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Safety concerns at Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines, the race for Attorney General and a D.C. perspective on Nevada.

This week we read you a story from Indy reporter Daniel Rothberg and High Country News reporter Nick Bowlin about Nevada Gold Mines and some employees’ safety concerns. After that, reporter Sean Golonka talks about the race for attorney general between Democratic incumbent Aaron Ford and Republican challenger Sigal Chattah. At the end of the episode, we say goodbye to our reporter in D.C., Humberto Sanchez, and he reflects back on reporting about Nevada from the nation’s capital.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:05 - Nevada Gold Mines

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

Nick Bowlin - @npbowlin

10:40 - Race for Attorney General

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

19:45 - Nevada from D.C.

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

Rewind episode: Trees and grapes

Threats to old trees and new opportunities for Nevada’s wine industry

This week we are rewinding to share some of our favorite podcast stories from the past, starting with a piece on Bristlecone pines, some of the oldest living things on the planet. Host Joey Lovato talks with experts about threats to the tree and what makes them so special. Afterward, we re-air a piece on grape growing and winemaking in the Nevada desert. What does the industry look like, and does it have a future in one of the most arid states?

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

9:50 - The Bristlecone pine

James Woolsey - @GreatBasinNPS

Gretchen Baker - gretchenbaker.com

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

21:20 - Grape growing and winemaking

Stuart Michelle - NGGW.org

Kathleen Russell - palominovines.com

Grant Cramer - youtube.com/user/grantcramer

Monsoons, wind and excessive heat: A summer weather retrospective

Meteorologists analyze summer weather patterns, a dive into ballot questions and a history of oppression in Native communities.

This week host Joey Lovato chats with meteorologists in Reno and Las Vegas about weather trends this summer and what may be on the horizon. After that, assistant editor Jackie Valley joins Joey and Jacob to review ballot questions that voters will see this November. At the end, KUNR Reporter Gustavo Sagrero comes on the show to talk about Nevada’s Native communities and how they are handling a past of oppression and discrimination.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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0:50 - Weather

Chris Smallcomb - @NWSReno

John Adair - @NWSVegas

10:40 - Ballot Questions

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

20:10 - Native Communities

Gustavo Sagrero - @goose_chavo

Nevada’s child care conundrum

Solving the child care crisis in Nevada, a Congressional District 3 election preview and a needle-exchange program in Elko.

This week host Joey Lovato sits down with reporter Naoka Foreman to discuss the issues facing Nevada families regarding child care in the state. With a shortage of workers and COVID-19 emergency funding sunsetting in 2024, how will Nevada address the growing concerns around child care? After that, reporter Sean Golonka breaks down everything you need to know about Congressional District 3 as the race between incumbent Susie Lee (D) and April Beker (R) heats up. At the end of the show, Kaiser Health News correspondent  Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez joins us to talk about a needle-exchange program in Elko.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

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0:55 - Childcare

Naoka Foreman - @naokadforeman

9:50 - Congressional District 3

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

20:15 - Needle Exchange

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez - @jazmin1orozco

Mapping mysteries below the surface

Cave discoveries, a Reno City Hall race preview and a quirky option on Nevada ballots.

This week host Joey Lovato has a story about the 100-year anniversary of Lehman Caves in Great Basin National Park and an effort to map more caves across the state. After that, reporter Carly Sauvageau breaks down the races for Reno mayor and two city council seats. At the end, Mark Wlaschin, the deputy secretary of state for elections, explains why Nevadans have the option to vote for “none of these candidates.” 

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:00 - Caves in the desert

Gretchen Baker - gretchenbaker.com

Kelsie Jackson - nps.gov/grba

11:00 - Reno elections break down

Carly Sauvageau - @csauvageau_1998

19:05 - None of these candidates

Mark Wlaschin - @NVSOS

Less water, less boating, less tourism

Water and tourism woes at Lake Mead, a breakdown of the Inflation Reduction Act and a scientific discovery at UNLV.

This week host Joey Lovato, reporter Sean Golonka and reporter Carmen Landinger talk about water cuts at Lake Mead and how the situation is affecting recreation and tourism. After that, reporter Humberto Sanchez breaks down everything you need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act that President Biden recently signed into law. At the end of the show, co-host Jacob Solis chats with a UNLV scientist about a lab discovery that, in the future, could help make our energy consumption and power grid more efficient.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:00 - Less water in Lake Mead

Carmen Landinger - @carmenlandinger

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

12:35 - Inflation Reduction Act

Humberto Sanchez - @hsanchez128

21:35 - New discoveries out of UNLV

Ashkan Salamat - unlv.edu

Hand-counting paper ballots

Rural counties’ quest to hand count ballots, strip clubs seek slot machines and a standoff between Clark County and a developer who wants to build homes near Red Rock.

This week host Joey Lovato and reporter Sean Golonka dive into the efforts in rural Nevada to move to paper ballots only — and all counted by hand. They also talk to the activist group All Voting is Local. After that, reporter Howard Stutz explains a Nevada gaming law that prohibits most adult entertainment from offering gambling in the same venue. At the end of the show, reporter Daniel Rother talks with our friends over at City Cast Las Vegas about Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and a developer’s decades-long effort to build homes near the canyon.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:05 - Hand counting ballots

Kerry Durmick - @KerryDurmick

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

11:50 - Gambling in strip clubs

Howard Stutz - @howardstutz

19:50 - Homes near Red Rock

Sonja Swanson - @sonjachoswanson

Daniel Rothberg - @danielrothberg

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

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