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Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
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
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Is Tipping Obsolete?
The Life Cycle Of A Mall
Being Oscar
Fixing Nevada's Mental Health System
Bundy Family Says Local Officials Need to Step In To Stop BLM Dispute
The Future Of Space Tourism
The Brass Tacks Of The Education Initiative
UNR President Seeks To Restore Funding
What Should Be Done About NSA Spying?
'Ordain Women' Protests Meeting
The Future Of Africa
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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