Beyond the Headlines

Friday 2pm-3pm

KUNR's weekly hour-long, local news & information magazine, Beyond the Headlines takes an in depth look at stories involving the people and communities of Reno and the surrounding areas.

Hosted by Danna O'Connor and Esther Ciammachilli with news segments from Will Stone and Michelle Bliss, Beyond the Headlines features local profiles, University of Nevada news, health information, arts interviews and regional features.

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Medical Research
1:48 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Health Watch: Medical Research

Dr. Iain Buxton, professor of pharmacology and chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

In this installment of Health Watch from Beyond the Headlines, a discussion about medical research with Iain Buxton, Doctor of Pharmacy, Regents professor and Foundation professor of pharmacology and chair of the pharmacology department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He talks with Richelle O'Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.

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Forensic Psychiatry
10:04 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Health Watch: Forensic Psychiatry

Melissa Piasecki, M.D., professor of psychiatry and senior associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Today on Health Watch from Beyond the Headlines, we talk about forensic psychiatry with Melissa Piasecki, M.D., professor of psychiatry and senior associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She is board certified both in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Piasecki talks with Susan Hill, Director of Marketing and Communications for the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.

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Immunizations
10:29 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Health Watch: Immunizations and staying healthy

Dr. Trudy Larson, director of the School of Community Health Sciences, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist.

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Dr. Trudy Larson, director of the School of Community Health Sciences, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, talks about immunizations and keeping our community healthy. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine. 

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Arts and Culture
5:30 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Nevada Chamber Music Festival

The 11th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival kicks off this Friday at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor has a preview from Executive Director Scott Faulkner and Violist Dustin Budish.  For tickets go to www.renochamberorchestra.org

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Healthy holiday eating
10:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Health Watch: Healthy holiday eating

Karmella Thomas, RD, LD, CDE is a registered dietician and certified in diabetes education and manager of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center.

The holiday season is in full swing. In this installment of the health watch is a conversation about healthy eating and weight management during this time of year. Here to talk about that is Karmella Thomas, a registered dietician and manager of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center on the UNR campus.  She talks with Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

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College football futures
4:45 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

UNR AD on shutdown of University of Alabama, Birmingham football program

Doug Knuth, director of athletics at University of Nevada, Reno

Last week, the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) shutdown its football program due to funding issues. This has sparked concern amongst smaller Division I schools operating on modest budgets, including one in the Mountain West Conference. Doug Knuth, director of athletics at UNR, talks about the closing down of the football program at UAB and what this means for the future of Division I schools dealing with budget constraints.

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Arts and Culture
3:59 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

History for the Holidays

The annual "History for the Holidays" event is tomorrow from 11am-4pm at the Nevada Historical Society.  Reno Public Radio's Danna O'Connor gets the details from Shery Hayes-Zorn, director of the NHS.  More info at www.nevadaculture.org 

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Arts and Culture
3:45 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

AVA Ballet Theater Presents the Nutcracker

The AVA Ballet Theater and the Reno Philharmonic perform Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Pioneer Center, Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.  Danna O'Connor chats with Alexander Van Alstyne, director of AVA Ballet about this year's show.

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Hearing difficulties
4:52 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Health Watch: Hearing difficulties

Dr. Megan Swank, assistant professor of audiology, in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Dr. Megan Swank, assistant professor of audiology, in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at  the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, discusses diagnosis, treatment and services available for those with hearing difficulties with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Dr. Megan Swank  practices at the Claude I. Howard Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic, located on the University of Nevada Reno campus.

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The Isles Teashop
2:37 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Reno Eats: The Isles Teashop

The Isles Teashop on Center St. in Midtown Reno.

In this installment of Reno Eats, we stop by the Isles Teashop on Center Street in Reno to speak with Tom McCormick, the Isles quirky general manager, to experience a little taste of Ireland and the United Kingdom right here in the Biggest Little City.   

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