Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Big City, Small Town

NPR’s State of the Reunion visits Las Vegas, and hears from Huntington Press author Matt O’Brien about the homless people whose lives he’s explored in Beneath the Neon and My Week at the Blue Angel.

Residents narrate the city’s rise during the real estate boom and the depth of the foreclosure crisis since the bubble burst.

Beneath the casinos and the glitz of Las Vegas’ strip, another world exists. In the tunnels built as a flood channel several miles beneath Las Vegas, several hundred people make their home.

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