m president of Nevada Firearms Coalition," Turner says. "I’m also president of Nevadans for State Gun Rights.”
We've been hearing a lot about the measles outbreak in California, but there's an even bigger threat to public health in Nevada that's not being talked about.
There have been 79 cases of measles diagnosed in California; 52 of those traced back to the outbreak at Disneyland. That's according to the state's Department of Public Health. But one health official says, although cause for concern, this is not the only disease Nevadans should be worried about.
Several non-profit agencies have 24 hours to count the number of homeless young people in Washoe County. KUNR's Anh Gray talks with a former resident of a home run by the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project, Miesha Mack, and the organization’s Executive Director Monica Dupea.
Mackay Stadium at UNR is in serious need to renovations and upgrades and a new $11 million dollar loan is going to fix it. Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at UNR took Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli to the football field to explain exactly what the school plans to do with this money and how they'll pay it back.
This is part one in a series where we explore several of UNR's sports programs and facilities - including women's track, tennis and rifle - and how they impact each other.
In his State of the State address, Republican Governor Brian Sandoval promised bold action for Nevada’s struggling education system and outdated tax structure:
“We live in a state that is transforming before our eyes – with 21st Century companies, jobs and technologies that place us at the forefront of innovation and the new economy. Yet we still operate with decades-old funding systems and an education structure that will eventually grind us to an inevitable halt.”
In this installment of the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about nursing and behavioral health with Dr. Sandra Talley - the first alumna to be named the Orvis Endowed Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing. Dr. Talley is leading the psychiatric mental health advanced practice nursing program, a new master's level track at the School of Nursing. She talks with Susan Hill, Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.