Brigham Young was the man who led the Latter-day Saints to the Great Basin and established the Church's headquarters in Salt Lake City. His latest biographer, John Turner, calls that his signal achievement, which makes him the greatest colonizer of the Western United States.
What does it take to infiltrate a mob family? Former FBI agent Jack Garcia is coming to the Mob Museum to share tales of intrigue from more than 100 undercover assignments. They include a three-year tour getting inside New York's Gambino family.
University Medical Center has been struggling with its role as the "safety net" hospital for some years. The hospital is saddled with indigent care and emergency care that other hospitals will not do and has problems making money because of the administrative tangle of being a county operation. So what should happen with the hospital? Sell it? Subsidize it? Or even close it?
Las Vegas Sands has announced a deal to spend $20 billion building a casino complex including six casinos, twelve hotels and three golf courses near Madrid. The project has aroused an unusual coalition of opponents - left-wing activists and Catholic bishops - who say the complex will bring problem gambling and bankruptcies. So can Las Vegas Sands repeat its success in building mega-resorts in Macau and Singapore? Or could this be more like Eurodisney?
President Obama has been stumping in Nevada for the last two days. He's made his pitch for more college education and also talked up the need to reform the tax system. We look at what the president said, how the crowd reacted and whether his appearances changed the minds of any Nevada voters.
It's only days since Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Congressman Paul Ryan to the ticket. And the consensus is that adding the architect of Republican budget plans has changed the race. It's not just about the economy any longer. It's about the deficit, Medicare and Medicaid and the size of the federal government. So how will Nevada Republicans react to Ryan. Some local Republicans join us to discuss the choice and Ryan's speech in Las Vegas.
Climate scientists say that last month was the hottest July on record. Some urban developers see this as a cue not only to adopt sustainable practices to avoid global warming, but as an opportunity to completely re-evaluate the way cities are designed.
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will face further scrutiny from the House Ethics Committee. The watchdog decided to formally investigate allegations that the Las Vegas congresswoman lobbied to influence the Administration's decisions about kidney medicine at UMC in ways that helped her husband's medical practice. She has also sponsored legislation that improves federal support for kidney services. So will this hurt Berkley's campaign for Nevada's US Senate seat?
The United States Supreme Court has given its answer on Arizona's SB1070 - the law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they suspect of being in the country illegally. Now Assemblyman Ira Hansen is asking for a similar bill to be prepared for the 2013 session of the legislature. Hansen tells us why he thinks Nevada needs its own law to check on immigrants legal status and how he assesses the chances of it passing.
The Ambassador of Japan is visiting Nevada to talk about trade and he joins us in studio. Ichiro Fujisaki will discuss trade between his country and Nevada, the wider issues on the future of Asia and the Pacific and what it will take to improve US exports to Asia.
William Hill, the British bookmaker has just won approval for its acquisition of three Nevada sportsbooks. It comes with a budget to beef up the sportsbooks and mobile gaming apps that have been rolled out by American Wagering.
No one quite planned it this way but in the neighborhood of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road there are businesses that run all night, or would like to, but there are residential neighborhoods where people would like to sleep all night. So how can the city council balance those interests? Do neighbors need to find a quieter area or should businesses be happy to accommodate their neighbors.
The Clark County Museum has put together an exhibit of the old resorts of Las Vegas - the El Rancho, The Dunes from the days before the luxury mega-resort came to dominate the tourist corridor. It's called 'Lost Vegas: Bulldozed and Imploded Casinos of the Las Vegas Valley.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has seen bureaucratic turmoil in recent months as the chairman departs and Congress tries to appoint two new members. The issue that's driven all the turmoil is whether or not former Chairman Gregory Jaczko was sticking to the commission's business or trying to stymie Yucca Mountain. We look at what's been happening and how it will affect the future of Yucca Mountain.
When the United States Army first tried to expand its control into the Southwest before the Civil War, it was an experiment. The desert had often deserted Spanish explorers and so the United States Army tried a different tack.