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11:13 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Where Do Words Like Snowmageddon And Staycation Come From?

Author Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl

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.

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Lifespan can be political
10:38 am
Wed February 18, 2015

UNR Health Watch: Liberals Live Longer Than Conservatives, Study Shows

Credit npr.org

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.

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Business + Economy
1:18 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Solar Jobs Shed Economic Light On Nevada

Solar panels on a residential rooftop in Phoenix, Arizona.
Credit SolarCity

Nevada is leading the nation in solar industry job growth. A new report from a nonprofit called the Solar Foundation says Nevada has the most solar jobs per-capita nationwide.

Just last year, the state added 3,500 jobs in that field, and a lot of those employees work for SolarCity in Southern Nevada. They've hired a thousand new workers since last spring.

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Politics and Policy
1:49 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Welcome To Nevada Politics: A Roundup Of The Legislative Session

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.

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Business + Economy
8:49 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Reno's MidTown District: One Young Bar Owner's Story

Credit Alexa Ard

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.
 

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Business + Economy
5:11 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Reno's Startup Row: A UNR Grad-Turned-Entrepreneur

Credit Alexa Ard

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.

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Politics and Policy
3:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Nevada Treasurer Lambasted For Alternative Budget

Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz is being criticized for his alternative budget proposal.
Credit www.nevadatreasurer.gov

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:

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Business + Economy
8:48 am
Thu February 12, 2015

The Changing Face Of Reno's Downtown And Its Small Business Community

On the corner of West and 2nd Street in Reno
Credit Neal Cobb

As Reno has changed over the decades, so have the small businesses that set up shop here. No one knows this better than local historian Alicia Barber. 

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Business + Economy
9:00 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Turning A Knitting Hobby Into A Multi-Million-Dollar Business: An Interview With Laura Zander

Credit Photo by Alexa Ard

Women-owned businesses in Nevada are growing faster in number and employment than other companies, according to a  2013 American Express studyJimmy 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.

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Business + Economy
11:32 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Local Chef Embraces Farm-To-Table Movement: An Interview With Mark Estee

Credit Photo by Alexa Ard

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.

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