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Upcoming Listening Session 

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Join us for our next listening session, where we ask you, our community, what matters most.

Thursday, June 20, 6–8 p.m.
(Door at 5:30 p.m.)


CSN Henderson Campus
Student Union

700 College Dr.
Henderson, NV, 89002


Watch the Latest Listening Session


Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
Amber Renee Dixon, host of “Nevada Week” and Naoka Foreman of The Nevada Independent moderated a live discussion about the most relevant issues impacting you in this next election cycle. Recorded at College of Southern Nevada (Charleston Campus).

Nevada Democracy Project


The Nevada Democracy Project is a new initiative focused on civic engagement and community conversations. It is a partnership between Vegas PBS and The Nevada Independent that is based on the democratic principle that every Nevadan – regardless of background – who is affected by an issue should have a say in the decision-making around it.  

Under the Nevada Democracy Project, the partners will team up for regular community listening sessions and from those conversations they will create coordinated, in-depth story coverage on Vegas PBS’ weekly public affairs show Nevada Week and in The Nevada Independent.  

Our partnership aspires to close a widening gap in Nevadans understanding of and engagement in local and state government. 


Modern Day Impacts of Redlining

The Nevada Democracy Project takes a closer look at redlining, a topic heavily discussed in our first community listening session in the Historic Westside area of Las Vegas. We meet a family still affected years later by redlining and explore how it continues to impact some communities. 


  • Naoka Foreman, Reporter, The Nevada Independent
  • Chandler Cooks, Property Manager
  • Ernesten Cooks,  Property Owner
  • Richard Rothstein, Author, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how Our Government Segregated America
  • Leah Rothstein,  Co-Author, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law
  • Shanta Patton-Golar, Director, National Association of Real Estate Brokers
  • Jennifer Young, Director of Community Engagement, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV


Community Listening Session - November 1, 2023

Amber Renee Dixon, host of Nevada Week and Naoka Foreman of The Nevada Independent moderated a live discussion about the most relevant issues impacting people in this next election cycle.