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Reynolds School Media Watch
3:55 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Rise of Vox native digital media; cuts at NY Times

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Digital media continue to reshape the journalism and media landscape, according to Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Stavitsky visited with David Stipech during the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (12-5-14).

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Local Stories
5:15 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Medical residency program for Reno gets green light

A partnership between Renown Regional Medical Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine has been given the final green light from the state board of regents. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the project is expected to increase the number of medical residencies in Northern Nevada by fifty percent in coming years.

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Local Stories
5:10 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Significant Mackay Stadium upgrades approved

Mackay Stadium
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Next year, Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus will undergo renovations costing more than $11 million. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports the Nevada Board of Regents approved the plan Friday.

Construction is expected to get underway a year from now so the upgrades can be done before the 2016 season. Doug Knuth, UNR's director of athletics, says that, right now, the stadium poses some real safety concerns that need to be addressed.

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Hearing difficulties
4:52 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Health Watch: Hearing difficulties

Dr. Megan Swank, assistant professor of audiology, in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Dr. Megan Swank, assistant professor of audiology, in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at  the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, discusses diagnosis, treatment and services available for those with hearing difficulties with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Dr. Megan Swank  practices at the Claude I. Howard Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic, located on the University of Nevada Reno campus.

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The Isles Teashop
2:37 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Reno Eats: The Isles Teashop

The Isles Teashop on Center St. in Midtown Reno.

In this installment of Reno Eats, we stop by the Isles Teashop on Center Street in Reno to speak with Tom McCormick, the Isles quirky general manager, to experience a little taste of Ireland and the United Kingdom right here in the Biggest Little City.   

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Local Stories
8:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Audit finds department of education was slow to revoke licenses from arrested teachers

A Nevada audit recently revealed that the department of education takes too much time to revoke the licenses of teachers who’ve been arrested for a variety of offenses, including sex crimes.  The average wait time is more than a year.

The audit examined 13 cases last year in which a person holding a Nevada education license was arrested for a crime, after which the state took up to 1,200 days to revoke their license.  

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Politics and Policy
9:54 am
Thu December 4, 2014

David Bobzien chosen for Reno City Council

David Bobzien was sworn in as the at-large member of the Reno City Council Wednesday night.

Members of the Reno City Council have unanimously selected Democratic Assemblyman David Bobzien as their newest member, filling the at-large seat left vacant when Hillary Schieve was elected mayor last month.

They made the decision Wednesday night after spending several hours interviewing their top six candidates. The original pool of applicants topped seventy people.

Bobzien has represented Assembly District 24 since 2006. That district covers downtown Reno, along with several other sections of the city.

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Local Stories
9:14 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Nevada's economic growth requires more career-focused education

Photo from Washoe County School District website.

A recent study found that Nevada needs more skilled workers to fill high-tech jobs for companies like Tesla moving into the region. The labor shortage requires more career-focused education, but there are challenges to overcome, like teacher shortages.

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Local Stories
9:39 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Reno Police say new report on Renown shooting highlights importance of treating mental illness

The scene outside Renown Regional Medical Center after gunman Alan Frazier opened fire on that campus, killing a doctor and injuring two other people on December 17, 2013.

In a report released Tuesday, Reno Police say that the gunman who opened fire in a medical office on the Renown Regional Medical Center campus last year was suffering from depression at the time of the attack. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

The document, which totals more than a thousand pages, provides details on gunman Alan Frazier's mental state leading up to the shooting. During that time period Frazier alleged that a doctor for Urology Nevada had given him a botched vasectomy.

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Local Stories
9:05 am
Wed December 3, 2014

State audit reveals death penalty cases are costly, but how much?

Photo from deathpenaltynews.blogspot.

Nevada lawmakers and the public are learning more about the cost of the death penalty. Reno Public Radio’s Will Stone reports the findings of an internal state audit were presented to a legislative committee.

Half a million dollars. That’s about how much more a death penalty case costs the state than one without capital punishment. Or, that’s our best estimate, as state auditor Dan Crossman explains:

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