INSIGHT – A Public Affairs Segment

Insight, hosted by Deanna Marie, is a weekly 30 minute public affairs program that showcases organizations and programs that make a difference in our community. Want to be featured on the show? Email with your organization or program’s information and tell us why you want to be featured!

Past Featured Segments:

Calaverra Barbell and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation :

Calaverra Barbell’s Mission is The development of athletes through the sport of weightlifting.  At Calavera we focus heavily on technique and proper movement patterns in the sport in order to develop strength, speed and power. We work closely with every athlete from beginner to higher level and provide a unique environment that promotes teamwork, mental toughness, confidence, humility, and communal involvement.

They partnered with the NVCCF for an event called “Pulling for our Little Heros” –  NNCCF  or The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation has provided help, hope, and courage to local families affected by childhood cancer since 2000. The foundation was named in 2009 after two foundations in Reno joined forces and legally merged. Angel Kiss was founded in 2000, in memory of a five-year-old boy named Jarryd who passed away from leukemia, and the Keaton Raphael Memorial, Reno office, was founded in 2004 in memory of a five-year-old boy named Keaton who passed away from neuroblastoma. Despite their losses, these two families gave hope to others battling childhood cancer.


Urban Roots

Reno-based nonprofit that is changing the way kids eat and learn through camps, homeschool programs, and classrooms.


Northern Nevada Literacy Council

The Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC) was founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1983. We are a 501(c)3 community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping adult learners complete and achieve further goals in education, while also reinforcing family literacy behaviors. NNLC provides free classes to adults who want to complete their Certificate of High School Equivalency (HSE, formerly known as the GED), as well as free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, free Citizenship classes to foreign-born adults, and a Family Reading Program.


ESL In Home

ESL IN HOME offers adults an opportunity to learn or improve their English language skills. The training sessions and basic materials are provided AT NO COST to the tutor and student.


Food Bank of NNV

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 140 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the sierra in California. We serve more than 92,000 people each month, half of whom are children and seniors. Last fiscal year, we provided more than 15.2 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. The Food Bank also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to address the root causes of hunger.


Wooster IB Program

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) provides a continuum of education, consisting of four programmes that are united by the IB’s philosophy and approaches to learning and teaching. In order to teach any of the four IB programmes, schools must be authorized. Every school authorized to offer IB programmes is known as an IB World School. In order to retain IB authorization, IB schools must be re-accredited every five (5) years. Teachers are trained by the IB and are knowledgeable of the curriculum and assessment requirements set out in the IB subject guides.



Imagine a Northern Nevada where healthy choices are equitable and accessible. Where the healthy choice is the easy choice. We are fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans, by making the places we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal healthier.


Dr. Spogen, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UNR and Medical Director for the Student Outreach Clinics

UNR Med offers no-cost Student Outreach Clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region’s medically uninsured with needed health care services, as a way to give back to the community and prepare medical students as future physicians. Licensed faculty and clinical community physicians supervise the medical students and the care patients receive. The Student Outreach Clinics are made possible by the support of the Nell J. Redfield Foundation; Patricia D. Cafferata in memory of H. Treat Cafferata, M.D.; and the John and Rosemarie Dooley Family Foundation.


Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been successful in protecting over 3 million acres of Nevada wilderness. Getting wilderness designated is the first step toward long-term protection of these special areas but it’s not enough. Our wild lands need help to heal from past uses and abuses.


For Kids Foundation & NEAT

For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial aid and assistance to children in Northern Nevada with specific unmet needs such as medical, dental, mental health, or educational services for which other resources are insufficient or nonexistent.


N.E.A.T. (Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy)

Under the supervision of marriage and family therapist,  N.E.A.T. offers social, emotional, behavioral and mental health interventions for children as young as four, teens, adults, and seniors, as well as work with small groups, couples, siblings, and families.



Formerly known as United Blood Services- Vitalant is a non-profit organization that collects blood from volunteer donors and provides blood, blood products and services across the United States.


Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN)

The Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada is a network of family, friends and individuals dedicated to provide information, education, and support as we raise awareness of Down syndrome in Northern Nevada.


Emily Skyle Golden

Emily is a local and well known film maker here in Reno, best known for writing, producing and directing Dear George in 2016. Along with the Future Filmmakers Foundation, she supports the local arts and filmmakers of America through her involvement with the Cordillera International Film Festival.


Secret Witness

Secret Witness was created to provide an avenue for community members to provide information on a crime, while remaining anonymous.


Brüka Theatre

Brüka Theatre is a performance art space located on the main strip in the Biggest Little City, Reno, NV. Founded in 1992. Classic, contemporary, musical, original and Theatre for Children.