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City Cast

City Cast Las Vegas is a daily podcast and newsletter created by and for locals (and locals-at-heart) that’ll challenge the easy narratives... more

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Episodes

Jeff German’s Cellphone, Contaminated Cannabis and Verrry Expensive Reptiles

This week, Vogue, Dayvid and Sonja look at a wild week of news: First up, journalist Jeff German’s murder investigation... more

27 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
What We Can Learn From Lombardo's State Address

Governor Joe Lombardo gave his first State of the State address on Monday, using the hour to detail a legislative... more

26 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Has Vegas Outgrown Elvis?

To no one’s surprise, Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster hit “Elvis” got several Oscar nods yesterday, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor.... more

25 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Will Vegas Finally Get a Cannabis-Friendly Hotel?

Last week, the Artisan Hotel near the Strip made national news when its owners announced their plans to re-invent the... more

24 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
The Best Shortcuts for Vegas Drivers

One of the best badges of being a local is knowing your way around town — like really, really knowing... more

23 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Helldorado is Back! Plus, DTLV’s Odd New Slogan and Kyle Rittenhouse

It’s the end of a cold and rainy week here in Las Vegas, so today we’re cozying up to the... more

20 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
The Best Happy Hours in Vegas

Happy hour is a sacred time. Whether it’s an excuse to leave work early, or after a long shift, it’s... more

19 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
How to be Sober in Vegas

It’s Booze Week over here at CCLV — but for a lot of you, it’s also Dry January. So what’s... more

18 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
The Secret History of Speakeasies in Las Vegas

One hundred and three years ago today, Prohibition became the law of the land. To no one’s surprise, mobsters found... more

17 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Is This Fiore’s Last Fight in Vegas? Plus, Farewell to Carr, and More Flight Delays

It’s Friday, y’all! And today, lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson is joined by newsletter editor Scott Dickensheets and guest Joey... more

13 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
A Newcomer’s Guide to Vegas

60,000 people are slated to move to Las Vegas this year — so what do brand-new residents of our city... more

12 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
How The Iconic Plaza Hotel Stays Relevant

At the time it was built in 1971, The Plaza Hotel was the biggest casino in the world. But now,... more

11 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The Coolest Tech at CES 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show is considered the most influential technology trade show in the world — and it's taken place... more

10 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Covid Didn’t Kill These Unhoused People — So What Did?

Deaths in Southern Nevada’s homeless population spiked in 2021 — but it wasn’t because of COVID, reporter Michael Lyle tells... more

09 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Free Flights for Cats, Billion Dollar Buildings, and a Debate Over “Sin City”

In our first Friday news roundup of 2023, co-host Vogue Robinson sits down with producers Sonja Cho Swanson and Layla... more

06 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
Sisolak’s Former Chief of Staff Reflects

Yvanna Cancela has long been a familiar name in Nevada politics — and she’s just finished a stint as chief... more

05 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
What’s in the Cards For Vegas in 2023?

To celebrate a new year in Las Vegas, we are swapping our playing cards for tarot cards with long-time Las... more

04 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Your 2023 Resolutions For Las Vegas

We asked, you answered: What should our city’s resolutions for 2023 be? So today, co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler... more

03 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
A Big Win for Nevada’s Public Lands

Avi Kwa Ame is the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape, which is sacred to over 12... more

30 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Public Official Goes to Trial For Journalist Murder

Arguably the biggest story out of Vegas this year was the murder of veteran Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. German... more

29 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Siegel Suites and the Donut Debacle

What do Siegel Suites and Pinkbox Doughnuts have in common? They are both owned by the Siegel Group, who was... more

28 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
The Colorado River’s Tough Year

With Las Vegas’ proximity to the growing bathtub rings in Lake Mead, it’s no surprise that water conservation was a... more

27 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Are the Desert Dogs our New Golden Knights?

There’s a new sports team in town, Las Vegas — the Desert Dogs!!! So, are we all about to become... more

22 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Hanukkah Food in Vegas

Co-host Dayvid Figler grew up in Las Vegas’s Jewish community, so today, co-host Vogue Robinson asks him all of our... more

21 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
How Vegas Celebrates Kwanzaa

From Henderson to Summerlin, Vegas is teeming with holiday events to close out the year. Today, we’re going to get... more

20 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
How Traffic Tickets are Changing on Jan. 1

Starting on January 1, a whole bunch of minor traffic offenses (like broken tail lights and expired vehicle registrations) will... more

19 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Red Rock’s Fee Hike, a Shooting Victim’s Lawsuit, and Vegas In Memoriam

It’s Friday (hooray!) which means that we’re getting into this week’s news: Today, Sonja, Dayvid, and Scott dig into the... more

16 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Why Police Officers are Dying by Suicide

More police die by suicide than in the line of duty in America. And in a 24-hour, vice-friendly city like... more

15 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
What is Las Vegas Reading?

The holidays are a busy time for bookstores — and their holiday sales are actually kind of a microcosm of... more

14 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
The Trouble With Opt-In Sex Ed

CCSD recently released a proposal they’re planning to take to the state legislature next year: They want sex education to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Our Naughty or Nice List, Vegas Edition

Ask Mr. Claus — there are two kinds of people in the world: naughty and nice. So which Las Vegans will producer... more

12 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Rogue Lion, Tony Hsieh, and Why Las Vegans Stay Mad!

It’s Friday (WE DID IT, we made it to the end of the week, y’all!) and it’s also the end of a... more

09 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
Are Vegas Streets Dangerous by Design?

Between the cars, bikes, pedestrians, and traffic cones, there's a lot going on on Las Vegas roads. This year, Las... more

08 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and man, can that be stressful. Fear not, fellow Las Vegans, because we’ve got... more

07 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
Should We Ban Puppy Sales?

Today, the Clark County Commission will vote on an ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, rabbits, and pigs... more

06 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
The Country’s Best Mariachi Team is from Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, The College of Southern Nevada’s mariachi team, Mariachi Plata, became back-to-back winners at the biggest... more

05 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Big News for Nature in NV! Plus, a CCSD Lawsuit & a Sandwich Showdown

Hello, sweet, sweet Friday. We’re back in your feeds with a roundup of the week’s news. Vogue, Davyid & Scott... more

02 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Chef-Approved Eats in Chinatown

If you love good food, Chinatown is THE happening neighborhood in Las Vegas right now, says Lorraine Blanco Moss. Lorraine... more

01 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
The Vegas Movies That We Love (And Hate)

As people find themselves with more downtime around the holidays, the age old question presents itself: what do we watch?... more

30 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
The Trailblazing Architect Behind Iconic Vegas Buildings

Decades after his passing, mid-century architect Paul Revere Williams is finally getting his due: He was the first Black certified... more

29 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
How This Sandwich Spot Stole Vegas’ Heart

Like many Las Vegans, the beloved sandwich shop Capriotti’s wasn’t born in this town — but they made Las Vegas... more

28 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Crosswalk Turkeys, Sexy Volcanos, and What Makes For a Good Judge

It’s not the weekend, but it’s also kinda the weekend — so we’ve got a special roundup episode of our... more

23 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Did Howard Hughes Move to Vegas on Thanksgiving Night?

On Thanksgiving in 1966, Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in the dead of night on a secret train from... more

22 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Best Hidden Food Gems

Las Vegas is a food town. From the high-end restaurants to the gas station taco stands, there are almost too... more

21 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Bronze Statues, Banned Media + Christmas Cactus

Producer Layla Muhammad jumps into the host seat to welcome co-host Dayvid Figler and friend of the pod reporter Michael “MJ” Lyle of the Nevada... more

18 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
How Pat Spearman Lost AND Won This Election

Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman lost her bid for North Las Vegas’s mayoral seat this election cycle — but less... more

17 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Buildings We Love to Hate

YES we love our city, but sometimes we gotta complain about it. Today, Vogue, Dayvid, Scott and Sonja sit down... more

16 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Why ACLUNV Sued Nye County Four Times

Election denialism hit hard in Nevada. So hard, in fact, that our neighbors in Nye County moved to hand-count their... more

15 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
History of Sex and Sin City

Did you know Las Vegas has an Erotic Heritage Museum? Of course we do! On the outside, it looks like a... more

14 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Guest Episode: Mobbed Up's Stories from the Steer

Everybody loves a true-crime story. Today, we have a special guest episode from our friends at the Las Vegas Review... more

12 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Election Night Pizza and the Tripledemic

Hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler welcome Nevada Independent political reporter Tabitha Mueller to the Round up to figure out the shape... more

11 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
We Can’t Stop Thinking About Those Lake Mead Remains

A few weeks ago, a sixth set of human remains was found in Lake Mead. And just last week, a... more

10 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Election First Impressions

Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it past Election Day! Voting for the 2022 General Election may be over but the counting... more

09 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Vegas Voting Stories

The day is finally here! Dawn has broken on Election Day 2022 and whether you’re braving the weather to go stand... more

08 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
How To Combat Election Anxiety

Look, the elections fatigue, stress, and anxiety is real. We’re all feeling it, no matter what side of the aisle... more

07 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
The Best Off-Strip Casinos! Plus, a Mall Raid and Becky Hammon’s New Job

Not all the news this week is election-related! In our Friday news roundup, host Vogue Robinson talks with lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson and... more

04 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Thai Food Took Off in Las Vegas

Vegas restaurant icon Lotus of Siam put Thai food in our city on the national map — one food critic... more

03 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
A City-County Showdown

Sure, we tell folks that we’re “from Las Vegas” when we’re traveling… but how many of us are actually from... more

02 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
A Water Cop Ride Along

With Las Vegas’ close proximity to Lake Mead, it is no surprise that the Valley has put some serious thought... more

01 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
The Haunted Casinos of Las Vegas

Happy Halloween! Las Vegas is a fairly young city, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some (literal) skeletons in... more

31 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Pawn Shops vs. Ye, More Election Shenanigans, and a McRib-Cronut Showdown

The weather may be cooling down but the news just keeps coming in hot! In this week’s Friday news roundup,... more

28 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Are We Dead Last In Youth Mental Health?

Every year, the Mental Health Institute releases a report on the state of mental health in America. One of the... more

27 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
How Pop-Punk Gave the Middle Finger to High Winds

On Saturday, high winds brought in roiling dust clouds, grounded hundreds of flights, and forced the organizers of the nostalgia-driven... more

26 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Are Ads Helping or Hurting Our Elections?

The November election is right around the corner and if there is any indication of that, it’s the political ads... more

25 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Why the Silver State is Purple Again

Just when you thought Nevada was swinging blue, we swung right back into the murky middle. All eyes are on... more

24 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Audition For Slap Fighting? Plus, The LV Book Festival and Parking Woes

What did the open hand say to the Nevada State Athletic Commission? SLAP. And then they all unanimously agreed to... more

21 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
How NV Resurrected The Equal Rights Amendment

The federal Equal Rights Amendment was a simple thing: An amendment to the Constitution to guarantee equal rights regardless of... more

20 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Political Veteran Chris G. Isn’t Done With Nevada Yet

Chris Giunchigliani, or Chris G. as she’s often known, is a familiar name to Nevadans — from teacher’s union president... more

19 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
The Mysteries of "Outback Nevada"

During his time in Nevada, journalist John M. Glionna has visited pretty much every city, town, township, hamlet, burg, village,... more

18 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
How eSports Could Take Over Vegas

Yes, Las Vegas has rapidly become a sports town — but could we also become an eSports town, too? Ryan... more

17 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
A Punk Rock Paradise, a New Evictions Court, and a Few Surprising Endorsements

Aaaand eyebrows UP! We’ve got some head-turning news for you in the roundup this week. Vogue, Dayvid and Sonja are... more

14 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Could We Be The Gold Standard For Cannabis Lounges?

It’s a big week for the Vegas cannabis industry. Cannabis consumption lounge applications open tomorrow after 5 years of back... more

13 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Construction Battles At Red Rock Aren't Over Yet

Last week, the Clark County Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve Jim Rhodes’ housing project near Red Rock Canyon —... more

12 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Does Reno Get A Museum of Art… And We Don’t?

Look, we’ve got some great galleries and small art museums here in town — we’re not denying that. But when... more

11 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Sick Puppies, Construction at Red Rock, and 20 Years of First Friday

What. A week. Of news. Before we get into today’s topics, we wanted to acknowledge the violence that occurred on... more

07 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
The Solutions to Homelessness No One’s Talking About

As we’ve discussed on City Cast, homelessness in the Vegas Valley is an urgent issue that’s only getting worse. Our patchwork of... more

06 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Who Won the Sisolak/Lombardo Showdown?

On Sunday, The Nevada Independent hosted a debate between Nevada gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak, the Democratic incumbent, and Sheriff Joe... more

05 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
What Really Happens in Vegas Dive Bars

Remember that Vice article about Vegas dive bars? Yeah, we panned it in a Friday roundup — it was full... more

04 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
You Say Nevada, I Say… Nevada?

If you’re listening to this podcast, you probably know how to pronounce “Nevada.” Or do you…? Is the Spanish “ah”more historically accurate, and... more

03 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Prison Breaks, Broken Fingers, and the Grasshopper-pocalypse That Wasn't

The escape and eventual capture of prisoner Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was all over the news this week — but could it... more

30 Sep 2022 · 31 minutes
Veteran Politicians Fight For North Town’s Mayoral Seat

Despite being the most diverse city in Nevada, North Las Vegas has yet to see a Black woman mayor. This... more

29 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
Why Men Are Paying $70k To Break Their Legs

“Break a leg” takes on new meaning for Dr. Kevin Debiparshad, a Las Vegas doctor and the subject of a... more

28 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
We Need To Talk About Elvis

Baz Luhrmann directed a new film, which was recently released on HBO Max, about Elvis Presley’s life from childhood to... more

27 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Meet the Sword Swallowing Mastermind Behind DTLV’s Wild New Show

Amy Saunders’s stage presence, Miss Behave, is more than an alter ego. Think more like “Amy times Amy,” — and if you’ve... more

26 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
Weed Lounges Get the Green Light

Wow, Friday snuck up on us FAST this week — there’s just so much going on the news! Today, Vogue,... more

23 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
What Does It Mean To Be Multicultural in Las Vegas?

Today on City Cast Las Vegas, Vogue chats with Dr. Erika Gisela Abad Merced, (AKA Dr. Abad) an educator, writer,... more

22 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
The Cookbook Club That Fed A City

When Kim Foster started the cookbook club Please Send Noodles (a cheeky play on “please send nudes”), it was a... more

21 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Why Sen. Cortez Masto Opposes Biden’s Student Debt Plan

Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto made headlines when she publicly criticized President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, breaking rank with... more

20 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Five Vegas Women You Need to Know

A few weeks ago, our team talked about the movers and shakers from Las Vegas history who would be on... more

19 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Cannabis Cleans Up In Court

Sonja and Dayvid are joined today by a very special guest: Joey Lovato, host of the Nevada Independent’s podcast IndyMatters. (Psst, it’s... more

16 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Can The Aces Make Las Vegas History?

Vegas is buzzing as the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces make their way to Connecticut tonight with a 2-0 lead over... more

15 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Life is Beautiful Returns and Locals Are Conflicted

The music, food, and art festival Life is Beautiful starts Friday — you may have already noticed street closures downtown... more

14 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Where's Our Tupac Memorial?

Twenty-six years ago today, Tupac Amaru Shakur died at University Medical Center here in Las Vegas. A few days before... more

13 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Beverly Rogers Doesn’t Call Herself a Philanthropist

If you’ve been in Vegas for a while, you might’ve seen “Rogers” in an organization’s name or two. That’s Beverly... more

12 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Did the Lawyer Kill the Journalist?

In our look back at the week’s news, our team is tackling the story of local journalist Jeff German’s murder,... more

09 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
What’s it Like to Be a Showgirl in Vegas?

Where have all the showgirls gone? No, we’re not talking about the costumed photo ops on Fremont Street, or those... more

08 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Heyyy, Bettor Bettor! Sports Betting Basics With Homegrown Analyst Minty Bets

Football season starts tomorrow, and for some of you, it’s not just ego and bragging rights on the line. Ever... more

07 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
The Latest on Monkeypox in Las Vegas

Last month, CCSD confirmed their first Monkeypox case at Palo Verde High School. With Las Vegas being a global destination... more

06 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
The Curious Test Case in NV’s “Black Book”

Millennial content warning: We reference BOTH The Dark Crystal and the Mayor of Flavortown in today’s episode. But before that... more

02 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
The Best Coffee Shops in Vegas

Las Vegas doesn’t run on rum, tequila, or vodka — that’s tourist juice. Coffee’s the true lifeblood of our 24-hour... more

01 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Go To Ely, Las Vegans! No, Seriously.

City Cast Las Vegas co-host Dayvid Figler has a decades-long friend in Anne Kellogg. Anne is a fiercely proud born-and-raised... more

31 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
Why Are So Many Retirees Coming to Vegas?

Amid the attention given to predictions in a recent UNLV study that valley’s population will grow by more than 1... more

30 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Answering "Dumb" Questions About Living in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has shifted its slogan from “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” to “What Happens Here, Only Happens... more

29 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Is Vegas Really a “Cesspool of Crime”?

In this Friday’s news roundup, the question of whether Vegas is a “cesspool of crime” as former president Trump claimed... more

26 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Yes! You Can Drink The Tap Water, Says Water Smarts

Everyone we know in the Valley has an opinion about water — so why not make it an informed opinion?... more

25 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
Revisiting the Lorax of Las Vegas

While our producers are taking a much-needed vacation, we’re revisiting one of our favorite City Cast Las Vegas interviews with... more

24 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Clean Air for East Las Vegas — And More Nevada Stories

Today, we're bringing you a special guest episode from The Nevada Independent's podcast IndyMatters. (If you're not already listening to... more

23 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Why is Clark County a Death Penalty Outlier?

Clark County sentences more people to death than almost any other county in the nation — we come in fourth (fourth!)out... more

22 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Is Las Vegas Ready for A Million More People?!

On this week’s Friday news round up, the team laments over some of our small city’s big problems. Lead producer... more

19 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Cold Drinks & Hot Takes With Food Writer Johnathan Wright

Food writer Johnathan Wright has had his eye on Las Vegas for a long time — so when longtime Review-Journal... more

18 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Did the Mob Dump Those Human Bodies in Lake Mead?

On Monday evening, human remains were found at Lake Mead’s Swim Beach. This is the fifth body found by visitors... more

17 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
What’s Inside That “Melted” Building Downtown?

You’ve probably driven past this swirly, swooped steel structure on Bonneville across from the outlet mall. It’s also all over... more

16 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
The Jail Chaplain Who Changed Thousands of Lives

The pews were filled with the who’s who of the Las Vegas legal world last Thursday, from politicians to police... more

15 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
To Hate or Not to Hate Monsoon Season

Oh hello, Friday friends — if you’re here for hot takes and cool dad jokes, you’re in the right place.... more

12 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Could This Be Nevada’s Next National Monument?

Avi Kwa Ame is the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape, which is sacred to over 12... more

11 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Are We Still Fighting Over Red Rock?

When it comes to local mottos, we've got a few: #VegasStrong, "What happens here, stays here," and "it's a dry... more

10 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Why Homelessness is Up in Southern Nevada

Contributor Michael Lyle, a reporter at the Nevada Current, joins us today to talk about the results of the Valley’s... more

09 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Gambling Revenue is Booming — At What Cost?

The pandemic floodgates have opened, and gambling is hot hot HOT once again. Southern Nevada is raking in months upon... more

08 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Attack of the 50-Foot Showgirls (and Other Vegas Horrors)

Today, hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler, along with lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson, indulge in the cleansing fires of... more

05 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Is New Orleans Square a Refuge for Artists Escaping Rising Rents?

As rising rents push artists out of the Arts District, could the newly-revitalized New Orleans square be the answer? New... more

04 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
What Tony Hsieh Got Wrong About Downtown

Tony Hsieh has long been painted as a tortured visionary — most recently in the posthumous biography by two Wall... more

03 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Inside UNLV’s Nurse Camp for High Schoolers

Even before the pandemic, Nevada had the second-largest nursing deficit in the country, and the pandemic has only worsened nurse... more

02 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
What Dayvid Thinks You Should Know About NV's Ballot Initiatives

Nevada’s ballot initiative process can be confusing. The deadline for gathering signatures for measures proposing to amend the state Constitution... more

01 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
We Review Vice's Guide to Las Vegas

Producer Layla Muhammad hosts newsletter editor Scott Dickensheets and host Dayvid Figler in a spirited conversation for this week’s Friday... more

29 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Is Sin City Sex Positive?

We call Vegas “Sin City,” and we have the strippers, cocktail waitresses, escorts, Little Darlings billboards, and The Love Store... more

28 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
Most Vegas Speeding Tickets Get a Pass — Should They?

The Las Vegas Valley has a speeding problem: 2021 was the worst year for traffic fatalities in over a decade... more

27 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Why This Artist is Fighting to Stay in the Arts District

As rents rise all over the valley, some business owners in the Arts District got hit with 200-400 percent rent increases, making... more

26 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Is Now the Time for Vegas to Get an NBA Team?

KSNV News 3 sports anchor Bryan Salmond calls Las Vegas the sports and entertainment capital of the world. With another... more

25 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Bennifer’s Wedding and Your Next Vegas Itinerary

Our Roving Producer Lizzie Goldsmith is from Denver and has never been to Vegas! Host Vogue Robinson and Lead Producer... more

22 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
AAPI Stories Take Center Stage in New Podcast

When’s the last time you exited Spring Mountain Rd. and visited Las Vegas’ Chinatown? Today on City Cast Las Vegas,... more

21 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Why Vogue Thinks the Vegas Poetry Scene is Poppin'

It’s been a long hard summer for many reasons. Ways to find relief are more important than ever, but where... more

20 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
The Latest on the COVID Variants in Nevada

How worried should Nevadans be about the BA.4 and BA.5 variants? Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixth wave... more

19 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
What Twitter Can Tell Us About Gun Control Attitudes

Mary Blankenship is a researcher at Brookings Mountain West at UNLV who studies internet misinformation — and her most recent... more

18 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Our Not So Tiny Affordable Housing Debate

It’s Friday (can we get a FriYAY?) which means it’s time for a news roundup! Sonja, Scott and Layla sit down to... more

15 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Casting Da Shade on the Vegas Wrestling Scene

Local wrestling champion Anthony “Da Shade” Shade says being raised in the Fight Capital of the World helped him make his way into wrestling.... more

14 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Your Ornamental Grass Has Got to Go

You may have noticed a few changes around town: Slowly but surely, patches of grass in medians, under street signs,... more

13 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Hike Smart with Your Pup

The pandemic created a lot of new dog owners and a lot of new outdoors enthusiasts — resulting in more... more

12 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Raiders Drama & Resilience: 101

If you follow sports news, you probably know that the Las Vegas Raiders have had a bumpy few years: The... more

11 Jul 2022 · 25 minutes
Should Fremont Be 21+?

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a news roundup! Every Friday, members of the team sit down to talk... more

08 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
A Water Woe-Down with City Cast Salt Lake

Cheers, Las Vegas! John Oliver praised the city for being a model for water conservation in the Colorado River Basin... more

07 Jul 2022 · 12 minutes
Pride at The Neon Museum Doesn’t End in June

Throughout the month of June, the Neon Museum hosted a series of Pride Gallery talks, tying iconic neon signs (like the Silver... more

06 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Is New Tech Making Gambling Too Easy... And Too Fun?

The pandemic accelerated a lot of new technologies (like Zoom meetings and online shopping), and the gaming industry was certainly... more

05 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
Nevada’s Legislators Have Day Jobs. Should They?

Nevada is one of just a handful of states with a “citizen legislature” — our lawmakers convene every other year,... more

30 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
Pride Month Political Vibe Check

As Pride Month comes to a close and midterm elections loom over us, Nevada Current reporter Michael Lyle shares his... more

28 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Why This Food Writer Won't Eat Pinkbox Doughnuts

Food writer Kim Foster loves a good donut — but you won’t ever find her at Pinkbox Doughnuts, a booming... more

23 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
Major Takeaways from the Nevada Primary Election

The Nevada primary election ended last Tuesday and the road to the general election has begun. Some races turned out... more

21 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Juneteenth 365 Days a Year

Juneteenth, the day Union soldiers took over in Galveston, TX and delivered the news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the... more

16 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Who Speaks for the Trees in LV?

Las Vegas is the fastest-warming city in the U.S. — and that's only made worse by the urban heat island... more

14 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Cheers to Restaurant Week!

Three Square’s Restaurant Week is here! For its 15th year, about 200 restaurants have joined Southern Nevada’s only food bank... more

09 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Vegas had the Nation’s Worst Formula Shortage — Here’s the Big Picture

The nationwide formula shortage hit Las Vegas hard: According to the Nevada Independent, we were the number one metro area with... more

07 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Our Host Vogue Robinson Toughs Out the Summer Heat

It’s true, the news is out: We have a brand new host joining the team. Please join us in welcoming... more

02 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
Why So Much is at Stake in This Year’s NV Secretary of State Election

Nevada's Secretary of State election isn’t one that typically makes too many headlines—after all, how many of us know what... more

31 May 2022 · 21 minutes
Guest Episode: Introducing Cheftimony + The Las Vegas Food Community

Today, we have a special guest episode with Graham MacLennon, host of the podcast Cheftimony. Graham is a lawyer-turned-chef-turned-lawyer once... more

27 May 2022 · 23 minutes
ProPublica’s Stunning COVID Testing Exposé and What Comes Next

Last week, ProPublica co-published a stunning investigative piece with The Nevada Independent detailing how a politically-connected COVID testing company called Northshore scored... more

26 May 2022 · 23 minutes
Can A Million Dollar Diner Help Historic Huntridge?

Last Thursday, Dapper Companies announced two winners for The Great Las Vegas Coffee Shop Giveaway, Dinette Luncheonette and Winnie &... more

24 May 2022 · 24 minutes
When Legal Marijuana Isn't Legal: The ACLU Battles the NV Board of Pharmacy

Despite being legal in our state for medical and recreational use since 2016, the Nevada Board of Pharmacy has marijuana... more

19 May 2022 · 21 minutes
Restorative Justice in Schools is Under Fire—Should it Be?

Last month, the rising violence in Clark County School District came to a head in a horrific attack on a... more

17 May 2022 · 21 minutes
Guns, Clowns, and Zeal: Las Vegas’s Newest Immersive Theater Project Opens Tonight

The world premiere of “Clown Bar 2,” a film-noir-meets-circus-clowns immersive theater project, opens TONIGHT at Majestic Repertory Theatre—and we’ve got... more

12 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Clark County Desperately Needs Foster Families—Here’s What You Should Know

So far this year, over 460 babies have entered Clark County foster care system—at this rate, we’ll have 40% more babies in... more

10 May 2022 · 17 minutes
What the SCOTUS Opinion Could Mean for Abortion Access in ID, UT, and NV

A leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court suggests that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that guaranteed the... more

05 May 2022 · 22 minutes
Why AAPI History Month is More Than Dumplings and Lion Dances

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Month (or AAPI Heritage Month, depending on who you ask). Here... more

03 May 2022 · 18 minutes
Guest Episode: Introducing IndyMatters + All About Nevada’s State Symbols

Today we’re bringing you a guest episode from the Nevada Independent’s podcast IndyMatters, which features original interviews and Q&As with... more

29 Apr 2022 · 15 minutes
Native Community Leader Fawn Douglas Opens New Gallery Space to the Public

Fawn Douglas is an artist, activist, and community leader doing work to educate Las Vegas on Native American culture and... more

28 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
Clark County Has 67 Days to Resolve Its Airbnb Existential Crisis

Short-term rentals like Airbnbs are legal (and hotly contested) in some parts of the valley, but they’re still illegal in unincorporated Clark... more

26 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
Of Water Woes and Bathtub Rings—And Why Las Vegas is (Kind Of) Alright

Last summer, the federal government declared the first-ever shortage in the Colorado River Basin, where Las Vegas gets about 90%... more

21 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
The Oakland A’s Might Come to Vegas—Does Our “Gross” City Want Them?

The decision on whether or not the Oakland Athletics will find their new home in Las Vegas is expected soon.... more

19 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
Traffic Fatalities and the Road to Safer Streets

Our community is still reeling from the North Las Vegas crash that killed 9 people in late January. Recently, Clark... more

14 Apr 2022 · 22 minutes
Vegas and Chicago Battle for the DNC. Who Should Host?

Las Vegas and Chicago have emerged as top candidates to host the Democratic National Convention in 2024—the Windy City has... more

12 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Las Vegas is Turning Purple for K-pop Stars BTS

If you’ve somehow missed the news about K-pop sensation BTS starting their concerts this weekend, here’s your primer: They sold... more

07 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
Is Allergy Season in Las Vegas Getting Worse?!

Allergy season in the desert can be brutal, especially when the wind hits you with pollen that isn’t native to... more

05 Apr 2022 · 15 minutes
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Why AAPI History Month is More Than Dumplings and Lion Dances
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Month (or AAPI Heritage Month, depending on who you ask). Here in Clark... more