Rachel Hopkin

Folklorist and Radio Producer

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This is the page where I note my thoughts about matters concerning radio production, folklore, cultural sustainability, and what I’m currently working on, as well as general musings regarding life as a folklorist/radio producer.

Nevada’s Hidden Stories: Radio Report on Historic Preservation in Reno

8 June, 2014

My latest Nevada Humanities piece for Reno Public Radio aired last week.   Read more

Vintage Vegas Food Tour

12 May, 2014

Over the past couple of months, as part of my role with Nevada Humanities, I’ve been collaborating with Vegas Valley Food Tours and the City of Las Vegas to develop a Vintage Vegas Food Tour. It’s been great fun and the first of the tours took place at the weekend, as part of a series of events marking May as Historic Preservation Month. Read more

Nevada’s Hidden Stories: Radio Profile of CJ Hadley

15 April, 2014

As part of my current day job at Nevada Humanities, I’ve started to make pieces for Reno Public Radio, aka KUNR, which are airing under the collective title of “Nevada’s Hidden Stories”; the tagline is: “an occasional series which focuses on the unique people, places, and communities that make Nevada the place we call home”. Read more

The “Insider” Guide to Las Vegas: Part Three – Croissants

12 April, 2014

Here is a copy of the latest blog-post I wrote for Nevada Humanities:

THE “INSIDER” GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS: PART THREE – CROISSANTS Read more

The “Insider” Guide to Las Vegas: Part Two – Hiking

6 March, 2014

Here is a copy of the latest blog-post I wrote for Nevada Humanities:

THE “INSIDER” GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS: PART TWO – HIKING Read more

Nevada’s Hidden Stories: Radio Report on the 2014 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

19 February, 2014

The report I made from this year’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, was aired last week on KUNR (the public radio station based in Reno) .

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Return to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

7 February, 2014

Here is a copy of my latest blog-post for Nevada Humanities:

RETURN TO THE NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Read more

The “Insider” Guide to Las Vegas: Part One – Art

23 January, 2014

Here is a copy of the latest blog-post I wrote for Nevada Humanities:

THE “INSIDER” GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS: PART ONE – ART Read more

Weekend of Wonders

25 December, 2013

Here’s a copy of the latest blog-post I wrote for Nevada Humanities.

WEEKEND OF WONDERS Read more

How Our Stories Serve Us

Here’s a copy of the latest blog-post I wrote for Nevada Humanities.

HOW OUR STORIES SERVE US Read more