Beyond the Headlines: Project Vesto & Almost Somewhere
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On this edition of Beyond the Headlines: Want $100,000 to start a new business in Nevada? The Project Vesto competition might be your chance. And Suzanne Roberts discusses her memoir: "Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail."
Project Vesto is a new competition where one new Nevada start-up business will get $100,000 to launch and set up operations here in the Silver State. We hear from Daniel Herr, Program Manager with NIREC - the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization.
In 1993, Lake Tahoe writer Suzanne Roberts - just out of college - decided to spend 28 days hiking California's 211-mile John Muir Trail, from Mount Whitney to Yosemite, with two friends. The story of her journey - and how it changed her life - is told in her new book, Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail, which recently won the National Outdoor Book Award. Suzanne teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College and creative writing at Sierra Nevada College. Read an Excerpt
RENO VIDEO GAME SYMPHONY
We've all heard a beautiful soundtrack to a movie, a TV show or a musical. But what about a video game? We profile a group of young Reno musicians performing the music heard on an old Super Nintendo or a Sega Genesis - the Reno Video Game Symphony.