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'Swap Talk': Getting Beyond Bay Area Politics with Las Vegas' KNPR

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Republican precinct captain Joe Dahl, right talks with Tom Riggins, center, and Ernie Shank, left, during the caucus at the Churchill County Fairgrounds on February 23, 2016 in Fallon, Nevada (Photo: David Calvert/Getty Images)

Welcome to “Swap Talk.” It’s our new series where we partner with other NPR stations throughout the country to bring you voices from across the political divide and hear how the Trump administration is affecting lives outside of the Bay Area. Our first stop: KNPR in Las Vegas, Nevada. The state has a Republican governor and many conservative rural areas, but narrowly voted for Hillary Clinton in the recent election. Issues that have come to the fore in Nevada since President Trump took office include Medicaid subsidies, the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site and a large immigrant work force. KQED’s Michael Krasny and KNPR’s Joe Schoenmann co-host this special episode and invite listeners from both regions to join the conversation.

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Scott Shafer, senior editor, KQED’s California Politics and Government desk

Joe Schoenmann, Host, "State of Nevada, Nevada Public Radio; former reporter, Las Vegas Sun and the Las Vegas Review Journal

Heidi Kyser, staff writer, Desert Companion, Nevada Public Radio's monthly magazine


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