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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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The Modern Milkmaid

Jul 25, 2018
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Jana Sayson

Some people in Reno still get fresh milk and other breakfast foods delivered to their door in the wee hours of the morning. Debbie Parks works for Morning Star Distributing and is a modern-day milkmaid. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism took a ride with Debbie on one of her early morning runs. Here’s that story.

What's A Doggy Slumber Party?

Jul 24, 2018
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Lauren Bain

 

The Pet Play House in Reno is a luxury boarding facility that offers services like bedtime stories, blueberry facials, and cage-free slumber parties. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism attended one of those slumber parties with co-owner Addie Goings. Here’s that story:

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Courtesy of Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno

The federal Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, but for years before that, activists across the country were campaigning for equal rights in their own communities. Historian Alicia Barber takes us back to one important Reno campaign in this episode of “Time & Place.”

Holly Hutchings

Dickerson Road is a one-mile, dead end street in an industrial area of Reno. It has a gritty history, including crime, motorcycle clubs and even a hippie commune at one point. Now, it’s experiencing a revitalization and becoming a haven for artists.

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Krysta Scripter

As part of our Priced Out series, KUNR has been speaking with everyday people impacted by rising housing costs in the area. One of those people is Rachel Young, a state employee who has been struggling to find housing since she left her wife in 2017. Young sat down with KUNR to talk about her experiences and how the housing crunch has affected her personally.

California will be staying in one piece, at least for now, after the state's supreme court ruled that a proposal to divide California into three cannot be placed on the ballot in November.

Our Town Reno: Homeless Prostitute Strives For A Better Life

Jul 19, 2018
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Our Town Reno

A 24-year-old woman, who goes by the name Legendary Baby Bleu, has been a prostitute in Reno since she was 16 when she was attending Hug High School. Last year, she decided to leave an apartment she shared with her ex-boyfriend and she became homeless. Today, she shares her experience of trying to leave prostitution behind and the difficulties she has encountered on the streets.

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Unspalsh

A Lake Tahoe-based company is breaking down mental health barriers with an app that connects patients to therapists through video chat. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

 

 

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Google

A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

 

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