Podcast // Episode 1: Steven Brooks, Same-Sex Marriage, a Posthumous Pardon

by ALEX POMPLIANO

Nevada Assembly Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, hugs Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, following an emotional and historic vote to expel fellow Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, during the Assembly floor session at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Neal was the lone dissenting vote when a bipartisan select committee empanelled to look into the North Las Vegas Democrat's behavior voted 6-1 Tuesday to recommend expulsion. (CATHLEEN ALLISON/AP Photo)

Nevada Assembly Majority Leader William Horne hugs Assemblywoman Dina Neal following an emotional and historic vote to expel fellow Assemblyman Steven Brooks, during the Assembly floor session on Thurs., March 28, 2013. (CATHLEEN ALLISON/AP Photo)

On today’s weekly round-up, we learn how the now-former Nevada assemblyman Steven Brooks made his way into the news again with an arrest following his recent expulsion from the Legislature. We also hear from Nevada Media Alliance reporters S. Laney Olson and Natasha Vitale as they talk about their experiences covering meetings at the capitol on same-sex marriage and the pardoning of black heavyweight boxing champion John Arthur “Jack” Johnson.

For More: Same-Sex Marriage Draws Big Support at Capitol covers the emotional meeting from last Tuesday. And Nevada Urges Congress to Finally Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson has more on the pending pardon for the late heavyweight boxing champion.

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