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.

Beyond the Headlines features local profiles, University of Nevada news, health information, arts interviews and regional features.

Artown And Whitney Peak Present "Paper Bird"

Jan 27, 2016

Artown has a new live music series coming to the Heritage restaurant at the Whitney Peak Hotel.  The first concert is this Friday, the 29th and features the music of "Paper Bird."

Danna O'Connor chats with Beth MacMillin from Artown and Nikki Gross, Manager of Whitney Peak.

Reno Philharmonic Classix Three

Jan 15, 2016

Classix Three features Reno Phil principal violist Dustin Budish performing the Walton Viola Concerto.  The concerts are Sunday at 4pm and Tuesday at 7:30pm.  Tickets at

Danna O'Connor chats with Dustin about the concert.

La Gente: Latino Theater at RLT

Jan 11, 2016

For over 80 years, the Reno Little Theater has been entertaining our community with high quality plays.  This year, it is offering La Gente: Latino Theater at RLT.  The first play in the series, is Mi Vida Gitana, a modern cross-cultural Romeo and Juliet story about a Texas boy who loses his dad to the war in Iraq and is sent to Spain to live with his mom.  There he is thrown into the Spanish Romani culture.  Danna O'Connor caught up with the series curator, Tami Castillo Shelton to learn more.

Nevada Chamber Music Festival 12-26 Through 12-31

Dec 23, 2015

The Reno Chamber Orchestra hosts the 12th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival the last week of December.  There are 11 concerts in six days featuring some of the best musicians in the world.  Opening night is Saturday, December 26th at 7pm at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor chats with Chris Morrison, Executive Director of the RCO.

Our Nevada: Baby Animals

Dec 11, 2015

Boabab Press, the publishing arm of Sundance Books and Music, has a new kid's book featuring some of the baby animals found in Nevada.  Danna O'Connor chats with the authors Jerri Conrad and Patrick Turner.  They will be signing the book on Tuesday, December 15, from 6:30-8:00pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue.

AVA Ballet Theater Presents the Nutcracker This Week

Dec 8, 2015

AVA Ballet theater and the Reno Phil bring the Nutcracker to life December 11-13th at the Pioneer Center.  Tickets at

Danna O'Connor chats with Artistic Director Alexander Van Alstyne about the performance.

World Premiere From The University Symphony Orchestra

Nov 23, 2015

The UNR Symphony Orchestra is performing a world premier composition by Amanda Harberg at 7:30pm, Tuesday the 24th at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor chats with the composer and Jason Altieri, Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra.

NMA Offers Free Admission On Friday

Oct 28, 2015

In honor of Nevada Day, the Nevada Museum of Art will have free admission this Friday from 10am-6pm.  There will also be a panel of experts available between noon and 4pm to identify and describe your native baskets.  Bring as many baskets as you like.  Danna O'Connor chats with the NMA'S Amanda Horn about the event.

Reno Chamber Orchestra With Pianist James Winn

Oct 23, 2015


Reno pianist Dr. James Winn performs his own composition with the Reno Chamber Orchestra Saturday at 7:30pm and and Sunday at 2:00pm at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor has a preview.

Electric Wagon Train At NMA This Saturday

Oct 21, 2015

The Nevada Museum of Art hosts "Electric Wagon Train" on October 24th from 7:30-11:pm.  It's equal parts steampunk ball and surreal saloon with costumes encouraged.  Entertainment includes San Francisco's Le Cancan Bijoux.  Danna O'Connor chat with Amanda Horn from NMA about the party.