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Preservation advocates are concerned about the pace of new construction and what that could mean for Reno's historic structures. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with local Realtor and preservation activist Barrie Lynn to get her take on the role of preservation in redevelopment.

Below are a few excerpts of the conversation or listen to the full interview. We'll have another perspective on this issue in the coming weeks.

Q: What are some major issues critical to historic preservation in Reno?

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The University of Nevada, Reno’s planned expansion toward downtown has raised concerns about the future of a few historic homes south of the university. Our Contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

The so-called gateway expansion is part of UNR’s master plan. It has drawn controversy and a number of citizens spoke out against the plan at last week's Reno City Council meeting

Interview: Subway Sandwich Exec Talks Addiction, Recovery

Mar 17, 2016
Don Fertman

Don Fertman is the chief development officer for the Subway sandwich chain. He came to the University of Nevada, Reno Monday, March 13 to provide his insights on running a business, but he also shared his personal story of overcoming drug addiction. While on campus, Fertman stopped by KUNR and spoke with reporter Rocio Hernandez.

Don Fertman started working for Subway in 1981 when there were only 166 stores. Today, there are more than 44,000 Subways and Fertman worked his way up the command chain. He is now the chief development officer for the company. 

Interview: How To Survive Burning Man

Mar 3, 2016
Gary Johnson

Every year more and more Burners make their way to the Black Rock Desert. As the Burning Man festival has grown, so, too, has its healthcare delivery system. To learn more, our contributor Luiza Vieira spoke with Dr. Gary Johnson. He works for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, but he's also known as Dusty Doctor G-Man out on the playa. Thursday night he'll be giving a lecture at UNR called "Surviving Burning Man."   

New UNR Student Center Is One-Stop Shop

Feb 26, 2016
Luiza Vieira


A new resource center at the University of Nevada, Reno, opened its doors for students on campus this week. Our contributor Luiza Vieira has more on the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center. 

The four-story building, is surrounded by windows, modern architecture and different spaces to welcome students. The building combines many services that were once spread out around campus, like the writing center and help for veterans.

"If I were to describe it in a very simple term I would say collaboration."

UNR Hosts Fulbright Foreign Scholars

Feb 17, 2016

A group of Fulbright Foreign Scholarship officials recently visited UNR.  They came to northern Nevada to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Fulbright program.  KUNR's Steve Shadley spoke with Doctor Laura Skandera Trombley, Fulbright Foreign Board Chair and UNR's Emma Sepulveda Pulvirenti, a Fulbright board member.

UNR Alums Want To Connect Students With Employers

Feb 12, 2016
Rocio Hernandez

After noticing how difficult it was to explore Reno’s job market, two University of Nevada, Reno alums decided to come up with a solution. With support from local business leaders, they’ve launched their own online platform called Dringo. Reno Public Radio’s Rocio Hernandez reports that unlike the typical job board, Dringo includes research and project opportunities for students.

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Hanna Lottritz is a journalism student at the University of Nevada, Reno and she recently wrote an essay that has gone viral. It’s called “Why I won’t be taking shots on my 21st birthday" and it candidly shares the story of how Hanna ended up in a coma after a night of drinking in Yerington.

Hanna stopped by KUNR to talk with our news director Michelle Billman about what happened.

While out with a group of friends at the Night In The Country Music Festival in Yerington last summer, Hanna joined in on a drinking contest. 

Julia Ritchey

 Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, are trying to make a tiny, ancient grain called Tef more productive in the face of a warming planet.

If you've tried Ethiopian food, chances are you've heard of tef, a small, poppy-seed sized cereal chock-full of nutritional value.

Biochemistry professor John Cushman has spent the last couple of years studying tef at UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

Alexa Ard

The University of Nevada, Reno is getting a new fine arts building. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

With approval from the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education earlier this month, UNR can now move forward with planning and construction. The school has already raised more than $19 million dollars from private donors to cover the $20 million price tag, but enough about money.