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Truckee's Plans To Become An Arts Destination

May 23, 2018

Truckee is one of 14 recently designated cultural districts in California. With that designation, volunteers and stakeholders hope to make Truckee an arts destination. Our reporter Holly Hutchings sat down with Lauren Bello, co-chair of the Truckee Public Arts Commission, to talk about their current art exhibit highlighting the Tahoe region, as well as the active and growing art scene in the mountain town.

 

 

Fresh vegetables in baskets sit on a table.
Anh Gray

About half of the people living in Washoe County are rent burdened. That means they’re spending roughly a third of their income on housing. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with a public health expert to learn how Northern Nevada’s housing crunch is affecting people in the community.

Journalist Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of the NPR program Latino USA.
Natalie Van Hoozer

Escuche y lea la entrevista completa con Maria Hinojosa en español. 

As the anchor and managing editor of the NPR program Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa is considered to be someone at the forefront of reporting by and for people of color, with the show regularly including reporting in Spanish.

Our bilingual reporter Natalie Van Hoozer interviewed Hinojosa in Spanish about the state of bilingual reporting in the U.S. and its challenges, then sat down with our News Director Michelle Billman to recap their conversation.

Periodista Maria Hinojosa del programa Latino USA de NPR.
Natalie Van Hoozer

Listen to and read this story in English. 

Nuestra reportera Natalie Van Hoozer entrevistó a Maria Hinojosa, la presentadora y la editora de Latino USA, un programa de noticias de NPR. Conversaron sobre el periodismo bilingüe en los Estados Unidos.

With just three weeks until the primary, Nevada’s top Democratic candidates for governor met in Las Vegas Monday night for the first gubernatorial debate of the 2018 midterm elections. Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani sparred over several issues, including gun control, taxes, economic development, and raising the state’s minimum wage.

Nevada has a new partner in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles — the Canadian province of Alberta. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Exhibition Honors Genoa Artist Hans Meyer-Kassel

May 18, 2018
Michelle Matus

The works of artist Hans Meyer-Kassel have hung in universities, homes and even castles around the world, and now many are on display at the Nevada Museum of Art. Meyer-Kassel settled in Genoa, where he lived the last chapter of his life, and captured the beauty of the area. Our reporter Holly Hutchings has more.

A large ballroom
Courtesy Peppermill Reno

With more casinos popping up across the country, Reno properties are chasing diverse types of non-gaming revenue. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

The median sales price of a single-family home in Reno is now higher than it was during the peak of the housing boom just before the Great Recession.

This surge in pricing is reminding many in the region of the thriving market of the mid-2000s, as well as the devastation the ensuing crash caused to Northern Nevada.

KUNR Wins 8 AP Awards

May 16, 2018

The 2017 Associated Press Television and Radio Awards were recently announced, and KUNR walked away with eight different awards in the radio II category.

The awards include first place in Outstanding News Operation, first and second place in Best Reporter with Anh Gray and Paul Boger, respectively, and multiple awards for student work. Students Stephanie Serrano and Jacob Solis were not entered into student categories; they were competing on a professional level. 

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