"Nevada in 2010," writes New Yorker Staff Writer Nicholas Lemann, "is a kind of pilgrims' shrine for people who don't like the direction the American government has taken since 2008, when Democrats had control of both houses of Congress and won the White House." Lemann visited Nevada to see what both candidates were doing to win the race that continues to be far too close to call.
The federal department of Housing and Urban Development is implementing a plan to stabilize neighborhoods in Las Vegas. We'll talk to the director of Las Vegas' field office about new grants and opportunities for homebuyers through this program. You can ask your questions ahead of time right here on our website.
Over the past few years, Clark County's beleaguered University Medical Center has been a font of bad news. The hospital has been awash in scandal and mismanagement, and loses tens of millions of dollars annually.
According to the one recent survey 14,417 people are homeless in Southern Nevada. How do these Las Vegans fit into our discussion of community? Have they created a community of their own? Or are they the most alienated group of all? We'll discuss the challenges of overcoming homelessness with Las Vegans who have spent time living on the streets... and some underground.
We'll look at the architectural designs of the Las Vegas homes of the 1950s. Their airy, glass-punctuated structures are popular with Southern Nevadans seeking an alternative to the stucco homes that dominate the region's residential landscape. So who's living the Mid-Mod life, and why did stucco become the dominant design of the valley landscape?
The self-proclaimed Mr. Happiness is symbolic of the fearlessness it takes for many in this region to reach out to strangers. Meantime residents of a Downtown Las Vegas neighborhood meet at "The Flamingo Club" in an effort to get to know their neighbors.