Clark County School District Chief Walt Rulffes joins us to talk about the
host of issues facing educators and schools in Southern Nevada. We talk
about the empowerment schools program, federal aid that will require a
change in state law so that test scores can be used to assess teacher
quality, raises for classroom teachers, school construction and pending
Max Jacobson and John Curtas join us to talk about
eating out. They talk with Guy Savoy about his restaurant in Caesars Palace,
chat with Steve Schirripa of The Sopranos and talk about the five best (and
worst) food movies of all time.
Author James McManus came to Las Vegas a few years ago to cover the World Series of Poker but got a real close-up view because he made the final table. He's back with a new book on poker and the meaning of American life.
The Vibe Performing Arts Company performs in an warehouse in the southeast part of the valley.
It chooses odd times for its performance - like midnight tonight - because it's performers come from Cirque de Soleil shows and are literally moonlighting.
The health care reform legislation is still struggling to get out of the
Senate. Will it die in committee or die of compromise? Journalist Jonathan
Cohn, author of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care
Crisis---and the People Who Pay the Price, joins us to give us his take on why reform is needed.
In 2004, he was the champion and by 2005 he was the bad boy of NASCAR. We
talk with NASCAR driver and one-time Las Vegan Kurt Busch about how he's
changed and how NASCAR is dealing with diminished sponsorships.
All year round and especially during the holidays, there are opportunities to volunteer. We talk with three local operations that need volunteers to help others, improve the environment and help provide for others' needs.