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Ralston: More From the R-J and UNR's Questionable Hire

There's been no shortage of upheaval in the world of Nevada politics this week.From the ongoing moves at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to a questionable hire at the University of Nevada-Reno's basketball program, to anger from Bernie Sanders' supporters to more about a taxpayer-support plan for a billion-dollar stadium, Jon Ralston is watching it all.Ralston, a KNPR contributor, columnist for the Reno Gazette-Journal and host of VegasPBS' "Ralston Live."INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:

First-Generation College Students Get Extra Help To Graduate

First-generation college students have it tough – especially if those students are also low income.

Do Taxpayers Really Want To Build A Stadium For Adelson And The Raiders?

The Oakland Raiders want to move to Las Vegas — if public money is used to build them a stadium. Will it happen?

Intrigue On The Nightlife Scene

Intrigue, the new nightclub at the Wynn, promises a different approach to Las Vegas nightlife, one defined, in part, by what the club doesn't have: Celebrity DJ's.Intrigue plans instead to rely on an aura of mystery — no artists will be announced in advance — and a more social environment to attract free-spending Millennials.

Clark County School Dress Code Challenged By 7th Grader

Many – possibly even most - school districts have a dress code for students. And they vary considerably in their detail.The Clark County School District's middle school dress code is nine pages, single-spaced. Even with that level of detail, what is acceptable is sometimes a point of disagreement.That was the case with a student at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School. Student Lorelei Woodard likes to dye her hair, but school administrators objected.

gas_n_go032416 - Las Vegas Film Short On The Way to Cannes

The movie right has a quirky title: gas_n_go032416It's a short film. Only 11 minutes long. For the entire time, the screen is filled with nine images from surveillance cameras at convenience store in Nebraska.A 22 year old Las Vegas student, Aaron Salazar, made the film."gas_n_go032416" has been accepted by the Cannes Film Festival's "Short Film Corner," which showcases the work of new filmmakers.

Young Activist Has Eyes Set On 2016

In 2015, Caitlyn Caruso lobbied Nevada's legislature as a high schooler. What is she up to now?

Do You Care Who Owns The Newspaper?

Late last year, the family of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the largest newspaper in the state; since then, reporters and editors have left; new reporters and editors have been hired.

Surveying The Landscape Of Criminal Justice In Nevada

The debate over the fairness of the criminal justice system has become a red-hot election year topic from the presidential campaigns on down.Here in Nevada, two lawmakers want to educate the public on the issue and spark a discussion that will carry to the Legislature when it convenes next year in Carson City.

Poet Michael McClure On The Senses And The Natural World

Michael McClure is a poet, and more.In the 1950s, McClure was a key figure in the San Francisco poetry renaissance and one of the original Beat poets.McClure is also a novelist, playwright, and writer of song lyrics, including the Janis Joplin tune, "Mercedes Benz."

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