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
4:21 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Bill Aims To Help Veteran Victims of Sexual Assault

A group of Nevada lawmakers are sponsoring Senate Bill 268,  which would help veterans who have suffered sexual trauma during their military service. The bill was heard at the Senate Government Affairs Committee this week.

Tamela Ketchmore  testified from Las Vegas about the sexual assault she experienced during her service in the Persian Gulf War.

“To this day, I have suffered and continue to suffer from being sexually assaulted by a colleague,” Ketchmore said.

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Politics and Policy
5:06 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Anti-Campus Carry Protestors Rally At UNR

More than 200 protestors gathered at UNR Wednesday to speak out against AB148.

With more than 20 Republican lawmakers supporting AB148, which would allow concealed firearms on college campuses, many at the University of Nevada, Reno worry they could see guns at school, soon. That’s why 200 protestors gathered there Wednesday. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.

The group chanted in front of the library before a dozen speakers made their case.

“The great majority of faculty on this campus do not want legislation to ease weapon restrictions on this campus," said UNR Faculty Senate Chair Chuck Price.

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Local Stories
7:00 am
Mon March 23, 2015

UNR Students Win $50K To Improve Flight Control Of Drones

A group of students from the University of Nevada, Reno has been busy at the drawing board designing a product to improve the flight control of commercial drones. This month, their work paid off when those entrepreneurs won the Sontag Entrepreneurship Award.

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Local Stories
10:52 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Reno City Council Approves Plan To Fight Domestic Violence

The Reno City Attorney’s office is taking new steps to curb domestic violence, under a plan recently approved by the Reno City Council. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli has more.

When running for City Attorney last year, Karl Hall told KUNR this would be one of his top priorities:

"I'm going to devote additional resources to the criminal division, specifically the domestic violence issue, to protect our domestic violence victims."

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Local Stories
7:00 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Surviving The Pacific Crest Trail In Winter

Outside the KUNR studio, Justin Lichter (left) and Shawn Forry set-up a few items from their ultra-light backpacking trek through the Pacific Crest Trail in winter. Photo by Alexa Ard.

The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, forcing hikers to navigate everything from desert to treacherous mountain passes coated in ice. It’s such a dangerous trip, no one has ever completed it in winter...until this month. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter, who just finished their trek at the Mexican border.

 

 

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Local Stories
12:00 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

DRI's New Global Initiative To Get Clean Water Flowing

Zambian children at a water pump. Photo from the Desert Research Institute.

More than 700 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. One scientist at Nevada’s Desert Research Institute, or DRI, wants to bring that number down because of his own personal experience growing up in Ghana.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with Dr.

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Politics and Policy
5:01 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Despite Republican Infighting, Assembly Passes School Construction Bill

Credit www.leg.state.nv.us

Two Republican assemblymen are making peace after a physical altercation earlier this week.

John Moore filed a complaint with legislative police against Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson saying he refused to let Moore leave an impromptu meeting in a stairwell of the legislative building. This was during a recess when the two were discussing Moore’s vote on a bill.

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Local Stories
10:25 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Outsourcing Northern Nevada Bees To California's Almond Orchards: An Interview With Local Beekeepers

The Foster family of Hidden Valley Honey. Photo from www.nevadagrown.com.

Bee pollination is essential to our country’s food production and it's responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year. But, there’s been a lot of buzz lately about the dramatic decline in honey bee colonies across the nation, which has actually created a unique opportunity for one Northern Nevada couple.

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Local Stories
2:32 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Environmentalists Protest The Possible Transfer of Federal Lands To The State

The federal government owns more than 80 percent of all public lands in Nevada and some conservationists want it to stay that way.   That’s why they’re protesting the possible transfer of that federal land to the state. Nevada lawmakers are considering such a resolution today.

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Local Stories
2:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Improvement In Snowpack Over Last Month, But Drought Lingers On

Photo of Mt. Rose in January 2015 taken by Michelle Bliss.

A measurement of the snowpack this morning reveals that despite a slight improvement over last month, the drought is lingering on.  After trekking to the summit of Mt. Rose, state hydrologist Jeff Anderson scooped a core of the snowpack to weigh the water content.

“What we found was that the measurement is 15.9 inches of water in the snowpack, which is almost twice as much as what we measured at the end of last month and so that’s good news."

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