"Beyond the Headlines"
1:02 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Nevada Chamber Opera Performs This Weekend

The Nevada Chamber Opera performs scenes from three of Mozart's most often performed operas this Friday, March 27th,  Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th at Nightingale Concert Hall.  "Mozart Mania" features the University Symphony Orchestra.  Danna O'Connor chats with Dr. Albert Lee, Director of the Nevada Chamber Opera.  Details and tickets at www.unr.edu/music.


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Sports and recreation
4:45 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Wolf Pack's New Men's Basketball Coach To Be Named Shortly

Air Force Falcons forward Hayden Graham attempts a free throw in the first half against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Clune Arena in February.
Credit Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack could have a new men's basketball coach in place by next Thursday. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education is holding a special meeting on Thursday. The agenda for that meeting says UNR President Marc Johnson will request approval for a multi-year employment contract for a new coach.

A national search has been underway since former Coach David Carter was fired earlier this month. Athletic Director Doug Knuth has led that search effort, which has been quite hush-hush.

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Business + Economy
9:31 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Will Wineries Be Setting Up Shop In Washoe?

Grapes growing an the experimental vineyard at the University of Nevada, Reno, run by Professor Grant Cramer.

Nevada has the fewest wineries of any state, with just four filling our glasses today. While advocates want to grow the industry, there’s fear that the state could become a mere “suburb” of California wine with few bottles bearing a homegrown stamp. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.

There are no commercial wineries in Washoe County, but UNR Professor Grant Cramer has been making wine in Reno for a decade.

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Politics and Policy
10:54 am
Fri March 6, 2015

GOP Pushes For Campus Carry, Despite University Opposition

School campuses have become the latest testing ground for the debate over gun rights in Nevada. A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns on campus drew crowds to Carson City this week.

To hear both sides tell it, guns are either the panacea for some of the worst afflictions on campus—sexual assault and school shootings among them—or a toxic solution in search of a problem. 

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"Beyond the Headlines"
9:43 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Third Coast Dance Film Fest At NMA

Danna O'Connor chats with Rosie Trump, Assistant Professor of Dance at UNR.  Rosie is curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, bringing 18 short films to the Nevada Museum of Art, Thurs. February 12th at 6pm.  www.nevadaart.org 

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9:44 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Survey: 11 Percent of Students At UNR Experience Unwanted Sexual Contact

Between 2011 and 2013, how many sexual offenses would you guess were reported at UNR's campus?

Just one.

"Like there’s no problem at all, and we know that’s just not true.”

Jennifer Lowman works at UNR and conducted the new survey on sexual misconduct on campus.

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UNR Sports Part Three
2:36 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

AD Doug Knuth At Crossroads Of UNR Sports

Outside John Sala Intramural Practice Field

UNR has several successful sports programs even though many of them lack proper training facilities. This is the final part of KUNR's in-depth look at UNR's sports programs and facilities and how they impact each other.

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Politics and Policy
9:24 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Debate over gun rights heats up in Carson

A bill under consideration would allow guns on school grounds, if they are secured in a locked car. Some lawmakers argue that would make schools safer, while others disagree.

Guns could be coming to a campus parking lot near you. Some lawmakers in Carson City say that's a good thing, while others believe schools and universities should remain gun free.

Josh Wilsey, a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno, doesn’t really have a problem with guns on campus.

“I wouldn’t say it would really bother me. I think in Nevada you’re going to have guns everywhere anyway.”

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UNR Sports
4:24 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Unusable Tennis Courts; UNR Rifle Trains In Shipping Containers

UNR's tennis courts are crumbling and unsafe and therefore, unusable. In the background, the east bleachers at Mackay Stadium which will soon be renovated for a safer and more comfortable game day experience.

Part two of our series on UNR's sports programs and facilities and how they impact each other. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli toured the campus with Athletic Director Doug Knuth. This segment features the crumbling and unusable tennis complex and the shipping containers that inconspicuously house the rifle team's training and competition site. 

Next week on Beyond the Headlines, the final installment of our series on UNR's sports programs and facilities. We'll take a look at a complex located across the track from the school. 

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UNR Sports
3:19 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Upgrades to Mackay Stadium, other UNR sports "home" less

Metal bleachers at Mackay Stadium will soon be replaced with plastic chairs that have backs and arm rests for a more comfortable game day experience.

Mackay Stadium at UNR is in serious need to renovations and upgrades and a new $11 million dollar loan is going to fix it.  Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at UNR took Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli to the football field to explain exactly what the school plans to do with this money and how they'll pay it back. 

This is part one in a series where we explore several of UNR's sports programs and facilities - including women's track, tennis and rifle - and how they impact each other.

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