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1:37 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Thousands of Nevadans could see big healthcare bills next month

Roughly 10,000 Nevadans have signed up for health plans through the state insurance exchange so far this enrollment period for coverage starting January 1st. But Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that tens of thousands of others, who signed up in the past, could end up having their federal subsidies delayed for not re-enrolling this time around.

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"Beyond the Headlines"
1:20 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Grammar Girl: Gifting vs. Giving and other holiday language gripes

Author Mignon Fogarty or Grammar Girl is the creator of the Quick and Dirty Tips network, which offers podcasts on just about every grammatical subject imaginable.

Every month, Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss catches up with author Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, to talk about the intricacies and quirks of the English language. Today, with the holidays fast approaching, the two explore some grammatical gripes specific to the season.

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Local Stories
12:10 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Reno Police stepping up public outreach, but local NAACP says more can be done

Officer Tim Broadway chatting with Reno resident at "Cup with a Cop" event.

The recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked demonstrations nationwide.

In light of that situation, the Reno Police Department is stepping up their efforts to reach out to businesses and residents to build stronger community relationships, but the Reno-Sparks NAACP says that’s not enough.

Several officers are gathered at a bakery in South Reno, but they’re not investigating a crime.

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Energy and Environment
11:04 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Water fight takes shape in Northern Nevada

A drought stricken Humboldt River near Winnemucca, Nevada.
Credit Chuck Schlarb

 A battle over water is brewing on the parched earth of the Black Rock Desert. An effort to transport water from Humboldt County more than 100 miles south has residents and ranchers alarmed. 

Chuck Giordano grows alfalfa on the outskirts of the Black Rock Desert in a place appropriately known as Desert Valley. But don’t let the name fool you. When it comes to water, he’s lucky.

“We have a fairly good reserve of water underneath us because our water table, even with the drought, has hardly dropped any.”

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Politics and Policy
3:51 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Interview: David Bobzien on his goals for Reno

David Bobzien was sworn in as the at-large member of Reno City Council last week.
Credit City of Reno

From a pool of 74 applicants, the Reno City Council chose David Bobzien as its newest member. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss caught up with the former state assemblyman to learn about his immediate priorities for the post, which include bolstering the city's role in improving public education.

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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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