Nevada Newsmakers
with Sam Shad

SAM SHAD

BARBWIRE SCORES SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD

College President: Race an issue in l'affaire Martinez


RENO (4 Aug. 2014) —On today's Nevada Newsmakers program on KRNV TV-4/Reno and KENV TV-10/Elko, Truckee Meadows Community College President Maria Sheehan stated "I can't see how race is not an issue" with respect to the suspension of Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

Her statement came in response to a question from host Sam Shad. Dr. Sheehan is an African American. The Reno-Sparks NAACP is preparing a response and has asked for a statement from Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The full interview, which comes in the first segment of the program, will be available by about 6:00 p.m. PDT at NevadaNewsmakers.com/ It may also be viewed this evening at 9:30 on Charter Cable Channel 190 in Reno-Sparks-Washoe. Click here for the full statewide re-run schedule.

The Barbwire of July 31 first decried the bogus injection of race into an already tense situation.

Stay tuned.

 

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday, 6-25-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Jill Derby, Former Nevada Democratic Party Chair
Recently returned from Kazakhstan and other hotspots
Pundits:  Tray Abney, Director of Government Relations, The Chamber (of commerce)
Chris Wicker Spokesman and Former Chair, Democratic Party of Washoe County 
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Related item: Barbwire by Barbano / Sparks Tribune / 6-26-2014

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST Monday 2-24-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad

Guest: CJ Hadley, Range Magazine Editor/Publisher
Pundits: Michael Hackett-D, Alrus Consulting; Ernie Adler, Former State Senator, D-Carson City
Andrew Barbano-D, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST Thursday 2-20-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad

Guests: Eric Herzik-R, Chair, University of Nevada-Reno Dept. of Political Science
Pundits: Michael Hackett, Alrus Consulting; Ernie Adler, Former State Senator, D-Carson City
Andrew Barbano-D, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST 1-30-2014 and 2-3-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad; Co-host: Government Affairs lobbyist Marlene Lockard
Guest: Danny Thompson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Nevada State AFL-CIO
Update: Minimum wage and immigration were discussed on Thursday, Jan. 30. On Monday, Feb. 3, they will delve into the Nevada State Education Association tax initiative. Turn on, tune in, tell a friend.
Feb. 3 Pundits: Guy Rocha, Historian and former Nevada State Archivist; Former Washoe Democratic Chair Chip Evans and former Republican National Committeewoman Heidi Smith
Jan. 30 Pundits:  Nevada State Medical Association Executive Director Stacy Woodbury
Janice Flanagan, Chair, Democratic Party of Washoe County
Dan Mason, Program Director, KKKOH Radio-Reno

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST Monday, 1-27-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad; Co-host: Paul Enos, CEO, Nevada Trucking Association
Guest: Dr. Stephen Wells, President, Desert Research Institute
Pundits: Former Washoe County Democratic Chair Dorie Guy; Attorney Joe Guild 
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST Monday, 1-13-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Perry DiLoreto, CEO, Damonte Ranch, DiLoreto Homes 
Pundits: Rew Goodenow, Attorney, Parsons, Behle & Latimer
Fred Lokken, Professor of Political Science, Truckee Meadows Community College  
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR / Feliz Año Nuevo

KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST Tuesday, 10 Dec. 2013
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Russell Rowe, The Capitol Company 
Pundits:
Barbano vs. D.A. Gammick on cel-phone privacy 
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Dick Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney
Peter Krueger, Executive Director, Nevada Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Assoc.

 

Lamenting the loss of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
KRNV TV-4 ACQUISITION: Megaraptor corporation ingest its third northern Nevada a major network station
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-5-2013 Sparks Tribune

DO YOU NEED A BETTER REASON TO SUPPORT THE RETURN OF NON-CORPORATE COMMUNITY TV?

Support the cause at Barbwire.TV by putting your money where my mouth is.

Keep sending show suggestions.

Current frontrunners include (pardon the pun) wild mustangs as canned goods, educationi-Guns and gay Olympics.

Add in fire safety. See They don't do anything until somebody dies, the 12 Dec. 2013 edition of the Barbwire.

"Media is the plural of mediocre."
                              — Jimmy Breslin

  Please forward additional ideas or vote on the above.

  I encourage you to donate to the cause at Barbwire.TV/

The medium that shapes public opinion needs at least one refuge where it is not filtered through the distorted green eye shades of prissy corporate accountants for whom profit is the only priority; where self-censorship is the journalist's normal work environment and where all sins of omission are tacitly encouraged and forgiven with the wave of a balance sheet.

This is important.

Happy High Holly Days!

MerryChristmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Festivus/Chanukah/Thanksgibleting

Be well. Raise hell. / Esté bien. Haga infierno. (Pardon my Spanglish.)

Barbano the Barbwire Man
Pirate Laureate of the High Desert Outback of the American Dream


Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Guests: CJ Hadley, Editor/Publisher, Range Magazine & Carolyn Dufurrena, Rancher and Author
Pundits: Chip Evans, former Washoe County Democratic Chair and talk radio host

John Gwaltney, Economist and President Emeritus, Truckee Meadows Community College
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
As usual, the pundits jousted over schools and taxes. Read the Barbwire in the March 28 Sparks Tribune for a radically conservative solution.
For further outrage and erudition, go to We Don't Need No Education: The continuing and neverending series
A new med school for UNLV? Another program to underfund. What doctor shortage?
Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Hostess: Marlene Lockard, govt. affairs consultant; chief of staff to Gov. Richard Bryan (D-Nev., 1983-89)
Guest: Joanne S. Marchetta, Executive Director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Pundits: James Smack, Republican National Committeeman for Nevada
Orrin Johnson, Republican Activist and Publisher, orrinjohnson.com
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Tomorrow: Howard Rosenberg guests on Hallowe'en—>Don't miss it!

Monday, August 12, 2013
Run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Michael Alonso, Partner, Lewis and Roca
Pundits: Fred Lokken, Professor of Political Science, Truckee Meadow Community College
Mary Lau, President and CEO, Retail Association of Nevada
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
On the 25th anniversary of the Barbwire's first appearance in the Daily Sparks Tribune

Monday, July 8, 2013
Run times and dates + view online

Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guest: Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks/Washoe District 32 
Pundits: Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Dorie Guy, Former Chair, Washoe County Democratic Central Committee
Stacy Woodbury, President, Appearances, LLC

HUNG ON THE BARBWIRE: Nevada OK's Internet gambling and ignores addiction
Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.

Monday, March 11, 2013
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Bruce Breslow, Director of the Department of Business & Industry and
former Sparks Mayor
Pundits: Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
John Gwaltney, Economist and President Emeritus, Truckee Meadows Community College
Bill Uffelman, President, Nevada Bankers Association

As usual, the pundits jousted over schools and taxes. Read the Barbwire in the March 28 Sparks Tribune for a radically conservative solution.
Heavy equipment will be involved.
Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Run times and dates
Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guest: Nevada higher education system Chancellor Dan Klaich
Note: Mr. Klaich had to cancel and was replaced by Lynn Warne, President, Nevada State Education Assn.
Almost the entire show concerned the teachers' tax petition. The Barbwire in the Feb. 28 Sparks Tribune will have a major impact on it both legislatively and electorally. Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.
Pundits: Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
John Gwaltney, Economist and President Emeritus, Truckee Meadows Community College
Tray Abney, Director of Government Relations, The (Reno-Sparks-Washoe County) Chamber (of Commerce)

Monday, February 11, 2013
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Randi Thompson, Political Analyst
Guests: Beryl Love, Executive Editor, Reno Gazette-Journal
Pundits: Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Tray Abney, Director of Government Relations, The (Reno-Sparks-Washoe County) Chamber (of Commerce)
Liz MacMenamin, Vice-President, Retail Association of Nevada

Monday, 7 January 2013
Host: Sam Shad
Run times and dates

Guest: Guy Louis Rocha, Historian and Former Nevada State Archivist
[Reno Gazette-Journal Executive Editor Beryl Love was unable to appear for family reasons.]
Pundits: Pundits: Tyrus W. Cobb, Former Special Assistant to President Reagan
John Gwaltney, Economist and Retired President, Truckee Meadows Community College
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Recent BARBWIRE Media Hits
and Ego Trips

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.
            RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BARBWIRE BY BARBANO SCORES SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD IN 2014

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Host: Sam Shad
Run times and dates

Guest: Ray Bacon, Nevada Manufacturers Association
[State Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R-Washoe District 4) was unable to appear for family reasons.]
Pundits: Orrin Johnson, Republican Activist and Publisher, orrinjohnson.com
Liz MacMenamin, Vice-President, Retail Association of Nevada
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Run times and dates

Host: Sam Shad
Co-Hostess: Marlene Lockard, government affairs consultant; former chief of staff to Gov. Richard Bryan (D, 1983-89)
Guest: Danny Thompson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Nevada State AFL-CIO
Mr. Thompson is scheduled for an additional program on Monday, Nov. 26.

Pundits: James Smack, Republican Party Vice-Chairman
Mendy Elliott, Senior Partner, Forté LLP; former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Jim the Dim Gibbons (R, 2007-11)
Tray Abney, Dir. of Government Relations, The Chamber (Reno-Sparks-Washoe torture chamber of commerce)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Lance Gilman, Partner-Broker, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC),
Republican Storey County Commissioner-elect and proprietor of Mustang Ranch dba
Tourist Research Institute for Carnal Knowledge (TRICK)
Pundits: Heidi Smith, Republican National Committeewoman for Nevada
Bill Bilyeu, Former Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly, R-Elko
Paul Enos, CEO, Nevada Trucking Association
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Paul Enos, CEO, Nevada Trucking Assn.
Guest: Nevada State Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas
Pundits: Heidi Smith, Republican National Committeewoman for Nevada
Bill Bilyeu, Former Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly, R-Elko
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guests: Judge Scott Freeman, Washoe District Court Dept. 9; Cal Dunlap, Dept. 9 candidate
Pundits: Michael Hackett, Vice-President, Alrus Consulting; Ellie Lopez-Bowlan, GOP Latina
Andrew Barbano, Editorial Italiano, NevadaLabor.com

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Paul Enos,
CEO, Nevada Trucking Association
Guests: Major April Conway, Nevada Air National Guard + another military rep
Pundits: Mendy Elliott, Senior Partner, Forte' LLP; Steve Robinson, Senior Advisor, R&R Partners

Andrew Barbano, Junior Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad

Co-Host: Paul Enos, CEO, Nevada Trucking Association
Guests: Dr. George Alexander, President-Elect, Clark County Medical Society
Pundits: Dick Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney; Clara Andriola, President, Associated Builders & Contractors

Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Monday, April 23, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times
Pundits: Robert Uithoven, GOP operative, Kolesar & Leatham Government Affairs
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

AFL-CIO education tax petition: Nevada teachers union president was for it before she was against it both on the very same day. Read the April 15 Barbwire, then watch the Shad show online for yourself.

Breaking our own backs: If you have kids, move from Nevada
Have Nevada teachers made a deal with the devil? / St. Mary's firings begin
Shad hosts teachers' union president on April 9 / Turn on, tune in and tell a friend

Run times and dates
Barbwire by Barbano /
Expanded from the 4-8-2012 Daily SparksTribune

FOLLYTIX OBNOXIOUS ON THE VERNAL EQUINOXIOUS
Monday, 19 March 2012

Run times and dates

MONDAY, March 19 —> Look for my radio face on Sam Shad's Nevada Newsmakers show Monday, March 19, 12:30 p.m. PDT on Reno's KRNV TV-4 (KENV TV-10 Elko). Other victims will include Reno Gazette-Journal politics-as-bloodsport reporter Ray Hagar; State Sen. Greg Brower, R-Raggio; Mary Lau, President and CEO, Retail Association of Nevada (aka Wal-Mart); and Connie McMullen, Senior Spectrum Magazine publisher.

Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.

And don't forget the annual Nevada César Chávez Day Celebration, Saturday evening , March 31, Circus Circus-Reno.

Be well. Raise hell.

HEART ATTACKS ON VALENTINE'S DAY / Tuesday, 14 Feb. 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad, Co-host: Ray Hagar Reno Gazette-Journal political writer
Guest: Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, who trashes unions and collective bargaining even though his newly-reapportioned district contains thousands of state employees who suffer understaffing, depressed wages and benefits because they have never had collective bargaining. He goes on to diss city and county employees and, of course, teachers.
Pundit Panel: Shad and Hagar joined by
Liz McMenamin, Nevada Retail Assn./Wal-Mart
John Sande IV, lawyer in the firm of former Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com, who kicks serious ass

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Run times and dates
Host: Sam Shad, Co-host: Ray Hagar — Reno Gazette-Journal
Guest: Nevada State Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, who trashes unions and says the GOP would support Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-Las Vegas, if the 2013 speakership race is deadlocked between current Majority Leader Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas, and Ways & Means Committee Chair Debbie Smith, D-Sparks.
Pundit Panel: Shad and Hagar joined by
Elisa Cafferata, Lobbyist, Planned Parenthood
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

The dog ate my press release
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-23-2011 Daily Sparks Tribune

Nevada Newsmakers Lineups
Run times and dates

Monday, December 12, 2011
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Nevada Republican Party National Committeeman and former Nevada Gov.
(1979-83) Robert List (R)
Pundits: Mike Hillerby, Partner, Hillerby & Associates;
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com;
Verita Black Prothro, Business Development Manager, Nevada Arrhythmia Services

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Jim Rogers, President, CEO, Owner, Intermountain West Media
Including Nevada NBC affiliates KRNV TV-4/Reno; KENV TV-10/Elko; KSNV TV-3/Las Vegas
Pundits: Alison Gaulden, Vice-President, Planned Parenthood
Heidi Smith, Committeewoman, Nevada Republican Party
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Host: Samantha Stone
Guest: Thomas Powell, CEO, Resolute Capital Partners
Pundits: Susan Fisher, Principal, Fisher Consulting
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guests: Dan Klaich, Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education
Pundits: Dick Gammick, R, Washoe County District Attorney
Chris Wicker, Spokesman, Washoe County Democratic Party
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com


JOIN THE PARTY. Sam Shad's Nevada Newsmakers soirée Wednesday, 20 July 2011, features Glenn Cook, editorial writer at Nevada's largest newspaper, the Las Vegas WeSueYou-Journal.

I'll participate on Mr. Shad's pundit panel with Mary Lau, President and CEO of the Retail Association of Nevada (aka Wal-Mart) and GOP brownshirt fashion consultant Robert Uithoven.

I've got 'em surrounded.

The first airing goes at 12:30 p.m. PDT on KRNV TV-4 with reruns online and on statewide TV. (See below.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Samantha Stone
Guests: Tom Gallagher, President/CEO, Summit Engineering Corp.; Mary Davis, President, J&L Windows
Pundits: Orrin Johnson, Republican Activist and Conservative Blogger
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
John Griffin, The Capitol Company

Monday, February 21, 2011
Host: Sam Shad
Guests: Mike Hillerby, Principal, Hillerby & Associates
Pundits: Dick Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney
Andrew Barbano, Editor/Publisher, NevadaLabor.com
Mary Lau, President and CEO, Retail Association of Nevada

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Host: Sam Shad
Guests: Erik Herzik, Chair, Dept. of Political Science, University of Nevada-Reno
Howard Rosenberg, Professor of Art/Cinema, University of Nevada-Reno
Rosenberg served 12 years on the university system board of regents
.
Pundits: Bill Brainard, GOP community activist and retired attorney; Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com;
Mylan Hawkins, Vice-President, Interface Computer Associates

Monday, November 29, 2010
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Danny Thompson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Nevada State AFL-CIO
Pundits: Susan Fisher, Principal, Fisher Consulting; Bob Crowell, Mayor of Carson City, Nev.; Alfredo Alonso, Lewis & Roca

Recent BARBWIRE Media Hits
and Ego Trips

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.
            RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BARBWIRE BY BARBANO SCORES SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD IN 2014


Monday, September 20, 2010
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Scott Craigie
Guest: Assembly Majority Leader John Oceguera, D-Clark Dist. 16
Pundits: Fred Lokken, Political Science Professor, Truckee Meadows Community College
John Gwaltney, Economist and retired TMCC president; Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com



NEVADA NEWSMAKERS Air Schedule
Program archive available for viewing 24/7 at NevadaNewsmakers.com

Southern Nevada

Cox Cable Channel 123

Mon—>4:30 p.m., Tues—>6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. ; Wed—>4:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.;
Thurs—>4:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.; Fri—>5:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.; Sat.—>1:00-2:00 a.m., 3:00-4:00 a.m.; Sun—>1:00-2:00 a.m. and 3:00 -4:00 a.m.

KSNV-TV Channel 3 Las Vegas —>Sat. and Sun. 5:00 to 6:00 a.m.

Northern Nevada

KRNV-TV Channel 4 Reno—>11:30-12:00 noon Monday through Thursday

Charter Cable Channel 190 at 9:30 p.m. the same day
The entire week’s programs are rebroadcast Sundays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Charter cable serves Reno-Sparks-Washoe, Fallon, Fernley,
Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton, Genoa and South Lake Tahoe
The programs are available 24/7 via Charter Cable On Demand

News-Talk KKKOH 780AM Radio Sunday mornings—>7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
The entire week’s programs are rebroadcast.

Eastern Nevada
KENV-TV News 10 Elko—>12:30-1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM'S REACH

Thursday, 7-15-2010

Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Marlene Lockard
Guest: Sharron Angle, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Pundits: Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Scott Bensing, Principal, SB Strategic
Connie McMullen, Publisher, Senior Spectrum Magazine

[UPDATE: Mrs. Angle canceled at the last minute.]

Tuesday, 3-23-2010

MORE TUBULAR TIME. I'll be doing Sam Shad's pundit panel on Nevada Newsmakers this Tuesday, March 23. The statewide show has its first run at 12:30 p.m. PDT (19:30 ZULU) on KRNV TV-4. For northern Nevada Charter cable victims, it reruns at 9:30 p.m. PDT (04:30 ZULU March 24), then online and in Gomorrah South later in the week, plus KKKOH rightwing nutso radio in Reno on Sunday morning. My fellow panelists will be Sparks Republican true believer BIll Brainard and Wayne Frediani, Executive Director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association. Sam's guest in the first two segments (pundits get the back of the bus) will be Dr. Stephen Wells, President of the Desert Research Institute. Turn on, tune in and tell a friend. [Barbwire by Barbano / 3-21-2010 Daily Sparks Tribune]

From Sam Shad's weekly e-mailed program schedule
3-27-2010

"Armageddon has not ensued; they are not in war in the valley of Megiddo in Northern Israel. No one's been raptured up, I don't feel any earthquake, and life seems to be going on pretty well.Andrew Barbano, publisher of NevadaLabor.com, on the passing and signing of the Obama health care legislation. Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Shad editor's note: Megiddo — an important archeological site of the Israelite kingdom, and location of many battle scenes, according to Jacqueline Schaalje, Jewish Magazine.

Barbano editor's note: Megiddo is where the final battle between good and evil known as Armageddon is prophesied to take place.



Barbwire live TV specials
Suing for Schools

If Health Care Reform Fails

Reno-Sparks-Washoe-Carson-Douglas-Tahoe Charter cable
Reruns statewide. Check local listings.

What was perhaps the first marriage of talk radio, talk TV & webcast webchat

Nevada Newsmakers for Monday, 8-24-2009
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guests: U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Las Vegas)
Pundits: Steve Robinson, Government relations consultant
Robert Uithoven, Political consultant
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Recent BARBWIRE Media Hits
and Ego Trips

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.
            RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BARBWIRE BY BARBANO SCORES SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD IN 2014

"Our long national nightmare is over."
Did I say that a dozen years ago?
CORY FARLEY, RGJ, 11-10-2006

BARBANO: Nevada's newly-hiked minimum wage is nowhere near enough
Reno Gazette-Journal, 11-11-2006

Oregon State U. minimum wage deflator

Time to bring back NAGPAC?
Cory Farley
Reno Gazette-Journal
8-1-2006



    SOME OF THE ABOVE RGJ LINKS ARE BROKEN, AS THE RENO GANNETT-JOURNAL RANDOMLY NUKES ITS ARCHIVES IN THE NAME OF COCKAMAMIE COST-CUTTING. Killing content and thus reducing their website traffic means their ads are worth less, and isn't advertising what Gannett is all about? Far be it from me to figger out the motivations of the rich, famous and powerful. I just throw rocks at 'em.


Monday, 7-6-2009
Host: Sam Shad
Guests: Mike Alonso, Jones Vargas
Pundits: John Gwaltney, Economist; Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Liz MacMenamin, Director of Government Affairs / Retail Association of Nevada

Thursday, 6-4-2009
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Paul Enos, Nevada Motor Transport Association, Inc.
Guests: Anjeanette Damon, political reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal
Pundits: Rew Goodenow, Parsons, Behle and Latimer; Jeff Fontaine , Executive Director, Nevada Association of Counties; Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Stalking the perfect storm
Weather warnings of a telecommunications Katrina
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-21-2008

Charter Communications bankruptcy predicted
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-14-2008

Nevada Newsmakers Lineup for Thursday, 12-18-2008
Host: Sam Shad
Guests: Tom Cargill, UNR Economist
Pundits: John Sande IV, Attorney, Jones Vargas
George Jostlin, Director, Government Affairs & PR, Charter Communications
Wayne Frediani, Exec. Dir. Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Assn.

WRITE REID NOW
CRUNCH TIME TO SAVE COMMUNITY TV
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, whom the ledge put in charge of cable TV last year,
will be Sam Shad's guest on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-7-2008

Not even 30 pieces of silver
Reno City Council Signs Community TV Death Warrant

Contact Sen. Harry Reid for help

Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 11-23-2008

Rise of the Machines
So sue us: Charter tells Sen. Reid and City of Reno
Barbwire / Sparks Tribune / 11-16-2008

 

 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will be Sam's guest on Nov. 17
Cox cable (Las Vegas) lobbyist Steve Schorr sits on Sam's pundit panels Nov. 18-19
Here's the complete statewide TV-Radio-Webcast schedule for Mr. Shad's program.

THURSDAY, Oct. 30 ON THE BARBWIRE —> Washoe District Judge Bob Perry live on TV (Reno-Sparks-Washoe Charter cable 16 and 216, 2-4:00 PDT / 21:00-23:00 GMT/ZULU) and webcast (Barbwire.TV). Washoe D.A. Dick Gammick was also invited to appear, but did not respond. Judge Perry and Mr. Gammick's designated hitter, Elliott Sattler, appear on Sam Shad's Nevada Newsmakers, Tuesday, Oct. 28, on KRNV TV-4 at 12:30 p.m. PDT (9:30 p.m. on regional Charter cable).

Sam Shad will re-air his interview with Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Taped in February, 2007, Biden agrees with McCain and Dubya's position on immigration reform. Public outcry killed the proposal, Shad notes, adding that Biden's remarks will raise serious questions. Shad is still trying to get the opposition to stop using copyrighted video from his interview with McCain wherein the Arizona senator supports the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. Shad's show airs at 12:30 p.m. on KRNV TV-4, with a rerun at 9:30 p.m. on Charter cable channel 3 in Washoe-Carson-Douglas. Check the web edition of this column for the complete statewide schedule. (From the 8-31-2008 Barbwire in the Daily Sparks Tribune)

Special Report: The Price of Fame
MSNBC'S Keith Olbermann gigs Shad and gooses Sen. Harry Reid


Sharron Angle spurns offer to debate Sen. Bill Raggio on Nevada Newsmakers
Barbwire calls her bluff
8-7-2008



Not even 30 pieces of silver
Reno City Council Signs Community TV Death Warrant

Contact Sen. Harry Reid for help

Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 11-23-2008

Rise of the Machines
So sue us: Charter tells Sen. Reid and City of Reno
Barbwire / Sparks Tribune / 11-16-2008

The devil and the deep blue sea
Charter cable deal and Reno "settlement" offers are all death warrants for community television. Court battle looms closer.

Ratepayers group may sue both City of Reno and Charter cable
Sparks Tribune / 11-11-2008 + Barbwire special web edition, 11-12-2008

Back to work
Reno City Council reviews defective, deflective Charter cable settlement as FCC investigation opens
+ The Cycles of History revolve again

Barbwire/ Sparks Tribune / 11-9-2008

Analysis of Reno's Charter cable deal: Caveat Emptor
More Michael Moore first-run movie freebies on public access TV 16/216
Barbwire by Barbano

Daily Sparks Tribune 10-26-2008

Reno City Council considers Charter cable settlement

Cleansing the soap opera of Follytix 2008
Judge in the Sludge + More Charter Cable Trudge
New 2008 Michael Moore film rebroacast schedule on Reno TV

Barbwire Daily Sparks Tribune 10-19-2008

Drag queens for change
Nugget makes workers an offer they can't refuse
Charter cable on the financial skids as AT&T enters market
Shoddy Sequoia voting machines play into Karl Rove's hands
Expanded from the 10-12-2008 Daily Sparks Tribune

The good, the bad and the ugly
Illegal voting machines and killer vaccines
Michigan judge's ruling will affect Nevada cable ratepayers

Expanded from the 10-5-2008 Daily Sparks Tribune

Paul Newman: Driven Star
New Michael Moore film premieres on SNCAT this week
Slow progress on saving community radio-TV stations

Expanded from the 9-28-2008 Daily Sparks Tribune

Charter negotiates Russian-style: Will accept 100% of everything
Daily Sparks Tribune 9-5-2008 / Barbwire Update 9-7-2008

Reno-Sparks NAACP opposes Charter channel switch

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., ready to join legal action against Charter Cable

Reno-Sparks-Washoe Charter cable channels 16 & 216
2:00-4:00 p.m. PST, 22:00-23:00 ZULU/GMT/CUT/SUT
What may well be the first marriage of talk radio, talk TV and webcast webchat

Breaking News
Charter cable attempts to kill community TV

Fight Back!

WE WIN ROUND ONE — As the Barbwire show scooped the state on Friday, Aug. 22: Charter has caved in and postponed the execution date for 90 days. Thanks for bringing the heat. See the Barbwire in the Sunday Sparks Tribune for all the inside baseball. Be well. Raise hell. AB

SPARKS, WASHOE, CARSON AND DOUGLAS CABLE CUSTOMERS URGED TO CONTACT LOCAL OFFICIALS
ReSurge.TV may broaden legal action to include ratepayers and program producers outside of Reno
8-25-2008, Updated 8-28-2008

The evil empire eats its appetite
Community television wins a 90-day stay of execution
Barbwire / Sparks Tribune / 8-24-2008

Unscripted Ending
The picture gets blurry for public access television.

Governing Magazine, Feb. 2008

Reno city council votes unanimously to sue Charter to keep community TV accessible
Resurge.TV will also file

Call, write or show up at Reno City Hall at 10:00 a.m.
on Thursday, Aug. 14

Bandwidth bandidos admit to their greed
Barbwire / Sparks Tribune 8-17-2008

The people vs. Charter's pirate ship
Time to sue the bastards
Barbwire / Sparks Tribune 8-10-2008

Donate to the cable ratepayer legal defense fund.

Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Bad news for cable subscribers, good news for Hug High School
Barbwire / Sparks Tribune 8-3-2008


THURSDAY, Oct. 30 ON THE BARBWIRE —> Washoe District Judge Bob Perry live on TV (Reno-Sparks-Washoe Charter cable 16 and 216, 2-4:00 PDT / 21:00-23:00 GMT/ZULU) and webcast (Barbwire.TV). Washoe D.A. Dick Gammick was also invited to appear, but did not respond. Judge Perry and Mr. Gammick's designated hitter, Elliott Sattler, appear on Sam Shad's Nevada Newsmakers, Tuesday, Oct. 28, on KRNV TV-4 at 12:30 p.m. PDT (9:30 p.m. on regional Charter cable). Here's the complete statewide TV-Radio-Webcast schedule for Mr. Shad's program.

Sam Shad will re-air his interview with Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Taped in February, 2007, Biden agrees with McCain and Dubya's position on immigration reform. Public outcry killed the proposal, Shad notes, adding that Biden's remarks will raise serious questions. Shad is still trying to get the opposition to stop using copyrighted video from his interview with McCain wherein the Arizona senator supports the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. Shad's show airs at 12:30 p.m. on KRNV TV-4, with a rerun at 9:30 p.m. on Charter cable channel 3 in Washoe-Carson-Douglas. Check the web edition of this column for the complete statewide schedule. (From the 8-31-2008 Barbwire in the Daily Sparks Tribune)

Nevada Newsmakers
Thursday, May 13, 2008
12:30 p.m. PDT, 19:30 GMT/SUT/CUT

Co-hosts: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Marlene Lockard, Capital Strategies
Guest: Rick Velotta, Tourism and gaming writer
Las Vegas Sun and In Business Las Vegas

Pundits: Vinson Guthreau, Partner/Vice-President j3 Strategies
Alison Gaulden, Vice-Chair, Democratic Party of Washoe County
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Food for thought — Dark Thoughts

Nevada Newsmakers / Thursday, April 17, 2008
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Scott Craigie
Guest: Tom Cargill, UNR Economics Professor
Pundito Banditos: Dick Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Mike Hillerby, Executive Vice-President, Wingfield Nevada Group

Barbano and the usual suspects dissect the gambling-industrial complex PR blues machine

Monday, March 31, 2008

12:30 p.m. PDT KRNV TV-4 (NBC), 9:30 p.m. Charter cable
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar,
Reno Gazette Journal
Guests: Rory Reid, Chairman, Clark County Commission
Pundits: Tracey Woods, Retail Association of Nevada
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com / CesarChavezNevada.com
Steve Robinson, Director of State Government Affairs, R & R Partners
Behind the scenes: Sen. Ensign gets rotten tomatoes

Monday, March 10, 2008
12:30 p.m. PDT KRNV TV-4 (NBC), 9:30 p.m. Charter cable
Host: Sam Shad; Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal
Guests — Nevada Highway Coalition
Wayne Frediani
, Executive Director, Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Assn.
Kim Wallin ( D ), Nevada State Controller
Ben Kieckhefer, Innerwest Media
Pundits: Michael Hackett, Alrus Consulting; John Griffin, Kummer Kaempfer;
Andrew Barbano
, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Gov. Jim the Dim wants a Nevada version of the Grace Commission
Deconstructed by Shad and Gould a day later, then hung on the Sunday Barbwire

Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune/ 3-9-2008

NEW Barbwire.TV
The Barbwire returns to telecast with webcast simulcast.
Tune in, turn on and tell a friend.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
12:30 p.m. PST KRNV TV-4 (NBC), 9:30 p.m. Charter cable
Host: Sam Shad; Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal
Guest: Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Washoe # 3, State Senate Majority Leader
Pundits: Scott Craigie, Alrus Consulting; Darryl Capurro, Government Affairs Consultant;
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com


The Barbwire vs. The Moonhowler
Live on KUNR 88.7-fm in northern Nevada/eastern Calif.
9:00 a.m. PST, 17:00 GMT/SUT/CUT
Friday, Dec. 28, 2007
Join us for tea and acrimony

Andrew Barbano, editor of NevadaLabor.com vs. Chuck Muth, protege of Grover "drown government in a bathtub" Norquist. Moderated, if possible, by KUNR News Director Brian Bahouth. Mr. Muth recently left the Republican Party because it's not conservative enough for him. My heart bleeds. So I'll bring wolf bane and holy water.
Call-in number (877) 275-5677, toll-free statewide.

Be well. Raise hell.



Nevada Newsmakers 11-28-2007

   Host: Sam Shad, superstar
   Co-Host: Marlene Lockhard/Capital Strategies, former chief of staff and dragon lady to Gov. Richard Bryan. 
   Guest: Kim Wallin, CPA, Nevada state controller
   Pundits: Bob Crowell, attorney, Kummer-Kaempfer and member, Carson City School District Board of Trustees; Vinson Guthreau, VP, j3 Strategies; NevadaLabor.com editor Andrew Barbano, who says bad things about Gov. Jim the Dim's appointment of an unqualified right wing moonhowler as state energy director. The Barbwire man also trashes a glowing e-mail sent to Mr. Shad by the nuclear lobby. A fun time was had by most.

You may download it, view online or on your IPod by accessing the Nov. 28 show at NevadaNewsmakers.com

 



Nevada Newsmakers 10-29-2007

   Host: Sam Shad, superstar
   Co-Host: Randi Thompson, political analyst, Airport Authority of Washoe County board member and several times a Republican candidate for state assembly from Sparks.   
   Guest: Jim Miller, President and CEO of Renown Health (Renown/Washoe Medical Center)
   Pundits: Sean McGuinness, Lewis and Roca law firm; Ernie Adler, Former State Senator (D-Carson City); NevadaLabor.com
editor Andrew Barbano

You may download it, view online or on your IPod by accessing the Oct. 29 show at NevadaNewsmakers.com

 

9-25-2007

NevadaLabor.com editor Andrew Barbano, Washoe County D.A. Dick Gammick and longstanding health care and womens' rights activist Mylan Hawkins debated health care in general and Renown/Washoe Med in particular on the Sept. 25 edition of Nevada Newsmakers.

You may download it, view online or on your IPod by accessing the Sept. 25 show at NevadaNewsmakers.com

It's worth viewing. Mr. Gammick admits he opposes Social Security, then gets his prosecutorial butt kicked by a girl in the ensuing debate.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guest: Jonathon W. Bunker, President & Chief Operating Officer
Sierra Health Services, Inc
Pundits: Dick Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Susan Fisher, Owner, Fisher Consulting
Monday, August 6, 2007
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Marlene Lockard, Capital Strategies
Guests: Don Richter, Founder of Secret Witness
Shawna Braselton, student
Pundits: Bob Crowell, longtime energy industry lawyer
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
David Jacobs, Assistant City Editor, Reno Gazette-Journal
Ms. Braselton's comments about methamphetamine addiction and how the vaunted and now-discredited DARE "just say no" program contributed to it, are well worth your viewing — as may be Andrew Barbano's comments about warmongering Democrats and Republicans.

Watch the Sunday Barbwire for more.
Click here for the statewide broadcast schedule and webcast/podcast potentialities.
UPDATE: July 17, 2007, 4:15 p.m. PDT, 23:15 SUT/CUT/GMT NevadaLabor.com editor Andrew Barbano joins host Sam Shad, GOP stalwart Bill Brainard and Retail Assn. of Nevada lobbyist Liz McMenamin on statewide TV. Principle guest on the show is Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (aka TRIC) developer and brothelord Lance Gilman. The entrepreneurial whoremaster announced on the show that his idol, Joe Conforte, will do a satellite hookup (pardon the expression) as part of the grand re-opening of Mustang Ranch, the world's most famous house of ill repute.
Hey — whad'ya expect on a show committed to all aspects of follytix?
Monday, June 25, 2007
Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal
Guests: Jill Derby, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair
Pundits: Steve Robinson, Government relations consultant
Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
David Jacobs, Assistant City Editor, RGJ
2007 LEGISLATIVE POSTMORTEM
Sam Shad
Airport Authority of Washoe County Vice-Chair Randi Thompson
Republican ubertraditionalist Chuck Muth
uberlawyer Robert Crowell and the Barbwire Man

Find the June 5, 2007, show at NevadaNewsmakers.com
UPDATED: April 16, 2007, 7:51 p.m. PDT, 02:51 GMT/SUT/CUT
For Nevada Newsmakers viewers
Here's the landmark Nevada Commission on Economic Development "smoking gun" study which lays our growth problems at the silk-stockinged feet of the gambling industry

View Barbano vs. GOP moonhowlers on statewide TV
Nevada Newsmakers 4-16-2007
The Barbwire on the state smoking gun whitepaper


TRUCKIN' WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL DEMS BEGINS
2-27-2007
BACK IN THE SADDLE ON LUCKY FEB. 13, 2007
Read more about it and have a few laughs at public expense
HO HO HARDEE HAR HAR
Join the Barbwire Man and the usual suspects on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, et seq. (I promise to be pious while pontificating.)
Almighty NBC will pre-empt the show which usually airs at 12:30 p.m. PST on KRNV TV-4 in Reno, so it's either reruns or online if you want to acquire the accumulated wisdom of the pundits who will roast turkeys while you dine on same.

Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Randi Thompson, political analyst
Guests: Clay Jenkinson, Presidential Historian & Jefferson Scholar
Pundits: Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com
Randi Thompson, member, Airport Authority of Washoe County
Robert Uithoven
, Political Consultant
and former aide to Governor-elect Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev.


Charter changes channels but consumers have no such luxury


11-1-2007 BULLETIN

   As of Hallowe'en '07, Nevada Newsmakers now appears on Charter cable channel 3 at 9:30 p.m. Mon.-Th. in Reno-Sparks-Washoe County.

From Bonnie McCorkle 11-2-2007

   NORTHWESTERN NEVADA LINEUP CHANGE — Re-runs on Charter Cable Channel 3 at 9:30 p.m. the same day in Reno, Sparks, Fallon, Fernley, Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton, Genoa and South Lake Tahoe.

   Shows also available via Charter Cable "On Demand."

   Watch the Sunday Barbwire in the Sparks Tribune for comments about consumer outrage at Charter's recent channel juggling as sales blackmail.

RENO (11-2-2007) — Re-runs of Nevada Newsmakers will now appear on Charter Cable Channel 3 throughout northwestern Nevada. (Update, see right —>)

Charter Communications did less than the minimum to inform its customers of the change, which also has serious financial impacts for consumers. See the Barbwire in the Sunday, Nov. 4, Sparks Tribune for more.


Nevada Newsmakers announces expanded coverage

RENO (12-8-2006) — Nevada Newsmakers has expanded its broadcast coverage in northern Nevada with a move Nov. 1 to Charter Cable Channel 14 in Reno, Sparks and Fallon.

The lively and sometimes heated political talk show features guests at the highest levels of state and local government, as well as journalists and activists, business leaders, health specialists and behind-the-scenes powerbrokers and policymakers, according to host Sam Shad.

“It gave us an expanded coverage area for our second showing,” Shad, who has hosted the half-hour show for 13 years.

Nevada Newsmakers airs in a first showing at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday on northern Nevada's KRNV-TV Channel 4, with 4:30 p.m. broadcasts in southern Nevada on Cox Cable Channel 123.

With the move to Channel 14, "more people in northern Nevada will have the opportunity to catch the show at different times during the day,” said Norm Pytel, area sales manager for Charter Media.

“Sam has no problems asking people the tough questions. A lot of issues are discussed affecting people in Nevada. It makes for a better community,” Pytel said.

The expanded broadcast area proves the growing popularity of the show, according to Mary Lau, president and CEO of the Retail Association of Nevada, who has been a frequent guest.

“One of the reasons for the growing demand is word of mouth. More and more people are listening to the program and it is becoming more of a place to quote — ‘Did you see “Nevada Newsmakers?' — and then they’ll talk about the subject.

"As we saw with the latest election, voters are making more and more of an effort to become informed. They read candidates’ websites, for example. With Nevada Newsmakers now going to the outlying areas, it gives another source for political information for the voters in those areas," Lau added.

“In the rurals, voter turnout is among the highest in the state,” said Alfredo Alonso, director of government affairs with Lewis and Roca.

“Clearly there was a void that Sam’s show is filling. Its growing popularity is because it’s providing Nevadans with a new angle on politics in the state," Alonzo said.

"Nevada Newsmakers gives viewers up-to-date information about pressing public issues and decision making, said Scott Craigie, president of Alrus Consulting.

“It’s a great forum for people who are following, no matter how casually or intimately, the activities, politics and policy making in state and local government,” Craigie stated.

“With everyone who’s interviewed, there’s an intimate exchange. It’s on four days a week, so you get a chance to hear not just from some of the top people in policy areas, but the staff, members of legislative committees, people who sit on city and county councils and commissions. And also from judges and regulators — everyone from members of the Gaming Control Board to state Supreme Court justices. And they’re being asked serious questions. You get a chance to hear from a much broader range of policy perspectives than you get, for the most part, from a news program," Craigie added.

Nevada Newsmakers repeats on Cox Cable Channel 123 in southern Nevada at 11:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with 4:00 a.m. broadcasts of the previous day’s show broadcast Tuesday through Friday. Cox repeats the week’s four shows beginning at 3:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

KVBC-TV Channel 3 repeats the four shows beginning at 5:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reno radio station KKKOH-AM Newstalk 780 airs each previous week’s shows for two hours beginning 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

Viewers also can access editions of the Nevada Newsmakers, archived back two weeks, on Charter Channel 999, using a Moxi or a regular converter box from Charter, and clicking on the “I Want More” section.

“Nevada Newsmakers” is available in streaming video 24 hours a day at nevadanewsmakers.com. Downloadable archives date back to June 2005.

VIDEO iPOD VIEWING QUADRUPLES

Live editions of the half-hour show have been podcasting in audio since December 2005, and in video since mid-January 2006. Audio and video broadcasts also are available on PDA's such as the Pocket PC and the Treo.

"A viewer giveaway of 60MB video iPods, begun in October, has quadrupled the number of video iPod viewers of Nevada Newsmakers," Shad said.

"Nine viewers through November have received the devices. The promotion has prompted people who own video iPods to start watching the show," Shad said.

In the promotion, Nevada Newsmakers gave away one iPod a week for nine weeks to viewers and listeners tuning in to get the word of the day, then entering the contest on the show’s website.

“The promotion was so successful. We plan to run the contest again in January and February, giving away the latest version of iPods,” Shad stated.

“I am just thrilled that we have so many different ways of being able to reach out to people with this program. The more opportunities people have to learn about what’s happening in their state from the movers and shakers, the happier I am.”

Viewers who subscribe to iTunes also can access each edition going back to the first Podcasts in December 2005 by downloading files free of charge from the iTunes store. Viewers can scroll through the menu and choose shows by their airing date.

Nevada Newsmakers is produced by Sam Shad Productions. Shad is a longtime presence on Nevada TV and radio airwaves, with a career spanning almost 30 years.

He has hosted Nevada Newsmakers since 1993. The show began airing in southern Nevada in 2004

 

 

 

 

 




Sam Shad (Over)Exposed

 

SAY WHAT?

MSNBC'S Keith Olbermann sticks Sam Shad and harangues Harry Reid for speculation on the death of Osama bin Laden

Does the senator know something that we and Dubya don't?
Who's the turkey on the eve of Turkey Day?
(Verbatim in blue.)

RENO (11-23-2005) — As Hunter S. Thompson frequently said, it's always a slow day in the news business. MSNBC "Countdown" anchor Keith Olbermann and his guest, National Journal reporter Craig Crawford, thus celebrated an early Thanksgiving after a holiday gift from Nevada.

They riffed at length on the Nov. 23 Sam Shad-Ray Hagar interview with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Headlined "Beat the Press," Olbermann led with a top-of-the-show promo for Reid's statement about Osama bin Laden to a "Reno reporter."

A few minutes later, Olbermann opened by gimleting Sam Shad for pronouncing Osama's name as "bin Layden."

OLBERMANN: Imagine you're a reporter in Reno, Nevada, doing a public affairs show with Harry Reid, trying to make a joke in which you mispronounce Osama bin Laden's name, and then this happens.

SHAD: Osama bin Laden's (poll) numbers are higher than (Vice-President Cheney's) at this point.

REID: He (bin Laden, not Cheney) may have died in the earthquake they had in Pakistan, seriously. I don't wish anyone harm, but if that's that case that's good for the world.

Neither Shad nor Reno Gazette-Journal political reporter Hagar followed up Sen. Reid's assertion.

Olbermann added that the interviewer (Shad) was asked after the taping about Reid's source and responded that Reid said he heard it on the radio somewhere.

Olbermann said the statement lacked credibility to a point that the blogosphere was unanimous in not using it.

OLBERMANN: One hundred percent of bloggers say this is too poorly sourced for us to run.

The blogosphere, ferchrissake.

CRAWFORD: Standards for confirmation are now almost non-existent.

OLBERMANN: I think we need to ask the senator for Sunday's football finals while he's at it.

Olbermann's staff contacted Reid's office which responded that Sen. Reid was quoting something he read somewhere.

Olbermann reminded the audience that Reid recently had a stroke and possibly heard it from voices that only Reid can hear.

The full transcript of the show will be available soon at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3719710/

Streaming video of the Nov. 23 Reid interview will be available for seven days or so after telecast at NevadaNewsmakers.com.

If Harry's got some actual intelligence, he's now going to have to...what's the term...oh, yeah -- CLARIFY! Either that or declare previous statements inoperative.

Happy Thanksgibleting.

Stay tuned.

Be well. Raise hell.

 

 


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