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Clark County School Superintendent
"Clark County School District Chief Walt Rulffes joins us to talk about the host of issues facing educators and schools in Southern Nevada. We talk about the empowerment schools program, federal aid that will require a change in state law so that test...
Drug War Zone
"Anthropologist Howard Campbell has been inside the cartel. He's also talked with those fighting the cartels in the drug war. He tells us what the war on drugs looks like from the inside and we hear what that war looks like to an anthropologist....
"Three Congressmen are launching a new drive to reform the nation's immigration laws. We look at their proposals and what possible obstacles there might be with local activists and a long-time critic of plans to grant any legal status to undocumented...
"The Homeland Security Secretary joins us to talk about terrorism and how much of a threat it remains for resort destinations. We also talk about the ways to understand "terrorism" and the policy differences between this administration and the...
"The tennis legend has co-authored his autobiography. In it, he speaks of drug use, the roller-coaster his career and personal life became in the 1990s and his eventual decision to retire in 2006. Agassi talks about all that before he embarks on a...
"He's produced the Batman movies that have taken the Gotham City crimefighter from a buffoon to a hero. No more Zap! Pow! Bam! And he's wanted to do that since he was in the 7th grade. Michael Uslan is also an expert on and a lover of comics. He's set...
Hispanic College Enrollment
"The College of Southern Nevada thought it was on track to apply for special federal funding as an Hispanic educational institution next year. The formula will require it to wait a few more years, but the college is still planning on seeking special...
Health Reform Update
"As new public opinion polls show increased support for "the public option," Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid, is trying to find a compromise that will please those demanding a government insurance program and those who are reluctant to...
"Former musician and sports writer Mitch Albom has been a household name since his account of his relationship with a dying man, Morrie Schwartz, became a bestseller. His new book is entitled Have a Little Faith. It details his rediscovery of faith...
"His ambition is to be the greatest crime writer ever. He wrote the L.A. Quartet including L.A. Confidential. And his latest book is Blood's a Rover, which completes the Underworld USA Trilogy. James Ellroy will be speaking at the Clark County Library...
Sub Prime Lawsuit
"Las Vegas Attorney Matt Callister has launched a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who claim they were defrauded by Indymac - the now defunct thrift that wrote a lot of subprime mortgages. Callister and two of his clients joins us to talk...
Surviving the Zombie Wars
"Author Max Brooks will be speaking at Clark County Library but he joined us by phone to talk about zombies and what it was like to grow up in a famous movie family. Content created by News 88.9 KNPR"
"Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has increased its pressure on Senator John Ensign, R-Nev. The group has supplemented its charges that it seeks to have investigated by the FBI and the Senate Ethics Committee. Executive Director of...
"An aging population threatens to make dementia an epidemic. But do we even know what we're dealing with? The Virtual Dementia Tour is now available in Southern Nevada and it demonstrates to families, caregivers and emergency workers what dementia is...
"The depth of the recession promises to wreck many calculations about welfare budgeting and social services. But how does a state that's devastated rebuild its social infrastructure. We talk with people who have already faced the impact of a bad...
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