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Kennedy v. McClintock

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Episode 72 | September 16, 2020

In a rare debate appearance, current District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock (R) went head to head with Democrat challenger Brynne Kennedy on the issues we care about in Tahoe/Truckee: wildfire, COVID-19, and housing. Broadcasting by Mayumi Elegado, with the candidates’ answers read by Becca Loux as Kennedy and Wade Snider as McClintock.

Hospital Discharge; Airport Board Support; Data Shortcomings

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Airport board recommendations; response to tourism numbers; more.

Rise of illegal campfires spark trail-host pilot program

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Episode 69 | September 9, 2020

Most people have heard how a pyrotechnic gender reveal ignited the El Dorado fire outside San Bernardino this past Saturday. Many are asking, “how do we get it through our thick human skulls that this is fire season?” The Tahoe National Forest recently started a local program to help drill this fact into our collective psyche.

Tahoe Crowds

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Episode 68 | September 3, 2020

While scuttlebutt says crowds have swelled this pandemic summer, the data tracking how many people are here points to a slight decrease overall. The reason for the congestion may be that the type of visitor has shifted. Reporting by Alex Hoeft.

Loved to Death, Our Overcrowded Summer 2020

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September 14, 2020: What was the reality behind the Tahoe summer crowds this year, and what effects did COVID-19 have on visitorship?

Think Local in August

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Episode 67 | August 27, 2020

Think, shop, eat, sleep, breathe local. Moonshine and KTKE have long advocated for support and bolstering of the local economy. This episode, broadcast by editor Becca Loux and with reporting by her about the power of a local dollar and an essay by Truckee resident Jan Holan on the future of the region’s economy, focuses on Moonshine’s Think Local campaign, a quarterly look at all things local. 

Is Tahoe Actually More Crowded Than Summers Past?

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While scuttlebutt says crowds have swelled this pandemic summer, the data tracking how many people are here points to a slight decrease overall.

A Hurricane Named COVID

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Healthcare capacity isn’t overwhelmed yet, “but it doesn’t mean we couldn’t get there.”

Do you think the region could move away from a tourism-centric...

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Could the Tahoe/Truckee region move away from a tourism-centric economy? What would the alternatives be? Area residents speak out.

Forward, Onward

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Can Tahoe’s economy exist, even thrive, without relying so heavily on tourism? It’s possible, says Lift Workspace operator Jan Holan. We could become a tech economy if we focused-in on housing, transit, and nature.