Scandal and low approval ratings hound Governor Jim Gibbons and opponents are chomping at the bit for the primary. Republican Mike Montandon makes his case to unseat the incumbent. Do you have questions? Call 258-3552 or e-mail email@example.com. That's Monday at 9 a.m.
Here in Southern Nevada, you could say the desert is a barren wasteland where nothing grows. Wrong! Some folks say you can grow orchards in the desert and they're here to prove it! Three master gardeners tell us the secrets to backyard gardens: growing in 120-degree weather, planting tomatoes in an apartment, and how they're getting children and low-income seniors to grow their own food.
When you hear the word "opera," do you think Verdi and Puccini? Or do you think of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in long braids and a Vikings helmet singing onstage? Well, no matter how fluent you are in opera, fear not! The Las Vegas Philharmonic is bringing the ancient art form to modern audiences with its show, "A Night at the Opera (For People Who Think They Hate Opera)." Conductor David Itkin and two opera singers join us to woo you to the operatic side.
Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal. But what really goes on inside brothels? Are prostitutes treated like indentured servants... or like independent working women? And why did some quit school and full-time jobs to work there? A team of UNLV researchers went inside and interviewed prostitutes and brothel owners. They answer your questions. Call 258-3552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's a month until the primary, and the candidate races are already on fire. We're interviewing some of the top contenders on KNPR's "State of Nevada" over the next few weeks. Danny Tarkanian answers your questions about his run to unseat Senator Harry Reid, his ad supporting the Arizona immigration bill, and other issues. Got questions for Danny? Call 258-3552 or e-mail email@example.com.
We've heard about jamming on a guitar, but jamming on an ukulele? Music virtuoso and Hawaiian sensation Jake Shimabukuro proves you can rock out on the ukulele. He started playing when he was 4, and rocketed to YouTube fame when he played George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
If you're a Baby Boomer and enjoyed the early sketch shows, you might remember a little girl with a lisp named "Edith Ann" and a saucy phone operator named "Ernestine." Those are the characters that Lily Tomlin brought to life.
Cop drives into Vegas, hunting down his ex-wife, who's now married to a Vietnamese crime boss. New movie? Nope - it's the plot for Vu Tran's novel. The UNLV writing fellow talks about his latest projects - and what it's like being a Vietnamese immigrant in Vegas.
How many chickens does it take to pay for a cardiogram? Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden has become the butt of many jokes for her suggestion that patients should barter chickens for health care. But one Nevada doctor says bartering isn't such a far-fetched idea, and tells us why it works for her.
You may have heard of the submarine adventure book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, but have you actually lived it? Dr. Robert Ballard has. The underwater explorer tells us what it was like to discover the Titanic and what's next for his underwater robots and submarines. Join us for a conversation with a modern-day Captain Nemo.
Wall Street is still recovering from its mistakes. So why is Ian Ayres pushing for leverage of retirement portfolios? The Yale professor and best-selling author explains why his strategy is smarter in the long run.
Wei Wei Le started playing the violin in Shanghai when she was 6, and now she's an international soloist. The new UNLV assistant professor plays in our studios and talks about training tomorrow's young musicians.