Gragg to discuss Vegas on radio panel

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On September 26, 2013

On Thursday, Oct. 3, Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of history and political science at S&T, will speak on a Providence, R.I., panel about the history of Las Vegas. “1941: Betting on Hedonism” will discuss the opening of the El Rancho Vegas as the birth of the Las Vegas Strip. Gragg’s latest book, “Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture,” was published in April.

The panel is part of a series called “Utopian/Distopian on Action Speaks,” a series of contemporary topic-driven panel discussions centered on underappreciated dates that changed America. The panels are recorded and aired on radio stations around the country and are available online at

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