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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.






Glen Campbell

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

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

Summer Plants

Labor Day means gardeners can survey their yards and take stock of what made it through the heat. Who won in the annual survivor contest in your yard this summer? Norm shares some of the champs from his yard.Support comes from

Duration: 00:02:56

Summer Heat

Hot fun in the summertime doesn’t always apply to gardening. Here’s Dr. Angela O’Callaghan with Desert Bloom.

Duration: 00:03:40

Damage from Summer Weather

Norm Schilling didn’t like his crepe myrtle so he’s not sad it was a casualty of the storm. That and more thoughts on the impact of our summer weather.Purple smoke tree - Cotinus coggygria "Royal Purple"

Duration: 00:09:22

Nevada Yesterdays - Tonopah Army Airfield

An army air field in Nevada was fully opened for business when World War II came along. 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: 00:11:52

Nevada Yesterdays - The Pioneer Club

When you take Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and southern California, you’re following a route that has been incredibly important to our history. The Los Angeles to Salt Lake Railroad gave rise to the town of Las Vegas in 1905, but even before that it was part of the Old Spanish Trail. A lot of pioneers traveled it, so it’s appropriate that southern California had something to do with the Pioneer Club, which opened seventy-five years ago.

Duration: 00:03:55


When I first moved to the great American Southwest, I took a drive up to Mesquite to see some more of Clark County. It happened to be quite a windy day on the I-15.The size of the tumbleweeds that were rolling along the highway, threatening my car’s undercarriage, was amazing. They were enormous. Of course, I’d seen westerns; tumbleweeds were a symbol of the old west, right?

Duration: 00:11:15

The Loving Case

You may have seen the film about Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple who ended up suing for the right to marry. In 1967, in Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states couldn’t bar interracial marriage. With the fiftieth anniversary of that decision upon us, let’s look at Nevada’s version of it.

Duration: 00:19:19

Silver Party

We recently talked about the centennial of John Kennedy’s birth and his importance to Nevada. Just over a week after the descendant of Irish immigrants was born in Massachusetts, a little boy was born to an Italian barber and an Italian-American mother in Steubenville, Ohio. Dino Paul Crocetti would play an important role here as Dean Martin.

Duration: 00:28:17

Silver Party

A lot of people today complain about the two major parties. It isn’t the first time there have been these kinds of complaints about Democrats and Republicans. In 1892, 125 years ago, some Nevadans tried to do something about it.

Duration: 00:30:11

John F. Kennedy, Part 2

Last time, we talked about John Kennedy’s political connections to Nevada during his presidential campaign. May 29 marks the centennial of his birth. He had some other ties to Nevada beyond that campaign.

Duration: 00:03:41

John F. Kennedy, Part 1

Monday the May 29 marks the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth. We take a look at some of his ties to Nevada.

Duration: 00:04:04

Lawn Care

When do you need to a grow a lawn? And when do you want to kill a lawn. Norm Schilling tells us.

Duration: 00:22:08

World War 1, Part 2

Last time, we were talking about World War I. The U.S. declared war a century ago, April 6. The war meant a lot to Nevada—not just because 120 Nevadans paid the ultimate price serving our country.

Duration: 00:26:09


When I got back from vacation a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t believe how wild my garden had grown in just a short period. The roses were in full, outrageous production – it’s amazing how many flowers could appear on just four shrubs. The fact that I hadn’t really done much pruning, or any garden prep over the winter, might have added to that.

Duration: 00:25:34

Cactus Flowers

Feeling a little envious of those magnificent cactus flowers you're seeing around? Norm Schilling tells us how to get them in this edition of Desert Bloom. Norm is the owner of Schilling horticulture and one more thing: Don’t ever take a cactus from our desert parks or wilderness or even think about breaking off a piece of it. Removing native plants is highly regulated.State of Nevada Native Plant Laws

Duration: 00:22:05

World War I, Part I

On April 6, 1917, Congress declared war. Woodrow Wilson said it was necessary to make the world safe for democracy. We didn’t entirely succeed at that. We also didn’t entirely fail. And Nevada was at the center of things.

Duration: 00:24:17

Block 16, Part II

Last time, we talked about the origins of Block 16 … and said we would tell you how it closed.

Duration: 00:04:35

Norm Welcomes Spring

Take a small step for big rewards this Spring. Norm Schilling is in the yard with that advice.Support comes from

Duration: 00:23:37

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