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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Athletics budget
1:39 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

UNR athletics budget ranks last in MWC

Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno Director of Athletics, Doug Knuth, talks about Nevada's homecoming, the game against conference rival Boise State and what a college athletics department gets for $26 million.

UPDATE: In the beginning of this piece, Knuth discusses the game between Nevada and San Jose State that took place on 9-27-14. The final score from this game was Nevada 21 San Jose 10. The Wolf Pack is now 3-1 as they head into homecoming week and the upcoming game against Boise State.

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Smooth muscles
1:21 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Health Watch: Smooth muscle physiology

Dr. Kent Sanders

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Kent Sanders, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about his current research on smooth muscle physiology, which contributes to treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes and other diseases.

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"Beyond the Headlines"
2:54 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Manhattan Short Film Festival at UNR

KUNR and the Joe Crowley Student Union Present the 2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival.  Sept. 26-28th at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater.  Tickets at www.kunr.org show times are:

Friday, September 26 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 27 - 3 p.m.

Saturday, September 27 - 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 28 - 3 p.m.

Danna O'Connor and Robin Holabird have a preview of the films.

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The American Dream
11:16 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Journalist Hedrick Smith on taking back the "American Dream"

Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith

Last week, the Reynolds School of Journalism brought Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hedrick Smith to UNR to talk to students about his work, the future of journalism and to discuss his new book, Who Stole the American Dream?  To learn more, we sent Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli to visit with Smith to talk about his experience covering the most important social movements of the last half century.

Journalist Hedrick Smith has a story to tell.

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New virus
10:09 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Health Watch: Entero-virus D-68

Dr. Daniel Spogen

In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Entero-virus D-68 that's been sweeping across the country and causing hundreds of children to be hospitalized with Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Social work
6:19 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Health Watch: Social work in today's society

Dr. Goutham Menon, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno.

In this Health Watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks to Dr. Goutham Menon, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the role of social work in today's society.  

  

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Doug Knuth
6:05 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

UNR Director of Athletics Doug Knuth on future of college sports

Credit University of Nevada, Reno

In this segment from Beyond the Headlines, Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli talks with Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, amateurism in college sports and the future of the NCAA.   

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Local Stories
5:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

New rules in NCAA will shift power to five richest conferences

Credit NCAA.com

The National Collegiate Athletics Association, or NCAA, recently voted in favor of granting more autonomy to the five richest Division 1 conferences, a change that could negatively affect the other six conferences operating on smaller budgets, including the Mountain West. 

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Spirituality and health
9:42 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Health Watch: Spirituality and health

Dr. Mel Minarik

In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine talks about spirituality and health with Dr. Mel Minarik, a faculty member at the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Student health services
9:38 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Health Watch: Student health services at UNR

Dr. Cheryl Hug-English

In this edition of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about student health services with Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Medical Director of the Student Health Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

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