A 2002 study found 2.1 to 6.4 percent of Nevadans are problem gamblers or are at risk of developing an addiction. What will it take to adequately fund problem gambling programs? We talk with a UCLA professor who has been an expert witness in gambling problem trials and a Las Vegas Sun reporter about effective treatment and a lack of funds to help gambling addicts in Nevada.
The Nevada Board of Regents removed the interim tag from University of Nevada, Reno president Marc Johnson's title on Friday officially making him UNR's 16th president. Johnson took over as interim president after the death of former UNR President Milt Glick in 2011. The board of regents voted 9-0 to make Johnson the new UNR president, his competition for the permanent post included candidates from the University of Texas at Dallas and Wright State University in Ohio. We talk with Marc Johnson about his goals as UNR's new president.
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.
Las Vegas-based singer and tribute artist Trina Johnson-Finn traveled to Suriname in 2009 to perform a tribute show to famous recording artist Toni Braxton. When she took the stage angry fans threw bottles and booed Johnson-Finn until she left the stage.
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.
Quarterly finance reports for political candidates are out. As the money pours in to candidates coffers, who is donating and how will it shape the race? We talk with political analyst Jon Ralston about who has the cash and if it will change the race.
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 Latino voter registration declined by 5 percent or 600,000 voters. An analysis of the Census data by the California-based William C. Velasquez Institute says Latino voter registration will only modestly improve Latino voter performance at the polls in 2012 compared to 2008.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a warning to resorts about summer pool parties. The board says casinos need to be wary of illegal activity like underage drinking, drug use and prostitution and more.
David Sanchez Burr wants to kill the radio. Well, not really. But "Somebody Kill the Radio" is the title of his latest art exhibit: a collection of radios, guitars, and other instruments that encourage the audience to participate and make sound. The Spanish-born artist talks about what inspires his creations, why audience participation is so key, and about the time he made a pop-up radio station in the Sequoia Mountains.
The Clark County Commission wants to put tighter restrictions on panhandlers, unlicensed vendors and sidewalk entertainers on the Strip. The County's Strip Corridor Working Group spent six months examining the experience on the Strip came up with a list of suggestions for cleaning up the Strip. Among their recommendations are more frequent trash can emptying, more police and surveillance and time and place restrictions for activities on public sidewalks. We talk with a County Commissioner and legal experts about how these changes might be implemented.
Richard Boorman died after reportedly using cocaine during a Las Vegas bachelor party. But when his body was repatriated back to England, his family got an even bigger shock: all his organs were missing.
The city's master singers ring in a new chapter of Las Vegas history by performing at the Smith Center. We talk with LV Philharmonic conductor David Itkin, soprano Marie Plette, and the Smith Center's 'acoustic architect' Paul Scarborough about the magic of sound inside the new center.
A Nevada man who marketed home loan modifications to Spanish speakers throughout the Southwest is facing criminal charges. His arrest is the latest effort by the Nevada Attorney General to crack down on mortgage fraud.