Nevada Decides

Nevada Public Radio and Vegas PBS partner for “Nevada Decides,” which kicks off on Monday, Sept. 26 with a debate between the candidates for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, Steven Horsford (D) and Sam Peters (R) that will be carried on news/talk KNPR (88.9) and Vegas PBS.

“There are a wide variety of issues facing our state this year,” Mark Vogelzang, President and CEO of Nevada Public Radio said in a release. “From water cuts along the Colorado River to an affordable housing crisis, voters will have a lot in mind when they head to the ballot box. With our combined resources, we’ll be able to provide in-depth coverage on all of these topics.”

The groups had hoped to stage a debate between Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D) and her Republican opponent Adam Laxalt (R). While Masto had agreed to the debate, Laxalt did not.

Additionally, Dina Titus (D) has agreed to hold a separate, taped candidate conversation for Vegas PBS’ “Nevada Week” and KNPR’s “State of Nevada” that will air in early October after terms of the debate format could not be agreed upon with her opponent, Mark Robertson (R). This special program will also fall under the “Nevada Decides” banner that will be used by the stations throughout the final days leading to the November election.

“This year’s midterm election cycle is unlike any other,” Mare Mazur, President of Vegas PBS remarked. “With the public’s confidence in institutions at an all-time low, it’s important that they’re able to find information from a trustworthy source. Through this collaboration, we hope to be able to provide that to Nevadans statewide and help them make their decision.”