Famed composer Samuel Adler chose one city to premiere his newest musical creation: Las Vegas. Adler and the Las Vegas Philharmonic bring "Drifting on Wind and Currents," a piece commissioned by a doctor in memory of his wife, to local audiences.
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California recently elected its new tribal chair - the first female chair in the tribe's history. We talk to Wanda Batchelor about making history, being a female leader, and the future of the Washoe Indians in Nevada.
Today we've got the Rhumba and the Swiffer, but how did Americans cook and clean in the days before Mr. Clean? The Clark County Museum looks at the past 100 years of housekeeping technology, from eggbeaters and vacuums, to ovens and microwaves.
If you turn on your TV or radio, you're bound to hear a campaign ad. Political action committees are funneling millions into flooding the airwaves, firing at Harry Reid or Sharron Angle in one of the most hotly contested races of the season. But what's the effect of all these ads? Do voters choose one name if they hear it enough? Or do they change the channel? Do accusations of race-baiting or talk of taxees have any effect? What's the psychology behind campaign ads, and what strategy are political teams using this election? Experts hammer out the ads and how they're impacting us. Can campaign ads change your vote?
Unions are all about brotherhood, but Democrats are keeping their distance this time around. Rory Reid didn't invite the teachers' union when he rolled out his education plan, and opinion polls on unions are down. Are candidates avoiding the unions' endorsement? Do unions hold the same political sway they did in 2008? Why have things changed? In this recession where jobs have fallen by the wayside, does the public resent employees' unions? Two Las Vegas Sun political reporters and a local union chief dig into this election's question: do unions still have political clout?
The man behind the "Don't Vote" campaign explains why his ads urge Latinos to stay away from the polls. Robert de Posada of Latinos 4 Reform joins us to talk about the ethnic vote, whether his ads were part of a GOP strategy (as some critics claim), and the backlash since the "Don't Vote" campaign started.
The idea was simple - make solar panels cheaper and easier for third-world countries to use - but it won them $5000 and an international prize. Three UNLV engineering students took home first place at a design competition sponsored by the United Nations and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Millions are on welfare, but where does that money go? Straight into the casinos, it seems! Californians spent nearly $12 million in Las Vegas casinos and drawn from ATMs. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is moving to block welfare debit cards in casinos.
We live in a town nicknamed "Sin City." But how sinful are we? Are we tempted into sin, or are we sinful by nature? Does the devil really exist? Religious and pagan leaders take an honest, hard look at sin and evil. In a city known for gambling, stripping, and ostentatious entertainment, are we sinful... or is that just our image? And how does the sinner find forgiveness?
"Tomorrow begins with shrapnel and blood...." That's the line Brian Turner wrote - about death he saw firsthand.
Brian Turner was a soldier in Iraq when he started writing poetry. He described the rush of bullets, the desert nights in Iraq, and what it's like to see a comrade fall in battle. His first book of poetry, Here, Bullet, skyrocketed him into the limelight - at the same time, he struggled to adjust with his return to America. Brian Turner reflects on the painful beauty of Iraq, and how one finds grace in a time of war. Join us for an in-depth look at the battleground through a soldier-poet's eyes.
Short-term loan companies may look like an oasis in the desert when people need money fast. A quick $200? No problem! But with high interest rates (800% for some) and no usury laws in Nevada, some payday loan companies have a bad reputation. They're already outlawed in Arizona, and people are suing them in Nevada. But one new company bringing a clean image to payday loans. Will it work? How many people are in the hole thanks to these companies? And do the lenders work with them or not? Do you have a short-term loan story?
One of the world's most prolific travel writers, Paul Theroux boasts 7 languages and nearly 50 books under his belt. From Cairo to Cape Town to the South Pacific, Theroux reflects back on a life of railroads and bazaars.
What happens when a surgery goes wrong? Las Vegas Sun reporter Marshall Allen takes us inside the hospital horror stories.
Who is at fault: the doctor? The hospital? Or are mistakes inevitable when it comes to life-and-death medicine? Have you had a bad experience under the knife? Whose fault was it? And where should surgeons focus on improvement?