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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

A master sommelier’s journey to the Las Vegas Strip

A Las Vegas master sommelier, Reno’s ordinance banning whips in downtown and an introduction to our new education reporter.

This week we have a story from reporter Da Yeon Eom, who chats with Douglas Kim, one of only three Korean master sommeliers. After that, a story from a local Reno podcast, The Wind, about a law in Reno that banned whips in downtown. At the end of the show, host Joey Lovato sits down with new education reporter Rocío Hernández to talk about growing up in Clark County and her background as a reporter.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:15 - Master sommelier

Da Yeon Eom - @eom_yeon

Douglas Kim - No Twitter

8:30 - Reno’s whip law

Fil Corbitt - @TheWind_org

21:50 - Meet Rocío

Rocío Hernández - @rociohzz

The healing power of music

The role of music therapy in Nevada’s health care landscape, teacher recruitment and retention problems and a chat with the Indy’s new intern

This week, Video Producer Tim Lenard talked with Elizabeth Lenz, a musical therapist, about working with patients and how music can be used for healing. After that, Assistant Editor Jackie Valley and reporter Jacob Solis have a story on why teachers are departing and what’s being done to shore up the educator pipeline. At the end of the show, host Joey Lovato sits down with The Indy’s new intern, Naoka Foreman, to talk about reporting in her hometown, including recent coverage about the North Las Vegas mayoral race.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:00 - Music Therapy

Tim Lenard - @tim_lenard

Elizabeth Lenz - No Twitter

11:40 - Teacher departures

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

23:00 - Meet Naoka

Naoka Foreman - @naokadforeman

The past, present and future of the death penalty in Nevada

The history of the death penalty in Nevada, the story of Zane Floyd and his 20 years on death row, and what the future may hold for capital punishment. 

This week, host Joey Lovato and Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels bring listeners the history of the death penalty in Nevada. After that, Joey sits down with reporter Sean Golonka to break down the crimes and punishment of Zane Floyd, who killed four people in Las Vegas in 1999, and why he’s been on death row for 20 years. At the end of the show, co-host and reporter Jacob Solis explores what the future of the death penalty in the state could look like, and we hear from one advocate fighting against capital punishment.

1:00 - The history of the death penalty

Michelle Rindels - @MichelleRindels

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

6:25 - The story of Zane Floyd

Sean Golonka - @s_golonka

23:30 - The future of the death penalty

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

Mark Bettencourt - @ncadp

Time for more trains in Nevada?

The Nevada Rail Coalition pushes for more trains in the state, Gov. Sisolak gives his State of the State address and volunteers in Las Vegas participate in the Homeless Census

This week, host Joey Lovato is joined by Ron Kaminkow and Anne Macquarie, two members of the new Nevada Rail Coalition, which seeks to boost train travel and freight in the state. After that, reporter Jackie Valley comes on the show to talk about her coverage of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s State of the State address. At the end of the show, reporter Da Yeon Eom talks with Joey about her early morning reporting trip following volunteers counting the homeless in Las Vegas for the national Homeless Census.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:00 - Nevada Rail Coalition

Anne Macquarie - @AnneMacquarie

Ron Kaminkow - No Twitter

10:55 - State of the State

Jackie Valley - @JackieValley

24:35 - Homeless Census

Da Yeon Eom - @eom_yeon

Nevada's first Paiute woman fly fishing guide

A Paiute woman makes her debut as a fly fishing guide, a land dispute simmers at the Winnemucca Indian Colony and our new intern introduces herself

This week, fly fishing guide Autumn Harry talks with The Indy about being the first Paiute woman to serve as a guide at Pyramid Lake. Then, Indy reporter Tabitha Mueller and KUNR reporter Gustavo Sagrero discuss a land dispute that is happening at the  Winnemucca Indian Colony. At the end of the show, new Indy intern Da Yeon Eom sits down with host Joey Lovato to talk about coming to Las Vegas as a reporter.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - @Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - @jacobsolisnv

1:30 - Fly Fishing

Autumn Harry - @autumnharry

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez - @jazmin1orozco

Tim Lenard - @tim_lenard 

10:20 - Winnemucca Indian Colony

Gustavo Sagrero - @goose_chavo

Tabitha Mueller - @tabitha_mueller

22:00 - Coming to Nevada

Da Yeon Eom - @eom_yeon

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Historic Westside park honors Black leaders in Nevada

A new Las Vegas park honors Black community leaders and sports bettors go big ahead of the Super Bowl.

This week reporter Jannelle Calderón talks with three Black community leaders in Las Vegas about the Historic Westside and a new park commemorating Black history and leaders. Then co-host Jacob Solis chats with reporter Howard Stutz about sports betting and its expansion beyond Nevada for Super Bowl LVI.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - https://twitter.com/Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - https://twitter.com/jacobsolisnv

0:55 - Westside Park

Jannelle Calderón - https://twitter.com/NewsyJan

Cedric Crear - https://twitter.com/CouncilmanCrear

Pamela Goynes-Brown - https://twitter.com/pagoynes

Lawrence Weekly - https://twitter.com/LawrenceWeekly

15:00 - Sports betting

Howard Stutz - https://twitter.com/howardstutz

The numbers are in! Poll results for governor, Senate races

Poll results for Nevada’s governor and U.S. Senate races, prisons facing a staffing shortage crisis and the long fight against a lithium mine in rural Nevada.

This week, reporters Sean Golonka and Humberto Sanchez join host Joey Lovato to talk about last week’s Nevada Independent/OH Predictive Insights poll on major races for the 2022 election. Then, Assistant Editor Michelle Rindeles talks about a staffing shortage facing Nevada’s prison system. At the end of the show, reporter Daniel Rothberg gives an update on the year-long lawsuit in rural Nevada opposing a push to open a lithium mine.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - https://twitter.com/Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - https://twitter.com/jacobsolisnv

1:10 - Poll results

Sean Golonka - https://twitter.com/s_golonka

Humberto Sanchez - https://twitter.com/hsanchez128

11:50 - Prison staffing shortage

Michelle Rindels - https://twitter.com/MichelleRindels

20:10 - Lithium mineDaniel Rothberg - https://twitter.com/danielrothberg

Andrew Yang dishes on ranked-choice voting and open primaries

A conversation with former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, a discussion on Stephen Breyer’s retirement and more COVID questions answered

This week, Assistant Editor Riley Snyder and host Joey Lovato sit down with former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang to talk about ranked-choice voting, open primaries, the Forward Party and more. After that, reporter Humberto Sanchez talks about Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer stepping down. At the end of the show, we hear from Dr. Mark Pandori,  director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory, who tackles more COVID-19 questions.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - https://twitter.com/Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - https://twitter.com/jacobsolisnv

1:00 - Ranked-choice and open primaries with Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang - https://twitter.com/AndrewYang

Riley Snyder - https://twitter.com/RileySnyder

20:30 - Breyer stepping down

Humberto Sanchez - https://twitter.com/hsanchez128

27:30 - COVID updates

Dr. Mark Pandori - No Twitter

The COVID effect in schools and sewage systems

How has staffing shortages and learning loss affected school, what can waste water tell us about COVID and how has automatic voter registration changed party affiliation?

This week, reporter Jackie Valley and photographer Jeff Scheid come on the show to talk about their visit to one school in Clark County, what’s changed in the last two years, how the school is handling staffing shortages, learning loss and more. After that, reporter Jannelle Calderon interviews Professor Edwin Oh, the lead at the UNLV wastewater surveillance program, about checking wastewater for signs of COVID and what it can tell us moving forward. At the end of the show, reporter Sean Golonka talks with host Joey Lovato about automatic voter registration and how it has changed the landscape of registered voters in Nevada.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - https://twitter.com/Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - https://twitter.com/jacobsolisnv

0:50 - School in the time of COVID

Jackie Valley - https://twitter.com/JackieValley

Jeff Scheid - https://twitter.com/JeffScheid

9:00 - Water water and COVID

Jannelle Calderon - https://twitter.com/NewsyJan

Edwin Oh - No Twitter

17:40 - Automatic Voter Registration

Sean Golonka - https://twitter.com/s_golonka

‘Did you feel that?’ Earthquakes in the Silver State

Is Nevada ready for a large earthquake? What does regenerative ranching in rural Nevada look like? And what’s the latest news on COVID-19, omicron, testing shortages?

This week, host Joey Lovato talks with State Geologist Jim Faulds and State Hazard Mitigation Officer Janell Woodward about earthquakes after a rather shaky 2021. While there are lots of faults in and around Nevada that could cause large earthquakes we focus on one area, the Walker Lane. After that, reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez and photographer David Calvert talk about their story on an Elko family engaged in regenerative ranching in rural Nevada. At the end of the episode, reporter Tabitha Mueller and Joey interview Dr. Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Health Lab, about the omicron variant, testing shortages and more.

Hosts

Joey Lovato - https://twitter.com/Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - https://twitter.com/jacobsolisnv

0:55 - Earthquakes

Jim Faulds - No Twitter

Janell Woodward - No Twitter

12:00 - Regenerative Ranching

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez - https://twitter.com/jazmin1orozco

David Calvert - https://twitter.com/calvertphoto

21:35 - COVID Interview

Dr. Mark Pandori - No Twitter

Tabitha Mueller - https://twitter.com/tabitha_mueller

New year, new laws, same housing headaches

New laws coming into effect this year, trying to buy a house in Nevada as costs continue to rise and a look forward to Congress’ 2022 agenda.

This week, Assistant Editors Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels come on the podcast to talk about some of the big new laws taking effect in 2022. After that, reporter Tabitha Mueller and host Joey Lovato have a story on the rising cost of homes and how difficult it can be for some buyers as the market continues to rise. At the end of the show, reporter Humberto Sanchez goes over the future of the Build Back Better Act, the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection and Republican and Democratic policy plans for 2022.

Hosts and Twitter handles

Joey Lovato - https://twitter.com/Joey_Lovato_

Jacob Solis - https://twitter.com/jacobsolisnv

0:50 - New laws

Riley Snyder - https://twitter.com/RileySnyder

Michelle Rindels - https://twitter.com/MichelleRindels

9:30 - Rising home prices

Tabitha Mueller - https://twitter.com/tabitha_mueller

Gary MacDonald - No Twitter

Samantha Christy - No Twitter

21:00 - D.C. Debrief

Humberto Sanchez - https://twitter.com/hsanchez128

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