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Bob Zorn for KUNR Youth Media

Meet our KUNR Youth Media students for fall 2021

KUNR’s Youth Media program is training the next generation of journalists and elevating the voices and perspectives of high school students in our region. Student reporters produce interviews, audio diaries, commentaries and news stories that air and publish on KUNR. Get to know this semester’s student reporters below.

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Two screenshots from a video conferencing call are side by side. One includes a man and the other a woman. They are both wearing headphones and looking toward the camera while smiling. The StoryCorps One Small Step logo is placed above the screenshots.
Natalie Van Hoozer, Crystal Willis / KUNR Public Radio

This fall, the nation honored the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 

On the anniversary, two Reno residents who had never met before joined each other for a unique video call. Their discussion was part of One Small Step, a program to connect people who have different political values through dialogue. 

A military medical officer wearing a stethoscope around her neck places a pulse oxygen monitor on a patient who is also wearing a blood pressure cuff.
Senior Airman Haley Stevens / U.S. Air Force

The hospital at Nellis Air Force Base is the first in the Air Force to open its doors to non-military patients.

An image of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Humberto Sanchez / The Nevada Independent

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

Americans' most pressing economic concern is inflation, and it's contributing to a decline in how they view President Biden, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.

Biden's approval is down to 42%, the lowest recorded in the survey since Biden took office. And a slim majority also says he hasn't fulfilled his campaign promises.

A military commander ceremoniously hands a black and gray flag to a student cadet dressed in a blue semi-formal military uniform. Another student cadet dressed in a blue uniform stands at attention as she looks on from behind them.
Courtesy / Clark County School District

The U.S. Space Force established its first JROTC program in a Southern Nevada high school. 

An image of a wildland firefighter looking on a fire burning through grass and brush
Courtesy Austin Catlin / Bureau of Land Management

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.

Two weeks' notice: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina voted on Oct. 28 to close schools on Nov. 12 for a "day of kindness, community and connection."

Updated November 23, 2021 at 6:26 PM ET

Six people were killed and at least 62 others were injured after the driver of an SUV plowed into a crowd of people at the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade in Wisconsin on Sunday.

An image of a wildfire burning giant sequoia trees
Courtesy / National Parks Service

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

Republican lawmakers across the country look determined to take on the Biden administration's insistence that employers require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Kansas legislature meets in special session starting Monday to engage in battle with the federal government over the vaccine mandates. But courts will likely have the final say on whether the mandates are legal, and some worry such bold action could further atrophy the state's ability to respond to public health crises and could put employers in a legal quandary.


De un pequeño paso adelante con KUNR, Noticiero Móvil y StoryCorps

Conéctese a través de una conversación, en inglés o en español, con un residente del norte de Nevada o del este de California con opiniones diferentes a las suyas.

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