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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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Fragrance

4/19/2018
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We can only describe them here . . . plants for your sense of smell.

Duration:00:03:32

Warm Season Edibles

4/16/2018
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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

Allergenic Plants

4/10/2018
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How many of us immigrants into Southern Nevada arrived and were so relieved to learn that we had no allergies? For myself, coming here was arriving in nirvana, since I’d been plagued with respiratory allergies back in New York.That blissful situation lasted for a couple of years, but it’s over. Allergies are here. Not as bad as they were back east, but still...

Duration:00:04:35

Henderson

2/23/2018
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A century ago, Elko got its first U.S. senator… but his impact also was big in southern Nevada.On Christmas Eve 2017, Francis Newlands died. He had been in Congress for almost twenty-five years and a nationally known figure. He had first won a Senate seat in 1903. It was clear that a Democrat would replace the Democratic Newlands, since that was the political party of the governor, Emmet Boyle. He would get to make the appointment.

Duration:00:04:17

Crandall vs Nevada

2/20/2018
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Nevada has had a few cases head to the U.S. Supreme Court over the years. There was once was a sheriff who requested a passenger list from William Crendall – who said no. And that was the spark that led to Nevada’s first Supreme Court case.

Duration:00:08:13

Weird Winter

2/8/2018
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It’s been feeling like Spring. Norm Schilling has his list for a yard that is acting like spring. Norm Schilling has a to do list of yard assignments that doesn’t include a prediction on the weather.

Duration:00:13:14

Becky Harris, Part 2

2/2/2018
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Last time, we talked about Becky Harris becoming the first woman to chair the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and only the second woman ever to serve on the board. And we thought you might like to know how the board came to be.

Duration:00:03:29

Becky Harris

1/26/2018
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t was a sign of the times when Nevada legislators created a control board. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.

Duration:00:03:32

Red Yucca

1/11/2018
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Norm Schilling has his notes on a tried and true favorite for the desert - the Red Yucca.

Duration:00:06:48

New Frontier

12/26/2017
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Wynn Resorts recently announced that it's buying 38 acres of land on the Strip across from Wynn Las Vegas. It’s the former site of the New Frontier. We take a look back at the early days of the property.

Duration:00:03:44

Last Frontier, Part 1

12/21/2017
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It was recently announced that Wynn Resorts had reached an agreement to buy the lot on Las Vegas Boulevard where the New Frontier once stood. The original resort that once stood there is long gone – but the stories live on.

Duration:00:03:58

Winter Watering

12/14/2017
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Just a couple of weeks away from mid winter, Norm Schilling has some reminders about winter watering.

Duration:00:02:56

Composting

12/1/2017
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I’m pretty sure that nobody living in this part of the world’d be too surprised to hear that our soils are notoriously difficult to work. It isn’t just because they’re dry. Well, I suppose ultimately most of our problems stem from the lack water, but there are some specific things we need to pay attention to, if we’re going to keep our gardens alive.

Duration:00:03:19

Compost

11/30/2017
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Our desert soil and composting – a perfect match. Garbage can end up being a nice meal for your garden. Here’s Angela O’Callaghan.I’m pretty sure that nobody living in this part of the world would be too surprised to hear that our soils are notoriously difficult to work. It isn’t just because they’re dry. Well, I suppose ultimately most of our problems stem from the lack of water, but there are some specific things we need to pay attention to, if we’re going to keep our gardens alive.

Duration:00:03:19

Gifts for Kids

11/21/2017
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A gift idea for youngsters could have them enjoying veggies for years to come. Angela O’Callaghan says this stocking stuffer could end up giving a child an incredible edible experience.

Duration:00:12:06

Holiday Foods

11/17/2017
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The holidays roll around every year, and fortunately we have a set menu for some of the important dinners. This is helpful to those of us who generally fret about meal planning until the very last minute. Of course, on Thanksgiving, turkey’s usually the star of the show, but we can’t forget all the other dishes on the dinner table. Since Thanksgiving is the American Feast, we tend to believe that everything we eat is American. And certainly many of the foods we have at our annual feast are...

Duration:00:08:49

Great Basin

11/7/2017
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Last time we talked about UNLV turning sixty and several campus institutions turning fifty. There’s another fiftieth anniversary this year: Great Basin College, based in Elko. There are some interesting parallels to the history of UNLV, too. Las Vegans pressed the legislature to create UNLV and then had to raise money locally and hold classes at the local high school. More than a decade after Las Vegas did that, Elko residents did much the same thing.

Duration:00:04:08

UNLV at 60

10/27/2017
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UNLV is having a celebration. This year marks its sixtieth birthday, as well as the fiftieth anniversaries of the business and hotel colleges, the Special Collections department, and the Barrick Museum of Art.

Duration:00:12:05

Glen Campbell

9/15/2017
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You’ve heard it said before that Las Vegas is kind of a crossroads of the universe. Somehow, everything connects with the city never sleeps. Glen Campbell brings that to mind.Campbell died recently at age 81. He had been very open about his battle with Alzheimer’s. He even did a farewell tour where he talked about it. Sometimes the disease made it hard for him to remember the words to songs. He dealt with it, and audiences loved him even more for his honesty.

Duration:00:03:55

Jerry Lewis

9/8/2017
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From his debut at the Flamingo to his Labor Day telethons, Jerry Lewis went hand in hand with Las Vegas. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.Nevada Yesterdays is written by UNLV history professor, Michael Green, and is funded by the Nevada Humanities.

Duration:00:04:10

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