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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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UNLV Professor, Others Claim Harassment Want Top MSU Academic Fired

4/19/2018
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When UNLV political science professor Rebecca Gill was a graduate student at Michigan State in 2003, she went through something that is today causing quite a stir in academia.Those 15 years ago, Gill says she was asked by the editor of a major academic journal of political science to have an affair with him. She said she was stunnedThe editor of that journal was William G. Jacoby, a political science professor who was, at the time, on his way to a professorship at Michigan State University.

Duration:00:09:40

The Power Of The Terminal Self In This Hypermodern Moment

4/19/2018
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Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives. We can’t escape it. But should we?

Duration:00:22:47

Art Bell's Legacy In Radio, TV And Nevada Far Reaching

4/18/2018
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Art Bell questioned, but you didn’t hear him judge. He listened to almost everyone, from abductees to remote viewers. But what was his legacy?At his peak, radio host Bell reached 12 million listeners a week. His late-night AM show touched on UFOs, abductions conspiracies, and other otherworldly phenomena.With his resonant voice, he cast some doubt but always gave people a fair shake. He died last week at 72.George Knapp, a Las Vegas television reporter and occasional weekend host of Coast To...

Duration:00:17:37

How Cecilia Gomez Was Deported While Getting Her Green Card

4/18/2018
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Cecilia Gomez went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Las Vegas with excitement on March 27. She was on the last steps to getting her Green Card, making her a legal permanent resident.Cecilia is the mother of three boys, the oldest of whom turned 21 last year, and was sponsoring his mother’s legal status.But things didn’t turn out as planned. Cecilia was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and quickly put on a bus for deportation. ICE said she had a deportation...

Duration:00:12:24

Aid Agency Westcare Needs Help

4/17/2018
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Westcare for decades has been the go-to agendy for fighting drug addition in Nevada. But it closed one clinic in northern Nevada. And it’s facing tough financial issues in the south. Will it survive?

Duration:00:21:10

John L. Smith On David Copperfield

4/16/2018
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Illusionist David Copperfield appears in district court this week and is scheduled to testify Tuesday in a civil trial.He and the MGM Grand are accused of failing to do enough to prevent the injury of British tourist Gavin Cox, whose accident as a participant in the “Lucky No. 13” illusion left him with permanent a brain injury.Lawyers for Copperfield the MGM and other defendants in the case have called the incident an unfortunate accident that was no one’s fault.

Duration:00:12:04

Las Vegas' Federal Housing Funds Will Not Be Cut

4/13/2018
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Community development block grants are grants that states and local governments receive from the federal government to fund affordable housing and infrastructure.Nevada receives about $20 million from this program each year.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 sought to eliminate CDBG grants altogether, but Congress passed a spending bill in March that kept the program and nearly doubled its funding.The City of Las Vegas received about $4.7 million in CDBG grants in 2017 and...

Duration:00:10:11

Route 91 Survivors: 'Our Love Got Us Out Of There'

4/13/2018
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When Billy and Kimberly King went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, they expected a fun night of country music.But a few hours later, Billy King was fighting for his life.Of the thousands of bullets that rained down upon festival goers from a suite at Mandalay Bay, one of them tore through Billy’s back and chest.He survived thanks to a number of people, including Paloma Solamente, a Lyft driver who drove them to safety.

Duration:00:22:38

Mitch Moss On Golden Knights' Playoff Chances

4/12/2018
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The team nobody expected in the playoffs won its first postseason game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Duration:00:10:14

Incoming Councilman Cedric Crear Focuses On Jobs

4/12/2018
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The City of Las Vegas held a special election March 27 to replace Ricki Barlow.The former councilman resigned in January and pleaded guilty in February to a felony charge of misusing campaign funds.This month, Cedric Crear will take office.He’s a former regent with the Nevada System of Higher Education, and he was also a planning commissioner with the City of Las Vegas.

Duration:00:12:37

Las Vegans To Protest For Science On Saturday

4/11/2018
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The second annual March for Science is Saturday, April 14. in downtown Las Vegas.

Duration:00:08:56

Wynn To Sell A Picasso And A Warhol At Auction

4/11/2018
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The website, Artnet, is reporting that Steve Wynn is selling-off two major works in his art collection – one by Andy Warhol and the other by Pablo Picasso.

Duration:00:05:27

The Believer Festival In The Heart Of The Desert

4/11/2018
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The Believer Festival returns to Las Vegas Friday and Saturday for its second year.

Duration:00:28:09

Shade Tree Shelter's Transitional Program Returns

4/9/2018
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Last summer, The Shade Tree women’s shelter closed its transitional housing program due to lack of funding.The Las Vegas program gave women a place to live for up to a year, as they brushed up on job skills and saved money.Now, the transitional program is on its way back thanks to help from a low-income housing organization.

Duration:00:19:56

Gambler, Convict Walters Turns Up Heat on Golfer Mickelson

4/9/2018
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The 2018 Masters at Augusta National golf course ended Sunday with Patrick Reed taking home his first major championship in dramatic fashion.Three-time Masters champ Phil Mickelson finished in a disappointing tie for 36th.But the story about Mickelson wasn’t his golf.

Duration:00:12:30

As Arizona Nears Record Low Snowpack, Water Managers Urge Caution, But Not Panic

4/9/2018
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The Salt River Project (SRP) puts on an annual water expo, and this year’s featured a pile of cold, wet, white powdery stuff on a hot sunny day in Tempe.SRP Hydrologist Andrew Volkmer put snowshoes on two young boys while their guardian looked on.This is the first time they’ve worn snowshoes, they said, and their guardian said someone might need to explain to them first what snow is.Volkmer’s job today is to explain exactly what snow is, and why it’s so important for the state’s water...

Duration:00:04:52

Route 91 Hero: 'The Nightmares Are Still There'

4/6/2018
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It’s been six months since the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.But to Paloma Solamente, it seems like yesterday.She was driving for Lyft near the Route 91 country music festival when the first shots rang out.She drove several people to safety, including a wounded man who might not have lived without her help.Paloma was one of the first eyewitnesses we spoke to following the shooting.

Duration:00:09:54

Is A Brothel Ban In Lyon County Coming?

4/6/2018
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Some Lyon County residents want to ban brothels, saying it's bad for the county's image and problematic for its residents.Kimberly Mull, one of the supporters trying to gather some 3,300 signatures--enough to get a referendum on the fall ballot--said it's time for brothels there to go away.

Duration:00:17:47

John L. Smith: David Humm A Testament To Teamwork

4/6/2018
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The recent passing of David Humm was significant not just for those who remember him in the late 1960s as a quarterback standout for Bishop Gorman High School.John L. Smith remembers Humm, who later served as backup quarterback to the Oakland Raiders' Ken Stabler as they won two Super Bowls, as a gentleman and the ultimate teammate.Smith talked about Humm before his death, the result of multiple sclerosis. Humm told Smith he didn't want him to write some kind of sympathy column.

Duration:00:14:21

Burning Man At The Smithsonian

4/5/2018
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Burning Man was born as a small gathering in the San Francisco Bay area in 1986.Today, upwards of 70,000 people attend the annual festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert that is, in big part, a celebration of art.And now, some of that Burning Man art has migrated east, to a rather unlikely spot in Washington, D.C.A new show at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is called “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.” The show spans an entire gallery and some of the...

Duration:00:16:31

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