Reno Youth Radio

KUNR, the Washoe County School District, and the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR are helping local high school students find their unique voices while also developing valuable journalism skills.

Students work with media professionals to produce creative audio stories that matter to them. To learn more, check out this Nevada Today article on our program, meet our youth radio reporters, and see what NPR Youth Radio is producing. 

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Thrift stores in Reno are really popular these days, moving into the boutique high-end clothing , vintage style is in. You can save a ton of money too. Reno Youth Radio’s Jacob Lee recently went on a thrift adventure with his friend and filed this audio postcard.

We drove to the Savers on Oddie. I talked to my friend Nicholson Lovering about why we do this.

“I love that when I walk into a shop like savers you know, I pretty much know that I am going to find something. It is a pretty big store,” says Lovering.

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Some lower-income veterans in Reno face a lot of challenges. Lack of transportation can make it even harder. Now the Kiwanis Bike Project is offering veterans a way to learn to fix bikes and get that much-needed transportation. Reno Youth Radio’s Wyatt Daane checked it out.
 

At Kiwanis Bikes you are surrounded by a sea of bicycles and bike experts. On this day, those experts are listening to the radio and helping nine veterans. The bikes they fix will help them get back on their feet.

One Voice Is Making Reno's Streets Safer

May 19, 2017
Reno Youth Radio

If you have been walking around lately you may have heard a new voice at some crosswalks in Reno telling you when it’s safe to cross. It’s the new standard implemented by the City of Reno for all crosswalks. Reno Youth Radio’s Molly Concialdi has the story.

Standing at the corner of Keystone and 5th, it is clearly a really busy intersection. Suddenly you hear an unfamiliar voice.

Walk sign is on to cross 5th. Walk sign is on to cross 5th. Walk sign is on to cross 5th.

Reno Museum Caters To Kids With Autism

May 5, 2017
Nevada Discovery Museum

Autism is a real challenge for parents in Reno, especially when trying to find exciting social interactions for their children.

Now there is a new option. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) has a program once a month that caters only to children with autism and it’s happening this weekend.  

Reno Youth Radio’s Lesly Virgen-Mariscal has the story.

The Discovery is loud and fun place for lots of kids. One of them is 10-year-old Manny Cuacua. He’s autistic. His mom is here with him.

How One Teacher Is Inspiring Students To Help Others

May 5, 2017
AACT Service Learning

Teachers can inspire students to be better students, as well as better people. Reno Youth Radio’s Maria Ballesteros reports on one teacher in Washoe County who is influencing her students both inside and outside the classroom.

Mrs. Raker teaches physics and statistics. Her lectures are exceptional. But outside the classroom she is exceptional, too. She is a strong advocate for community service. She volunteers constantly and takes her students along and she teaches at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology or AACT, a local Reno high school.

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.