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Risk Taking the Spirit of Nevada
Risk Taking the Spirit of Nevada

AIR DATE: February 7, 2012

The crew from "Marketplace" are in Las Vegas to explore how the recession has impacted the city and the efforts to bring the economy back. We talk with "Marketplace" host, Kai Ryssdal about what he and his crew are finding as they explore the city.
Kai Ryssdal, host, Marketplace
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    Another great segment. Finally someone in the media reports that "Zappos is not a high tech company but a company that uses high tech." Is this the first time? Does it take an "outsider" to report this? Does Mrs. Mayor Goodman understand the distinction? I believe Marketplace interviewed some UNLV students yesterday. I forget if they addressed what UNLV can do to increase the number of hard tech people in Vegas. We need an anchor university!
    Aunty PalinFeb 3, 2012 12:06:43 PM
    Also - would love to hear Kai Ryssdal interview Dr. Lang of Brookings Mt. West.
    Aunty PalinFeb 3, 2012 12:08:51 PM
    It's great to hear Marketplace's perspectives on 'Vegas. We don't often get to hear detailed outside perspectives. I was born in LV ~55 years ago and been here my whole life. It has always struck me that the fundamental philosophical points the town is based on are: 1; People cannot estimate risks as well as they think they can, and 2. People cannot resist temptation as well as they think they can. I spent much of my professional life trying to find ways to want to understand LV as well as they do the towns they left to move here.KNPR & Marketplace - Keep up the great work!
    Dennis CobbFeb 3, 2012 09:48:39 AM
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