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KNPR Nevada Public Radio
Refreshes weekdays. 3-5 minutes. From News 88.9 KNPR.
Jul 2, 2021
Union Plaza, Part 2
Last time, we were talking about the group that built the Union Plaza—Frank Scott, Sam Boyd, Jackie Gaughan, and Kell Houssels, Junior, along with investors like Bill Boyd and Howard Cannon. Let’s look at what they produced.
Jun 25, 2021
Union Plaza, Part 1
This year we mark a golden anniversary: The Union Plaza opened on July 2, 1971. It has quite a history … and so does its location.The address Number One Main Street is just a few steps south of a historical marker. There, on May 15, 1905, the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad auctioned off the heart of what we call downtown Las Vegas. The next year, the railroad completed construction of a Spanish-style depot. It tore down that depot to replace it with a station done in the Streamline Moderne style—a kind of Art Deco. It opened in 1940.
May 21, 2021
North Las Vegas
This year, there’s a diamond jubilee going on just north of our studios. It’s the seventy-fifth birthday of the City of North Las Vegas, incorporated on May 1, 1946.
May 14, 2021
If you've thought about adding some 'desert natives' to your lawn or garden, there are some choices that don't include thorns. More
Apr 23, 2021
For a splash of color in your garden, check out Gazanias.
Mar 19, 2021
The USDA offers suggestions for a healthy diet. But how much of that can you grow at home?
Mar 12, 2021
The State Capitol
Nevada's first capitol building has stood the test of time.
Mar 5, 2021
An Edible Landscape
A veggie garden can add a splash of color to your landscape.
Feb 26, 2021
It's been 50 years since a law was passed in Nevada that clarified where prostitution would be allowed, and where it wouldn't.
Feb 12, 2021
There was a time when Nevada was the only state without a community college. How that changed.