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Another Take On Preservation Vs. Development In Reno

Mar 29, 2016
Alexa Ard

Last week we spoke to preservation activist Barrie Lynn who says Reno’s historic homes are under threat from the rapid pace of redevelopment in downtown and Midtown. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reached out to a local developer to get his take on what’s happening.

Plans For New Fine Arts Building At UNR Move Forward

Mar 29, 2016
Antony Griffiths / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Board of Regents has approved plans for a new fine arts building on the UNR campus.  Danna O'Connor reports.

The center will be more than 35,000 square feet and will be built adjacent to the Church Fine Arts building, connected by a walkway.  Larry Engstrom is Director of the School of the Arts. He says that in addition to a new 300 seat rehearsal hall, there is also room for an expanded art museum.

Entrepreneur Renting Private Driveways To UNR Students

Mar 29, 2016
Rocio Hernandez

Four teams remain in the University of Nevada, Reno’s annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition which awards one team with a $50,000 prize. Reno Public Radio’s Rocio Hernandez spoke with one MBA student wants to give university students and visitors more parking options. 

It’s midday and parking spaces are full on the north side of campus. I’m standing with Sontag finalist Ryan Klekas, watching as several drivers circle a parking lot hoping to get lucky.  

Rocio Hernandez: I don’t see any, do you?

Designing A Helmet To Lower Concussion Risk

Mar 29, 2016
Chase Houston

The University of Nevada, Reno will choose a winner for its Sontag Entrepreneurial competition on Wednesday. The winner takes home a $50,000 prize. Reno Public Radio's Rocio Hernandez met with one team that’s developing a new sports helmet designed to reduce the risk of head injuries.

Noah Glick

Delegates from more than a dozen countries attended this year's Global Gala, an event hosted by the Northern Nevada International Center. Dr. Josephine Kulea was this year's keynote speaker. She is the 2013 UN Kenya Person of the Year, a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and the Founder of the Samburu Girls Foundation, an organization that rescues girls from abusive practices in her home country of Kenya. She sat down with Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick to talk about her work. 

Barrie Lynn / Facebook

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?

RenoHistorical.org / Nevada State Historic Preservation Office

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."

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