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July 31, 2014
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Making Nevada Home
A weekly feature on KNPR for eight years, this an audio archive of many of the stories from Making Nevada Home.

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Archives

Sep 27, 2002 | Jurgen Fuchs
The story of this man's journey to Las Vegas begins in a Jewish neighborhood in Hanover, Germany in 1938. Through a series of amazing developments, Jurgen found his way to Nevada and to become a valued member of KNPR.

Sep 20, 2002 | Greek Food Festival
Listen to some mouthwatering descriptions as we visit with the women of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church as they prepare for this year's Greek Food Festival.

Sep 13, 2002 | Dawn Nelson
When home used to be Maine, the transition to life in southern Nevada can be tough...both the desert and the big city of Las Vegas.

Sep 6, 2002 | Lilly Englund
The founder of a local elementary school looks back over 18 years of adjusting to and thriving in Nevada.

Aug 30, 2002 | Vicki Riddle
Backpacking in the back-country of Nevada with the help of llamas.

Aug 23, 2002 | Tiya Coleman
Each year, Las Vegan Tiya Coleman travels to Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man Festival. Listen to her role at the gathering - as a DJ on 'Radio Free Burning Man.'

Aug 16, 2002 | Tasha Adams
It's not the heat or the dryness, it's the SPACE that makes the biggest impression on an East coast transplant in this week's story.

Aug 9, 2002 | Shirly Shown
You'd have to head out to Blue Diamond to live a rural existence near Las Vegas these days. Shirley Shown recalls the days when rural living could be had right in the center of Las Vegas.

Aug 2, 2002 | Fran Harraway
The story of the ghosts who made 'The Ice House' home.

Jul 26, 2002 | Jane Ellsworth-Olive
A ban on singing on the job doesn't deter one of the original 'Flamingo Brats.' Jane Ellsworth-Olive tells the story of her most memorable summer job at the Flamingo.

Jul 19, 2002 | Shaw Atkison
The award-winning story of a 'homeless' man who spent the winter in Las Vegas, living out of his pickup.

Jul 12, 2002 | Lynne Goya
An initial reluctance to embrace the desert results a real love affair with Las Vegas and its surroundings.

Jul 5, 2002 | Sherry Rosenthal
Las Vegas is a great place to watch fireworks on the 4th, and for Sherry Rosenthal's family, it's a tradition.

Jun 28, 2002 | Kim Russell
This week, a west coast earthquake refugee applies for Nevada citizenship.

Jun 21, 2002 | Kevin Parsons
A firsthand account of participating in the Vegas to Reno Race...the longest off-road contest in the U.S.

Jun 14, 2002 | Lisa Storey
Shattered plans, teenage angst and meeting a pron star are featured in this week's story.

Jun 7, 2002 | Trudy Musser
A longing for the sea and a circuitous route to Las Vegas collide in this week's story.

May 31, 2002 | Karen Mary Penn
The fun and quirky side of meeting unusual people while traveling...

May 24, 2002 | Steven Rothe
Too much noise. Combine a cement mixer, a forklift, dozens of military jets and a car alarm...and you have an idea of what's going on with this story of Making Nevada Home.

May 17, 2002 | Charles Fuller
The saying 'no good deed goes unpunished' seems to fit this story of giving 'til it hurts.

May 10, 2002 | Al Tobin
Growth is great, but it means more traffic and longer commutes. Al Tobin tells us about his commute which includes hookers, construction delays and traffic jams.

May 3, 2002 | Jo A. Wilkins
In 1988 an explosion at the Basic Magnesium plant rocked Henderson and the entire valley. This is the story of one family's experience.

Apr 26, 2002 | Kathleen Zimmerman
Bitter defeat turns into the tuneful sound of sweet success...

Apr 19, 2002 | Karen Mary Penn
Joining the ranks of dog owners, today's contributor has some observations on the types of people who own dogs.

Apr 12, 2002 | Barbara Hudson
In the Las Vegas of the 1960's and 70's celebrities were a part of "Club Las Vegas"...the small town atmosphere that made this place home.

Apr 5, 2002 | Sheldon Portman
First impressions of the overwhelming heat and gambling, make way for a much broader appreciation of the awesome geography of southern Nevada.

Mar 29, 2002 | Chris Whitten
A Las Vegas-based flight attendant for United Airlines recalls the terrorist attacks of 9-11 and their aftermath.

Mar 22, 2002 | Debbie Reynolds
A special teacher and a golden moment of achievement in the life of an average student.

Mar 15, 2002 | Kevin Rooney
St. Patrick's Day brings to mind thoughts of returning to the Emerald Isle for one Irish-American living in Nevada.

Mar 8, 2002 | Charles Fuller
In search of signs of spring in southern Nevada...plants, insects and tourists.

Mar 1, 2002 | Terrisa Meeks
Dump or depository, Terrisa considers leaving Las Vegas if the Yucca Mountain Project is approved.

Feb 22, 2002 | Dorcy Wingo
Helicopter Lightning - The comical if painful surprises of atmospheric electrical discharges.

Feb 15, 2002 | Jo A. Wilkins
The allure of Las Vegas leads to an addiction that overcomes life and lingers til death.

Feb 8, 2002 | Heroes
If you think heroism is defined by courage under fire or who scores the most points, listen to these kids for a different story.

Feb 1, 2002 | Theresa Krolack
An ambivalent native Las Vegan undergoes a metamorphosis and learns to see the beatury of a town that once caused her to claim the Rockies as her home.

Jan 25, 2002 | Charles Fuller
How to find a bargain in Las Vegas? Check out the Yard Sales.

Jan 18, 2002 | Lilly Englund
The founder of a local elementary school looks back over 18 years of adjusting to and thriving in Nevada.

Jan 11, 2002 | Dorcy Wingo
On today's Making Nevada Home, the adventures and misadventures of a lone traveler on Nevada's lonely highways.

Jan 4, 2002 | The Saga of the Gun
Delores Clark tells the story of an adventure in the wilderness involving a gun and an outhouse.

Dec 28, 2001 | Al Tobin
Offers some sobering thoughts on folks down on their luck...trying to make Nevada home.

Dec 21, 2001 | Terrisa Meeks
Holiday lights in Las Vegas lack creativity?

Dec 14, 2001 | Mountain Biking
Experience the hidden treasures of the Nevada desert while mountain biking with Matt Roman.

Dec 7, 2001 | Gayle Fleck
The day she met Frank Sinatra.

Nov 23, 2001 | Chris Whitten
Stories from a flight attendant.

Nov 16, 2001 | Charles Fuller
Unexpectedly, Spanish language comes in handy in LV.

Nov 2, 2001 | Barbara Hudson
Nevada Getaways - burro races and more.

Oct 26, 2001 | How to make a coffin...
or, how to make a coffin part of your home.

Oct 19, 2001 | Hugh Jarvis
On a bitterly cold night, the advice of an old friend and the companionship of horses save a man from freezing to death in the Nevada desert.

Oct 12, 2001 | Scorpions in the Mojave


Oct 5, 2001 | Golden Years of Vegas


Sep 28, 2001 | Stephen Towey
The historic tragedy of Sept. 11th as seen through the eyes of Americans travelling in Europe.

Sep 28, 2001 | Terrisa Meeks
A Native Las Vegan looks back at the threats to our community during the Cold War and weaves them into a perspective on our present tragedy.

Sep 7, 2001 | Denise Workman


Aug 31, 2001 | Kim Russell


Aug 24, 2001 | Helen Lee


Aug 17, 2001 | Keith Gordon


Aug 10, 2001 | Terrisa Meeks


Aug 3, 2001 | Al Tobin


Jul 27, 2001 | Rusty Sullivan


Jul 20, 2001 | Chris Whitten


Jul 13, 2001 | Sherry Rosenthal


Jul 6, 2001 | Charles Fuller


Jun 29, 2001 | Kim Russell


Jun 22, 2001 | Carlos Reyes


Jun 15, 2001 | David Buesch


Jun 8, 2001 | Liz Liberman


Jun 1, 2001 | Nathan Byers


May 25, 2001 | Eldon Ward


May 18, 2001 | Walter Dowling


May 11, 2001 | Joyce Muller


May 4, 2001 | Firouzeh Taghdir


Apr 20, 2001 | Fox


Apr 13, 2001 | Richard Ohrn


Apr 6, 2001 | Laverne Collins


Mar 30, 2001 | Christine Gormly


Mar 23, 2001 | Fran Harraway


Mar 16, 2001 | Susan Johnson


Mar 9, 2001 | Dan Levitsky


Mar 2, 2001 | Elizabeth Boman


Feb 23, 2001 | Lisa Coffey


Feb 16, 2001 | Rick Perry


Feb 9, 2001 | Tammy McMahan


Feb 2, 2001 | Jim Cullen


Jan 19, 2001 | Sherry Rosenthal


Jan 12, 2001 | Elizabeth St. George


Jan 5, 2001 | Darren Uhl


Dec 29, 2000 | Tasha Adams


Dec 22, 2000 | Kathleen Foley


Dec 15, 2000 | Bill Moody


Dec 1, 2000 | Betty Buehler


Nov 24, 2000 | Hugh Jarvis


Nov 17, 2000 | Shaw Atkison


Nov 10, 2000 | Kelly Webster


Nov 3, 2000 | Keith Gordon


Oct 27, 2000 | Anonymous


Oct 20, 2000 | Ryan Jenkins


Oct 13, 2000 | Lynne Goya


Oct 6, 2000 | Shirley Shown


Sep 29, 2000 | Terrisa Meeks


Sep 22, 2000 | Nancy Gott


Sep 15, 2000 | Janet Feldman


Sep 8, 2000 | Craig Miller


Sep 1, 2000 | Bo Gott-Smith


Aug 25, 2000 | Helen Lee


Aug 18, 2000 | Nathan Byers


Aug 11, 2000 | Kim Hamer


Aug 4, 2000 | Dave Abraham


Jul 28, 2000 | Kirsten Allison


Jul 21, 2000 | Margie Drew McCann


Jul 14, 2000 | Andrea Lynn


Jul 7, 2000 | Elizabeth Boman


Jun 30, 2000 | Tammy McMahan


Jun 23, 2000 | Rick Bohleber


Jun 16, 2000 | A. D. Hopkins


Jun 9, 2000 | Christine Gormly Whitten


Jun 2, 2000 | Tasha Adams


May 26, 2000 | Terrisa Meeks


May 19, 2000 | Delaine Spilsbury


May 12, 2000 | Delores Clark


May 5, 2000 | Jane Ellsworth-Olive


Apr 28, 2000 | Loretta Sanchez


Apr 21, 2000 | Sherry Rosenthal


Apr 14, 2000 | Kendra Jackson Rivera


Apr 7, 2000 | Kathy Saxe


Mar 31, 2000 | David Buesch


Mar 24, 2000 | Dayvid Figler


Mar 17, 2000 | Lynn Goya


Mar 10, 2000 | Lisa Coffey


Mar 3, 2000 | Elizabeth St. George


Feb 25, 2000 | Terrisa Meeks


Feb 18, 2000 | Gayle Fleck


Feb 11, 2000 | Kathy Saxe


Feb 4, 2000 | Flo Lund


Jan 28, 2000 | Shaw Atkison


Jan 21, 2000 | Herb Yates


Jan 14, 2000 | Richard Ohrn


Jan 7, 2000 | Susan Johnson


Dec 31, 1999 | Andy Anderson


Dec 24, 1999 | Christine Gormly Whitten


Dec 17, 1999 | Fran Harraway


Dec 10, 1999 | David Buesch


Dec 3, 1999 | Peggy King


Nov 26, 1999 | Kathleen Foley


Nov 12, 1999 | Matt Roman


Nov 5, 1999 | Betty Buehler


Oct 29, 1999 | Fran Harraway


Oct 22, 1999 | Helen Lee


Oct 15, 1999 | Bo Gott-Smith


Oct 8, 1999 | Heroes


Oct 1, 1999 | David Kaplan


Sep 24, 1999 | Lori Butler


Sep 10, 1999 | Betty Buehler


Sep 3, 1999 | Nancy Gott


Aug 27, 1999 | Denise Workman


Aug 13, 1999 | Lee Miller


Aug 6, 1999 | Poets


Jul 30, 1999 | Crystal Hosmer


Jul 23, 1999 | Vicki Riddle


Jul 16, 1999 | Fran Harraway


Jul 9, 1999 | Gayle Fleck


Jul 2, 1999 | Christine Gormly


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