Community Players

Community Players is a weekly half-hour public affairs program hosted by KUNV News and Public Affairs Director Zachary Green. This show explores the Las Vegas community and all of its players that make the valley a great place to live. This show explores the world of the nonprofit, government, and private sectors here in Las Vegas. Listeners can expect to learn something new every time they tune into Community Players. The show airs on KUNV 91.5 FM Jazz and More on Sundays at 6:30 AM.

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Community Players (Sep. 8, 2019): Esports In Las Vegas

Zachary Green : September 8, 2019 7:00 am : Community Players

This week on Community Players:

Host Zachary Green dives into the world of esports with Aaron Escobedo from UNLV’s 8 Bit Esports Team. The two discuss how gaming is revolutionizing the Valley economically. Also, they discuss the impact of the Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena and how games are spanning multiple generations.

On “Community Update” for Community Players, Ryan Miyaki the winner of this years Start Tank competition shares his experience competing in this event. Also, Ryan shares how the City of Henderson is providing new opportunities for entrepreneurs in our community!

For more information on UNLV’s Esports team, click here

For more information on next years Start Tank, click here

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Community Players (Sep. 1, 2019): Girls On The Run & Red Rock Running Company

Zachary Green : September 1, 2019 7:00 am : Community Players

This week on Community Players:

Host Zachary Green takes us on a journey into the world of nonprofit and business relationships. On this edition, he explores how a unique relationship between Girls On The Run and the Red Rock Running Company inspires young girls to put down their phones and pick up their running shoes. In addition, both organizations share their mission to help keep our community healthy.

For more information on Girls On The Run, visit  Girlsontherunlv.org

For more information on Red Rock Running Company, visit RRRC.run

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Community Players (Aug. 25, 2019): The Giving Guide and Angel Awards

Zachary Green : August 25, 2019 7:00 am : Community Players

This week on Community Players:

Are you looking for more ways to give back to our local community? Las Vegas Weekly makes it simple with this years Giving Guide. A magazine dedicated to spreading awareness and information about nonprofits across the state of Nevada. In addition, you can also meet a variety of the nonprofits featured in this years Giving Guide at Las Vegas Weekly’s Angel Awards! A heartfelt event that recognizes nonprofits and business leads across the state. The Angel Awards takes place Tuesday, September 17 at the Westgate Resort and Casino.

For more information on the Giving Guide, visit GMGvegas.com

To register for the Angel Awards, click here 

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Community Players (Aug. 18, 2019): Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

Zachary Green : August 18, 2019 7:00 am : Community Players

This week on Community Players:

 Did you know that Nevada is 1 of 7 states that does not have a school for the blind or visually impaired? A scary thought when you realize there are thousands of visually impaired adults and children across Southern Nevada.

 
However, Emily Smith from The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation is fighting to help those with visual impairments all across the state. In today’s interview, Emily shares the importance of helping those with visual impairment in our community. She also shares how this nonprofit provides multiple programs that make life easier for visually impaired kids and teens here in Southern Nevada.  

For more information , visit NVBlindChildren.org

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Community Players (Aug. 11, 2019): Goodie Two Shoes

Zachary Green : August 11, 2019 7:00 am : Community Players

This week on Community Players:

Did you know that shoes can say a lot about a person? Shoes can represent someone’s style, interests, occupation, and even passions. However, shoes can also tell us a lot about a persons social class, whether it be for better or worse. Thankfully, Nikki Berti from The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is on a mission to give kids in need new shoes and socks. Her team distributes name brand shoes and other supplies to support disadvantaged children and kids in crisis throughout Southern Nevada.

For more information , visit GoodieTwoShoes.org

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