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.

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson visits with graduate Jena Valenzuela (center) and Veterans Services Director Terina Caserto.
KUNR

It’s graduation season throughout the area. And two weeks ago the quad was packed with thousands of cheering friends and tearful family members seated in rows of white chairs on the green grass amid a sea of black caps and gowns adorned with silver and blue.

The 2016 spring commencement ceremonies featured a University of Nevada, Reno record of 2,710 degrees awarded for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and medical degrees. And with another record enrollment expected in the fall, this trend is likely to continue for some time.

"Mountain Picassos" Exhibit Features Basque Art

May 26, 2016
Steve Shadley

A traveling exhibit of Basque Art opens in Reno next week.  It features elaborate carvings by local sheepherders who used Aspen trees as their canvases decades ago.  Reno Public Radio’s Steve Shadley introduces us to a married couple that’s been collecting these unique carvings for nearly 50 years.

Beautification Machine

May 25, 2016
NMA

The artists behind "Beautification Machine" will speak about their work at the Nevada Museum of Art at 6pm Thursday, May 26th.  Danna chats with Jon Bernson and Andy Diaz Hope about the work, which is on display until July 24th.  Details at www.nevadaart.org

Anne McMillin, APR

Mojave Mental Health provides community-based behavioral health services. 

From medication and therapy to case management and day treatment for adults, the organization offers care for a variety of situations. Trish Romo-Macaluso took some time to go over some background on the facility and what kinds of services are available there. 

Leading this discussion is Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Anne McMillin, APR

Anxiety, Phobia and Depression:  What do these three have in common and what makes them different? What's the difference between a panic attack and anxiety and how is phobia different from those?

For this edition of Health Watch Anne McMillin leads a discussion with Dr. David L Carlson about the signs and symptoms of these conditions and what kinds of treatments may help.

    

KUNR's Steve Shadley

The hills around Eureka, Nevada will be alive with music this weekend.  The Old Time Fiddler's Contest is expected to attract hundreds of people...many of them competing for top prizes.  Reno Public Radio's Steve Shadley caught up with a couple of fiddlers and has this report:

Anne McMillin, APR

Have you chosen who would help make decisions for your care in a situation where you're unable? 

When it comes to rights, informed consent and privacy, the patient and those closest to them are more likely to know what values and wishes are most important when someone enters the health care system for care.  

2016 Reno Sculpture Festival This Weekend

May 6, 2016

The Reno Sculpture Festival kicks off this afternoon at 4pm in downtown Reno.  Details at www.renosculpturefest.com.

Danna O'Connor chats with Aric Shapiro, director of the Reno Sculpture Fest.

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? 

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