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10:42 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Rising cost of fighting fires poses challenges for forest management

Photo from www.alternet.org.

The cost of fighting wildfires has more than doubled in the last two decades in the country, according to the federal government. That shift could be serious for Nevada.

To cover the increased expenses, states have had to engage in “fire borrowing,” which means moving federal funds from fire prevention to fighting them instead.

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Breaking
9:28 am
Tue September 23, 2014

School board to vote on buy out of Superintendent Martinez

A judge says the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees should buy out Superintendent Pedro Martinez in exchange for him leaving.

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The American Dream
11:16 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Journalist Hedrick Smith on taking back the "American Dream"

Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith

Last week, the Reynolds School of Journalism brought Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hedrick Smith to UNR to talk to students about his work, the future of journalism and to discuss his new book, Who Stole the American Dream?  To learn more, we sent Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli to visit with Smith to talk about his experience covering the most important social movements of the last half century.

Journalist Hedrick Smith has a story to tell.

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New virus
10:09 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Health Watch: Entero-virus D-68

Dr. Daniel Spogen

In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Entero-virus D-68 that's been sweeping across the country and causing hundreds of children to be hospitalized with Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Presented by the Community Foundation and KNPB TV
10:52 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

KUNR helps sponsor financial planning workshops

KUNR is helping sponsor the Family Financial and Estate Planning Series, Sept. 16 - October 28. There's still time to join in and sign up for the remaining workshops. The series of free workshops are presented twice a year by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and KNPB Channel 5 public television, as they have been for the past four years. 

Community Foundation president and CEO Chris Askin discussed the workshop series with David Stipech on Beyond the Headlines (broadcast 9-19-14). KUNR is helping sponsor this fall's series.

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Nevada's Sesquecentennial
5:06 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

36th Star: Nevada Museum of Art celebrates Nevada's journey to statehood

As Nevada celebrates its 150th birthday this fall, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno has assembled a truly historic exhibit that culminates with the unprecedented Reno visit by the original Emancipation Proclamation on Nevada Day weekend.

The exhibit is entitled "The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to Statehood," and it runs through Nov. 2. The Emancipation Proclamation will be featured Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

The Nevada Museum of Art's Director of Communications Amanda Horn provided highlights of the exhibit on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (9-19-14).

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Education
1:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

KUNR's new Grammar Girl segment

Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

We are debuting our new Grammar Girl segment with author Mignon Fogarty, the creator of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. Once a month, Mignon will explore the many intricacies and quirks of the English language with Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss. 

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Politics and Policy
9:44 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Mayoral hopefuls differ in style and tone

Reno's mayoral candidates, Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella, met recently for one of their first debates. It was hosted by the Washoe Republican Women and moderated by Sam Shad.
Credit Will Stone

 

With the November election fast approaching, Reno’s two mayoral candidates squared off recently for one of their first debates, but neither candidate was on the offensive exactly.

The race is nonpartisan and what sets Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella apart often comes down to style, personality and backing, rather than policy.

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Education
11:06 am
Thu September 18, 2014

UNR has big plans for expansion

In the next seven years, the University of Nevada, Reno has big plans for expansion. At Wednesday's State of the University address, President Marc Johnson said the school will be hiring more faculty and constructing more buildings to keep up with record enrollment.

Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss attended the speech and has these details.

By 2021, UNR plans to hire at least 250 tenure-track faculty members to teach a projected 22,000 students. The school's current head count is just under 20,000--its highest enrollment ever.

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Local Stories
4:16 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Washoe Sheriff's Office will no longer honor ICE detainers

Washoe County Detention Facility
Credit Hyytinen Engineering

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will no longer hold people in jail based solely on requests from federal immigration authorities. Reno Pubic Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the change comes after a federal judge's recent ruling in Oregon.

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