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||CleanArt Bell's Legacy In Radio, TV And Nevada Far Reaching||Art Bell questioned, but you didn’t hear him judge. He listened to almost everyone, from abductees to remote viewers. But what was his legacy?At his peak, radio host Bell reached 12 million listeners a week. His late-night AM show touched on UFOs, abductions conspiracies, and other otherworldly phenomena.With his resonant voice, he cast some doubt but always gave people a fair shake. He died last week at 72.George Knapp, a Las Vegas television reporter and occasional weekend host of Coast To Coast AM, talks about the man behind the microphone.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Cecilia Gomez Was Deported While Getting Her Green Card||Cecilia Gomez went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Las Vegas with excitement on March 27. She was on the last steps to getting her Green Card, making her a legal permanent resident.Cecilia is the mother of three boys, the oldest of whom turned 21 last year, and was sponsoring his mother’s legal status.But things didn’t turn out as planned. Cecilia was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and quickly put on a bus for deportation. ICE said she had a deportation order from 20 years before. She knew nothing about it.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDOC Director On State Of Nevada's Prisons||Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval ordered an audit of the Department of Corrections when the state had to shell out $15.5 million in overtime costs last year. That audit found no gross wrongdoing on the part of the department that oversees 14,000 prisoners. They're understaffed to serve such a large population. Most of these prisons are located in rural areas out of sight and out of mind for many people in the surrounding cities. But James Dzurenda is the man in charge of these people and the staff who make up the Nevada Department of Corrections.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScheduling Coincidence Brings Memorial Experts To Las Vegas||Years ago, when the National Council on Public History booked Las Vegas for its 2018 annual meeting, it looked to be just one more of the 20,000 conventions and conferences expected to be held in the city this year.Then the Oct. 1 mass shooting happened on the Strip.Now experts in condolence memorials are sharing their knowledge to help the Southern Nevada community heal, six months after a lone gunman opened fire on a concert crowd, killing 58 and wounding hundreds.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAid Agency Westcare Needs Help||Westcare for decades has been the go-to agendy for fighting drug addition in Nevada. But it closed one clinic in northern Nevada. And it’s facing tough financial issues in the south. Will it survive?||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn L. Smith On David Copperfield||Illusionist David Copperfield appears in district court this week and is scheduled to testify Tuesday in a civil trial.He and the MGM Grand are accused of failing to do enough to prevent the injury of British tourist Gavin Cox, whose accident as a participant in the “Lucky No. 13” illusion left him with permanent a brain injury.Lawyers for Copperfield the MGM and other defendants in the case have called the incident an unfortunate accident that was no one’s fault.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLas Vegas' Federal Housing Funds Will Not Be Cut||Community development block grants are grants that states and local governments receive from the federal government to fund affordable housing and infrastructure.Nevada receives about $20 million from this program each year.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 sought to eliminate CDBG grants altogether, but Congress passed a spending bill in March that kept the program and nearly doubled its funding.The City of Las Vegas received about $4.7 million in CDBG grants in 2017 and expects to receive a little more this year.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoute 91 Survivors: 'Our Love Got Us Out Of There'||When Billy and Kimberly King went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, they expected a fun night of country music.But a few hours later, Billy King was fighting for his life.Of the thousands of bullets that rained down upon festival goers from a suite at Mandalay Bay, one of them tore through Billy’s back and chest.He survived thanks to a number of people, including Paloma Solamente, a Lyft driver who drove them to safety, who we checked in with last week.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMitch Moss On Golden Knights' Playoff Chances||The team nobody expected in the playoffs won its first postseason game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncoming Councilman Cedric Crear Focuses On Jobs||The City of Las Vegas held a special election March 27 to replace Ricki Barlow.The former councilman resigned in January and pleaded guilty in February to a felony charge of misusing campaign funds.This month, Cedric Crear will take office.He’s a former regent with the Nevada System of Higher Education, and he was also a planning commissioner with the City of Las Vegas.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|