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Critics are giving the new “Fallout” TV series rave reviews. But, did you know the video game that inspired it has a Las Vegas connection? And it’s a powerful connection for some. Learn what it means for one local writer and the thousands of tourists that the game inspires to travel here each year.

By Eric Duran-Valle
Join Nevada Public Radio and friends for the 12th annual Focus on Nevada Photo Showcase at Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

Expect an exhilarating night of artful inspiration where we will recognize local photographers with food, drinks, and celebration. We will also be announcing the winners of our 2024 Focus on Nevada Photo Showcase contest, and unveil the June issue of Desert Companion.

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Hit the road, Desert Companion readers! And while you're at it, have a look around. This issue invites you to not only escape to the outdoors, but also to think about the environmental issues affecting our pursuits and our world.
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April's lineup of film, festivals, art, and theater pay homage to the great outdoors
Desert Air is the best of Desert Companion magazine for your ears — arts and culture coverage, thoughtful commentary, and creative nonfiction. This podcast provides a space for interviews and storytelling unlike any other, connecting Southern Nevadans with each other and their home.It’s brought to you by the talented folks at Nevada Public Radio: Christopher Alvarez, sound design; Rachel Christiansen, editor; Anne Davis, host; Briana Joseph, narration; Heidi Kyser, managing editor. Our theme music is by Blue Dot sessions.
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Heather Jacquart
At Vegas Vickie's
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Sandwiches stacked on top of each other
All’Antico Vinaio
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Tim Bower
You, too, can travel by private plane for a reasonable price