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City Cast Las Vegas
City Cast Las Vegas
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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How to Buy a Home in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas housing market is bucking national trends, at least slightly: While other cities are continuing to see their... more

31 May 2023 · 25 minutes
We’re On Track to Get the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail

Every few weeks, it seems like we get a new headline telling us that the much-publicized high-speed rail line between... more

30 May 2023 · 23 minutes
A Commercial Center Scandal, Punk Rock Bowling, and a New Pokémon Neighborhood

The Commercial Center debacle is the (erm) gift that just keeps giving: To celebrate the renaming of the adjacent Karen Ave. to... more

26 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Is Las Vegas Vegan Friendly?

Vegan or plant-based eating has been picking up steam recently and by all accounts the trend is here to stay.... more

25 May 2023 · 18 minutes
What the A’s Deal Could Mean for the Vegas Economy

Well, it looks like the Oakland A’s are one step closer to getting public financing for a new stadium in... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Las Vegas’ Love Affair With Pickleball

The new racquet sport of pickleball has been sweeping the nation — here in Las Vegas, demand for the sport... more

23 May 2023 · 17 minutes
How CCSD Became a Hotbed for School Choice

A showdown over school choice is brewing up in Carson City: Governor Lombardo is prepared to veto the entire state... more

22 May 2023 · 22 minutes
New Airport Tech, Vegas Goes Hollywood, and a Questionable Poll for the A’s

In this week’s news roundup, we discus some big money moves happening in Vegas. First, Nevada lawmakers are considering a... more

19 May 2023 · 31 minutes
K-BBQ Isn’t the Only Korean Food in Town

Korean food has seen an explosion of popularity in Vegas (and the U.S. broadly) over the last few years, but most of... more

18 May 2023 · 21 minutes
What this Ozone Warning Means for Las Vegas

You might remember from middle school science that protecting the ozone layer in our atmosphere is vitally important — but... more

17 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Where Mayor Goynes-Brown Wants to Take North Las Vegas

Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown made history last year when she was elected to the North Las Vegas mayoral seat — and... more

16 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Monster Fish are Canaries of the Colorado River

Deep in the Colorado River, monsters lurk in the murky waters — monster fish, that is, some the size of large... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Phone-Free Concerts, Farewell to HOV Lanes, and a High-Speed Train

This week’s roundup deals with two of Vegas’ favorite topics, traffic and entertainment. The possible elimination of HOV lanes has... more

12 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Where to Drink Natural Wine in Vegas

The world of Las Vegas wine has traditionally been dominated by master sommeliers and snooty connoisseurs — at one point, 10%... more

11 May 2023 · 21 minutes
15 Essential Rules for Surviving Las Vegas

Take it from these old-timers: Navigating and surviving Las Vegas can be tricky. We’re an odd big-little town, where tourists... more

10 May 2023 · 25 minutes
What Rep. Dina Titus Thinks Vegas Should Be Talking About

Congresswoman Dina Titus has been representing Nevada’s First Congressional District since 2013, and before that she served in state government... more

09 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Touring Musicians Keep Skipping Vegas

Las Vegas is arguably the spectacle capital of the world — and yet, when it comes to popular-but-not-quite-stadium-sized musical acts... more

08 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Commissioner Textgate, School Choice, and State Offices Seeks New Building

The Nevada Democratic Party saw two of their members, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones and Chairwoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno, make headlines... more

05 May 2023 · 28 minutes
What Restaurants Can Learn from Vegas’ Classic Eats

Las Vegas is only 117 years old, which is young in comparison to Los Angeles’ 241 years. (Not that we wanna be... more

04 May 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Run Away with the Circus

The circus arts are a major attraction for Las Vegas, but have you heard of the Las Vegas Circus Center?... more

03 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Our New Monument a Historic Mistake?

After years of effort from activists, government officials, and Indigenous tribes, President Biden finally protected Avi Kwa Ame by declaring... more

02 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Will Lawmakers Finally Fix Our Rent Problem?

As the Nevada 83rd legislative session continues multiple bills have been introduced in an effort to curb rising rent cost... more

01 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Illegal Towing, Neon Sign Drama, and Chauffeur to LA

This Friday news roundup is a fun one: co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler are joined by Nevada Current reporter... more

28 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Baking Bread and Following Dreams in Vegas

Recently Vegas has joined the ranks of cities throughout the nation to approve cottage kitchen laws. These laws allow for... more

27 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Is Las Vegas a Poetic City?

We are nearing the end of poetry month and the City Cast Las Vegas team couldn’t let it go by... more

26 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Tax Season Isn’t Over in Las Vegas

Tax season may have officially ended last week, but some Las Vegans may still be feeling the heat. According to Fidelity... more

25 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Should Schools Regulate Graduation Attire?

Graduation season is upon us! We’re starting to see high schoolers and college grads descending on scenic spots around Las... more

24 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The A’s, the HOAs, and Animal Foundation Scrutiny

The A’s have just signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a new stadium near Tropicana and Dean Martin.... more

21 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
Cooking with Cannabis Gets a Fine Dining Twist

Cooking with cannabis has moved beyond the college dorm weed brownie. Today on City Cast Las Vegas, co-host Vogue Robinson... more

20 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Will A.I. Take Over Vegas Hospitality?

Artificial intelligence has arrived in Las Vegas, and it’s here to stay. Both Resorts World and the Cosmopolitan already use... more

19 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Nevada Allow Human Composting?

The two most common legal options for funerals in Nevada (the traditional burial and cremation) are not the most environmentally... more

18 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Was Lake Mead a Mistake?

The dams built along the Colorado River some hundred years ago paved the way for Western cities to boom. Las... more

17 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Side Eye to the Sphere, a Huge Lottery Debate, and Weed in Vegas

It’s one of the more hotly-debated legislative items this session: Nevada is one of just five states without a lottery.... more

14 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
The Filipino Food Movement Starting in Las Vegas

Many of the foods we think of as quintessentially Filipino (chicken adobo, lumpia, and pancit) are actually the result of centuries of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Tips and Tricks for Your Patio Garden

Many Vegas natives wouldn’t think gardening in our climate makes a lot of sense, but as our spring weather finally... more

12 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
How E-Bikes Level the Cycling Field

When Jordan Clark saw an e-bike in the lobby of his hotel a few years ago, he wasn’t sure he’d... more

11 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
A Comedian’s Guide to Psychedelics

Nevada lawmakers are discussing a bill that would decriminalize psychedelics like shrooms and ketamine. Advocates argue that this will help... more

10 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The Huntridge Relighting, a New Hsieh Lawsuit, and Rooftop Beer

The historic Huntridge Theater will light up its marquee neon sign tonight for the first time in two decades (event details here) — which developer... more

07 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
How a Front Yard Fridge is Fighting Food Scarcity

During the pandemic, Victoria Flores started a food pantry from her home to help her community on the Eastside have... more

06 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
The Wackiest Bills Proposed in the Legislature

The 2023 legislative session saw over 900 new bills introduced that ranged from serious to seriously curious. So how do... more

05 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
How CCSD’s Most Controversial Safety Policy Could Change

When AB168 passed in 2019, it required school districts across the state to integrate restorative justice into their disciplinary plans... more

04 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Airbnb Owners Challenge the County’s New Rules

We’re a city where visitors outnumber locals many times over. Tourism is the lifeblood of our economy, but it’s also... more

03 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Hate Symbols, Poker Cheaters, and One Year of City Cast Las Vegas

Monday was the last day for members of the Senate and Assembly to introduce bills for the 2023 session and... more

31 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Is This Chinatown 2.0?

Ever since Ikea popped up on the south curve of the 215, the surrounding empty dirt lots have been filling up with... more

30 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in Vegas

When you’ve got friends or family coming to town that you really, really like, you take them to the good... more

29 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Fake Cannabis Our Biggest Tourist Scam?

Last week, we asked our listeners and newsletter readers to tell us about the biggest tourist scams you’re all seeing... more

28 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
The Arts District’s Best New Places

No place in Las Vegas has changed more in the past few years than the Arts District downtown. Over the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
The Monument Announcement, Tesla Tunnels’ Expansion, and Our Dream Airport

Some long awaited news finally came down the federal pipeline to Nevada: Avi Kwa Ame, the sacred land to Indigenous... more

24 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
The Evolution of Cheap Eats in Vegas

The days of the dirt-cheap buffet and the 99 cent shrimp cocktail are long gone — and with inflation on... more

23 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
The Unwritten History of the Strip’s Desegregation

70 years ago, iconic Black musicians like Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry Belafonte might have graced the stage at Vegas... more

22 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
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70 years ago, iconic Black musicians like Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry Belafonte might have graced the stage at Vegas casinos —... more