Next Generation RadioReno 2018
We are finding, coaching and training public media’s next generation. Seven talented student journalists are participating in this state-of-the-art training week at the University of Nevada. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reynolds School of Journalism.
Entering Tesla’s ‘Clean and Numbing’ Gigafactory with a Young Factory Worker
Go behind the scenes of the Tesla Gigafactory with an overnight worker, Liz Jane, to learn what goes on inside of the factory, why she moved to Reno, what she loves about working at Tesla, and what her dreams are.
BY CHRISTIAN ROMERO
Part of the pack
Leaving furry friends and family behind is never easy. Addie Goings hopes to ease separation anxiety for pets and their owners through her luxury dog boarding facility. The Pet Play House looks like a giant dog house and provides a different experience from the tradition kennel.
BY LAUREN BAIN
The Modern Milkmaid
Pioneering milkmaid Debbie Parks continues the tradition of milk delivery to homes in Reno, and builds personal connections with customers by bringing fresh and local breakfast foods to their doorsteps.
BY JANA SAYSON
The Voice You Hear on Your Worst Day
Did you ever wonder about the voice on the other end of a 911 call? Melissa Beltron is a public safety dispatcher trained to keep calm under pressure, but there are some phone calls she says she can never forget.
BY KARINA GONZALEZ
A Night in the Life of a Paramedic
From a young age, Owen Shaw remembers wanting to be a hero. After graduating from high school, he went to work at a local veterans hospital. He joined the U.S. Navy and then the U.S. Marine Corps before becoming a paramedic.
BY JAZMIN OROZCO-RODRIGUEZ
‘It’s Not a Cult, it’s a Culture’
Two and a half years ago, OB1 Shinobi was living in a homeless shelter in Reno, Nevada. That is, until he found the Morris Burner Hostel down the street. From the shelter to working on Burning Man’s largest project, the Morris Burner Hostel introduced Burning Man culture and opened the door to an entirely new life for 35-year-old Shinobi.
BY TAYLOR CALDWELL
I’m not gonna lie. This project was ruff. Excuse my bad pun, but in a real way, this week was filled with highs and lows.
Day one was humbling to say the least. It was challenging to lock down interviews and pitch stories our editor approved of.
Somehow I was relaxed — and I’m never relaxed under tight deadlines.
I knew that the bootcamp would be tough and that I would be dead tired by the end, but I honestly did not think that I would have this much fun.