This Week: August 16, 2008

Locations in this article:  Las Vegas, NV

Viva Las Vegas!

Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m. to noon ET

We’re broadcasting live from Sin City at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino!

Dave Schwartz, author and director of the Gaming Studies Research Center at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, gives us some juicy details on the mob scene from the city’s early, seedier years.

Then there’s Steve Friess, freelance writer and podcast host. He is the go-to writer for the worldwide media on all things Vegas. He co-hosts the and and writes weekly top secret tourist tips you can’t miss!

Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas talks with Peter about how far the city has come, his vision for the future in tourism, and how they are taking great care to go green!

Author Michael Farquhar shares colorful anecdotes tales about some of our country’s more obscure characters from his book, A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History.

Cynthia Sass from Prevention Magazine gives us practical advice and easy tips on staying healthy when you’re traveling (especially flying).

And Dena Jones from the World Society for the Protection of Animals will be talking to Peter about how companion animals are viewed and treated in other parts of the world.

Bob Stoldal is a Las Vegas historian who will give us an in-depth look at how the Strip came to be and shares some insider knowledge about the famous Hoover Dam.

All this and your phone calls to 88-88-PETER or 888-887-3837.