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.

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.

Nevada Humanities Festival and Chautauqua 2015

Jun 19, 2015

The Nevada Humanities Festival and Chautauqua kicks off tonight and runs through the 26th.  Details and tickets at www.nevadahumanities.org.  The theme of the festival is "The Wilderness."  Danna O'Connor chats with Karen Wikander, program manager for Nevada Humanities.

 

  

UNSOM Health Watch: Men's Health

Jun 15, 2015
University of Nevada School of Medicine

June is National Men's Health month and that's the discussion in this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch. Our guests are Dr. Daniel Spogen, professor of family medicine and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

UNSOM Health Watch: Antibiotic Resistance

Jun 8, 2015
University of Nevada School of Medicine

On this University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, a discussion about resistance to antibiotics and how this can affect our health. Joining us for this discussion is Dr. Thomas Kozel, a professor and research scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the famed San Francisco “Summer of Love”.  Some of the iconic images we associate with that counter-culture summer; long rock jams, psychedelic light shows, posters and dancing were developed right here in Nevada at the Red Dog Saloon home of “The Charlatans”, the band that started the sound of the summer of love.  Danna O’Connor has details.

Albert Lee Solo Recital This Sunday 6/7

Jun 4, 2015

There is a wonderful afternoon of vocal music this Sunday at 2pm at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center and it’s to benefit a good cause.  Dr. Albert Lee,director of Vocal Studies at UNR, will perform with pianist Isadora Pastargus. The concert is to benefit the Reno chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.  A reception follows, tickets at RenoAlphas.ticketleap.com.  Danna O’Connor has a preview.

  

 

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