Insight 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your organization or program’s information and tell us why you want to be featured!
Past Featured Segments:
Northern Nevada American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/nevada/northern-nevada
We’re working to fight heart disease and stroke. Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping.
Nevada Diabetes Association https://diabetesnv.org/
The Mission of the Nevada Diabetes Association and California Diabetes Association is to improve the lives of children and adults affected by diabetes through prevention, education and service.
Step 1 https://www.step1inc.org/
The first step on the road to recovery comes from many directions. We take ours by providing basic needs for men afflicted with substance abuse or addiction problems. They take theirs by showing determination, heart, and a willingness to change and regain control of their lives.
The Discovery Museum https://nvdm.org/
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) is a locally founded, independent Nevada nonprofit organization with IRS tax ID number 61-1474845. Our mission is to inspire by being the place to experience science.
Step 2 https://step2reno.org/
STEP2 provides gender-specific long-term treatment services for substance use disorders, domestic violence intervention and education, and trauma services.
The Big Dip/ Strange Bikinis https://strangebikinis.com/pages/the-big-dip
Strange Bikinis is a local boutique in Reno that organized an event called The Big Dip. The Big Dip is a polar plunge into Lake Tahoe to raise money for two charities.
The Walker Basin Conservancy is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker River Basin. Plastic Free Fridays mission is to help significantly reduce single-use plastics consumption among individuals by raising awareness and shaping positive habits on a broad scale through education, awareness, and alternative solutions, while also working towards systemic change on the community-, corporate- and policy-level.
Ghostlite TV is a production of Good Luck Macbeth, Reno Little Theater, and Bruka Theater of the Sierra. This channel was created as a virtual performance space to entertain and engage audiences during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The Children’s Cabinet https://www.childrenscabinet.org/
Since 1985, The Children’s Cabinet’s mission has been to keep children safe and families together by providing services and resources that address unmet needs through a unique and effective cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Nevada.
Nevada HIP https://nevadahip.com
Nevada’s service & hospitality industries have been decimated by this pandemic. We are providing food relief to out of work and limited work hospitality and service team members in this time of need.
RENO LITTLE THEATER- WWW.RENOLITTLETHEATER.ORG
The mission of Reno Little Theater is to produce high-quality theatrical experiences that inspire, entertain, and enrich our diverse community. As Nevada’s longest-running community theater, RLT honors tradition while encouraging innovation, creativity, and community participation in the magic of theater.
NEVADA DONOR NETWORK- www.nvdonor.org
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) also responsible for facilitating tissue and cornea donation statewide. Founded in 1987, our core purpose is to provide hope strength and life to more than 2 million people in the state of Nevada and thousands of potential transplant recipients across the country.
NVPEP – WWW.NVPEP.ORG
NEVADA PARENTS EDUCATING PARENTS – Their mission is to increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.
NEVADA COALITION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION- nvsuicideprevention.org
The vision of the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention ensures all Nevadans feel hopeful and are connected to the resources they need. In so doing, the coalition hopes that all communities will be free from suicide.
JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES- WWW.JAG.ORG
The JAG National Network will make a measurable difference in the outcomes of public education and workforce development systems at the national, state and local level. We will strive to increase opportunity and reduce poverty and unemployment by fostering A Nation Without Dropouts.
ON COMMON GROUND- OCGRENO.ORG
Food Insecurity affects everyone. Fifteen percent of area residents are unsure from where they’ll get their next meal because they lack food security. More than one in four children are food insecure in Washoe County, nearly the highest rate in the nation. Families faced with unhealthy food options due to insufficient funds and lack of access to grocery stores are forced to choose between food, rent and other necessities.
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 https://www.urgc.org/
Reno-based nonprofit that is changing the way kids eat and learn through camps, homeschool programs, and classrooms.
Northern Nevada Literacy Council http://nnlc.org/
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 https://www.eslinhome.org/
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 https://fbnn.org/
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 https://www.woostercolts.com/Page/67
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 https://med.unr.edu/soc
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 https://www.nevadawilderness.org/
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 https://forkidsfoundation.org/
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) http://nevadaequineassistedtherapy.com/
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) https://www.dsnnn.org/events-1
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 https://www.ciffnv.org/
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 https://www.facebook.com/secret.witness.nv/
Secret Witness was created to provide an avenue for community members to provide information on a crime, while remaining anonymous.
Brüka Theatre http://www.bruka.org/
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.