Dulce Leyva is a bilingual contact tracer who lives in Reno, Nevada. Her job is to reach out to people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and make sure they’re self-isolating. And she tries to help them remember who they’ve been around and could have been exposed to the virus. “People who are… [Read More]
With Nevada small businesses working to stay open in 2021 amid the pandemic, KUNR recently hosted a Facebook Live event in Spanish with business owners and advisors. They answered community questions and shared resources for small business owners in both Northern and Southern Nevada. KUNR bilingual reporter Natalie Van Hoozer moderated the Q&A and spoke… [Read More]
Across the country, Latino communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washoe County officials recently launched an outreach program to more effectively communicate with the Spanish-speaking community. KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with Ivet Contreras, who’s involved with this campaign and says she’s basing her strategy on an… [Read More]
There are around half a million students enrolled in Nevada public schools, and more than 14 percent of them are considered English-language learners. With schools around the country relying on distance learning to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s unclear how the transition from in-person to online instruction affected those students. To… [Read More]
The U.S House of Representatives passed new COVID-19 relief legislation that drops some restrictions to receiving aid, like requiring a social security number. However, this Nevada resident has been ineligible for federal aid due to her husband’s immigration status. To protect the couple from retaliation their names or location have not been included. They live… [Read More]
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.
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]
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.