When "Sandra" was in her 20s, she and her husband didn't pay the bills. Suddenly, they found themselves homeless. She handed over the baby to her parents, and started sleeping in parks and junkyards. She recycled cans to buy food, and she drank from garden hoses. More than 13,000 people were homeless in Clark County last year. So who is homeless and what are they doing to survive?
The White Pine County wants the county to consolidate with the city of Ely... but Ely isn't too happy about the idea. The Ely City Council thinks the White Pine measure is inappropriate, and could eventually force Ely to disincorporate. So why push for consolidation? What's the advantage? And why might it wipe Ely off the map? Also, is this a precursor for incorporation here in Clark County?
In his documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, filmmaker Reed Cowan
accuses the Mormon Church of using its donation to influence the ballot box
to pass Proposition 8. and stop same-sex marriage in California.
Talk about dueling blogs! Progressive bloggers are holding their annual conference (Netroots Nation, formerly YearlyKos) right next door to the conservative bloggers' convention (RightOnline). The director of RightOnline and the Editor-in-chief of RedState.
Question: What politician asked people to boycott his own state? Answer: Raul Grijalva. The Arizona Congressman made headlines when he spoke out against SB 1070, the state's controversial immigration bill.
They say the Internet brings the world together, but here's an interesting match-up: the right-wing bloggers are holding their annual conference right next door to the left-wing bloggers in Vegas. We talk to the head of the progressive conference, Netroots Nation.
Plenty of local Nevadans said they need more time to find a job. But critics say that only encourages laziness. What do you think? Are you unemployed? Do you think we should extend jobless pay... or is it better to stop it?
Remember the days when a driver would stop and help someone with a flat tire? Or when someone would buy a homeless stranger a hot meal? What happened to those days? Do people still reach out to others? Two college filmmakers are traveling the United States and testing out the kindness of strangers, and they tell us what they found in Nevada. Do you reach out to help others? Or have you faced tough times, and has someone been kind to you? Are there any stories that really touched your heart? In this recession, where are we seeing the kindness of strangers? Share your story with us below.
Reed Cowan was a married father when he came out as gay. He was also a Mormon. His latest documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, claims the Mormon Church heavily influenced the Proposition 8 battle in California to stop gay marriage. We talk to Reed Cowan about his documentary, and how people are responding to it.
Since she won the Republican Senate primary, Sharron Angle has new consultants - including those who helped elect Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Journalist Jon Ralston called it a "political makeover." Is she reshaping her image for the general election? And where have we seen these political makeovers before? Campaign consultants and political experts weigh in. Join the discussion below.
In what world do Macbeth, Mr. Darcy, and Alfred Hitchcock all coexist? Why, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, of course! The annual homage to The Bard himself showcases works by William Shakespeare, Alfred Hitchcock, and Jane Austen this year.
StoryCorps is a radio program that travels the country, allowing two people to sit down and interview each other. A few weeks ago, Storycorps visited Las Vegas to interview people at memory loss facilities. They sat down with people with Alzheimer's or dementia and their family members and asked them to share their stories. We'll be playing some of those interviews over the next two weeks. And we'll also have a special show on Tuesday where we talk about memory loss and how it affects people and their loved ones. Do you know someone with Alzheimer's or dementia? How has it changed their lives? How has it changed yours?
How does an Arab become a diplomat for Israel? That's the question that Ishmael Khaldi hears all the time. He's a Bedouin Arab who is staunchly loyal to Israel. The advisor to Israel's foreign affairs minister sits down to talk about politics and how he brings his two worlds together. We welcome your thoughts below.
Logging 3000 miles sounds like a long way to drive, but imagine doing it all on a bike! Local biking team, Allegiant Travelers, is doing just that. The 6 bikers are riding in tandem for the Race Across America, and donating their proceeds to the local Ronald McDonald House Charities.