Broken Tooth was one of Macau's most notorious gangsters when he was locked up in 1998, shortly before Portuguese authorities handed the territory back over to the Chinese government. In the years since, the city has tranformed from a lawless backwater to an international gambling destination.
Sen. Harry Reid is back from a trip to China and says the experience was an unmistakable reminder of just how hard our country has to work to make America more competitive with the rest of the world. Sen. Reid traveled to China with a bipartisan delegation and discussed various issues including clean energy, human rights and jobs.
Harry Reid joins us to talk about his recent trip to China and how the continuing budget battle and partisan divide in Washington impacts how he will approach issues like clean energy and global competitiveness.
Chinese New Year is February 3, and Chinatown is already gearing up for its annual celebration. Firecrackers and moon cakes will be handed around, but what's the importance of Chinese New Year? Why does it always change on the astrological calendar? It's the Year of the Rabbit - but what does that mean, and why is it lucky for gamblers? Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us on KNPR!.
UNLV professor Brian Hedlund and his team received a huge grant to study microbial ecology in China. A professor known for trudging through hot springs in a T-shirt and backwards baseball cap, Brian Hedlund explains his research in Nevada, and how he's drawing students into the microbe world with field trips.