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 (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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Our Metropolis (December 12, 2017): The Dream Act

Bruce Gil : December 12, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists UNLV Political Science Professor David Damore and managing director of The Nevada Independent Elizabeth Thompson to discuss accusations of sexual harassment against Nevada Representative Ruben Kihuen. They also discuss Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to shrink the Gold Butte National Monument and Nevada’s standing in the recently released America’s Health Ranking report.

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This past year President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program putting 800,000 undocumented youth in risk of deportation. Democrats are now hoping to pass The Dream Act in its place by the end of the year. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with immigration organizer Erika Castro to discuss how the future of this legislation will affect immigrant communities in Nevada and across the country.

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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

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Our Metropolis (November 28, 2017): Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum 2017 Part 2

Bruce Gil : November 28, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelist UNLV Political Science Professor David Damore to discuss a study that looked into the affects of body-worn cameras on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. They also discuss NV Energy’s decision not to raise the fixed electric costs for large amount of its customers.

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This past November about 1,000 local high school students participated in the 61st Annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with three of this year’s participants Bianca Barnette, Ian Green, and Dawson Mullen to discuss their experience.

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Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum

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