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KNPR Nevada Public Radio
Refreshes weekdays. 3-5 minutes. From News 88.9 KNPR.
Sep 3, 2021
Some Gardens Have A Mind Of Their Own
Most of us don’t have big acreage for our gardens. That’s why we try to pack so much into them. Sometimes, though, we do get carried away, putting the least amount of space required between plants. That’s how usually I practice gardening. Just when you’re certain you have no room to spare, nature finds that one unoccupied spot and fills it. Sometimes plants just appear in my garden, my wildly overplanted garden!
Aug 28, 2021
50 Years Since Consent Decree Mandates Employment Of Black Workers
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of a major event that should have had a greater impact than it did, but still mattered. We mean the 1971 consent decree mandating the employment of Black workers in the gaming industry. Many of you recall the Moulin Rouge Agreement of 1960. That just about eliminated the ban on Blacks patronizing Las Vegas Strip and downtown properties. But what about jobs? Most people of color worked in the back of the house, in jobs like porters, maids, and dishwashers.
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.