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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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Derek Palacio And Claire Vaye Watkins On Writing About Home And Place

10/18/2018
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Writers Claire Vay Watkins and Derek Palacio, who will be appearing at this weekend's Las Vegas Book Festival.

Duration:00:08:59

Question 6: More Renewable Energy For NV?

10/18/2018
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One of the questions Nevada voters will be asked this November is about renewable energy.Question 6 asks that 50 percent of all energy used in the state comes from renewable energy sources, like solar by 2030.A measure that asked for a lower renewable portfolio standard, 40 percent, failed when Governor Brian Sandoval refused to sign it into law in 2017.

Duration:00:11:19

Sen. Cortez Masto Says Senate Could Still Go To Democrats

10/18/2018
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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., doesn't fall in line with pundits and others who believe there is little chance for Democrats to take control of the U.S. Senate.Cortez Masto told State of Nevada that she feels a groundswell of new voters, much as she did in 2016 when she won a close race for the Senate.“I think it really comes down to being on the ground, working hard and getting out in front of voters,” she said.The senator believes "there is a lot of energy out there."

Duration:00:08:33

The City Of Las Vegas Might Ban Airbnbs

10/17/2018
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The City of Las Vegas is the only municipality in Southern Nevada that allows short-term rentals like Airbnbs.A year ago, the city thought it had a plan to regulate them, but now, one city councilwoman wants to ban them outright.City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian told KNPR's State of Nevada that under her proposal people who live in a home and rent out a room will still be allowed to operate.

Duration:00:33:40

In The Colorado River, These Little Suckers Are Making A Comeback

10/17/2018
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The temperature is hovering right around 90 degrees the day Dale Ryden and I float down the Colorado River near Grand Junction, Colorado. The water looks so inviting, a cool reprieve from the heat, but if either of us jumped in we’d be electrocuted.“It can actually probably be lethal to people if you get in there,” Ryden, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says.

Duration:00:04:43

John L. Smith On The Death Of Dennis Hof

10/16/2018
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Dennis Hof was found dead Tuesday morning at The Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada. Hof was 72 years old and had just celebrated his birthday the night before, in a political fundraiser that included the likes of former porn star Ron Jeremy and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Often referring to himself as the "Trump of Pahrump," Hof capitalized on fame gleaned primarily from reality television, and was arguably one of the most famous pimps of modern times.

Duration:00:09:46

UNLV, South Korean Students Learn, Dance And Perform Together

10/15/2018
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Las Vegas and Seoul, South Korea, might be a 13-hour plane flight apart, but for the last dozen years dance has brought them closer together.On Friday and Saturday, 20 students from Korea National Sport University combine their talents with counterparts from UNLV for joint dance concerts in Las Vegas. Later in the month, 20 UNLV students will travel to Korea and perform the same show, called Together 7, at the Gangdong Arts Center in Seoul.

Duration:00:17:43

Steve Horsford Running To Return To Congress

10/15/2018
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Steve Horsford is running to once again represent Congressional District 4 in Congress.Horsford lost the seat to Cresent Hardy, who he is running against in November's mid-term. Both of the former lawmakers got a chance at the seat when current representative Ruben Kihuen decided not to run again after allegations of sexual harassment.DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS:You held this seat before but you lost in 2014 a Cresent Hardy. What didn't you do then and what are you doing now to change the outcome?

Duration:00:20:00

Ballot Question 5 - Automatic Voter Registration

10/12/2018
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One question on the November ballot would create an automatic voter registration system, which means one someone got their driver's license from the DMV he or she would automatically be registered to vote.

Duration:00:17:39

Las Vegas Adopts New Rules About Protesting

10/12/2018
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The First Amendment guarantees the right to peaceably assemble, and the City of Las Vegas wants to emphasize the part about peace.A new ordinance bans people from bringing weapons, or items that could be used as weapons, to protests — that doesn’t include guns.“We’ve seen an uptick in violence at protests across the country and I think it was really the Charlottesville incident that kind of brought it to the forefront,” Chuck Callaway, director of intergovernmental affairs for the Las Vegas...

Duration:00:11:30

Huntridge Circle Park Closure Concerns Neighbors, City

10/12/2018
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Huntridge Circle Park in Downtown Las Vegas is closed … again.The park is situated along Maryland Parkway south of Charleston Boulevard in the center of a multi-lane roadway. In 2006, the city closed the park for five years after a stabbing involving two homeless people left one person dead. For a couple years after that, it was open only on weekends. It reopened in 2013. And it closed again earlier this month.

Duration:00:45:03

Thousands Of Nevada Kids In Need Of Foster Homes

10/11/2018
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Thousands of Nevada children are in foster care. That includes 3,000 children in Clark County and about 4,500 statewide.

Duration:00:45:50

Candidate For Governor: Steve Sisolak

10/10/2018
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The first week of November, Nevada voters will decide on who will be our next governor.Clark County Commissioner and Democrat Steve Sisolak is facing off with Attorney General and Republican Adam Laxalt.Sisolak joined KNPR’s State of Nevada to talk about some of the issues facing the state.DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS:Why do you want to be governor?

Duration:00:16:31

Rep. Jacky Rosen On Why She Wants Sen. Dean Heller's Job

10/9/2018
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They’re calling it the race that will decide the fate of the U.S. Senate. GOP incumbent Dean Heller will face Democrat Jacky Rosen during the 2018 Midterm elections. Heller has been targeted by Democrats as one of the most vulnerable GOP candidates up for re-election this year in a state won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Money has poured in for both campaigns, and polls say the two are in a dead heat.

Duration:00:20:34

G2E: What's The Future Of Gaming?

10/8/2018
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As younger people avoid gambling, is there a future in casinos for them?

Duration:00:16:14

G2E: Will Casinos In Japan Help Or Hurt Las Vegas?

10/8/2018
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The country hopes to open its first integrated resorts in a couple of years.

Duration:00:14:57

G2E Gets Underway In Las Vegas

10/8/2018
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What will the gaming industry's main expo show this year?

Duration:00:17:41

On Deck For The Las Vegas 51s: New Name, Stadium, Parent Club

10/8/2018
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For a team with roots that go back 35 years, the Las Vegas 51s have a lot of “new” news to report.The Triple-A baseball team has a new big league affiliation, a new stadium under construction, and a new name in the works.Shortly after the team’s season concluded in September, the 51s announced it would affiliate with the Oakland A’s as its parent club. Executives from both teams say the proximity of Las Vegas and Oakland will make it easier to shuffle players between the clubs and develop a...

Duration:00:18:35

Voters Will Decide Whether To Repeal 'Tampon Tax' In November

10/8/2018
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This November, voters will decide whether to change the state's tax code and exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes by voting either 'yes' or 'no' on Question 2.Supporters of the ballot measure argue that the products are not a luxury but a life necessity that every woman needs from when they first hit puberty through menopause.

Duration:00:19:25

Conference Offers Exiting Sandoval Chance To Tout Nevada Turnaround

10/5/2018
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When Brian Sandoval presides over his final Governor’s Conference on Business on Oct. 18, the Nevada economy will be far different than during the inaugural event in 2012.Then Nevada led the nation in unemployment, foreclosures and the percentage of homes underwater. Today some businesses cope with worker shortages and home prices have come roaring back.

Duration:00:16:25