UNSOM Health Watch: Men's Health

Jun 15, 2015
University of Nevada School of Medicine

June is National Men's Health month and that's the discussion in this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch. Our guests are Dr. Daniel Spogen, professor of family medicine and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

For Beyond the Headlines, we like to catch up with Reno author Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, to explore language. This week, she talks to Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss about tips for recent college grads trying to land freelance writing gigs. But first, they begin with a burning question that bugs Michelle every time nice weather arrives and folks start gathering around the grill. Let’s take a listen.

Health Watch: New Geriatric Specialty Clinic

May 26, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, we’re talking about the new geriatric specialty clinic opening this summer at the Sanford Center for Aging on the UNR campus. Joining KUNR for this discussion is Dr. Steven Phillips, a board certified physician in internal medicine and geriatrics.  He serves on the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine and is the new medical director for the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno.

University of Nevada, Reno

A seismologist from the University of Nevada, Reno and two of his graduate students have been on the ground in Nepal while that country is dealing with another deadly earthquake this week. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss has the details. 

UNR Professor Steve Wesnousky left Nepal just a few hours before the magnitude 7.3 quake struck on Tuesday. But two of his students were there for the jolt. University Spokesman Mike Wolterbeek has been checking in with them to learn more. 

Alexa Ard

Len Downie spent 17 years as the executive editor for the Washington Post. During that time, the paper won 25 Pulitzer prizes. And before that, he helped supervise the Post’s coverage of Watergate as deputy metro editor. Now, Len is a professor of journalism for the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. He was recently in Reno, visiting the Reynolds School of Journalism here at UNR and stopped by our studios.

Reynolds School of Journalism

Keith Garvin is a television anchor and reporter for KPRC in Houston, as well as a graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was in town recently to give the keynote address for the 51st annual Scripps Dinner and Lecture. He stopped by KUNR to talk about his reporting, which has taken him all over the country as well as to Iraq and Rwanda. 

Musselman Joins Wolf Pack

Mar 27, 2015
Nevada Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack men's basketball team has a new head coach. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli has the story.

Eric Musselman, a two-time NBA head coach, was officially named the new head coach Thursday. The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education approved a five-year contract worth $2 million.

Musselman spent the 2010-2011 season coaching the Bighorns in Reno; that team is part of the NBA's D-League. Since then, he's been an assistant coach for Arizona State and, most recently, the LSU Tigers, helping them make it to the NCAA tournament this season.

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.


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.

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.