The weather remains unseasonably warm and dry in Northern Nevada, but as harsh winter weather keeps slamming the East Coast, we've been hearing terms like snowmageddon and snowpocalypse in the national news.
A new study from Dr. Roman Pabayo at the University of Nevada, Reno, finds liberals live longer than conservatives. He discusses his findings in this segment of the UNR Health Watch with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine at UNR.
Dr. Roman Pabayo, is an assistant professor of social epidemiology for the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada,Reno. He is a former research fellow at Harvard University.
The 2015 legislative session is only in its first weeks, but already some political observers in Nevada say the prognosis is not good. Republicans continue to deal with discord in their ranks. Governor Brian Sandoval's plan to increase taxes to fund education could face serious opposition from members of his own party. Meanwhile, police are investigating a possible extortion plot.
When KJ Flippen took over as the owner of the Zephyr Bar in 2011, it was in his words, "a dive." Today, it's a thriving lounge located in the heart of MidTown. Flippen talks with Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli about the Z-Bar's transformation and what it's like to be a young entrepreneur.
Tech entrepreneurs are calling a stretch of First Street in downtown Reno Startup Row. Nate Pearson is one of them. His company TrainerRoad makes an app to help cyclists train for races. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss caught up with him for our series on local small business leaders.
If you’re scratching your head about why the treasurer is designing the state’s budget, you’re not the only
one. In an unprecedented move, Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, a Republican, came forward with a plan that’s about half a billion dollars lower than Governor Brian Sandoval’s. It also eliminates the governor’s proposed taxes on business to fund education.
Speaking in front of the Senate Finance Committee, Schwartz put it this way:
Women-owned businesses in Nevada are growing faster in number and employment than other companies, according to a 2013 American Express study. Jimmy Beans Wool started as a small yarn business in 2002 by knitting enthusiast Laura Zander. Last year, the company’s revenue exceeded $8 million. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with Zander.
Tesla and other big companies get most of the attention in Northern Nevada, but, actually, small business accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s employment. Reno Chef Mark Estee, who owns Campo and the newly opened Provisions, is one of those job creators. Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray sat down with Estee to learn more.