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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 PR

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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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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


Summer Plants

9/1/2017
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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

8/25/2017
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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

8/10/2017
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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

8/10/2017
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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

8/4/2017
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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


Tumbleweeds

7/14/2017
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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

7/13/2017
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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

6/23/2017
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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

6/16/2017
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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

6/2/2017
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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

5/26/2017
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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

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