Reno Youth Radio

KUNR and the Washoe County School District is helping local high school students find their unique voices while also developing valuable digital media and journalism skills.

Students work with media professionals to produce creative, sound-rich stories that matter to them. We value all perspectives in our community, and this is one special way to share more of them.

Meet our Youth Radio Reporters

The Trials of Mid-Year Vacations

Mar 19, 2017
Lesly Virgen-Mariscal

Students are about to go on Spring Break. But a lot of students go on family vacations throughout the year. Lesly Virgen-Mariscal of Reno Youth Radio recently went on vacation and it had her wondering what kind of burden that puts on her teachers.

I had a great time visiting my family in Mexico recently. It was for a family party where my grandparents celebrated their 50 year anniversary and renewed their vows.

What's With All The Construction At Rancho San Rafael?

Mar 13, 2017

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park has a massive $1.2 million irrigation project that has turned a good portion of the park into a construction zone. Reno Youth Radio’s Veronica Garcia paid a visit to find out what is going on.

If you walk around Rancho San Rafael right now, there are pink stakes stuck in the mud, tractors, and lines drawn all over the grass.

“People are asking, 'What are these stakes for, what are these cones for?'”

Matthew McConaughey's Gold is a film based in 1980’s Reno. But did Kenny Wells actually exist? Did he find the largest gold strike of the 20th century and is there such thing as a Prospector of the Year award? Reno Youth Radio’s Wyatt Daane explores these questions.

 

Kenny Wells ventured into Indonesia prospecting for gold and discovered the largest gold mine of the 20th Century. Does this movie have anything to do with Reno or even Nevada?

Meet Our Reno Youth Radio Reporters

Mar 3, 2017
Alexandra Mosher

Name: Wyatt Daane

Class standing: Senior

High school: Academy of Arts, Careers, and  Technology

Topics he enjoys covering: Low income citizen stories, entertainment

The Uncertain Future Of One Ross Manor Resident

Feb 14, 2017
Wyatt Daane

The Ross Manor in downtown Reno was sold this year. It was home to many long-time residents in a rough and tumble neighborhood. Reno Youth Radio’s Wyatt Daane spoke to one of the residents about life there and the recent changes.

I am outside Our Bar. It’s early in the day before the normal bar crowd comes.

This is where I met Michael Brundage. He spends a lot of time here and we got to talking.