No one quite planned it this way but in the neighborhood of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road there are businesses that run all night, or would like to, but there are residential neighborhoods where people would like to sleep all night. So how can the city council balance those interests? Do neighbors need to find a quieter area or should businesses be happy to accommodate their neighbors.
Long-time reporter and frequent "State of Nevada" guest, Steve Friess, is leaving Las Vegas to take up a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He's been a frequent critic of Strip entertainment, local politics and, of course, the media.
It started out as a clear-cut crime but now it's become more of a "he-said, she-said" kind of story. No matter who you believe about the encounter between former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the maid in the Sofitel Hotel, there are questions about security in Strip hotels.
Sax player Robbie Robinson has played with just about everyone who has ever played Vegas. He's doing a concert for the Gateway Arts Foundation on November 14 and he joins us in the studio to talk about his experiences as a musician in Las Vegas.
Shortly before he died, Las Vegas impressionist Danny Gans completed an
autobiography. We talk with his children Amy and Andrew Gans about their
life with their father and how they've dealt with his untimely passing.
We hear about the latest developments with the Fountainbleau and Carl Icahn's bid to buy that property at bottom of the barrel prices. Many of the gleaming strip properties were once old hotels bought for a song.
He's been amusing Americans since the 1960s with his stand-up routines,
television shows and innumerable guest appearances on the talk show circuit. He's coming to Treasure Island this Saturday for one performance.
Sandy Hackett has created a new show about the glory days of Las Vegas at the Sahara. The show is playing at the Sahara and the cast joins us in the studio to talk about the new show and the old memories.
They just can't wait to be king. The four middle-schoolers who play "Young
Simba" and "Young Nala" at the Las Vegas production of "The Lion King" join
Las Vegas Sun entertainment writer John Katsilometes to talk about how they
got into show business, their fledgling careers and what they do when
they're not on stage.