Our Metropolis

Our Metropolis is a weekly half-hour issues and affairs program hosted by UNLV journalism professor, Gary Larson, devoted to bringing the issues, personalities, and places of Las Vegas and beyond to our listeners. We present the Southern Nevadan experience through sound, story, discussion, and commentary. Let us know your thoughts by emailing ourmetro (at) kunv.org.

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Our Metropolis (June 26, 2018): The Side Effects of Technology

Bruce Gil : June 29, 2018 8:55 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and panelist David Damore and Jon Ralston discuss the politics behind President Donald Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent trips to Nevada. They also discuss Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Technology has seeped into almost all aspects of daily life. But does the convenience of technology come at a price? In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV Sociology Professor Simon Gottschalk to discuss the physical and mental health issues that can arise as we become more dependent on technology.

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The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

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Our Metropolis (May 15, 2018): Downtown Project

Bruce Gil : May 15, 2018 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a federal law prohibiting sports betting outside of Nevada. They also discuss Clark County’s proposal to expand developable land by 38,000 acres.

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Over the past several years the Downtown Project has invested millions of dollars to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Downtown Project’s Real Estate Portfolio Manager John Curran to discuss the project’s impact Downtown and its future.

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Downtown Project

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Our Metropolis (February 06, 2018): The Real Story Behind Nevada’s Education Ranking

Dave Nourse : February 6, 2018 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore discuss the continued fallout of sexual misconduct allegations made against casino-magnate Steve Wynn. They also discuss the push-back beginning to gain momentum against a deregulated energy market in Nevada and the likelihood that the US Department of Interior may move its headquarters to the West.

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For the second year in a row, Nevada ranked 51st out 51 States and the District of Columbia in Education Week’s Quality Counts Report. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV College of Education Dean, Kim Metcalf, to discuss the report and explain how it may or may not represent what’s actually happening with K12 education in the state of Nevada.

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UNLV College of Education
Quality Counts 2018 Report

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Our Metropolis (January 30, 2018): UNLV Immigration Law Clinic Rerun

Bruce Gil : January 30, 2018 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists Elizabeth Thompson and David Damore discuss the fallout of sexual misconduct allegations made against casino-magnate Steve Wynn. They also discuss former Rep. Steven Horsford entering the race for his old congressional seat.

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According to a recent UCLA study, immigrants with legal representation are fifteen times more likely to avoid deportation. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with law professor and Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic Michael Kagan to discuss how the clinic is helping the valley’s large immigrant community.

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UNLV Immigration Law Clinic

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Our Metropolis (January 16, 2018): Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Bruce Gil : January 16, 2018 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists Elizabeth Thompson and David Damore discuss the recent of appointment of State Sen. Becky Harris as the first female chair of Nevada Gaming Control Board. They also discuss the mistrial in the Cliven Bundy case and the latest news on Nevada’s gubernatorial and congressional races.

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The staff and faculty at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs are preparing the nation’s future civic leaders for the careers of tomorrow. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Dean Robert Ulmer to discuss what’s upcoming at school this semester.
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UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

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