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This Is Reno Radio

Podcast from Reno featuring news, talk, events, politics and more. The host is Bob Conrad, This Is Reno's publisher and editor.... Show More

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Government alone cannot solve the COVID-19 crisis. But there is a lot of action happening on the ground as Reno continues to adjust to its new COVID-19 reality. We interview Reno City Councilmember Devon Reese about efforts to deal with the coronavirus.

Also: Renown nurses are saying they have to reuse personal protective equipment. But Renown CEO Tony Slonim says the hospital is ready to deal with coronavirus. We hear from Slonim a...

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"This is not the time to try to find loopholes."

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said the picture is grim but hopeful as the Silver State deals with fallout from COVID-19. Here in Reno, we’ve seen restaurants, bars and casinos shuttered. Now, the governor is saying that if a business is not essential, it may face criminal penalties if it does not immediately close. 

The impacts to businesses facing closure remains to be seen. W...



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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak's full press conference on closing non-essential businesses in Nevada. March 17, 2020.

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March 17, 2020 22 min

COVID-19 has had major impacts in the Silver State. Governor Steve Sisolak on March 12 declared the Nevada to be in state of emergency. The City of Reno and Washoe County quickly followed suit.

In this episode, we check in with what the City of Reno is doing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 -- in particular which businesses were recently ordered to close. 

There remains confusion about patient privacy and how potential COVID-19 patie...







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The City of Reno last week ordered more than 150 houseless residents to move from where they were living along train tracks near the Reno Aces baseball stadium. Officials said that services were offered to the houseless residents, but shelters are notoriously full and much of what was removed from the sites were personal possessions that could not be moved. We hear from the first reporter on the scene, Lucia Starbuck from Our Town ...

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The City of Reno recently proposed cutting potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in special events funding. That announcement was met with alarm and confusion by those who rely on the city’s room tax dollars to fund various major events in the region. We spoke with officials about this major change.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2020: The Washoe County Lands Bill is back but with a new name. Now known as the Truckee Meadows Lands Bill, city and county officials recently held a meeting for the public to weigh in on what the bill could look like. The reception was overwhelmingly negative.

Also in this episode: The Reno community said goodbye to longtime politician and community champion. Former Mayor Bob Cashell passed away in mid February, and h...

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February 18, 2020: The Nevada Independent launched three years ago. An online-only news website, the Indy, as it is called, covers Nevada news, politics and government and has become one of the state’s larger news operations. In this week's radio show, produced in partnership with KWNK Community Radio, we talk with Independent Editor Jon Ralston, review some of the political activity hitting Northern Nevada and check in on the ...
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Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting, spoke last weekend at an LGBTQ+ drag show at The Emerson Bar in Midtown Reno. He was also campaigning for U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Wolf spoke to the crowd of nearly 30 activists, supporters and curious attendees. He spoke about his experiences from the June 2016 shooting and how it has impacted his life. He said he lost h...
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U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) visited northern Nevada Saturday, Jan. 4 ahead of the Nevada Democratic caucuses in February 2020. An estimated 300people attended Klobuchar’s Reno campaign event, which was held at Sundance Books and Music on California Avenue. Audio by Don Dike-Anukam

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Reno news media interview presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren at Truckee Meadows Community College on December 10, 2019. Audio by Don Dike Anukam. Photo by Trevor Bexon.

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Interview by Donnell Dike Anukam in September of 2019. Visit ThisIsReno.com for more about this interview.

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December 2, 2019 10 min

The Women of Midtown is a series of audio vignettes about a few of Reno's Midtown business owners. Carly Sauvageau interviews: Angela Watson of Black Hole Body Piercing; Lacey Shea and Momo Mendoza from Shea's Tavern; SUP's Kasey Christensen; Haley Mosely and Jessie Henderson of Two Chicks; and Junkee's Jessica Schneider. Photos by Andrea Laue.

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November 29, 2019 38 min
Tabitha Mueller and Bob Conrad sit down with Anjeanette Damon from The City podcast to discuss the origin of season two -- and what's next now that the season is complete.In case you missed it, The City season two is focused on Reno, Nevada and the city's battle for an identity. Thanks to KWNK Community Radio for hosting this interview.

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The Women of Midtown is a series of audio vignettes about a few of Reno's Midtown business owners. Carly Sauvageau interviews: Angela Watson of Black Hole Body Piercing; Lacey Shea and Momo Mendoza from Shea's Tavern; SUP's Kasey Christensen; Haley Mosely and Jessie Henderson of Two Chicks; and Junkee's Jessica Schneider. Photos by Andrea Laue.

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November 26, 2019 8 min

The Women of Midtown is a series of audio vignettes about a few of Reno's Midtown business owners. Carly Sauvageau interviews: Angela Watson of Black Hole Body Piercing; Lacey Shea and Momo Mendoza from Shea's Tavern; SUP's Kasey Christensen; Haley Mosely and Jessie Henderson of Two Chicks; and Junkee's Jessica Schneider. Photos by Andrea Laue.

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The Women of Midtown is a series of audio vignettes about a few of Reno's Midtown business owners. Carly Sauvageau interviews: Angela Watson of Black Hole Body Piercing; Lacey Shea and Momo Mendoza from Shea's Tavern; SUP's Kasey Christensen; Haley Mosely and Jessie Henderson of Two Chicks; and Junkee's Jessica Schneider. Photos by Andrea Laue.

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The Women of Midtown is a series of audio vignettes about a few of Reno's Midtown business owners. Carly Sauvageau interviews: Angela Watson of Black Hole Body Piercing; Lacey Shea and Momo Mendoza from Shea's Tavern; SUP's Kasey Christensen; Haley Mosely and Jessie Henderson of Two Chicks; and Junkee's Jessica Schneider. Photos by Andrea Laue.

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The University of Nevada's annual global climate change took place in late September. The event coincides with the annual climate summit at the United Nations. The UNR event is hosted by the College of Business' Nevada Leadership Program and the University Center for Economic Development.I got the chance to speak with three of the participants. Our conversations were wide-ranging. They were:1. Stallar Lufrano-Jardine, a doc...

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Reno's creative arts generate millions of dollars in the local economy each year. That includes personal income, government revenues, and total jobs supported by the arts. Our new podcast series takes a dive into the realities of being an artist and musician in the Biggest Little City. The series of four episodes is reported by University of Nevada student Carly Sauvageau and edited by Holly Hutchings.Episode 4: Literature in R...

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