Sparks of Interest is a new upcoming podcast discussing local issues in and around Sparks, Nevada. This also includes Reno and Washoe County but even if you aren't a local, that's ok too! The topics discussed may apply to your hometown as well.
Hosted by former Mayor Candidate, Jeff Bonano; with co-hosts Dennis Bagley II and Peggy Rew to help keep our conversations comparable to 3 friends just talking over a cup of coffee.
Nevada Day & Halloween
In this action-packed episode, David and Dennis cover Nevada Day with special guest Lily. Learn about some of the history of the state of Nevada and the annual NV Day Treasure hunt! Do you think some laws are silly? Here are a few of the silliest laws in Nevada to make you scratch your head. And we talk a little about Halloween in 2020.
It’s all about the act of protesting and assembly in this episode of Sparks of Interest. Dave and Dennis cover the legal right to assemble as well as some of statutes of Sparks. A case from the 1800’s has long reaching consequences that even affected us until recently. A look into how boycotting is a form of peaceful protest. And we cover the riots that have occurred in 2020.
Growing up in Sparks
In this episode, things take a more lighthearted tone as Dennis and Dave share stories of growing up in Sparks. Hear about some of the changes in the area since they were kids and get to know our hosts a little better. As a real treat, Dennis and Dave share their time in ROTC in high school.
It’s an emotional episode as Dave and Dennis discuss the September 11th attacks in 2001. We cover the timeline of events just before the attacks as well as our personal experiences in the following days.
During these trying times, we often overlook our spiritual needs. Whether you believe in a deity or not, whether you meditate or pray, your spirit is important and needs to be nurtured. David and Dennis speak with Pastor Louie Locke on faith in the Reno/Sparks area and what lessons have helped them in all aspects of life.
It’s that time of year again, the start of school! Dennis and Dave tackle the reopening of schools here in Washoe County amid the pandemic and the trials that await our community. We cover the plan laid out for in-person and distance learning.