In this segment from Beyond the Headlines, Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli talks with Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, amateurism in college sports and the future of the NCAA.
The National Collegiate Athletics Association, or NCAA, recently voted in favor of granting more autonomy to the five richest Division 1 conferences, a change that could negatively affect the other six conferences operating on smaller budgets, including the Mountain West.
While the World Health Organization is reporting more than 2,200 deaths from the ebola outbreak in West Africa, Reverend Father Elijah Bobby Washington is stuck in the United States, here in Reno, unable to fly home to Liberia.
Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss spoke with Father Bobby to get the latest update on the deteriorating conditions in his home country.
Area colleges, including UNR and TMCC, have been hosting events for suicide prevention week, including backpack campaigns to symbolize the roughly 1,100 college students who commit suicide in the U.S. each year. UNR is also starting a pilot program to try a new treatment option for suicidal students called CAMS.
The counseling center at the University of Nevada, Reno is rethinking how to treat its suicidal students. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that this semester the center is hosting a trial study for a new approach in the hopes of saving more young lives.
As students meet with UNR counselors at the center, white noise machines in each doorway keep their conversations private. Behind some of those closed doors, students are seeking help because they’re thinking about or preparing to take their own lives.
A pilot has died after crashing his plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport Monday afternoon. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the tragedy is a painful reminder of the event’s 2011 crash that killed 11 people, most of them spectators in the grandstand.
Lee Behel was a racing veteran from San Jose who flew planes in both the Air Force and the Nevada National Guard. He was also the father of two sons.
The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees is voting Tuesday on whether or not to accept a settlement agreement with the Nevada Attorney General over the improper firing of Superintendent Pedro Martinez.
The crime rate in Incline Village has been falling for the past several years, but Chuck Allen, a candidate for sheriff in the November election, says that fact is misleading. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.
In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine talks about spirituality and health with Dr. Mel Minarik, a faculty member at the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.