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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
Wait, the Trash Company Can Foreclose on Your Home?

In Nevada and 11 other states, an obscure statute allows the trash company to put a lien on your home... more

21 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Are Gambling Influencers Trouble for Casinos?

If you follow any kind of Vegas news online, the algorithms will inevitably surface  “gambling influencers” on your social media feeds.... more

20 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
A Registry for Animal Abusers, Death with Dignity, and Biden’s Visit

Should animal abusers be put on a publicly-available registry, much like sex offenders are? That’s what one bill recently proposed... more

17 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
How Vegas Perfected the Boozy Party Brunch

As Vegas creeps towards warmer weather, we find ourselves in the perfect season for brunch. But this is the entertainment... more

16 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Will The Beverly Succeed Where Village Square Failed?

On the heels of the February closure of Village Square, the one movie theater in town that would regularly play... more

15 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
A Stargazer’s Guide to Las Vegas

Yes, Las Vegas lights are visible from space and yes, you aren’t going to see much of the night sky... more

14 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Why a Tortoise Decides When Spring Starts in Vegas

Mojave Max is Las Vegas’s most elusive celebrity… literally. Like all desert tortoises, he spends 95% of his life underground.... more

13 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Jungle Palace For Sale, Kids Who Vape and New Craft Beer Legislation

Vegas icons Siegfried and Roy’s massive jungle-theme palace has been put up for sale for $3 million. Does this signify... more

10 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Can NV Pass These “Bare Minimum” Mental Health Bills?

We’re “Mariana Trench” deep when it comes to the state of mental health in Nevada, Dr. Jim Jobin, psychotherapist and co-host of PodTherapy,... more

09 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Why is it So Hard to Write About Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is one of the most well-known destinations in the world, yet the best known works about the city... more

08 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Inside the Competitive Beard Scene in Vegas

Did y’all know that the four-time national goatee championship winner lives in Las Vegas? Patrick Dawson settled in Vegas and... more

07 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Invasion of the Redclaw Crayfish

It seems someone dropped Australian redclaw crayfish into the Wetlands Park, and that’s bad news for the native fish. They’re... more

06 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Marathon Madness, Rio Re-do, and a Telles Trial Twist

Co-host Dayvid Figler leads our Friday news round up with producer Layla Muhammad and publisher of thelist.vegas, Andrew Kiraly. They... more

03 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Do You Know These Vegas History-Makers?

March is Women’s History Month — and Las Vegas has no shortage of trailblazing women who have helped make our... more

02 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Where to Take Your Enemy in Las Vegas

We all have our list of places to take people in Vegas that we like, but what about those we... more

01 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Are Food Halls Replacing the Vegas Buffet?

At the end of last year, the Aria closed its buffet and opened up a food hall in its place. And not... more

28 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
How a Burlesque Baking Show Got Started in Vegas

Did someone say burlesque baking show?! Vegas entertainers Anaïs Thomassian, Melody Sweets, and Melissa King-Jules aka MsTickle bring us Sweets... more

27 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Usher Vegas Royalty Now? Plus, CCSD Cops Get Violent, and Water Bans

For today’s roundup of the news, co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler are joined by contributor Michael “MJ” Lyle, a... more

24 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
What’s Up With All The Coyotes?

News reports and social media are awash with photos and videos of coyotes roaming the streets of Las Vegas — but why? Are we... more

23 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Can the Vegas Loop Match the Hype?

The Vegas Loop is an underground tunnel system connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center halls and two properties on the... more

22 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Vegas Facing a Tsunami of Evictions?

Rents are crazy high, evictions are spiking, and now federal rent assistance is scaling back drastically. Today, co-host Dayvid Figler... more

21 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
The Last Mirage Dolphins, a Childcare “Desert,” and High-Speed Hopes

In today’s roundup of the news, co-host Dayvid Figler is joined by lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson and newsletter editor... more

17 Feb 2023 · 29 minutes
Are Resort Fees Hurting Las Vegas?

Nevada lawmakers in DC say they’re on board with President Biden’s new Junk Fee Prevention Act, announced last week, with one... more

16 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Why this Chef Left the Strip to Farm in the Westside

Cheyenne Kyle is a classically-trained chef with Strip credentials, a master gardener, and an entrepreneur. But when the pandemic hit,... more

15 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
How Locals Find Love in a Tourist Town

If you’re out here trying to be single and mingle in Las Vegas, we feel for you — it’s not... more

14 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Keep Backyard Chickens in Vegas

Egg prices are outta control — they doubled over the course of 2022. So that’s got a lot of Las... more

13 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Are the Aces in Trouble? Plus, Celebrity Cannabis and Hawaii’s War on Gambling

It’s Friday (whoop whoop) and we’ve made it to the end of the week, which means you get to treat yourself to... more

10 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
Your Vegas Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re heading out with your significant other(s), yourself,... more

09 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Is Unlicensed Street Food Dangerous for Las Vegans?

In this follow up to yesterday’s episode about the policing of street vendors in Las Vegas, co-host Dayvid Figler hears... more

08 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Why is SNHD Cracking Down on Street Vendors?

The Southern Nevada Health District and law enforcement have joined forces to crack down on unlicensed street vendors in Las... more

07 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
The Fight to Break Up CCSD Isn’t Over Yet

While Community Schools Initiative’s proposal to break up the Clark County School District failed to get enough signatures, a similar... more

06 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
A Mormon Ponzi Scheme, Bong Water Petitions, and Formula 1 Racing

It’s time for our Friday roundup of the news — and good lord, is there news to discuss this week.... more

03 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
What Our Lawmakers Are Doing For the Next 120 Days

Nevada’s biennial legislative session starts next Monday so as our lawmakers prepare to spend the next 120 days in Carson... more

02 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Who Can Fix Our Internet?

You know we’re not done complaining about the internet — we’ve definitely got some quality issues here in Southern Nevada, especially... more

01 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Does Our Internet Suck?

Look, it’s no secret that the internet options in Las Vegas aren’t great. We pay more than the rest of the country... more

31 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
How Hendertucky Got Hip

Hey, did you know that Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada? Yep, the sister “suburb” of Las Vegas, so... more

30 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
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
City Cast Las Vegas
Is Sin City Sex Positive?
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We call Vegas “Sin City,” and we have the strippers, cocktail waitresses, escorts, Little Darlings billboards, and The Love Store to prove... more