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Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Food for Thought, Nevada Yesterdays, Along the Way, and Desert Bloom. Want the inside dope on Las Legas living? Subscribe to this feed.

Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Food for Thought, Nevada Yesterdays, Along the Way, and Desert Bloom. Want the inside dope on Las Legas living? Subscribe to this feed.
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Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Food for Thought, Nevada Yesterdays, Along the Way, and Desert Bloom. Want the inside dope on Las Legas living? Subscribe to this feed.

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Halloween

10/23/2018
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What do you suppose is the most popular American holiday? I mean, after Christmas, what do we spend the most money on, for cards, decorations, even parties?I was surprised to learn that it’s not Thanksgiving or Easter. Hint – it’s a time when we buy lots of candy (which we try not to eat), decorate our houses, and plan for uninvited guests dressed as superheroes or ghouls.Yes, our second most important American holiday - is Halloween! (theme music)You can grow lots of interesting plants...

Duration:00:03:52

Circus Circus, Part 2

10/18/2018
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Last time, we talked about the beginnings of the Circus Circus, which turns fifty this year. Now it’s a success story. At first, it wasn’t. Let’s look at its evolution.The Circus Circus opened in October 1968. Its guiding force, Jay Sarno, had all kinds of financial problems and eventually had to give up control of it, briefly. But in 1971, he got what he needed to turn it around: a loan from the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund to build a hotel. It would be fifteen stories and more...

Duration:00:03:39

Circus Circus, Part 1

10/18/2018
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It may have plenty of hotel rooms now, but that wasn’t always the case at Circus Circus. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.

Duration:00:03:35

Easy Transplants

10/4/2018
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Your yard could already have plenty of tiny plants ready to grow without spending at the nursery this fall.

Duration:00:03:01

Insecticides

9/21/2018
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Pesticides come with signal words – ranging from caution to danger.

Duration:00:04:04

Laxalt, Part 3

8/22/2018
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From Governor to Senator – Paul Laxalt, who died on August 6th, helped shape the Nevada we know today.

Duration:00:07:34

Laxalt, Part 2

8/22/2018
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From Governor to Senator – Paul Laxalt, who died on August 6th, helped shape the Nevada we know today.

Duration:00:04:29

Laxalt, Part 1

8/22/2018
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As Nevada’s Governor from 1967 to 1971, Paul Laxalt understood the old ways of the state and helped shape the new.

Duration:00:04:18

Silver Slipper, Part 1

8/9/2018
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The Silver Slipper may have slipped into the past – but the stories about it are still around. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.

Duration:00:03:53

Monsoon Season

7/27/2018
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There’s upside and downside for your yard in Monsoon season – Norm Schilling’s been taking a look.

Duration:00:02:27

Aphids

7/13/2018
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Aphids come out in their thousands whenever temperatures are above 50°. They’re kind of amazing; you may see none on your plants one day, and an infestation the next.

Duration:00:03:59

Andrew Johnson, Part II

7/9/2018
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Historians ponder over James Nye when looking at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.

Duration:00:03:59

Andrew Johnson, Part I

6/28/2018
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It’s been 150 years since our country’s first presidential impeachment - and Nevada had a role in it.

Duration:00:03:59

Bobby Kennedy

6/22/2018
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From Esmerelda County to Grant Sawyer... a look back at Robert Kennedy’s ties to Nevada.

Duration:00:04:14

Bio Diversity

6/12/2018
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Norm’s been cheering on a hummingbird family in recent weeks. He’ll tell us about that ahead.

Duration:00:02:59

Eddy Arnold

6/5/2018
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When one legendary singer helped create the “Nashville Sound” – he brought it to Las Vegas.

Duration:00:03:46

Pest Control

5/31/2018
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Whenever we ask you for your garden issues you tell us pests! Norm Schilling makes the connections between a diverse environment in your own back yard and pest control.

Duration:00:11:03

Reno's Birthday

5/24/2018
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The city of Reno got its start with a railroad auction. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.

Duration:00:04:07

Ed Fike

5/15/2018
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A recent obituary didn’t get quite the attention we thought it deserved, so we wanted to talk a bit about the recent death of Ed Fike. To a lot of present-day Nevadans, you might say, Who? For those who have been around here a while—and those, like me, who spent a lot of time in politics—the name mattered a lot.Merlin “Ed” Fike was born in Missouri in 1925. After serving in the Marines during World War II, he moved to Nevada. He started Lawyers Title of Las Vegas and Nevada Escrow Service....

Duration:00:03:43

Warm Season Edibles

4/28/2018
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If you plan to grow your own salad in our desert environment this summer, it might be a good idea to get started early.

Duration:00:03:32