The big question is: when will the recession be over? How can Las Vegas recover the economic vitality it enjoyed during the boom years? The chief economist for Wells Fargo, John Silvia, joins us to answer your questions on housing, banking, and other issues..
February is Black History Month, and UNLV is holding a forum looking at how the recession has impacted the African-American community. So how hard was the Vegas community hit? Were ethnic minorities more or less affected when it came to business, education, jobs, and healthcare? Local leaders weigh in.
The foreclosure crisis has not been an equal opportunity disaster for the housing market. Everyone has been hurt but the impact has been much more brutal in some neighborhoods than others. It's emptied out some streets that are looking like ghost towns in the making while other neighborhoods have only had a handful of foreclosures and new residents moved right in. What's causing that and what does it mean for the future of Las Vegas?
The final report, or more correctly, reports are in from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Las Vegan Byron Georgiou was one of the commissioners who pored over documents, held hearings across the country.
A new report from the Brookings Institution predicts that Southern Nevada will be one of the last regions in the country to recover from the recession. We talk with Alan Berube, the research director at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.