Danny Tarkanian's name will be familiar to Republican voters. He's run a couple of times for state and federal office and is now in the four-way race to be the Republican nominee for Nevada's new 4th Congressional District, and the right to run against State Sen. Steven Horsford who is unchallenged for the Democratic nomination. Tarkanian has long been the favorite until the recent revelation that he faced a multimillion judgement in a lawsuit brought by the FDIC. We talk about that and his platform if he's nominated.
What happens when a disgruntled group of casino workers figures out how to steal big bucks from the casino where they work? It's a caper movie! The hero Nick Davis is trying to get money for surgery so he can pursue his dream of being a major league baseball player. But where will he get the money? We talk with the director and cast of Stealing Las Vegas - the co-curricular movie from the UNLV Film Department.
Councilman Bob Coffin ran to improve life in his ward, which he argued, had been neglected. Too much attention had been focused on downtown. Councilman Bob Beers recently won a special election and promised to review expenditures, which he feared would balloon with the payments for the new city hall. These councilmen seemed to be shaking up the consensus that had gathered around Mayor Oscar Goodman. We ask them what the big issues are for the City of Las Vegas and how they have made a difference.
Europe has been teetering on the brink of a financial crisis for the last four years. Various solutions have not resolved the issues but merely kept the Euro going for another few months until the next crisis strikes.
As the population ages and dementia threatens to become an epidemic, researchers are looking for ways to stimulate the brain and improve memory. The art of music and the science of the brain come together in Cleveland with the Cleveland Orchestra and the neurologists of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
The Burning Man Festival began with a mere handful of people in 1986 on a beach in California. Now it's an annual event that attracts 50,000 people to the high desert outside Gerlach, Nevada. Two professors from the University of Nevada, Reno, have been studying the phenomenon since 2008 and they are lecturing on their findings tonight at UNLV.
Nevada Conservatory Theater has a new production of a classic musical based on an even more classical play. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is based on the plays of Plautus - the Roman comedian.
Las Vegas author Leon Rose was a journalist for many years but he was forced into retirement by failing sight. He has spent some of that time in retirement writing a mystery novel about a tour bus driver who is found dead at Buffalo Bill's at Primm.
By now everyone on the planet may have heard about artisanal cheese at $19 a head, the sushi at $7 a roll, and the "luxurious" M Resort. It's the General Services Administration scandal where the manager in charge of the Western United States pleaded the Fifth Amendment. But what is the long-term damage to Las Vegas? Will this lead all government agencies to cancel any meeting in Las Vegas? Will it damage our brand? And slow business?
Much of the foreclosure crisis has been told as a tale of wicked banks and self-indulgent homeowners. But Paul Kiel has uncovered a horrendous three year struggle of a woman who made mistakes but did not deserve to end up living in a tent in Hawaii.
Arizona has become a bellwether state for a lot of conservative causes but mostly it's been in the headlines on immigration issues. Governor Jan Brewer has just signed a bill setting new restrictions on abortion in Arizona and imposing additional medical requirements. It may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but in the interim it may also have some women thinking that they need to come to Nevada.
For decades Area 51, the top secret air base the government used during the Cold War, was a source of urban legend. Space aliens, unidentified flying objects, secret weapons - they were all part of the lore of that black hole in the Nevada Desert just north of Las Vegas. Now the National Atomic Testing Museum has an exhibit about the dark secrets of the desert. We talk with the creators of the exhibition.
Lambda Legal, the lawyers pushing for marriage equality, filed a suit Tuesday to void Nevada's Marriage Amendment. The voters gave the amendment final approval 10 years ago and has kept marriage strictly between one man and one woman.
Recall elections are difficult to organize and the organizers of this recall have had a false start but they finally got the signatures and so Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross will have to be re-elected to serve out the remainder of his term. He's got some big names backing him and he denounces the recall as a vengeful effort funded by disgruntled car dealer Joe Scala. But planning commissioner Byron Goynes has thrown his hat into the ring. They both join us in the studio to make their case for the Ward 6 Councilman's seat.
Nevada has the highest credit card delinquency rate in the nation. More than one in every hundred Nevadan credit card holders are not paying the bills, according to Transunion, the Chicago-based company that tracks credit card data. But many of the banks that issue cards cannot prove the debt and that promises to be the next big wave of consumer discontent. Much like robo-signing, the many lawsuits against consumers may prove problematic because the company that owns the debt cannot prove its debt. We talk about how that happens and what consumers can do if they're threatened by collection agencies and believe the debt is an error.