Anh Gray

News Producer

Anh joined the KUNR news team in spring 2014 as a producer. She has graduate degrees in public health from Boston University and international education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She spent a decade working in the nonprofit and higher education sectors. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she decided to pursue a career in journalism, which was once a childhood aspiration.

She’s been a longtime listener of KUNR and NPR. She enjoys hearing local and global news stories over the radio; it makes her feel more connected to the world. Her home life is filled with the mayhem and laughter of three children, who also happen to be public radio fans.

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Local Stories
4:43 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Governor Sandoval sings with school children to set world record

Governor Brian Sandoval along with First Lady Kathleen Sandoval meet with students and faculty to sing Nevada state song.
Credit Photo by Anh Gray

Nevada celebrates 150 years of statehood at the end of October. There have been many events this year celebrating it’s history and culture. At a recent event, thousands of people across Nevada belted out the state song to set a world record, including more than 400 boisterous elementary school students in Reno.

The kids were dressed in an array of storybook and superhero costumes for Halloween and they gathered in the school cafeteria, so that at 10 a.m. sharp, they could break out into song. A special guest who was helping them set the record became unexpectedly emotional.

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Local Stories
2:54 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Honoring those lost in battle: a traveling exhibit

Photographs of service members lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars are displayed on the "Wall of the Dead."
Credit Photo courtesy of Western Nevada College

A traveling exhibit honoring veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars is making its way across the Silver State. The Nevada 150 Commission selected the display as an official sesquicentennial event. The exhibit's next stop is at Great Basin College in Elko, where visitors will see the faces of nearly 7,000 service members lost in battle.

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Local Stories
4:50 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Galena High School offers high-tech football helmets

With football season underway, one high school here in Northern Nevada is trying out a new way to prevent serious head injuries. Galena High School in south Reno is now the first school in the state to offer all players a helmet with special sensor technology.

Galena football coach Greg Sakelaris says the high-tech helmets act like “another set of eyes” out in the field. If there is notable impact, the sensors send a signal to a hand-held monitor.  

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Local Stories
4:30 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Voters to decide on tax cap for mining

This November, voters will decide whether to remove the five percent cap on mining taxes in the Nevada Constitution. Last week Vegas PBS hosted a debate on  ballot question 2. Bob Fulkerson of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada argues in favor of it.

“Last year, Nevada’s world class gold industry raked in $8.1 billion dollars and paid to the state general fund $74 million dollars in mining taxes, for a tax rate of less than one percent,” Fulkerson says.

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Local Stories
3:20 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

New photo ID system: Catholic Charities says getting help will be easier for those in need

Volunteers packing food at St. Vincent's Food Pantry
Credit Photo by Anh Gray

There’s an array of social support that a person living in poverty may need, like access to a shelter, a food pantry or health care. But actually getting those services can be challenging and time consuming. Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada began using a new photo ID system this month to make getting this type of help much easier.

On a typical day, roughly 800 people come through the doors of the St. Vincent’s food pantry in downtown Reno. Michael Robbins is one of about two dozen people waiting to pick up a box of canned foods and some fruit.

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Local Stories
9:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

New photo ID system: Catholic Charities says getting help will be easier for those in need

Volunteers packing food at St. Vincent's Food Pantry
Credit Photo by Anh Gray

There’s an array of social support that a person living in poverty may need, like access to a shelter, a food pantry or health care. But actually getting those services can be challenging and time consuming. Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada began using a new photo ID system this month to make getting this type of help much easier.

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Local Stories
8:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Reno ordinance prohibits public use of medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is soon coming to Reno, but you won’t see people lighting up outside. This week, the Reno City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that prohibits the use of the drug in public.

Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson says the main reason for the law is to get people to use the medical treatment at home because public possession of it is unsafe. He says that’s one of the lessons he learned from Denver when he visited the city and spoke to officials there.

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Local Stories
9:49 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Reno airport to add direct flights to Mexico

For the first time in 15 years, Reno-Tahoe International Airport will actually have international service. A new nonstop flight to Guadalajara, Mexico is tentatively set to begin by the end of this year.

Spokesman Brian Kulpin says the airport hired an outside company to study the economic impact of the twice-weekly flight. The study found it would bring an estimated $20 million each year to the region.

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Local Stories
10:19 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Expert says Ebola threat to Nevada is low

"Defeat Ebola in Zaire and the world!" This t-shirt message written in French is hanging in the window of Dr. Jim Wilson's office at UNR.
Credit Photo by Anh Gray

This week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of Ebola in the U.S. raising questions across the country about how serious that threat really is for Americans. Despite heightened concerns, risks remain low for Nevada.

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Education
1:50 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

TMCC is preparing students for Tesla jobs

Students in the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) certificate program at TMCC.

Now that Tesla will be setting up shop in Storey County to make batteries for its electric cars, Truckee Meadows Community College is planning to develop more programs for skilled high-tech workers.  Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the school will build on what it already has to offer.

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