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Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Is Tipping Obsolete?
Being Oscar
The Life Cycle Of A Mall
Bundy Family Says Local Officials Need to Step In To Stop BLM Dispute
The Future Of Space Tourism
Fixing Nevada's Mental Health System
UNR President Seeks To Restore Funding
The Brass Tacks Of The Education Initiative
AmeriCorps Nevada Funding

AIR DATE: August 10, 2009

Every year, the Nevada AmeriCorps program employees 200 people, who serve at 52 nonprofits and organizations around the state. The volunteers provide services such as outreach to the homeless, after-school programs and preserve wilderness areas. But the program's funding is in danger. The state legislature failed to provide the required state contribution to the program, meaning it can't receive any federal funding. We talk with the program's CEO, Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, as well as an alumni of the program, Joe Huerta, and also Sarah Valentine, Volunteer Services Assistant with the Friends of Red Rock Canyon.

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