In our most recent conversation we spoke with Dr. Martinez about the pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, and how to protect yourself from COVID-19 variants to get ready for the Summer season.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, coronavirus information in Spanish persists as an unmet need for Spanish speakers in Northern Nevada. To help address this, María Davis, a professional interpreter, volunteers her time answering community questions and sharing COVID-19 updates in Spanish on Facebook. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with Davis to learn more. Natalie Van… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
The campus community at the University of Nevada, Reno has been rattled by multiple white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ actions since the fall semester started up. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez reports.
As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez has this report.
Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is designated by the Department of Homeland Security. In late 2017, the Trump Administration announced it would terminate the program for four countries; however, in October, a federal judge in California put those plans on hold until there is further review by the courts. Meet a TPS holder from Nicaragua, whose status was originally set to terminate in on January 5th.
Escuche la entrevista completa con Maria Hinojosa en español. As the anchor and managing editor of the NPR program Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa is considered to be someone at the forefront of reporting by and for people of color, with the show regularly including reporting in Spanish. Our reporter Natalie Van Hoozer interviewed Hinojosa in Spanish about the… [Read More]
For one day in January, cities across the country hold a point-in-time count to survey the homeless population in their county. In Reno, organizers recently hosted an event to county homeless youths, specifically. They found that the number of 18-to-24 year-olds without a home is on the rise.
Some of Nevada’s Congressional leaders are responding to possible changes in federal immigration laws.
Within the last year, the City of Reno invested close to $100,000 to remodel the front desk of the Reno Police Department. This may sound like a cosmetic adjustment but historically, people would make their reports through a plexiglass window in front of whoever was in the lobby, no matter the case.