In the wake of more police units nationwide using cameras, the Metro Police Department is considering body-mounted cameras. The small clip-on cameras would record police stops and provide accountability in case officers are accused of wrongdoing. The cameras "will help strengthen the public's trust in the department," Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak told the Las Vegas Sun. But the police union disagrees. It says Metro needs to negotiate with the union first, before moving ahead with the cameras. Should Metro have body-mounted cameras? Would they provide more accountability? And are they worth the money? Call 258-3552 during the live show, or comment below.
They're four classical musicians, and they're known for doing everything from playing alongside an accordionist, to pairing their music with a writer's short story. They're the Chicago Spektral Quartet, and they're bringing their unique flavor to Las Vegas.
It seemed like the perfect plan: create fake players' cards, rob a casino of $860,000, and bury the proof in the desert. They even had an inside man, who could pull off the scheme right under his boss' nose.
Ah, the golden years! Retirement was supposed to be an indulgement for seniors, their reward after raising kids and working 9-to-5 all those years. But now experts say baby boomers can no longer afford retirement, and that seniors are working longer: the employment rate for workers over 55 is at an all-time high. Are you a senior? Why have you put off retirement? Have you taken on a job when you thought you'd be traveling the world? What costs are eating up your savings? What other options do you have for paying the bills? Share your story: 258-3552 or leave your comment below.
In the wake of last year's deadly plane crash, the Reno Air Racing Association has brought in one of the country's top mediators to deal with victims' lawsuits. The mediator, Ken Feinberg, handled compensation funds for Sept.
Latinos are the fastest-growing U.S. voter group. But few actually turn up to vote - in Nogales, there's 29% voter turnout, even though the town is 90% Latino. So why aren't members of the most courted ethnic voting group showing up to the polls? Are they illegal immigrants who can't register? Or is it general voter apathy? And how do Latino voters feel about promises made during Obama's 2008 campaign? As one Latino voter told the Huffington Post, "We can be angry, but we cannot vote for [Mitt Romney]." Who is today's Latino voter? Reporters from the Fronteras Changing America desk join us.
You can't step into a casino without being flooded by the cacophony from the slot machines. But who comes up with those jingles? Who rearranges Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for the gambling crowd? We talk with Willie Wilcox, the man behind the slot machine jingles, about what goes into all that magic Vegas music.
Tony Ciaglia was a teenager at summer camp, when a boating accident landed him in a coma. He spent the next few years relearning how to walk and talk, and navigating a world of medications and teen bullies.
The Nevada Ballet is celebrated its 40th anniversary, and it's inviting some talented friends. The local company takes the stage with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, and Caesar's Palace singer, Matt Goss.
Imagine bolting a battery and electric motor to your car, and automatically converting it to a hybrid. That's just one idea on display when UNLV engineering students present their latest inventions at the 2012 Senior Design Competition.
While international travel went up by 40 percent worldwide, the U.S. market share dropped. So what happened? Are we losing tourists to other countries? Are they drawn to the flashy appeal of Macau? Or is America not doing enough to promote itself? And how does it affect Las Vegas? We talk to the U.S. Travel Association.
When Missouri teen Maura Pozek made her own prom dresses, she made sure they were one-of-a-kind. She made them using Doritos bags, soda can tabs, paper bags, and a whole lot of hot glue. Are you a DIY (Do It Yourself) type? ? Local DIY-ers and the editor in chief of MAKE magazine join us.
Two local musicians pair with two national stars for a night of chamber music. We talk with violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, pianist Sandra Rivers, and locals De Ann Letourneau (violinist and Las Vegas Philharmonic concertmaster) and Andrew Smith (cello) about this unusual collaboration.
Heath Morrison won National Superintendent of the Year in 2012, having raised graduation rates in the largely rural Washoe County School District. But now Morrison is leaving for a new superintendent job in North Carolina.
Elias Khoury is a Lebanese novelist, playwright, and journalist. He edited the Al-Mulhaq, which became known as the "tribune of opposition" paper in Beirut, and he's often outspoken about Middle East political issues, like helping to establish the Democratic Left Movement.
In January 2004, Steven Squyres thrust both his arms in the air as he made history. He was in charge of the Mars Exploration Rover Project, and two of his rovers had landed successfully on the Red Planet.