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
1:32 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Sand Harbor Boat Launch: Closed Until Further Notice

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.

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Local Stories
11:25 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Bill Aims To Reduce High Suicide Rates Among Veterans

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.

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Local Stories
9:36 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Nevada Lawmakers Consider Anti-Bullying Bill

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.”

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Energy and Environment
4:27 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Sierra Snowpack: Worst In Century

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.”

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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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