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.

The Holland Project: Grounded For Life

Sep 25, 2015

The non-profit Holland Project is an all ages arts and music space for the whole community.  They are currently at 140 Vesta Street and have launched the "Grounded For Life" campaign.  It is chance to purchase the building on Vesta Street and make Holland's home permanent.  Danna O'Connor chats with Director Britt Curtis to find out how you can help.

The Reno Chamber Orchestra opens its 41st season this weekend at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Violinist Noad Bendix-Balgley will perform the famed Brahms Violin Concerto.  Danna O’Connor chats with Chris Morrison Assistant Executive Director of the RCO.  Details

Reno Instagrammys Awards Show Saturday

Sep 18, 2015
Allie McDade

The Pioneer Center rolls out the red carpet Saturday the 19th for the “Reno Instagrammys Awards Show” where we will see the winners of a photography and video competition, created to help people express the unique perspective of Nevada.  Danna O’Connor has a preview with Reno Instagrammys founders, Chelsie Rose Kern and Natalie Handler.  Details at

RLT Launches Kids Education Program

Sep 3, 2015

Reno Little Theater invites you to a free open house on Monday, Sept 7th from 11:00am-2:00pm.  The event is to launch its new theater education program for kids.  Details at

Danna O'Connor chats with Melissa Taylor, Managing Director of RLT and Sara Phillips RLT's new Educational Outreach Coordinator.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass

Aug 28, 2015

Artown, Nevada Humanities, KUNR and the Reynolds School of Journalism welcome Ira Glass to the Pioneer Center on Saturday, October 17th.  Danna O'Connor chats with Beth MacMillan, Executive Director of Artown and Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities about the event.

You are kindly invited to our exclusive VIP Reception with Ira Glass at the Pioneer Center. During this private gathering, enjoy appetizers and refreshments. Afterwards you will take your premium seat for Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.

Reno Sings Under The Stars

Aug 28, 2015

Silver Dollar Chorus and the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Reno hold a concert Saturday at 5pm at Bartley Ranch.  It features Rockapella, David John and the Comstock Cowboys and the Silver Dollar Chorus and proceeds benefit arts education for kids.  Danna O'Connor chats with Joe Young, a member of the Silver Dollar Chorus.

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

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 

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