Home and rental prices continue to soar in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California, leaving more working families and individuals on the brink. Seniors, college students, single parents, immigrants, and the working poor are particularly vulnerable. Some must choose to pay rent over buying food or securing healthcare. The lack of affordable housing in urban and rural areas alike is changing the identity of this region. In response, the KUNR newsroom is examining housing through many lenses, including the economic, political, and public health impacts. Priced Out explores these issues.
Episode 10 - What We Learned
Episode 10 - What We Learned In the final episode of Priced Out Joey talks to some of the people that helped make it a reality. As the title would suggest, you will find out what everyone learned through reporting on the issue of affordable housing. We would like to thank all of you for listening!
Episode 9 - Taxes And Tahoe
Episode 9 - Taxes And Tahoe Joey talks with one Reno resident who is thinking about moving out of the area because of the steep rent increases. Paul brings you a story on the policy and tax structures that are impacting the housing situation. And finally, Business Reporter Tim Lenard goes up to Tahoe and chats with the CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center about housing in that area.
Episode 8 - Motels and Dorms
Episode 8 - Motels and Dorms In this episode, Joey has a guest co-host reporter Jacob Solis. You'll hear from Paul Boger as he talks about daily motels and the impact they are having on the affordable housing problem in the area. Later on in the episode, Jacob has a story about the city's plans to build dorm-style living in Reno, and he wraps up with a debrief with Joey.
BONUS - Pets and Housing
BONUS - Pets and Housing We've got a special bonus episode of the podcast this week. Joey is joined by a special cohost, Jacob Solis. First, we will hear a story from Bree Zender about pets and how they impact renters. Then Jacob talks with the SPCA to find out more about how the housing crunch is impacting pet owners and pet adoptions.
Episode 7 - Proposing Solutions
Episode 7 - Proposing Solutions This week Joey is joined by editor Michelle Billman while Bree is out reporting. Joey and Michelle talk about the affordable housing community conversation that KUNR held on June 20 at Moana Nursery. We hear from Kim Robinson of Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency, State senator Julia Ratti, Eric Novak from Praxis Consulting and Eddie Hult from La Causa Development Nevada. Each panelist gives some thoughts on the issue and some bring up some solutions. This
Episode 6 - How Housing Is Tied To Food Insecurity
Episode 6 - How Housing Is Tied To Food Insecurity With housing insecurity comes food insecurity. This week we hear a story from community health reporter Anh Gray about the Northern Nevada Food Bank and the food pantries in the area. After that, Anh sits down and talks with Al Brislain the president and CEO of the food bank. Joey also gets a chance to hear from Anh about what she learned through her reporting, which allowed her to talk with many families on the brink.
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So, so well done.
I stumbled on this podcast in my research for a social justice project for class about the myths of affordable housing and found it incredibly helpful. Thank you for keeping this vital reporting so high quality and accessible!
I live in Fernley and get to listen to Bree Zender every morning since she started not too long ago. I bought my house in 2017 here in Fernley after renting less than a year here and feel great about my purchase. Owning the home, I love seeing the values going up. It’s really interesting to get in depth stories on other perspectives. I especially like the deeper information when the reporters who made the stories talk about what didn’t quite make the original story. Lastly, I love getting to hear Bree’s personality come out a bit more than she can while hosting Morning Edition. I will now continue to think of her as self-proclaimed Bree “ZENDA!” from episode one. Binge worthy. Give it a listen! Can’t wait to see what KUNR puts out next.