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Anh Gray

Staving Off Disease With A Plant-Based Diet

The leading cause of death in Nevada is heart disease. Some medical facilities around the country, including Renown Health in Reno , are incorporating whole food, plant-based nutrition in their treatment plans. To learn more about the science behind this way of eating, KUNR's Anh Gray sat down with Dr. Michael Greger . He’s the author of the bestselling book How Not To Die and a leading expert on how nutrition can prevent premature death.

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Bree Zender

KUNR has a new full-time reporter gracing our hallways!

You may have heard national award-winning journalist Stephanie Serrano’s voice on KUNR before. She was a student reporter for us in the past year. 

Photo courtesy of UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The great American road trip is a cultural institution, with cars full of travelers touring the country every summer. But for some, it’s the car itself that’s the main attraction. Historian Alicia Barber explains in this segment of “Time & Place.” 

Washoe County’s Emergency Alert System is the first in Nevada to simultaneously issue a warning in both English and Spanish. Our reporter Karina Gonzalez has more.

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Michelle Matus

Just over a year ago, Nevada legalized recreational cannabis. While the industry is booming, many rural communities are slow to adopt it and many questions related to banking and employment policies remain. To help break this all down, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with contributor Kaleb Roedel. Kaleb has been covering this topic at length for the Northern Nevada Business View.

The overall average rent for apartments in the Reno/Sparks area now sits above $1,300. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

Reno's Street Art Becomes Virtual Reality

Jul 27, 2018
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Krysta Scripter

Over the last several years, artists in Reno have created many colorful murals around town. The University of Nevada, Reno is archiving that street art digitally, some of which can be experienced in virtual reality. KUNR’s Krysta Scripter stopped by a demo to check it out.

 

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Alli Warner

Through the first week of August, Wilbur D. May Arboretum in Reno will be illuminated by nearly forty larger-than-life Chinese lanterns. The touring festival Dragon Lights displays crafted designs in an effort to share their centuries-old tradition and their culture. Our reporter Holly Hutchings checked it out.

Reno's Mini Playa

Jul 26, 2018
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Taylor Burner

For a select few, Burning Man doesn’t end after the burning of the wooden effigy. At the Morris Burner Hostel in Reno, people live the Burning Man lifestyle 365 days a year. The hostel hosts up to 18 full-time residents in art-themed rooms. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism profiled one those tenants, a formerly homeless man who is now employed as a carpenter for Burning Man’s most iconic artwork, the Man.

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Karina Gonzalez

Have you ever wondered about the voice on the other end of a 911 call? Melissa Beltron is a public safety dispatcher in Washoe County trained to keep calm under pressure, but there are certain phone calls she says she can never forget. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism joined Beltron for her overnight shift in order to share her story.

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Seven education programs are receiving funding from Tesla, which is giving $1.5 million to promote STEM learning in Nevada. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

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