KNPR's "State of Nevada" first went on the air in 2003. And nearly eight years later, we've reached our 2,000th program. We listen to some of our favorite moments and we talk about what's been happening in Las Vegas in the boom and bust years since 2004. We also reflect on the big stories over those years and think about the future of Southern Nevada.
Author and adventurer Jonathan Waterman talks to us about his book Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Dying Colorado River. The book chronicles the long term effects of multiple layers of water agreements and anachronistic rights policies as well as the explosive growth in the Desert Southwest in recent years.
What does smart growth look like? Tuesday on SON we'll discuss the approach to growth and how factors like economic diversification, water, land use and transportation will affect future growth. We'd also like to hear your ideas. You can join our conversation tomorrow by
email. Or call us at 258-3552.
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that people are moving to
new homes within the United States at the slowest rate since World War II.
The recent migration slowdown was the surprising, but in retrospect
inevitable, by-product of an unprecedented run-up in both housing values and
housing-related debt, say researchers.
Architecture critic Alan Hess is visiting Las Vegas to lecture on the
classic modernist style of the city. He joins us ahead of his talk to give
his view on the past and future of Las Vegas architecture.
When fully built, the Mountain's Edge community is supposed to have a total of 6 parks. But the master-planned communities developers, Focus Property Group, wants to scale back some of those plans due to the economic downturn.