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New threats to old trees

The past, present and future of the Bristlecone Pine, a preview of the new school year and tribes get a seat at the table with federal agencies.

This week host Joey Lovato dives into the world of the Bristlecone Pine, one of the oldest living trees on the planet. He talks to experts about what makes the trees unique, what we can learn from them and what threats they face. After that, education reporter Rocío Hernández discusses what students, parents and teachers can expect from the upcoming school year. At the end of the show, our partners over at KUNR have a story about regional tribes getting a seat at the table with the Department of the Interior and other federal agencies.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:00 - Bristlecone Pines

James Woolsey - @GreatBasinNPS

Gretchen Baker - gretchenbaker.com

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

14:00 - Back to school

Rocío Hernández - @rociohzz

22:00 - Tribal Nations get a seat at the table

Amber Torres - gov.nv.gov

Gustavo Sagrero - @goose_chavo

More planes, more airports

Airport growth in Nevada, the fight for better air quality in East Las Vegas and a Nevada professor’s dream fulfilled at Comic-Con.

This week host Joey Lovato has a story about how an increase in air traffic could mean a second airport in Las Vegas as well as major upgrades coming to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. After that, reporter Carmen Landing explores why East Las Vegas is disproportionately affected by poor air quality and what’s being done to combat that problem. At the end of the show, reporter and co-host Jacob Solis talks with a Nevada State College professor about her animated short she showed at Comic-Con, and a dream of hers realized.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:05 - Airports

Chris Jones - twitter.com/LASairport

Stacey Sunday - twitter.com/RenoAirport

10:35 - Air Quality in East Las Vegas

Carmen Landinger - @carmenlandinger

19:20 - Animation at Comic-Con

Jo Meuris - vimeo.com/539923712/e6ef571ea6

How queer artists are finding a voice in Nevada

Queer artists talk about identity and expression, what you need to know about the new COVID variant and the impending demise of several Nevada casinos.

This week host Joey Lovato has a story about how queer artists are using their creative work to examine issues related to expression and identity. After that, reporter Tabitha Mueller goes over the new COVID BA.5 variant and what it means for Nevadans. At the end of the show, reporter Howard Stutz talks about demolishing casinos and a few other interesting and weird facts about gaming in Nevada.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:10 - Queer art

Brandon Copley - Instagram

Jenny Snaza - Instagram

Lynn Comella - @LynnComella

Sierra Arts exhibit

14:00 - COVID variants

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

23:10 - Demolishing casinos

Howard Stutz - @howardstutz

Staying safe in Nevada’s vast wilderness

Safety when recreating in the Nevada wilderness, the new mental health hotline and talking about citizen legislators.

This week host Joey Lovato chats with Lacey Hankin, a volunteer with the Washoe County Search and Rescue Hasty Team, about safety when enjoying Nevada’s diverse landscape. After that, reporter Carly Sauvageau explains the new 988 suicide prevention hotline. At the end of the episode, we feature a segment from our friends over at City Cast Las Vegas about citizen legislatures and a lawsuit threatening some lawmakers’ jobs.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:55 - Desert Safety

Lacey Hankin - washoesar.org

12:05 - 988

Carly Sauvageau - @csauvageau_1998

Misty Vaughan Allen - nvsuicideprevention.org

19:05 - Citizen Legislators

Dayvid Figler - @OyVegas

Sonja Swanson - @sonjachoswanson

Rewind episode: Music Therapy, COVID Fashion and Radio Goldfield

Why a therapist uses music to help heal, how COVID changed what we wear and one radio station servicing central rural Nevada.

This week we are rewinding to hear some of our favorite podcast stories from the past, starting with a story video producer Tim Lenard did about a musical therapist. After that, host Joey Lovato interviews a fashion expert at UNLV about how COVID changed the way we dress. At the end of the show, Joey has a story about Radio Goldfield, a small station in rural Nevada that helps bring information and entertainment to a region with limited cell service and internet.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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0:55 - Music Therapy

Tim Lenard - @tim_lenard

Elizabeth Lenz - No Twitter

9:50 - COVID Fashion

Deirdre Clemente - @FitzFash

21:20 - Radio Goldfield

Carl Brownfield - No Twitter

Rewind episode: Inmate firefighters, sustainable ranching and microplastics

Inmates fighting wildfires, a sustainable ranch outside of Elko and microplastics in our environment.

This week we are rewinding to hear some of our favorite podcast stories from the past, starting with a segment former intern Zach Bright did on inmate firefighters and their meager pay. After that, we have a story from former reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez and photographer David Calvert on a ranch outside of Elko that is looking to operate in a more sustainable way. At the end of the show, reporter Daniel Rothberg interviews Desert Research Institute’s Dr. Monica Arienzo about the effects that disintegrated plastics have on the environment.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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0:55 - Inmate firefighters

Zach Bright - @zachbright_

8:10 - Sustainable farming

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez - @jazmin1orozco

David Calvert - @calvertphoto

18:20 - Microplastics

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

Monica Arienzo - @MicroplasticM

Tiny homes and big lies

Why more tiny homes could be coming to Nevada, a dive into “The Big Lie” and candidates that are embracing it and a breakdown of everything going on in D.C. right now.

This week we have a piece from reporter Carmen Landinger on a bill that will open up more zoning for tiny homes in Nevada. Then, we have a piece we did in partnership with our friends over at KUNR on the idea that the election was stolen and republican candidates embracing the position. At the end of the show, reporter Humberto Sanchez talks with host Joey Lovato about the Roe v. Wade decision, gun laws in congress, gas holidays and projections for the midterm now that the primary is over.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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1:00 - Tiny Homes

Carmen Landinger - @carmenlandinger

11:35 - The Big Lie

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

Bert Johnson - https://www.kunr.org/people/bert-johnson

18:40 - D.C. Debrief

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

The primary election aftermath

Primary election winners and losers, the history of rent control in Reno and summer reading recommendations.

This week we have an overview of Nevada’s primary election, with analysis about what happened and what to watch for heading into the general election. After that, historian Dr. Alicia Barber and reporter Tabitha Muller come on the show to talk about the history of rent control in Reno. And we end on a fun note, with Jeff Scott from Washoe County Libraries recommending adds to your summer reading list.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:45 - Primary election recap

Riley Snyder - @RileySnyder

Michelle Rindels - @MichelleRindels

15:10 - The history of rent control in Reno

Alicia Barber - @aliciambarber

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

23:10 - Summer reading

Jeff Scott - @jdscott50

A walk to honor fallen comrades

Veterans carry dog tags to remember fallen comrades, Clark County boosts teacher pay and meet our two newest interns.

Video Producer Tim Lenard recently walked with some veterans and talked to them while they participated in a Memorial Day event called A Ruck to Remember. He shares more about that experience in our first segment this week. Afterward, reporter Rocío Hernández talks with host Joey Lovato about teacher raises in Clark County and why it has caused a stir within the district. At the end of the show, interns Carmen Landinger and Carly Sauvageau introduce themselves and talk about what they’ll be covering this summer.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:45 - Memorial Day, A Ruck to Remember

Tim Lenard - @tim_lenard

10:50 - Teacher pay raise

Rocío Hernández - @rociohzz

20:10 - Meet our new interns

Carmen Landinger - @carmenlandinger

Carly Sauvageau - @csauvageau_1998

The race to represent Nevada in Congress

An overview of Nevada’s congressional races and an interview with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about infrastructure funding.

This week we go over all the House races before the 2022 primary election. Reporters Humberto Sanchez and Sean Golonka chat with host Joey Lovato about the stakes of each race, and you’ll also hear from some of the candidates themselves. After that, reporter and co-host Jacob Solis talks with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on funding from the infrastructure bill.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:45 - House races

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

Mark Amodei - @MarkAmodeiNV

Danny Tarkanian - @DannyTarkanian

Amy Vilela - @amy4thepeople

20:50 - Infrastructure

Pete Buttigieg - @PeteButtigieg

A worker shortage in the labor market

A worker shortage in Nevada’s labor market, an on-the-record discussion with Republican gubernatorial candidate Dean Heller and more babies entering the foster care system.

This week host Joey Lovato has a story about the labor shortage affecting Nevada. In the wake of the so-called “great resignation” more and more businesses are hiring, but there aren’t enough people to fill the job openings. After that, Republican Dean Heller talks about his bid for governor. It’s one of several candidate interviews we’ll be sharing leading up to the primary election. At the end of the show, we collaborate with our friends over at City Cast Las Vegas to bring you a piece on foster care as a surge of infants enter the system and the state looks for help. 

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:55 - Labor shortage

Nancy McCormick - edawn.org

Kenneth Chapman - @KennChapman17

11:15 - Editorial Board with Dean Heller

Dean Heller - @DeanHeller

Elizabeth Thompson - @elizthompsn

Riley Snyder - @RileySnyder

Michelle Rindels - @MichelleRindels

19:55 - Foster care in Nevada

Dayvid Figler - @OyVegas

City Cast Las Vegas - @CityCastVegas

Kim Foster - @KimFosterNYC

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

Efforts to curb the student loan debt problem

Uncertainty surrounding student loan debt, an on-the-record discussion with Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo and a few important things to know about water in Nevada.

This week reporter Da Yeon Eom has a story about the growing pool of debt caused by student loans and efforts at the state and federal level to help. After that, Republican Joe Lombardo talks about his bid for governor, one of several candidate interviews we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. And at the end of the show, reporter Daniel Rothberg shares a few things Nevada residents should know about water.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:50 - Student Loans

Da Yeon Eom - @eom_yeon

11:00 - Editorial Board with Joe Lombardo

Joe Lombardo - @JoeLombardoNV

Elizabeth Thompson - @elizthompsn

Riley Snyder - @RileySnyder

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

20:30 - Things to know about water

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

Rewind episode: Mobile businesses, fishing and period poverty

Businesses on wheels, the first female Paiute fly fishing guide and how one 16-year-old got a bill passed in the 2021 legislative session.

This week we are rewinding to hear some of our favorite podcast stories from the past, starting with a story host Joey Lovato reported about mobile businesses in Reno. After that, we meet Autumn Harry, Nevada’s first female Paiute fly fishing guide. At the end of the show, Joey and reporter Tabitha Mueller talk with Samantha Glover, a Reno teenager who helped write and pass a bill that would provide free menstrual products in school bathrooms in Nevada for students who struggle to afford them.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:45 - Mobile businesses

Alex McClelland - https://twitter.com/goldenowlbooks

Emily MacPherson - No Twitter

Lance Ferrato - No Twitter

10:015 - Fly fishing

Autumn Harry - @autumnharry

19:00 - Period poverty

Samantha Glover - @sam_anthaglover

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

Growing grapes (and a wine industry) in the desert

Growing grapes in the desert, an exit interview with the Washoe County School District superintendent and abortion laws in Nevada.

This week host Joey Lovato has a story about growing grapes for wine in Nevada and why the industry may be poised for growth. After that, reporter Rocío Hernández and assistant editor Jackie Valley interview the outgoing superintendent of the Washoe County School District, Kristen McNeill. At the end of the show, reporters Humberto Sanchez and Tabitha Mueller talk about the U.S. Supreme Court possibly overturning  Roe v. Wade and what that means for abortions in Nevada.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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0:45 - Wine in the desert

Stuart Michelle - NGGW.org

Kathleen Russell - palominovines.com

Grant Cramer - youtube.com/user/grantcramer

14:15 - WCSD Superintendent

Kristin McNeill - @WashoeSchools

Rocío Hernández - @rociohzz

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

23:00 - Abortions in Nevada

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

How much trash is in Lake Tahoe?

A trash problem along the Lake Tahoe shoreline, a Fallon tribe’s fight to preserve ancestral land and big crowds and new beginnings in Las Vegas

This week host Joey Lovato talks with members of Clean up the Lake, a group whose mission is –you guessed it–cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s shorelines. Divers have been pulling out thousands of pounds of trash and they are almost done making their way around the lake. After that, we have a story about the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe’s fight to preserve public lands that belonged to their ancestors. Lastly, reporter Howard Stutz talks about the Palms Casino Resort reopening and the NFL Draft in Las Vegas.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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0:50 - Clean up the Lake

Colin West - No Twitter

12:40 - Preserving Tribal Lands

Tim Lenard - @tim_lenard

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez - @jazmin1orozco

23:15 - The Palms and NFL Draft

Howard Stutz - @howardstutz

The shifting landscape of the events industry

Event industry changes, poll results and climate change in Nevada

This week host Joey Lovato sits down with Julia Reed Nichols, the creative director of  The Event People, which is — you guessed it — an event planning business in Las Vegas. The industry saw business dramatically drop off at the beginning of the pandemic, but as COVID restrictions eased, demand for events has grown. . After that, Humberto Sanchez, Jacob Solis and Jackie Valley all join to chat about results from a poll The Indy conducted with OH Predictive Insights. At the end of the show, Joey chats with Dayvid Figler, the co-host of City Cast Las Vegas, a new podcast in Las Vegas. We’ve partnered with City Cast Las Vegas and you may hear more of them on IndyMatters and also some of our content on their show from time to time.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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1:05 - Events are back

Julia Reed Nichols - @Pinup_Julia

11:00 - Poll results

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

21:00 - City Cast and Earth Day

Dayvid Figler - @OyVegas

Sonja Swanson - @sonjachoswanson

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

Race cars coming to the Las Vegas Strip

Formula One’s planned pit stop in Las Vegas, a scourge of school violence and a plan that could move Nevada ahead in presidential primary contests.

This week hosts Joey Lovato, Jacob Solis and reporter Howard Stutz have a story on a Formula One race coming to the Las Vegas Strip in 2023. They talk about the growing world of sports in Southern Nevada as well as the economic boon the event could bestow on the region. After that, reporter Rocío Hernández joins the show to talk about violence in K-12 schools, a growing problem in Clark County, and how the school district plans to tackle the issue. At the end of the show, D.C. reporter Humberto Sanchez sits down with Joey to chat about a vote that could move Nevada ahead of other states in the presidential nominating calendar. 

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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1:00 - F1 on The Strip

Brian Gordon - @AppliedAnalysis

Gov. Steve Sisolak - @GovSisolak

Howard Stutz - @howardstutz

14:30 - Violence in schools

Rocío Hernández - @rociohzz

22:10 - First in the nation

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

Why do we have two state trees?

A rise in substance abuse in the Hispanic community, more COVID-19 booster shots and data and a history lesson about Nevada’s quirky state symbols

This week, host Joey Lovato talks to reporter Jannelle Calderón about a rise in Hispanic overdose deaths during the pandemic. Afterward, we talk about another health issue: Reporters Tabitha Mueller and Da Yeon sit down with Joey to go over who can get a second COVID-19 booster shot and why the state is changing how it reports on COVID numbers. Lastly, Joey visits the Nevada Historical Society to learn more about the significance behind many state symbols.

Hosts
Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_
Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

0:55 - Substance abuse in Hispanic communities
Jannelle Calderón - @NewsyJan

11:50 - More COVID boosters and new numbers
Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller
Da Yeon Eom - @eom_yeon

18:10 - State symbols
Sheryln Hayes-Zorn - No Twitter

A teacher, a superintendent and a union leader walk into a panel

Highlights from our IndyTalks event with CCSD leaders and a teacher, the Culinary Union complaints against Station Casinos and the head of higher ed in Nevada steps down.

This week, The Indy hosted a live IndyTalks event with the Clark County School District superintendent, an English teacher and the executive director of the teachers union to discuss issues in K-12 education in Nevada. We have some highlights from the nearly two-hour conversation. After that, reporter Howard Stutz reports that the culinary Union is suing Station Casinos, alleging they are violating a“Right to Return” bill that was passed in the 2021 legislative session. At the end of the show, co-host and reporter Jacob Solis sits down with host Joey Lovato to talk about Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Melody Rose stepping down after drawn-out drama with the NSHE Board of Regents.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:20 - K-12 IndyTalks

Jon Ralston - @RalstonReports

Laura Jeanne Penrod - @mrspencilstick

Jesus Jara - @SuptJaraCCSD

John Vellardita - @cceanv

15:00 - Culinary sues Station Casinos

Howard Stutz - @howardstutz

21:00 - Rose steps down

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

A Carson City couple’s journey to help Ukrainian refugees

The shifting Latino electorate in Nevada, a Carson City couple’s experience helping Ukrainian refugees and proposed election changes across Nevada counties.

This week, reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez has a story exploring what the shifting Latino electorate means for the midterm elections. After that, host Joey Lovato and Assistant Editor Jackie Valley are joined by Carson City resident and political operative Jon Staab and his wife Lidia Karasinska, who recently traveled to Poland and Ukraine to help refugees cross the border to safety. At the end of the show, co-host Jacob Solis and reporter Sean Golonka talk about election changes that are being proposed and, in some cases, implemented across counties in Nevada. 

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:05 - Latino electorate

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez - @jazmin1orozco

7:20 - Nevadans in Ukraine

Lidia Karasinska - @UkrainianRescue

Jon Staab - @UkrainianRescue

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

18:10 - Election changes

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

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