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Personal Historians: Uncovering Our Family Stories

Mike Thompson didn't know what to expect when a young woman from Belgium called him.  She told him their families were intertwined years ago during WWII, and that his grandfather had saved her family.  Then, she told Mike a story that no one else in his family knew.  What hidden stories do our families have?  How do we uncover them?  And how enriching (or painful) is that process of interviewing your loved ones and uncovering the past?  Las Vegas locals and Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters talk about what inspired them to dig into the past, and the surprises they found. 
 
The Association of Personal Historians holds its annual conference on Oct. 16-20 at Harrah's Hotel and Casino.
 
GUESTS
Barbara Tabach, Program Chair, Association of Personal Historians; founder, Lifecatching.com
Nikki Silva, radio documentarian, The Kitchen Sisters
Dr. Mike Thompson

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police in Las Vegas now say they seized 53 guns and two silencers in raids on a home and a medical marijuana dispensary owned by a man accused of operating an illegal pot delivery service.

Officer Larry Hadfield said Thursday the investigation involving Christopher McDermott is continuing, and may include federal agencies.

Clark County jail records show the 36-year-old McDermott is being held pending an initial court appearance on felony conspiracy, drug sale and trafficking charges.

Police say officers serving warrants found guns including rifles and assault-style weapons at a store called Super Budz, and at a home in a golf course community in northwest Las Vegas.

Investigators also seized marijuana, marijuana extract products and packaging materials.

Police say they began investigating after complaints about the business from neighboring stores.

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