The local Filipino community is the focus of the next iteration of the popular “Cultures of Las Vegas” TV series and podcast. “Cultures of Las Vegas: The Filipinos” debuts on Clark County Television (CCTV) Wednesday 1 June at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and broadcast throughout the month. The Philippines celebrate their independence on June 12.
Guest hosted by Marie Mortera, anchor and reporter for KSNV News 3 Las Vegas, the half-hour interview show features Elizabeth de Leon-Gamboa of the Filipino Nurses Association of Nevada, Noel Casimiro of Las Vegas Foodie Fest, community leader Gloria Caoili, documentarian Bev Llorente,
Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez, President of the Clark County Asian Pacific Islanders Community Commission, Craig Valdez; the artist Rizza Navales and Dr. Rhigel Alforque Tan of the Kalahi folk ensemble.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to share the ‘kababayan’ spirit – the spirit of the Filipino-American compatriot – through interviews with local leaders in business, medicine, politics and the arts,” Mortera said. “I hope viewers of Clark County TV will see how the multi-faceted community presents itself in every corner of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. At the same time, I believe this episode of ‘Cultures of Las Vegas’ will reflect how our shared passion for our culture brings us together in meaningful ways, especially through food, dance, song and a shared vision.”
“I grew up watching Ate (big sister) Marie on TV every time my family was on the news,” Valdez said. “It felt surreal and reminded me how important representation is.”
In addition to appearing on CCTV, the show can also be viewed on the Clark County YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. A direct link to the show: https://youtu.be/waZlr1gXqVM. The special will also appear on county social media.
Additionally, the discussion is available on Clark County’s “Cultures of Las Vegas” podcast available for iPhone and Android.
The show will be broadcast on CCTV throughout the month of June, including Thursday June 2 at 1 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday June 3 at 4:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday June 4 at 3:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., Sunday June 5 at 3 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Monday, June 6 at 1 a.m., 8 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. The CCTV schedule is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
Previous iterations of the series have focused on the Chinese, https://youtu.be/wSXlaLr20eA; French, https://youtu.be/l53oPCatW7k; the Germans, https://youtu.be/a7EerPFA954; the Indians, https://youtu.be/oh2J9AFzQXk; the Irish, https://youtu.be/Fu5OcnTlGy4; the Italians, https://youtu.be/FA-X8QB_c3A; Mexico, https://youtu.be/jyl96aqwjUk; Native Americans, https://youtu.be/jDbBr0cCi0k; the Poles, https://youtu.be/UOz5qjA6jNA; and Thais, https://youtu.be/6u_n6WWxeEg. CCTV has also produced similar shows, including “Celebrating Latino Contributions”, https://youtu.be/6OcrX1ywDHw; “Asian and Pacific Influences”, https://youtu.be/8X3EIlvufME; and “Legacy, History: Celebrating Black History Month,” https://youtu.be/1hmHSrqooyA. Clark County plans to continue the series with a focus on contributions from local ethnic groups.
CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox Cable as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. Live broadcast of CCTV programming is available on YouTube. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. One can watch CCTV on streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV through the YouTube app.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11th largest county in the nation and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7th busiest airport in the nation, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.