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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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City of Las Vegas Bans 'Entire Home' Short-Term Rentals

12/14/2018
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The City of Las Vegas is the only municipality in Southern Nevada that allows short-term rentals like Airbnbs.Now they’ve tightened restrictions even further.An ordinance passed last week will limit how homes can be rented out short-term.It requires the homeowners to be on property overnight while their homes are being rented. In other words, new short-term rentals will not include entire homes, just rooms in a house where the owner is staying overnight.

Duration:00:48:15

A New Film Focuses On Bob Lazar's Area 51 Story, But Is It For Real?

12/13/2018
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Las Vegas is a hotbed for UfO lore, and the reason for that is Area 51.Area 51 is a top-secret military base 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas that for years has been the focus of those fearing a New World Order, the End Times, UFOlogists, and those who want to know how our government spends billions in taxpayer dollars on black-budget projects.But the reason you may have heard of Area 51 is because of Bob Lazar.

Duration:00:47:40

Marcus Civin's Broad Palette

12/11/2018
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It’s been only a few months since Marcus Civin took charge of the UNLV art department.

Duration:00:14:36

Las Vegas' Chinese-Americans Seek Political Visibility

12/11/2018
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Chinese culture is evident throughout Las Vegas.We have the Asian Business District known as Chinatown. Chinese New Year is a huge holiday. And of course there are tons of Chinese tourists.But what about the local population?There are about 50,000 Chinese-Americans in Las Vegas, according to some estimates, and that number is growing.Hui-Lim Ang is the current president of Chinese-American Citizens Alliance. She said the Las Vegas branch of the alliance was started 16 years ago but never did...

Duration:00:20:11

John L. Smith On Changing The State's Election Schedule

12/11/2018
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New leaders in Carson City mean new ideas are starting to percolate. But some are old ideas, and its veteran politicians, not newbies, leading the way. One of those ideas is to schedule municipal, state and federal elections on the same day.

Duration:00:12:00

Ammon Bundy Stands By Comments On Migrants Despite Backlash From Supporters

12/11/2018
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The Bundy name has become synonymous with controversy in Nevada. In 2014, the Bundy Ranch standoff drew international attention as self-described militia stood with the Bundys against the federal government.

Duration:00:13:35

Great Basin College Plans For Future Growth

12/10/2018
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The Elko-based school wants to increase its offerings and its student population.

Duration:00:24:20

TMCC President Hopes New Legislature Increases Funding For Higher Ed

12/10/2018
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One of the main goals of Nevada's System of Higher Education is to improve student completion of higher education degrees.However, Truckee Meadows Community College president Karin Hilgersom told KNPR's State of Nevada that without additional funding moving that needle will be tough.“It will be very difficult for TMCC to make amazing new gains in student success and completion if resources aren’t there to help us accomplish that," she said.One of the biggest problems, according to Hilgersom,...

Duration:00:15:45

Author: Las Vegas Embraced, Then Outgrew Its Sin City Image

12/7/2018
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The Sin City reputation of Las Vegas gave it a foundation on which to build a tourism brand, but it also, until recently, imposed a ceiling on how mainstream the community could become.

Duration:00:11:05

Voters Weigh In On Ballot Qs: Now What?

12/7/2018
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With Christmas and the new year soon here, few people want or will think about politics.But the fact remains, decisions made by voters just a month ago will have very real impacts on millions of Nevada residents.This isn't just about the men and women elected to the Legislature or Congress. It's about the six ballot questions voters said yes or no to.Renewable energy; the Pink Tax; taxes on medical equipment; energy choice; automatic voter registration; and victim's rights.

Duration:00:17:06

NV Music: Antonia Marquee, Kate Cotter, Maria Estrella

12/6/2018
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Nevada is home to some amazing singer-songwriters who are making their mark musically.

Duration:00:09:13

Nevada State College Plans For More Growth

12/6/2018
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The college's president, Bart Patterson, has overseen years of increased student enrollment.

Duration:00:14:42

Report Indicates Big Changes For Nevada's Climate

12/6/2018
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More wildfires could be just the beginning of the problems Nevada and the Southwest could face if efforts aren't made immediately to reduce the rising temperatures brought about by greenhouse gas emissions.

Duration:00:18:14

Reno, Las Vegas Housing Advocates Thinking Small With New Projects

12/6/2018
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Nevada housing advocates are thinking small to address the big challenge of keeping people off the streets.In Reno, a group of tiny homes — each with just 96 square feet of space — is being constructed to house the homeless. In Las Vegas, transitional housing organization Veterans Village has begun converting shipping containers into residential units.Managing the city-supported effort in Reno is Northern Nevada HOPES, a community health organization that serves low-income clients.

Duration:00:17:56

What Does The Future Hold For Las Vegas-Based Imagine Dragons?

12/6/2018
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Imagine Dragons is a band that has reached levels of success most musicians can only dream about.They just ended an international tour and are looking to the future.Drummer Dan Platzman, who is only in his 30s but already has had a long music career, joins State of Nevada for the first time to talk about what the future may hold for the band, which is now in its 10th year.Platzman is also venturing into scoring music for TV and movies. We'll talk to him about that and about what it's like to...

Duration:00:49:01

New Water Alliance Aims To Protect Water In The Colorado

12/4/2018
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Environmental leaders from the state gathered downtown last week to kick off an effort to conserve water in the Colorado River. It's called the Waterkeepers. And a big name in environmental law was here to help kick off the effort: Robert Kennedy Jr. Kennedy started the effort on the Hudson River in New York, and the Waterkeepers is now a global effort to protect specific waterways.

Duration:00:08:17

Homicides In Las Vegas Are Down, But Is Petty Crime On The Rise?

12/4/2018
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In 2017, Metro police investigated 171 murders, not including the 58 killed in the October 1 shooting on the Strip.This year, the number has been drastically lower. As of Mid-November, the number stood at 145 homicides, about 15 percent lower.Captain Harry Fagel joins us to talk about that and other police matters.

Duration:00:50:01

The Mexican Police Force That Helps Stop Migrants From Reaching The U.S.

12/4/2018
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SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO — The cadets in Mexico’s federal police academy march across an esplanade every morning and evening: they shout battle anthems — “Federales! Federales! — and they recite in unison scripted reports to their commanders.There’s so much discipline in the academy, that the cadets — about 750 at any given time of the year — only eat by marching in and out of their mess hall and sitting down for their meals in silence, only the sounds of forks clinking on dishes filling the...

Duration:00:04:23

John L. Smith On Why Nevada Seems To Be A Paradise For Con Artists

12/4/2018
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Last week, Las Vegan Edwin Fujinaga was convicted of ripping people off in a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme.

Duration:00:13:01

Western Nevada College's New President Talks Workforce Development

12/3/2018
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Vincent Solis became president of the Nevada school in the summer.

Duration:00:13:31