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.

The boat launch at Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor near Incline Village is closed until further notice. Due to a dismal snowpack, water level at the lake is lower than normal.

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Supervisor Jay Howard says that isn’t likely to change.

“Given the recent snowpack totals of three percent of average that just recently came out, and given what I see in the backcountry when I’m able to go back there, I just don’t expect a whole lot of run-off to occur,” Howard says.

Nevada has the sixth highest rate of veteran suicide in the nation.  That’s why a group of Nevada lawmakers have presented Assembly Bill 294 this week to the Committee on Commerce and Labor, which would require primary care providers to receive training on suicide prevention.

Nevada lawmakers heard hours of emotional testimony this week for Senate Bill 504, an anti-bullying bill, backed by Governor Brian Sandoval.  

At a joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly education committees, several parents shared their children’s experiences with relentless bullying.

“Telling my son that he was fat, ugly and worthless, and that he should go kill himself so they wouldn’t have to look at him anymore.”

The Sierra snowpack is now the worst it’s been in a century. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Jeff Anderson, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, just measured 13.2 inches of water content in the snowpack up at the Mt. Rose summit. In a normal season, there would be about 90 inches of snow.

“When you look at the mountains right now," he says, "and you look at the snow that’s up there, you’re really seeing history.”

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

 

 

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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