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Radio Guest List—Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nevada—February 11, 2017

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523960855981_oThis week the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada. Originally established as the Peppermill Coffee Shop and Lounge in 1971, the resort now boasts over 1600 hotel rooms and a 33,000 square foot spa. The Peppermill Reno is also the only U.S. hotel heated entirely by onsite geothermal energy, a $9.7 million investment involving 4,400 feet of drilling. To discuss more about this massive undertaking, Dean Parker Executive Facility Director at the Peppermill Reno joins the program to further explain the logistics involved in geothermally heating the property’s two million square feet of space. John Tyson, retired journalist, fills us in on some of Reno’s history — it’s still a part of the Wild West! Paul Brady, Senior Editor for Conde Nast Traveler, discusses why certainty is a priority for travelers and how President Trump’s travel ban is disrupting that. Costas Christ, Travel Writer and Editor-at-Large for Natural Geographic Traveler, explains the practices behind eco-tourism, including the U.N.’s 2030 Sustainability goals. Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno, stops by to discuss the winter wonderland of Reno and what you can expect for the city’s future. There’s all that and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Peppermill Casino & Resort in Reno, Nevada.

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Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno, discusses some of Reno’s cultural offerings, and which the direction she sees the city is headed.

Costas Christ, Travel Writer and Editor-at-Large for National Geographic Traveler, talks about the future of sustainable travel and what it means to be an eco-tourist.

John Tyson, retired journalist, elaborates on some of Reno’s history, and why the city still isn’t far removed from the wild wild west.

Paul Brady, Senior Editor at Conde Nast Traveler, talks about President Trump’s travel bans, and the effect it is having on travelers’ certainties.

Colin Robertson, Reno educator and urbanist, discusses what a tech-oriented economy will mean for Reno’s upcoming future.

Dave Cochran, Reno Fire Chief, explains why they’re the busiest fire department in all of Northern Nevada, and gives us his suggestion for breakfast burritos in town.

Dean Parker, Executive Facility Director at the Peppermill Reno, speaks in depth on the logistics and challenges of becoming the only U.S. hotel heated solely by geothermal energy.

Mei Zhang, Founder and CEO of WildChina andAauthor of Travels Through Dali: With a Leg of Ham, talks about her travels through Dali, the land of pristine mountains and “blue air days.”

Lisa Dickey, Author of Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia, discusses the inspiration behind her book, as well as a few stories from her Trans-Siberian travels.

Joe Ness, Peppermill Media Department and Creator of “Windows of the World,” explains the creative vision behind his “windows” as well as his most difficult shoot.

Sandy Ott, Professor at University of Nevada, Reno and Head of Basque Studies, talks about her first encounter with Basque culture, and what led Basque-Americans to settle in Reno.

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