Ep. 23: Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we present our semi-annual list of upcoming community events and activities that we are looking forward to attending in the first quarter of 2019. The events include:

MOB Month at the Las Vegas Clark County Library - Tuesdays in January https://www.facebook.com/events/2242676339347487/

The Civil Rights Film Festival will be put on as part of the African American Heritage Month, Saturday, January 5th at the West Las Vegas library. https://www.facebook.com/events/451695212024065/

Infinity Mirrored Room — Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Narcissus Garden
Nov 16 (Fri) - Apr 28 (Sun) by Artist Yayoi Kusama at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art https://www.bellagio.com/en/entertainment/gallery-of-fine-art.html

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering from January 28-February 2. https://www.nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org

Legislative Session starting February 4th https://www.leg.state.nv.us/

Dark Arts Market Feb. 9th at Cornish Pasty Company  https://www.facebook.com/darkartsoddities/

The 15th Annual Dam Short Film Festival takes place in Boulder City, Nevada from February 7-10. http://damshortfilm.org

Come From Away at the Smith Center - Feb 19 - Feb. 24
https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/comefromaway/

The Contemporary West Dance Theatre, formerly known as the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, will be putting on a performance called ‘Heart and Soul’ on February 8-9 at the West Las Vegas Library Theater. http://lvdance.org

Axis: Mundo Queer Networking in Chicano L.A. will feature work by Chicanox artists from L.A. and takes place at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum, from January 11 to March 16. https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/barrick-museum-opens-axis-mundo-queer-networks-chicano-la-jan-11

Series of performance art nights hosted by the Marcus Civin, Chair of the UNLV Art Department and local artist and Desert Companion photographer Brent Holmes, called Radar. It’s in the beta testing phase, and they’ve opened it up to performance and visual artists to showcase their works, be it poetry, musicians, acrobats, everyone is invited. https://knpr.org/knpr/2018-12/marcus-civins-broad-palette

August Wilson’s Fences, performed by the Nevada Conservatory Theater and runs from February 9-18. Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Cockroach Theater runs from January 23-February 10. Small Mouth Sounds performed at A Public Fit February 15-March 10. And Spring Awakening, the musical, at Majestic Repertory which runs from January 10-February 3.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/nevada-conservatory-theatre-fences-0

http://www.cockroachtheatre.com/event/4be0a8861deb2acfb77762d764c95984

https://apublicfit.org/qsot-event/small-mouth-sounds/

http://www.majesticrepertory.com/shows-1

The Las Vegas Aviators (formerly known as the Las Vegas 51’s) will kick-off their first season at the Las Vegas Ballpark on April  9th. https://www.milb.com/las-vegas  

From April 26-28, the Nevada Preservation Foundation brings us their annual Home + History Las Vegas event. https://nevadapreservation.org/hhlv/

The Believer Festival, presented by the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, is a roving literature, music and art festival will take place on April 25-27. https://believerfestival.org

Follow @dwaynethekitty on Instagram if you like cats.

Tag us on Instagram (@wildandfreepod), Twitter (@wildandfreepod) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wildandfreepod/). Let us know what things you are excited to see and do in 2019!

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Ep. 22: The year that was 2018

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On this episode your co-wranglers discuss some of their favorite things from 2018, with a focus on the Las Vegas community. Alison gushes over two of her favorite places, Ghost Donkey aka Ghost Face Donkey Killah (https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants/ghost-donkey) and EDO Tapas (https://edotapas.com/), which you may have seen on our Instagram recently. Jacob raves about Nevada Taste Site (http://www.nevadatastesite.com/) and the incredibly delicious chicken sandwich he had at Life is Beautiful from Scotch 80 (http://www.palms.com/scotch-80-prime.html). Beyond food, which if we are honest is, is life...we also discuss our favorite events, concerts and other happenings in southern Nevada that made 2018 great. We want you to tell us what your favorite things of 2018 are. Tag us on Instagram (@wildandfreepod), Twitter (@wildandfreepod) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wildandfreepod/). We want to get delayed FOMO for what we missed, and plan ahead for those things we can catch in 2019.

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Ep. 21: Pambazos are Life

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On this episode we speak with organizer, activist, outdoorsperson, DREAMer and superwoman Erika Castro. Erika serves as the Senior Immigration Organizer with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN). Erika talks about her path to becoming an organizer and the spark that keeps her going. She shares with us about the challenges she has faced both personally and in her work. Erika, who started her work as a cook, also talks about her favorite food and gets our Co-Wranglers very hungry for delicious treats. This episode was recorded prior to the November 2018 election, but clearly the hard work Erika and her fellow organizers put into the election has paid off! To find out more about PLAN visit https://www.planevada.org/ and for more information about PLAN Action visit http://planaction.org/.

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Ep: 20: Neon, Nature, and Mocktails, Oh My!

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Who says you cannot make friends via social media? Our guest on this episode is writer, artist and nature lover Kim Miller who authors the blog “Sober in Vegas”. Kim joins us to talk about her sobriety journey, makes us a delicious (and easy!) seasonal mocktail, and talks about her favorite art, culture, food and nature in Las Vegas. You don’t want to miss this episode, and we are pretty sure this is not the last time you’ll hear from Kim on our podcast.

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Why We Vote

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Voting is the mechanism that keeps our republic alive and functioning. If we do not vote, our voices are not heard. Today we share with you why we vote, and to encourage you to both vote, and share your story about why you are voting. We would love to hear your story, so please share with us on Facebook, Twitter (@wildandfreepod) or Instagram (@wildandfreepod).

If you have not voted, please do so this Tuesday. If you need to find your polling place, visit: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/. If you live in Clark County, you can vote at any one of these voting centers on 11/6 - https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Documents/2018/VC-WEB-18G.pdf .

Vote for those who cannot. Vote for your future. Vote for our future.

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Ep. 19: Go Nevada, It's your Birthday!

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

On this episode we celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite things, NEVADA! We have taken our love of history, comedy, and ridiculousness to a whole new level by providing our dear listeners with our take on the history of this great state in honor of Nevada Day. We could not have put this episode together without additional help from some friends. In this episode you will hear from Anna Allred, a local actor, playwright and children’s theater director who co-wrote and performed with us on “Comstock Lode” and “Bullfrog County Nevada”. Actor, director, and writer Oliver Jones co-wrote and performed with us on “Telegraph TMZ” and “Divorce Ranch Tales”. “Home Means Nevada”, our state song, was written by Bertha Rafetto and performed here by Lily & Xochi. All work other than the music and “Home Means Nevada” is original and written by Alison & Jacob. Music in this episode is from www.purple-planet.net.

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Ep. 18: D-Well: Vegas Changemakers

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

On this episode, we are joined by Lucas Ybarra and Brent Buffone, residents of D-Well Las Vegas.

D-Well is a co-living residence for changemakers in the Las Vegas community that have a strong social mission, are community-driven and want to live and collaborate together. Lucas and Brent share about how they are trying to create a positive impact in Las Vegas and why they were drawn to the D-Well project. They talk about building relationships that have lead to exciting collaborations that have enriched them both personally and professionally. We were lucky to have Brent perform a live spoken word performance and Lucas was generous enough to provide a beat to end the episode titled ‘The Dream.’ Here’s to all the dreamers and changemakers in Vegas!

To learn more about D-Well and apply, visit their website at: https://d-well.vegas

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Special Edition: Creating Community

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this special edition episode, Alison shares a talk she recently gave at Creative Mornings Las Vegas (https://creativemornings.com/cities/lv) on the theme of ‘Community.’ Alison’s main mission in life is to build a stronger, more just and empathetic community. In her talk, Alison shares her struggles to find a sense of self and community in her home state of Chihuahua, then in college at Michigan State University and finally here in Las Vegas and the steps she has taken to foster community in her new home. She also talks about the causes she’s passionate about and the people that have been fundamental in inspiring, nourishing and fulfilling her.

This episode features an original song “To Porto” by our produce Jose Sotelo.

Hey Nevadans! Are you registered to vote? If you are not please visit https://www.registertovotenv.gov/ and get yourself registered ONLINE by THURSDAY OCTOBER 18th.

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Ep. 17: You down with NCG? (Yeah, you know me!)

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we welcome Barbara Paulsen and Deacon James Hobart who are volunteer leaders with Nevadans for the Common Good (https://www.facebook.com/nevadansforthecommongood) (http://www.nevadansforthecommongood.org/) which is a grassroots interfaith organization that works to find common ground on issues in order to improve the lives of all Nevadans. Deacon James and Barbara tell us about Nevadans for the Common Good, as well as discuss their priorities for the legislative session. They also share with us some local successes that have been achieved by the group.

Hey Nevadans! Are you registered to vote? If you are not please visit https://www.registertovotenv.gov/ and get yourself registered ONLINE by THURSDAY OCTOBER 18th.

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Ep. 16: Whose tweet is it anyway?

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we speak again with our friend and immigration attorney Sarah Perez. Sarah joins us to talk about some of the more recent developments with immigration policy and practice. Sarah gets real as she speaks of the asylum process, as well as the real story of kids who have been separated by their families. The news and pundits tell us one thing, but we get down to learn what actually happen.

If you or someone you know needs legal assistance with immigration issues in light of recent moves by the White House, you can contact the UNLV Law Immigration Clinic (https://law.unlv.edu/clinics/immigration), Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Immigration Services (https://www.catholiccharities.com/service_details/immigration-services/) or Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (https://www.lacsn.org/).

Hey Nevadans! Are you registered to vote? If you are not please visit http://www.nvsos.gov and get yourself registered by FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th.

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