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Health Watch: Wilderness Medicine

A discussion about wilderness medicine, what is it exactly and what you can do to prepare yourself for emergencies in the wild.

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NPR's new CEO visits KUNR

Jarl Mohn has only been on the job as NPR's president and CEO for a few weeks, but his relatable style and approach are already having a local impact. He visited with KUNR staff as the first stop on his cross-country small-plane tour of just a handful of small stations.

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Health Watch: Heat Stroke

A discussion about heat stroke and what you can do to prevent it.

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International Center connects northern Nevada to the world

Northern Nevada International Center promotes citizen diplomacy by connecting international visitors and local community members. Carina Black, PhD, the center's director, discusses the center's work on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines.

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Health Watch: The Affordable Care Act

New provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will affect Nevada Employers in 2015

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Graduate programs vital to University's research, mission

Graduate programs are seen as vital to the success in research and academics at the University of Nevada, Reno. University Provost Kevin Carman and Graduate School Dean David Zeh discuss the initiatives and plans for graduate programs.

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Health Watch: Finding reliable health information online

Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Mary Shultz, the new director of the Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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University Opens "world-renowned" earthquake lab

The University of Nevada, Reno has opened its Earthquake Engineering Laboratory. University President Marc Johnson and the lab's director, Dr. Ian Buckle, discuss the lab and its capabilities for advancing global earthquake research.

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University: New earthquake lab unequalled

The University of Nevada, Reno has opened its Earthquake Engineering Laboratory. University President Marc Johnson and the lab's director, Dr. Ian Buckle, discuss the lab and its capabilities for advancing global earthquake research.

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Dr. Iain Buxton and the search for more effective treatments of breast cancer

Dr. Iain Buxton is a professor of pharmacology and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School Of Medicine on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Health Watch: Online reviews of physicians

Dr. Andrew Pasternak, clinical assistant professor at the University of Nevada School Of Medicine.

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It's farmers' market season

As spring is quickly heading into summer, it's farmers' market season. Ann Louhela, president of the nonprofit Nevada Grown, visits about fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy eating and sustainable agriculture right here in our region.

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Nevada's Hidden Stories: Preserving Reno's History

May is officially historic preservation month. In this report, Rachel Hopkin uncovers issues about historic preservation with a special focus on the Reno area.

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Health Watch: New hypertension and cholesterol guidelines

Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, discusses new treatment guidelines for hypertension and high cholesterol on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines.

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President Johnson: UNR degree of high value, benefits our state

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson discusses what a University of Nevada degree means to the graduate and to our state, on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, May 30, 2014

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Health Watch: Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk

Vitamins, minerals and supplements: Separating fact from fiction

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Robin Holabird previews summer movie season

KUNR film reviewer Robin Holabird previews summer movies with David Stipech as the season officially gets underway this Memorial Day weekend.

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Health Watch: Faster tests for fatal diseases

Dr. David AuCoin, an associate professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and scientist discusses his research in developing rapid tests that can diagnose fatal diseases faster.

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Nevada Media Alliance students hone radio skills

The Nevada Media Alliance is a collaboration of the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism, the Reno Gazette-Journal, KNPB-TV and KUNR Reno Public Radio. Students hone their radio reporting skills while producing content for local media.

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Reynolds School Media Watch: Accreditation and a look at journalism grads

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky discussed the school's recent accreditation and profiles the Spring 2014 graduating class of journalism students as commencement approaches.

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Health Watch: Older Americans Month

KUNR Broadcast 5-9-14 -- May is Older Americans Month. Discussing the focus on “safety today, healthy tomorrow” is Dr. Peter Reed, director of the Sanford Center for Aging, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, and a professor in the School of Community Health Sciences.

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UNR Provost: Spring grads hit record numbers

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman profiles the university’s upcoming graduation for spring 2014. Commencement exercises take place on campus May 16 and 17, when more than 2,000 undergraduate and advanced degrees are expected to be awarded.

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Health Watch: Autism in Nevada

Dr. Debra Vigil, director of the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, discusses Nevada's efforts in providing services for children with autism and their families.

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Reynold School Media Watch: TMZ breaks NBA's Donald Sterling story

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky discusses the changing role of digital media as pop culture digital entertainment site TMZ broke the story this past week about the racist remarks made by Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.

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UNR President Johnson highlights University's statewide impact

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson discusses the statewide footprint of the university.

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Preparing for Wildifre.

The cost of fighting fires is massive, and coming out of a drought the potential for fire is still high. How should communities and individuals prepare for wildfire this year?

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My Path program: helping low-income teens save money

The MY Path program is coming to Reno. It's an incentivized youth savings program that helps low-income, working teens learn about basic banking skills along with how to budget, save, and track their expenses.

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WCSD Trustee Conversation

KUNR discusses the proposed budget for the Washoe County School District with School Board President Barbara Clark and Trustee Dave Aiazzi.

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Orvis School of Nursing adds adult acute gerontology care NP track

Beyond the Headliness' 4-18-2014 Health Watch segment features news that the Masters of Science in Nursing program at the University of Nevada, Reno's Orvis School of Nursing is adding a nurse practitioner track focusing on adult gerontology acute care.

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Healing Across the Sierra: Horses calm adults with anxiety, depression

Traditionally, horse therapy has been used to help children with severe cognitive and emotional issues, but a new clientele is emerging in Reno--adults looking for alternative ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression.

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UNR Provost: One-week 'boot camp' helps incoming freshmen

Provost Kevin Carman of the University of Nevada, Reno discusses how the new NevadaFIT (Freshmen Intensive Training) program helps students succeed in college. He spoke with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines April 18, 2014.

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Fundraiser for the Reno Bike Project

Danna chats with Noah Silverman from the Reno Bike Project.

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Health Watch

Today’s guest on the Health Watch segment of Beyond the Headlines is Dr. Jennifer Sasser, the chair of the Department of Human Sciences and director of gerontology at Marylhurst University in Oregon, visiting with Richelle O’Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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CJ Hadley

Writer, photographer and Nevada resident, CJ Hadley, won a prestigious Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book of 2013.

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Musician Peter Epstein on the Reno Jazz Festival

The Reno Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 10th on the UNR campus.

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Monkey's Voyage author on how life came to be

Alan de Queiroz explains how we have monkeys in South America and how life came to be.

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"Body Maps" at Nightingale Concert Hall

Danna talks with Erika Harrasch artist in residence at UNR. Erika has a performance coming up called “Body Maps.”

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UNR's state lab gears up for mandatory newborn testing

On the April 4 edition of KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, the Health Watch segment focused on a new mandatory screening requirement for newborns in Nevada. Richelle O’Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine visited with Dr. Trudy Larson, director of the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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UNR President Johnson: Tobacco ban will boost student success

On the April 4, 2014 edition of KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, David Stipech visited with University of Nevada, Reno president Dr. Marc Johnson about the University’s March 31 announcement that the campus will be tobacco-free next year.

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Health Watch: Migraines

Richelle O’Driscoll talks about migraines with Dr. Jaren Blake, associate professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Patient Centered Family Medicine Clinic.

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Media Watch: A conversation with Bloomberg West's Cory Johnson

For this week's Reynolds School Media Watch segment, the school's business chair Alan Deutschman and his guest, author and journalist Cory Johnson of Bloomberg West television.

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Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard on exploration in the digital age

In a time when we can pinpoint locations with a smartphone, what's left to explore? KUNR talks with National Geographic explorer and discoverer of the Titanic wreckage Robert Ballard on the science of discovery in the digital age.

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"Lend Me a Tenor" premieres at Reno Little Theater

With "Lend Me a Tenor" premiering at Reno Little Theater, KUNR offers a preview of the new production.

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TMCC hosts writers' conference

For aspiring and seasoned writers alike: KUNR learns the details for the upcoming writers' conference at Truckee Meadows Community College.

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Human Rights Activist Naomi Tutu on justice after apartheid

Tutu will deliver the keynote address for the Northern Nevada International Center's Global Gala on April 4. KUNR spoke to Tutu about the former apartheid system in South Africa and her work today.

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Health Watch: Plans for a new physician's assistant program

Richelle O’Driscoll discusses plans for a new Physician’s Assistant program with Dr. Evan Klass, Associate Dean for Statewide Initiatives for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Media Watch: CNN's focus on crisis

Dean Al Stavitsky and David Stipech discuss CNN’s focus on crisis after crisis, and a free journalism event on campus this Monday afternoon.

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Reno Chamber Orchestra's All-Beethoven Concert

Danna O’Connor has a preview of this weekend’s Reno Chamber Orchestra concert.

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Tips for tax season

KUNR’s Will Stone talks taxes with Raphael Tulino with the Internal Revenue Service.

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Nevada Provost Carman: National rankings show UNR's growth

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman discusses the national rankings and designations that continue to reflect the University's growing stature.

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Seeing through sound at UNR's Brain Week

University of Nevada, Reno recently celebrated Brain Week. Listen in to an interview with world leading visual neuroscientist Mel Goodale about his research mapping the brains of the blind community that use echolocation to visualize their surroundings.

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Media Watch: Monica Guzman on today's self-informing public

KUNR spoke to Monica Guzman, a Seattle Times and Geekwire columnist, about the power of the media now that anyone, anywhere can commit acts of journalism.

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Nevada President Johnson: Enrollment, student success driving construction boom

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson discusses the many building projects underway on campus, spurred by record enrollments, increasing demand and a focus on student success.

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Cultural Considerations symposium at UNSOM

UNSOM is holding the campus symposium "Navigating Health: Cultural Considerations in Health Care" next week on February 24th and 25th.

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Reno author interview: Christopher Coake

KUNR talks to Reno writer Christopher Coake, a recent recipient of the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

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Elko's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering turns 30

As it does each year, Elko earlier this month played host to visitors from all over the world who descended on northeastern Nevada for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering marking the event's 30th year.

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Interview: Two programs helping Nevada families save for college

KUNR spoke with Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall about two programs that are helping families across the state save money for college.

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"The Motel Life" author returns to Reno

KUNR chats with Nevada author Willy Vlautin. He is reading from his new novel "The Free" on Monday at Sundance Bookstore.

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Health Watch: American Heart Month

A national study released this week links consuming too much sugar to higher rates of heart disease and death. February is American heart month and heart disease is the top cause of death nationally, as well as the number one killer in Nevada.

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KUNR Health Watch: Smoking in NV and at UNR

Nevada has one of the highest rates of smoking and secondhand smoke in the nation.

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Lani Guinier to speak for UNR Forum for Excellence

Dr. Lani Guinier, a civil rights attorney and the first tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard, will be speaking at the 2014 Forum for Excellence.

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KUNR Health Watch: Rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when we think of arthritis, we assume it's solely a disease of old age. For KUNR's Health Watch, Dr. John Pixley explains that rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of most ages, but there are effective treatments.

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Interview: VOICE program helps disabled young adults land jobs

The VOICE program launched this school year in Washoe County to help local high school graduates with disabilities land competitive jobs.

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KUNR Health Watch: Preterm birth

Ian Buxton, Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, discusses the impacts of preterm birth and the latest efforts to understand why a woman goes into labor early.

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Interview: Truckee nonprofit helps snowboarder recover from TBI

Professional snowboarder Danny Toumarkine suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2011, leaving him with a ten percent chance of survival. He's now recovering with help from the High Fives Foundation in Truckee.

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Interview: Holiday travel health precautions

With the busiest holiday travel days upon us, Dr. Steve Zell shares his advice for staying healthy during what should be a festive season.

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Local dog parks suffer as funding for City parks declines

Over the last three years, the city's parks maintenance budget has fallen by nearly 30 percent, and the decrease impacts the state of our dog parks, like the one at Virginia Lake.

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Interview: On being a transgender parent

Nicole Ott recently attended this year’s Transgender Remembrance Day in Reno. She’s the mother of a transgender daughter and offers one parent’s perspective on having a transgender child.

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Media Watch: Generating revenue in the digital age

How are television networks and newspapers generating revenue in the digital age?

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Author Interview: Warren Lerude on Robert Laxalt biography

Warren Lerude is author of Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller, published this year by the Center for Basque Studies in Reno.

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Health Watch: NV School of Medicine to expand

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is on its way to having a full campus in Las Vegas.

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Health Watch: Mediterranean diet offers physical, mental benefits

Recent studies are showing physical and mental benefits for women on the Mediterranean diet.

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Media Watch: Should reporters profile criminals?

Should reporters profile shooters like Jose Reyes as they search for answers? Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky weighs in.

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Interview: Author Tupelo Hassman on "Girlchild"

After receiving a Silver Pen award for her novel Girlchild, author Tupelo Hassman stopped by the KUNR studios.

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Interview: UNR professor examines zombie renaissance

UNR Professor Justin Gifford examines the zombie renaissance of our century.

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KUNR Health Watch: the ACA and Nevada

UNSOM's Chuck Duarte explains the Affordable Care Act and how that will impact Nevada.

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Interview: Changes patients can expect with Affordable Care Act

KUNR spoke to Dr. Daniel Spogen about the changes patients can expect come January, as well as whether or not Nevada is equipped to handle the influx of new patients considering the state's continued doctor shortage.

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Author Interview: How to Raise a Rocket Scientist for Fun and Profit

Author Steven Browne shares the inspiring story of how his daughter Katie, born with cerebral palsy, graduated at the top of her class at UNR and now works for NASA.

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UNR President Marc Johnson

UNR President Marc Johnson discusses his State of the University Address and his vision for the future.

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Interview: Transgender Allies Group

Transgender Allies Group or TAG is hosting an event Saturday called Transgender Life in Northern Nevada, which will include information sessions on transgender issues, like health insurance and the transition process.

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Antibiotics: What's too much?

Dr. Nevin Wilson, chairman of the Las Vegas Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada Medical School, discusses the harmful effects of overprescribing antibiotics.

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KUNR Media Watch: Major outlets make major errors in Navy Yard shooting coverage

During the breaking coverage of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., many major media outlets made egregious errors regarding the identity of the shooter, the number of shooters, and the weapons used.

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Interview: Green Dot violence training comes to NV

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence is hosting a violence prevention program at UNR called the Green Dot program.

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Gear Up program improves college access in NV

A conversation with UNR's Katie Hill on college access and one program that's making a difference in Nevada.

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KUNR Health Watch: Cancer, prescription drug abuse and new health partnership in Reno

Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, discusses the challenges of providing cancer treatment to an aging population and the new collaboration between the School of Medicine and Renown Health

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KUNR Health Watch

Dr. Daniel Spogen from the University of Nevada School of Medicine discusses an improved flu vaccine for the coming season. Also, Dr. Spogen details some free clinics coming up in Reno.

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Interview: Women's Shooting Academy in Reno

After her ten-year-old daughter was almost abducted from her front yard, Vicki Kawelmacher founded the Women's Shooting and Safety Academies in Reno to teach women how to defend themselves when the police aren't there.

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BEYOND THE HEADLINES SPECIAL

Local reflections of The March on Washington featuring a married couple from Carson City who found themselves witnesses to history at The Mall in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.

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The Reynolds School Media Watch (August 23, 2013)

Each week the Dean of The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies discusses current issues facing journalism and media.

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PETS AND SMOKE

Dr. Bob Baker of Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital discusses the wildfire smoke and its effect on our pets.

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Interview: Urban Roots launching new farm initiatives with UNR

KUNR spoke to Urban Roots Executive Director Jeff Bryant about the Reno nonprofit, which specializes in school gardens and farm education, and its new farm and research initiatives.

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Interview: Stewart Indian School on path to preservation

The Stewart Indian School in Carson City is on the National Register of Historic Places, but most of the campus buildings are deteriorating. KUNR spoke to Sherry Rupert who directs the Nevada Indian Commission about the site's history and future.

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The Reynolds School Media Watch

Each week the Dean of The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies discusses current issues facing journalism and media.

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Interview: Senator Harry Reid talks Tahoe, NV economy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joins KUNR to talk about the Lake Tahoe Summit, a recent court ruling on Yucca Mountain, and why NV still has the highest unemployment in the nation.

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Interview: Adam Hopkins on Washoe's forensic mental health team

A small fraction of Washoe County inmates are so severely mentally ill that they keep ending up behind bars. KUNR talked to Captain Adam Hopkins about local efforts to cut down on recidivism by expanding rehabilitation opportunities.

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Interview: Sex trafficking rescue efforts in Reno

KUNR' spoke to John McKendricks with Awaken, Inc., which provides rescue services for sex trafficking victims. He says a recent Reno arrest could test AB 67, which recently made human trafficking an offense in Nevada.

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Beyond The Headlines: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting parks in Truckee Meadows including Washoe County, Reno, and Sparks parks. President Nathan Daniel discusses his organization and the efforts to improve the region's parks.

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Interview: UNR researcher studying fish sleeping patterns

KUNR visited the fish lab at UNR to learn about research the school is doing on the sleeping patterns of Mexican cave fish in order to better understand human sleeping disorders.

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Play on NV Prostitution to Premiere in Reno

A new play incorporating real stories of prostitution in Nevada premieres in Reno Friday and Saturday at the Nevada Museum of Art. It's called Voices in the Life.

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Kids with Disabilities Learn to Ride Bikes in Reno

For this week's edition of Beyond the Headlines, KUNR's Michelle Bliss stopped by a warehouse in Reno Friday--but this was no regular warehouse. Instead, the space has been used all this week to help kids with disabilities like Down syndrome and autism learn how to ride a bicycle on their own.

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