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City Cast Las Vegas is your daily local news podcast, fresh each morning at 6 a.m.—a smart new way for curious Las Vegans to connect with the city you love. Plus, a morning newsletter with the news you need to know and the stories you’ll want to share.

Meet the Team

Sonja Cho Swanson

Lead Producer
@sonjachoswanson

A place in my city not enough people know about:
There’s a Rural Preservation Neighborhood tucked between Rancho Dr. and the N. Las Vegas airport—it’s all ranch homes and horses, plus a community garden, and really good barbecue.

The tourist trap in town that’s actually great:
The Bellagio Fountains. I will never tire of them.

Layla Muhammad

Audio Producer
@layla_alon

Something we do better in my city than anywhere else:
Our secret/hidden bars, restaurants, and clubs are worth searching for!

Someone from my city you should know about, but don’t (and why you should know them):
Erica Vital-Lazare! She is an amazing community leader who is teaching, producing art, and building resources for the underserved populations in Las Vegas.

Scott Dickensheets

Newsletter Editor
@DickensheetsLV

Where I’d take you to eat in my city, and what I’d order:
For breakfast we’d go to Eat, in the Fremont East district, and I’d have the huevos motulenos; for lunch, it’s burgers at Soulbelly BBQ in the Arts District; for dinner it’s Esther’s Kitchen for all the Italian food your expense account can bear.

Best book or movie about Las Vegas:
Tie: “Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas,” by Geoff Schumacher + “Off Boulder Highway,” by Jennifer Battisti

Dayvid Figler

Host
@oyvegas

Someone from my city you should know about, but don’t (and why you should know them):
Johnathan Hensleigh: Local business owner, liquor impresario, and screenplay writer and/or director of some of the most popular action films of all time.

The tourist trap in town that’s actually great:
Circus Circus! (not really, but sort of). Real pick: The Cosmopolitan.


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