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?
First comes love, then comes... domestic partnership? We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Domestic Partnership Act. That legislation gives same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same rights as married people, even if they don't officially tie the knot. Over 2000 Nevada couples are registered as domestic partners. What rights do domestic partners have? Can they visit a loved one in the hospital, or get insurance coverage for maternity leave? Also, how will its success in Nevada affect the national battle for same-sex marriage rights? Couples join us to share their stories on how the Domestic Partnership Act, for better or worse, has changed their lives.
Julie Albers grew up in a family where everyone was a musician: Dad played the piano, Mom taught violin, and each of her sisters mastered a string instrument. But Julie emerged in her own right when she starting winning the big prizes in France, Munich and South Korea.