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.

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.

  

 

Esther Ciammachilli

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, we talk about the importance of prenatal care for both mother and baby with Dr. Catherine McCarthy, an associate professor and practicing physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Nevada Humanities 2015 Literary Crawl kicks off at 4:00pm, Saturday, May 30th at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue.  Over twenty Nevada authors will be reading at five venues.  Danna O'Connor chats with Karen Wikander about the event.  Details, nevadahumanities.org

Bike Like A Girl

May 14, 2015

Two Reno athletes are cycling across the country.  Michelle Faurot and Bridget Webster join an eight member team of cyclists for the 2015 Race Across America.  It's a 3,000 mile relay from California to the East Coast.  The team is cycling to raise money and awareness for women's cycling.

Danna O'Connor chats with Michelle and Bridget about the race and their passion for getting girls on bikes!

Details at www.bikelikeagirl.org and www.raceacrossamerica.org

  

The Reno Sculpture Festival brings the art of the playa to downtown Reno for the next three days.  There's art, music, food and beer trucks and after hours events.  Details at renosculpturefestival.org

Danna O'Connor has a preview from Aric Shapiro, Executive Director of Reno Art Works.

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