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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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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Diabetes Awareness
1:37 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Health Watch: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Dr. Evan Klass, Chief of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

November is National Diabetes Awareness month. In this health watch from KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs, Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, talks about diabetes awareness, treatment and prevention with Dr. Evan Klass, Chief of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.   

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Sports injuries
12:17 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Health Watch: Concussions and sports injuries

Dr. Carol Scott, head team physician for athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno.

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, talks to Dr. Carol Scott, associate professor and director of sports medicine fellowships at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about concussions and sports injuries.

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month
11:25 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease and the 'culture change movement'

Dr. Peter Reed, director of the University of Nevada's Sanford Center for Aging at UNR.

November is Alzheimer's Awareness month.  In this segment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, talks to Dr. Peter Reed, director of the University of Nevada's Sanford Center for Aging, about Alzheimer's Disease and the culture change movement.

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Combat Paper
5:35 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Combat Paper Nevada: Healing through art

This is an excerpt from Noel Lipana's letter to David written on Combat Paper.
Credit Rachel Hopkin / Nevada Humanities

And now - Nevada's Hidden Stories - an occasional series that sheds light on the unique people, places, and communities which make Nevada the place we call home.  It’s produced by Rachel Hopkin and Nevada Humanities. 

In this week’s feature, in honor of Veterans Day, Rachel learns about an unusual art project based in Reno

Tina:

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