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Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Nevada Yesterdays and Desert Bloom. Refreshes weekly. Subscribe to this feed. 3-6 minutes.

Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Nevada Yesterdays and Desert Bloom. Refreshes weekly. Subscribe to this feed. 3-6 minutes.

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Las Vegas, NV

Networks:

Nevada PR

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Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Nevada Yesterdays and Desert Bloom. Refreshes weekly. Subscribe to this feed. 3-6 minutes.

Language:

English

Contact:

7022589895


Episodes

Desert Winds

5/27/2020
When I talk to people from other parts of the country about living in a “desert”, the first thing they usually mention is how hot they imagine it would be. We Mojave dwellers really do know better. I enjoy telling people that the biggest desert on earth is Antarctica. That’s what I call Xeriscape! We think we have limited landscape options!

Duration:00:07:35

Field Bindweed

5/21/2020
One of the worst weeds to find in your garden, may not look like a weed at all.

Duration:00:03:30

Mulch

5/14/2020
Mulch can be made of many things - and will be very much appreciated by your plants. Here's Dr. Angela O'Callaghan.

Duration:00:07:16

Pomegranates

4/14/2020
From resilience to flowers, the pomegranate tree has a lot to offer.

Duration:00:03:54

Bonanza Airlines

4/7/2020
In the early days - when Nevadans needed to fly, they could book a seat with Bonanza.

Duration:00:08:26

Fifteenth Amendment

3/12/2020
This February marked the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution being ratified. The text seems simple:“Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.“Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”It’s less simple than it sounds or looks.

Duration:00:06:24

Judge Claiborne, Part 2

2/12/2020
Charges of tax evasion would eventually lead to the impeachment of a federal judge in Nevada.

Duration:00:07:57

Judge Claiborne, Part 1

2/7/2020
It’s uncommon for a legislative body to impeach an official. In Nevada, it’s happened just once.

Duration:00:07:06

Impeachment

1/29/2020
Unless you’ve been hibernating, you know the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump. A couple of years ago on Nevada Yesterdays, we discussed the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, and our state’s connections to it. Bill Clinton became the second president to be impeached, and a few federal officials have faced a similar situation. It’s rare for a legislative body to impeach an official. In Nevada, it has happened ONCE.

Duration:00:04:29

Cool Season

1/28/2020
Some people might think it’s a bit early to start talking about spring, and cool season planting, but this is Southern Nevada, where the seasons have their own peculiar ways of doing things.What’s cool season planting? Just what it sounds like – planting your garden when temperatures are still cool. Not cold, mind you. In many parts of the great American Northeast, you can’t plant much earlier than the beginning of May. If you wait that long to start your garden here in the Mojave Desert,...

Duration:00:06:38

Holiday Plants

12/17/2019
The '12 Days of Christmas’ takes on a botanical theme.

Duration:00:05:57

Sutro Tunnel

12/9/2019
It was just over 150 years ago that Adolph Sutro sets his sights on building a drainage tunnel for mines in northern Nevada.

Duration:00:06:41

John Wesley Powell

11/22/2019
Lake Powell is named after someone who had a desire to explore the west – and that he did.

Duration:00:04:32

Ghost Plants

10/23/2019
When the Halloween season rolls around, my entire neighborhood is festooned with spider webs, witches hanging in front of windows, and pumpkins all over the place. Some houses even have the not so traditional Halloween tree! Lots of orange ornaments.Of course, this is our version of the day of the dead. I’m reminded of the old Celtic prayer –“From Ghoulies and Ghostiesand long-leggedy beasties,and things that gobump in the nightsaints preserve us!”

Duration:00:03:53

Short Day Plants

8/29/2019
Much as I love summer, with its sun filled hundred and ten degree-days, it’s a nice break when temperatures drop into the 90s. It gets darker earlier, but sunsets are glorious and everything is perfect for life in the garden. I’m even planning on breaking out my barbeque grill.For a quite a few plants, the number of daylight hours influences whether or not they’ll flower. Not all plants, obviously. Roses’ll bloom as long as they receive enough light and of course water.

Duration:00:04:55

The Landmark

8/15/2019
One of the more memorable hotels in Las Vegas to meet with implosion was the Landmark – which opened 50 years ago this past July. Here is the story of its rise and fall.

Duration:00:05:00

Nevada 1919

8/9/2019
A law that’s still on the books in Nevada, partly resulted from a ‘red scare’ in the state a century ago.

Duration:00:04:42

Low Maintenance

8/2/2019
Norm Schilling has some ideas for low maintenance plans suited to our kind of summer.

Duration:00:04:09

Mel Wolzinger

7/12/2019
A longtime Las Vegas gaming investor died recently. A look back at the life of Mel Wolzinger.

Duration:00:04:16

The International

7/12/2019
One of the biggest hotels ever built in Las Vegas turns 50 this month. A look back at the rise of what was then called – The International.

Duration:00:04:47