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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.

Location:

Las Vegas, NV

Networks:

Nevada PR

Description:

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

MyPlate Garden

3/19/2021
The USDA offers suggestions for a healthy diet. But how much of that can you grow at home?

Duration:00:04:01

The State Capitol

3/12/2021
Nevada's first capitol building has stood the test of time.

Duration:00:03:50

An Edible Landscape

3/5/2021
A veggie garden can add a splash of color to your landscape.

Duration:00:04:15

Brothels

2/26/2021
It's been 50 years since a law was passed in Nevada that clarified where prostitution would be allowed, and where it wouldn't.

Duration:00:04:10

Community College

2/12/2021
There was a time when Nevada was the only state without a community college. How that changed.

Duration:00:04:34

Winter Fruit Trees

2/5/2021
When the soil is frozen solid in other parts of the country, our soil isn’t. Now there are times when the soil in our area is just so hard to dig that it might as well be frozen. But, once you get past that problem, you’ll be able to create a space where a fruit tree will thrive. When I say thrive, I mean - it’ll grow and produce fabulous fruit!

Duration:00:04:01

Fair Housing Act

2/5/2021
It was 50 years ago that Nevada fell in line with a Fair Housing Act. We'll hear how that came about - ahead on Nevada Yesterdays.

Duration:00:04:07

Phyllis McGuire

1/15/2021
Phyllis McGuire died at the end of 2020, and with her died a lot of the history of show business, Las Vegas society, and, yes, organized crime.

Duration:00:04:09

Joe Neal

1/7/2021
Neal was Nevada’s first Black state senator, serving for eight terms. He was the first Black major party candidate for governor. He died on New Year’s Eve at age eighty-five..

Duration:00:04:27

January Pruning

1/2/2021
I’d be willing to bet nobody really misses 2020. For a lot of people, gardening was probably one of the few things that felt normal. That’s what’s amazing about nature, as long as you follow basic rules, like making sure plants have water, light and decent fertility, they’ll generally grow. Maybe even better than you’d expect.Although I worked from home for much of 2020, I didn’t spend much time in the garden. Too often, I looked at my back yard and made a list of tasks I needed to get done...

Duration:00:03:59

Women's Suffrage

12/26/2020
This year, Nevada and the rest of the country have been commemorating a turning point in our history. A century ago, in 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution. Women gained the right to vote across the nation.

Duration:00:04:28

Lloyd George

12/16/2020
A federal building in Las Vegas is named after a federal judge who died recently. A look back at the career of Lloyd George.

Duration:00:04:04

Felicia Campbell

11/7/2020
UNLV recently lost a senior faculty member to complications from Covid 19. A look back at the long career of Professor Felicia Campbell.

Duration:00:04:04

Eugene Moehring

10/23/2020
A well-known storyteller on the history of Las Vegas died earlier this year. We'll hear about the work of Eugene Moehring.

Duration:00:04:16

Halloween

10/2/2020
When it comes to Halloween-themed plants, there are some devilish choices.

Duration:00:08:22

Cooler Weather Garden

8/21/2020
Even though we're still in triple digits in Southern Nevada, it's not too soon to start thinking about a fall garden. More about that ahead on Desert Bloom.

Duration:00:07:28

Preserve Nevada

8/14/2020
Whether it's the Lear Theatre in Reno, or the Huntridge in Las Vegas, Preserve Nevada strives to protect historic sites.

Duration:00:06:48

World Series of Poker

8/5/2020
The World Series of Poker has been shuffled a few times during its five decades in Las Vegas.

Duration:00:08:29

The 1918 Pandemic

7/23/2020
As Nevada Yesterdays returns after a few months of social distancing, it’s worth remembering COVID-19 isn’t our first pandemic. The flu outbreak in 1918 also had a significant impact on Nevada, and had some important similarities to the present.The international pandemic began in August 1918. Around 25 million Americans got the flu and about half a million of them died. Today, the U.S. population is more than three times larger. The numbers today would be even more staggering.

Duration:00:08:22

Replacing Lawns

6/26/2020
Replacing your lawn with rocks is one idea, but there are some colorful alternatives.

Duration:00:05:36