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Don’t be my Valentine: Forget the hearts and flowers—it’s time to brush up on Reno’s divorce history. Reno News & Review, February 14, 2024

Leaving Las Vegas to High Rollers, Some 49ers Fans Chose Reno. New York Times, February 12, 2024

Jacobs Entertainment acquires Reno’s ‘oldest’ house. Willing to sell it for $1. Reno Gazette-Journal, February 1, 2024

Featured in “The Six-Week Cure” for 99% Invisible podcast, November 5, 2023

“150 Years of History at the Washoe County Courthouse,” Washoe Life podcast, June 2023

“The Final Word: Alicia Barber.” Nevada Magazine, Summer 2023

“Alicia Barber on History, Preservation, and Sense of Place in Reno.” Renoites podcast, May 2, 2023

“A run-down house sits in Jacobs’ motel graveyard. Could it be the oldest house in town?” Reno Gazette-Journal, April 4, 2022

Time & Place with Alicia Barber.” Regular history segment on KUNR-88.7 FM

“Reno Arch,” “Reno Divorce Industry,” and “Transformation of Reno,” C-SPAN Cities tour, April 8, 2019

ROADWAY remake” Northern Nevada Business Weekly, September 3, 2017

Best ‘Hood Defenders” Reno News & Review “Best of 2017,” August 10, 2017

The History of Reno with Dr. Alicia BarberThis is Reno podcast October 28, 2015

A Conversation: Nevada’s Top 2014 Writers” KNPB Video

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Nevada Today, October 30, 2014

Mapped Out. Reno News & Review, July 10, 2014

Audio of interview about the launch of Reno Historical. Reno Public Radio, May 9, 2014

University Professor Recognized as 2013 W. Clark Santini Cup  Recipient. Nevada Today, May 1, 2013

15 Minutes: Urban Historian. Reno News and Review, March 14, 2013

Best Way Not to Repeat the Mistakes of the Past, Best of Northern Nevada, Editor’s Choice. Reno News and Review, August 9, 2012.

With Gambling in Decline, a Faded Reno Tries to Reinvent Itself. New York Times, July 14, 2012