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.

Reno Tahoe Music Festival 8/21 and 8/22

Aug 21, 2015

The annual Reno Tahoe Music Festival is tonight and tomorrow at Bartley Ranch.  It’s sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association.  The group raises money to give scholarships to college students studying the performing arts.  Danna O’Connor chats with  Judy Davis Rounds about the music festival and an upcoming performance of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, featuring Cami Thompson as the Fairy godmother.  

Tahoe: A Visual History

Aug 14, 2015
Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art will debut its new exhibit Saturday, August 22nd.  It’s an exclusive look at the art history of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra.  Danna O’Connor has a preview with Amanda Horn, Communications Director for the NMA.  Details at www.nevadaart.org.

Esther Ciammachilli

Seventy-one year-old Frank Bozanich began his long-distance running career in 1969 when he came home from Vietnam. He says running helps him cope with the residual traumas of war. Today, he lives in Reno and will be competing in the 2015 Senior Summer Games. He stopped by to talk to Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli about his decades-long running career and why the upcoming Olympic style competition is a critical tool for promoting senior health.

The Mile High Jazz Band Association presents the 11th Annual Jazz and Beyond-Carson City Music Festival, going on through August 23rd.  Over 100 musicians will perform at multiple venues in Carson City.  Most events are free.  Details at www.jazzcarsoncity.com 

Danna O'Connor chats with David Bugli and Cherie Shipley to get a preview of the fest.

Pluto Party Saturday 8/8!

Aug 7, 2015

  The Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada is a non-profit that uses space exploration to get kids hooked on science and math.  Together with the National Automobile Museum, it has a fun day planned this Saturday for all ages.  Events start at 9:30am with the new "Space Mobiles" exhibit, featuring a life sized mock up of a Mars Rover.  At 4:30pm there's a Pluto Party where local scientists will help us understand the exciting new discoveries about Pluto.  The day winds up with the premiere of "Journey to Space" narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.

A New Look At Romeo And Juliet

Jul 24, 2015

Sierra Nevada Ballet performs "Romeo and Juliet" with a new twist.  The story is told through the eyes of Juliet's mom, Lady Capulet.  Danna O'Connor has a preview with Rosine Bena and Ananda Weber-Bena.

Performances are 7/25 at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, 7/27 at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and 8/1 at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Tickets at www.sierranevadaballet.org.

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we're talking about trends in opioid use, public health interaction and highlights of a new law that addresses opioid overdose. Our guests are Dr. Karla Wagner, an Assistant Professor at the School of Community Health Sciences at the  University of Nevada, Reno, and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Discover The Arts Of Dickerson Road

Jul 17, 2015

Art Spot Reno and Artown invite you to a street party at Reno's industrial arts district, Dickerson Road.  There will be food trucks, art demos, music and tours of local businesses.  It's a free, family-friendly event from 10am to 10pm Saturday, July 18th.  For details, go to www.artspotreno.com.

Danna O'Connor chats with artist and co-owner of Art Spot Reno, Eric Brooks about the event.

UNSOM Health Watch: Anatomic Pathology

Jul 10, 2015

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, a discussion about anatomic pathology and the new educational partnership between the School of Medicine and Aurora Diagnostics to expand and enhance teaching and clinical research in northern Nevada. Joining us is Dr. Marcus Erling, the new interim chair and professor of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and managing director of Aurora Diagnostic Western Pathology, and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

   

Esther Ciammachilli

There’s been a lot of talk lately about transgender issues, after the recent transition of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner. There are several treatments a person receives while transitioning - such as voice therapy - in order to help them sound more like the gender they are becoming. Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, we’re talking about the Trans Voice and Communication Clinic offered by the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our guests are Rachael Walden, clinical director for this department and Dr.

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