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A sense of Nevada

  At Home in the Wasteland: Nevada Visions of Environment and Community is the title of a forum sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee, April 15 at the University of Nevada Reynolds School of Journalism auditorium in Reno. The panel features photographer Peter Goin, geographer Paul Starrs, historians James Hulse and Elizabeth Raymond, teacher and state nuclear projects commissioner Michon Mackedon, and political scientist and state Sen. Dina Titus. Along with audience members, they will explore changing visions of farming, ranching, mining, nuclear, military, rural and urban landscapes and communities in Nevada. The discussion will be moderated by Jon Christensen, Great Basin regional editor of High Country News. For more information about the 7 p.m. get-together, contact the Nevada Humanities Committee, 1034 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV 89507 (702/784-6587).