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This week, host Joey Lovato reports on the ‘renegade’ Burning Man. The official event was canceled this year because of COVID-19, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from heading out to the playa earlier this month. After that, reporter Zach Bright reports on criticism of the state’s use of inmate firefighters, who have helped fight wildfires plaguing Nevada and California this summer for little pay. At the end of the show, reporter Howard Stutz comes on the podcast to talk about the long and tumultuous history between Stations Casinos and Culinary Workers Local 226 in the first of this two-part history segment.

1:00 - Unofficial Burning Man

14:20 - Inmate firefighters

22:30 - The battle between unions and casinos

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