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Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:05:33 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:45:01 -0700

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John L. Smith On UNLV's Moment In The Spotlight And The RJ's Trump Endorsement

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:05:33 -0700

UNLV had its moment in the sun last week when it hosted the third and final debate in this hotly contested election year. And the Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. It is the first, and so far only, major newspaper to endorse Trump for president. John L. Smith gives us some insight. INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:Have things changed or is Nevada still “in play” in this election season?

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Mexico Is Having A Fight Over The Word 'Mezcal'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:48:00 -0700

Mexico is proposing a small change to the rules governing mezcal — not over how it’s made or who drinks it, but simply over the word itself. That might sound insignificant, but a small tweak could have a big impact on the types of mezcals people drink in Arizona and elsewhere.At a recent festival for distilled agave in a shiny convention center in Mexico City, a tall man wearing a thick moustache and a cowboy hat is standing behind an exposition booth.

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Sonny Liston: A Las Vegas Story

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:26:21 -0700

Sonny Liston lived in Las Vegas during the golden years. He was no golden boy, but he was still one of the hometown heroes. 

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Backpacking Basics And Hiking Tips From A Pro

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:27:06 -0700

We live in a beautiful state.Now that summer's over, it's the perfect time to get outside.Red Rock and Mount Charleston are popular go-tos, but Nevada is home to equally dazzling, lesser-known destinations.No one knows this better than Benjamin Spillman, the outdoors editor at the Reno Gazette-Journal, whose job it is to explore these places.Ben joined us by phone to talk about backpacking basics and where to go.

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Gambling On A Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip, 1930-1955

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:39:32 -0700

KNPR talks with Lynn Zook, author of "Gambling On A Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip, 1930-1955."

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Ralston And Sebelius Break Down The Final Debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:03:32 -0700

The final debate of the 2016 presidential election is in the history books. With just a few weeks to go from Election Day and early voting in Nevada starting Saturday, voters got one last chance to listen to the candidates talk about issues, for the first part of the debate anyway.Now that the debate is done, the question remains: how did the candidates' performance goes over in Nevada and did they help or hurt their parties' down ballot candidates?

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Taking The Temperature Of The Millennial Vote At UNLV

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:56:45 -0700

As everyone knows, last night’s debate was on the campus of UNLV.US News and World Reports magazine last year ranked UNLV as the second-most diverse campus in the United States. More than half of its undergraduate students are part of a racial or ethnic minority.At the same time, the campus is home to thousands of millennials who are registered to vote.Desert Companion’s Heidi Kyser spoke to many of the students before the debate.

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Ed Fuentes And The Artist Known As "Bunko"

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:55:07 -0700

The artist’s name is Bunko. Just Bunko. No first name, or none that we know of.  

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The Eye Of The Beholder: How Do Others View The Upcoming Election?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:19:29 -0700

It's often said the eyes of the world are on our election. But are people abroad really that interested?

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What To Expect In This Last Debate At UNLV

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:26:05 -0700

It’s the last presidential debate and it's on the campus of UNLV.

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