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.

Anne McMillin, APR

Maybe you can picture what a modern stethoscope looks like but do you know what the early ones looked like?

On May 7, 2016 The School of Medicine at UNR will participate in a free family-friendly event "Day at the Museum." Mary Shultz and Dr. Andy Sohn stopped by the KUNR studios to talk about the event.

Anne McMillin, APR

There are different kinds of chest pain, depending on how serious the issue from which it stems. Sometimes it's gas, but what if it's a heart attack? 

From UNR President To Poet: An Interview With Joe Crowley

Apr 23, 2016
Theresa Crowley

Joe Crowley was president of the University of Nevada, Reno for a record 23 years. Now in retirement, he's focusing on another passion, poetry, and has just published a collection called Hats Off to the Cap. To hone his skills, Crowley actually took a writing workshop at UNR, studying alongside several young undergraduates.

"I did not disclose my identity; I was just Joe. I wanted them to just think of me as this old guy Joe."

Atria Books

In his novel, “Youngblood," Matt Gallagher displays a skillful writer’s slight-of-hand. He recreates the sights and sounds - intense desert heat, confusion, and fear - of a soldier's world. 

Gallagher, who is originally from Reno, was a combat arms officer and a captain in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2007. He told about the experiences in a blog he kept at the time, and then later in the memoir, “Kaboom.”

He’s now a contributor to the “At War” blog in The New York Times.

“Youngblood” is his first novel. And he’s says it’s not really a war novel, or not only that. 

Anne McMillin, APR

Dr. Cathy Goring has seen many changes while practicing medicine in Reno. In this interview, she provides both the history and the planned future of medical school education in Reno. 

Goring is Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at the school of medicine as well as an academic hospitalist at Renown Health. Leading the discussion is Anne McMillin with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Susan Hill

While the School of Medicine at  UNR has done internationally recognized biomedical research, it lacks clinical and translational research programs. 

Dr. Thomas L Schwenk wrote an editorial for the School of Medicine website about it and Susan Hill, also with the school, took some time with Dr. Schwenk to get into more detail about what this means and how the school is moving forward to increase it's research programs.

"The Big Bonanza" A New American Opera Debuts In Reno

Mar 31, 2016

  The world premiere of a new American Opera, based on life in 1850’s Virginia City during the Comstock Lode, is coming to Nightingale Concert Hall April 8-10th.  It’s called, “The Big Bonanza” and is full of beloved characters from the Comstock including Dan Dequille and Mark Twain.   Danna O'Connor chats with the composer of "The Big Bonanza," Monica Houghton and Director of the NV Chamber Opera, Albert Lee.  

Plans For New Fine Arts Building At UNR Move Forward

Mar 29, 2016
Antony Griffiths / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Board of Regents has approved plans for a new fine arts building on the UNR campus.  Danna O'Connor reports.

The center will be more than 35,000 square feet and will be built adjacent to the Church Fine Arts building, connected by a walkway.  Larry Engstrom is Director of the School of the Arts. He says that in addition to a new 300 seat rehearsal hall, there is also room for an expanded art museum.

Anne McMillin, APR

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Savor the Flavor."

This segment of Health Watch is an in-depth chat about creative and healthful eating, and how to avoid mindless eating and to develop good strategies for better eating habits.

Anne McMillin, APR

There's a proposed Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in the works at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. What is a Physician Assistant (PA) and how is that different from a doctor?

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