What is Be-Longing Las Vegas?
The series takes us into the lives of people making Southern Nevada home in their own ways. It's an exploration of the central and fascinating themes of connection and disconnection in Las Vegas.
Adam Burke received the Bronze World Medal for this series at the 2009 New York Festivals Radio Programming & Promotion Awards.
The "mission" was to report on people creating their own sense of community, finding people making connections in a region where it's well documented that people feel isolated and dis-connected. Hence the title, Be-Longing Las Vegas, finding a sense of place, a sense of belonging.
The stories aired during KNPR's State of Nevada and were complemented with in-studio guests and discussion about:
- How people strive to create a home in Las Vegas
- How our built environment and culture impacts those efforts
- Some possible solutions to building a sense of community in Southern Nevada.