Aug 04, 2014
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"KNPB Celebrates 30 years on the air"

Kurt Mische has been the President & CEO of KNPB Reno since September of 2009. He leads a staff of 31people who serve a 75,000 square mile service area in central and northern Nevada and northeastern California which includes the Lake Tahoe area. KNPB is a community licensee.

Under his leadership, KNPB has earned a regional Emmy nomination, 19 awards for production, a PBS Inspiration Award for fundraising and has been a Greater Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Finalist four times.

Kurt was involved in the creation of the CSPI program for PBS member stations and serves as a trainer for the program.  He was a member of the PBS Development Advisory Committee in 2006-2009.

He serves on the Foundation Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  He is Chair of the Pacific Mountain Network Executive Council, Secretary of California Public TV (since KNPB serves a portion of northeastern California) and serves on the Renown Hospital Community Advisory Committee, the Holland Project’s Community Advisory Board, and is publicity chair for the Downtown Reno Rotary Club.  Kurt has been nominated for a seat on the PBS Board of Directors. He maintains an active speaking schedule representing KNPB throughout its service area.

Kurt’s career spans 39 years in the broadcast industry.  A graduate of Southern Illinois University’s Department of Radio-TV, he spent the first 22 years of his career in commercial broadcast sales and management at stations in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Tennessee, and Las Vegas; and was a sales and management consultant with In-Station Sales Training of Boston, Massachusetts. During his commercial career he volunteered at PBS stations in many of the markets in which he worked as an on-air host and board member.  In 1996 he joined public television full time as the Director of Development for Vegas PBS and in 2007 he became the Vice President of Advancement at KOCE (now PBS SoCal).

At KOCE-TV he and his staff earned a PBS Development Award for sponsorship sales and during his 11 years at Vegas PBS, the station earned 17 national awards for fundraising and marketing.

Aug 11, 2014
"Nevada Museum of Art- Remote Site meeting"

The meeting will take place at the Nevada Museum of Art at 160 West Liberty St.  After a short business meeting, we will hear from David Walker, the Executive Director and then you are welcome to view the exhibits on your own or the museum may provide a docent tour.

The current exhibit is "The 36th Star - Nevada's Journey from Territory to Statehood. The exhibit contains artifacts direct from the National Archives, Library of Congress, Nevada State Library, Nevada State Museum and the Nevada Historical Society. 

A Chef's plated meal will be provided for $18.00 and an RSVP is required.

Aug 18, 2014
"Dickson Realty Residential Update"
Aug 25, 2014
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"Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Developing Countries"

Dr. Apambire, Senior Assistant to the President for Global Sustainability and Director of the Center for International Water and Sustainability at the Desert Research Institute, is an expert in international Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and development matters with extensive field, academic, teaching, grant making and management experience.

Dr. Apambire has travelled extensively and worked in several countries on WASH and developmental issues. He is highly networked within the WASH donor, NGO, bilateral and multi-lateral communities. He is familiar with integrating WASH activities into other developmental sectors such as health, agriculture, education, environment, gender and micro-finance. 

Prior to returning to DRI in 2012, Dr. Apambire served as a Senior Advisor at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where he managed  the Foundation’s WASH grant portfolio; advised Foundation staff and the Board of Directors on policy, advocacy and technical matters related to the WASH sector and represented the Foundation in the sector. Previously, he was the Director of the WASH Sector at World Vision US where he led the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of global WASH strategies and large-scale integrated sustainable programs. He also served as the WASH Director for the WVI Global Center and led the strategy development and the creation of an internet-based Community of Practice for the WASH sector of the partnership of close to 100 countries.