The health care debate has gone from academics discussing "single-payer system" and "bending the cost curve" to angry crowds berating politicians. So could we have a better debate? How is the debate being shaped in Southern Nevada?
Does it matter if there's only one tele-town hall? We discuss that with
health care expert Chris Cochrane and Joseph Valenzano who teaches political rhetoric at UNLV.
The Insurgo Theater Company is at it again: The group has brought back its
production of "Cannibal The Musical." Director John Beane and cast members, Brandon McClenahan (Alferd Packer) and Heather Chamberlain (Liane, the
horse) tell us why the group decided to revive its production of the Trey
Parker (of "South Park" fame) musical .
There are two plans for high-speed rail links from Las Vegas to Southern
California but they don't seem to have made the cut with the latest round of federal funding. We talk with transportation expert Eric Morris about the lack of a unified national approach and about whether high-speed rail can ever succeed in the United States as it has in Europe and Japan.
Broadway singer and dancer Rick Faugno is about to launch his one-man show, "Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced)" this Sunday at the Southpoint Hotel and Casino. This weekend's show is already sold out but Faugno gives us a preview in a special music edition of the show, taped in Studio One.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority has voted to continue planning for the pipeline to bring water from northeastern Nevada to Clark County. The decision is as controversial as ever, but allows pipeline construction to proceed if levels continue to fall in Lake Mead.
In Fernley, Nevada, Senator John Ensign said yesterday that there was a big difference between what he did and what President Bill Clinton did when he had an extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky. We talk with Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston.
Author Bonnie Tsui writes that Las Vegas Chinatown was the first "master-planned Chinatown." In it she finds much of the same spirit that created the traditional immigrant communities in San Francisco and New York.
Health care co-operatives are emerging as the alternative to the so-called "public option."
Obama administration officials have all but conceded that the government-run insurance scheme will not be part of the health reform bill, but non-profit co-ops are the alternative that reformers are hoping will help control health care costs.