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Nevada Public Radio presents thoughtful and informed discussions on everything from politics to dining, nuclear waste to budget surplus. Senators, student journalists, parrot wranglers, consumer advocates, religious leaders, and gang members: our panels make for riveting radio. Refreshes weekdays. 15-35 minutes. From News 88.9 KNPR.

Nevada Public Radio presents thoughtful and informed discussions on everything from politics to dining, nuclear waste to budget surplus. Senators, student journalists, parrot wranglers, consumer advocates, religious leaders, and gang members: our panels make for riveting radio. Refreshes weekdays. 15-35 minutes. From News 88.9 KNPR.
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Nevada Public Radio presents thoughtful and informed discussions on everything from politics to dining, nuclear waste to budget surplus. Senators, student journalists, parrot wranglers, consumer advocates, religious leaders, and gang members: our panels make for riveting radio. Refreshes weekdays. 15-35 minutes. From News 88.9 KNPR.

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Joke Or Not, Lincoln County Hopes To Be Prepared For The Storming Of Area 51

8/23/2019
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It seemed like a cute meme. Almost funny. “Hey you out there in Facebook Land—let’s storm Area 51 and get in there. They can’t stop us all!”

Duration:00:20:46

The Planet's Climate Is Changing, But Is It Time To Panic?

8/23/2019
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There’s a question out there related to climate change that everyone asks but no one seems to have a good answer for: When will climate change reach the point of no return?Read the news, and timelines range from 18 months to 12 years to 40 years.UNLV geology professor Matt Lachniet explained it is not about an exact drop-dead moment."Climate change is already here," he said, "It is already locked into the system by warming up the oceans, etc. It's really a question that we have of how much...

Duration:00:23:17

Former Lawmakers Advocate 'Measured' Approach In Gun Control Debate

8/22/2019
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Last week, Las Vegas Sun Publisher Brian Greenspun talked to KNPR's State of Nevada about a recent editorial he wrote asking casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to support gun control by withholding contributions to Republicans -including President Donald Trump - until they agree to do something about gun violence.Today, former State Senator and current lobbyist Warren Hardy responded to that message.

Duration:00:27:00

As Teacher Strike Looms, Superintendent Faces Tough Decisions

8/20/2019
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Kids in Clark County’s public schools are in their second week of the new school year. And it’s the second year on the job for Superintendent Jesus Jara.It was a rocky summer – with a budget shortfall of nearly $17 million to address, as well as figuring out promised pay raises for teachers. The Clark County Education Association, the largest teacher's union in the state, will strike Sept. 10 if contract negotiations are not worked out by the end of the week.

Duration:00:47:38

John L. Smith: Sex, Drugs And ... Day Clubs?

8/20/2019
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The Strip’s popular nightclubs and day clubs are big moneymakers.But from time to time, they get into trouble with the Gaming Control Board for allegations of everything from illegal drug use to sex trafficking.John L. Smith isn't a club-goer but knows the value of these clubs to the casino business and just how watchful Gaming Control has become over them."Remember, of course, it's a licensed privileged industry," he said, "And people can create violations by not paying enough attention to...

Duration:00:16:35

Congressman Amodei Catches Up With Nevada Voters

8/20/2019
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Members of Congress are back in their home districts for the August recess. But that doesn’t mean they’re taking time off.Representative Mark Amodei is meeting with constituents while in Northern Nevada. He told KNPR's State of Nevada that the voters are talking to him about immigration, healthcare, trade and jobs on the national level. On the local level, they're concerned about infrastructure and land bills.

Duration:00:18:47

What's Left To Do For Thom Reilly, University System?

8/20/2019
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Just two years into his job, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly announced he will be leaving next year.His tenure as head of the of Nevada’s university system hasn’t been entirely easy.Less than a year after Reilly was hired, UNLV’s president Len Jessup. resigned abruptly. That angered a donor, who blamed the system and took back millions promised for UNLV’s medical school.

Duration:00:14:33

For NPR Reporter, 'An Honor' To Cover Las Vegas

8/19/2019
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For the last three years, and right before the October 2017 shooting, Leila Fadel has been reporting for National Public Radio out of Las Vegas.And now, she’s leaving.A Lebanese-American who covered crime in Texas, and life in the Middle East, Fadel came to Las Vegas like most people -- with preconceived notions. Before moving here, she was asked several times if people actually lived in Las Vegas.

Duration:00:17:38

Reno, Las Vegas Mayors Differ On Gun Control

8/16/2019
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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman's heart still breaks thinking about the 58 people murdered in Las Vegas in 2017.Her eyes well with tears talking about the 20 children and six adults murdered at Sandy Hook elementary in 2012.And she signed a letter with other U.S. mayors a week ago to Congress asking them to do something about gun control.But she doesn't believe it will do any good.

Duration:00:19:11

Hatred In Nevada: Getting Worse?

8/15/2019
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Nevada isn't free of the racial and cultural divisions plaguing the entire country.A week ago, the FBI arrested a Las Vegas man who allegedly threatened to attack a synagogue and a Fremont Street bar he believed catered to LGBTQ customers.A criminal complaint also says the 23-year-old was in contact with members of a white supremacy group through an encrypted website.

Duration:00:47:44

Are Online Reviews Going Too Far?

8/14/2019
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According to a recent survey, online reviews for local businesses in Nevada are the harshest in the country. Despite more than two-thirds of the reviews classify as being positive, the Silver State's Internet and social media users still rank as the least kind in the U.S.

Duration:00:48:04

NV89 Highlights Bands That Excel At Throwback Jams

8/14/2019
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In music, nostalgia can be a tricky thing. People tend to complain that they’re not hearing much that sounds new.

Duration:00:10:08

Playa Magic: The Radical Ritual

8/13/2019
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In his new book, "Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World," Neil Shister explores how Burning Man has evolved from a small gathering in 1986 on a San Francisco beach to becoming a global phenomenon in the Nevada desert in just a little more than 30 years. Sunday is the opening day for this year's Burning Man in the desert north of Reno.Excerpt from "Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed The World":

Duration:00:22:26

UNLV Professor Retires With Warning: 'I Hope I'm Wrong'

8/13/2019
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Professor Bill Epstein recently retired from UNLV with a glum perspective on the future.“I hope I’m wrong. I don’t think so,” he told State of Nevada.Epstein, who spent nearly 30 years at the university as an urban affairs professor, sees fissures growing in American society as it treats deep problems like income inequality with Band-Aids.That theme runs through Epstein’s latest, and 10th, book, “Soothing Fictions: The Social Clinic in the United States.”

Duration:00:14:39

How Changes To The Endangered Species Act Will Affect Nevada

8/13/2019
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This week the Trump Administration announced changes to the Endangered Species Act that critics say weakens the law while making it easier for industries such as mining, oil and gas, and ranching to do business.

Duration:00:19:49

Across The Spectrum, Nevadans Working To Stop Climate Change

8/13/2019
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Thirteen years after “An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore is still at it, spreading the word of climate change.

Duration:00:16:49

Las Vegas Sun Publisher Challenges Casino Owner, GOP Donor Adelson On Gun Control

8/13/2019
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Last week, the FBI arrested a Las Vegas man for encrypted onli

Duration:00:18:46

John L. Smith: Arrested LV Man A Sign Of National, Leaderless Movement

8/13/2019
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He was featured on local TV news three years ago, toting an AR-15 and walking his neighborhood with more than 100 rounds of ammunition.He told the TV newsperson he was patrolling, doing it to keep his neighborhood safe.Last week, the FBI arrested Conor Climo, now 23, for making threats to Jews and the LGBTQ community on an encrypted website. Court documents say bomb-making materials were found on his property.

Duration:00:12:26

Journey To TahoeLand

8/13/2019
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Lake Tahoe is famous for its pristine blue water, world-class skiing and breathtaking views. But as the world undergoes dramatic shifts in temperature and weather patterns, what will happen to the things that define Tahoe? TahoeLand is a new podcast from Capital Public Radio in Sacramento seeking to answer that question.

Duration:00:19:07

Green Means Green For Hotels

8/9/2019
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Hotels consume more water and electricity per square foot than almost any other commercial building.That makes the hospitality industry a ripe target for improved sustainability efforts, according to the Urban Land Institute.The real estate group just produced a report detailing the green opportunities and trends shaping the hotel industry.

Duration:00:16:39