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 (July 18, 2017): Climate Change and Water Policy Rerun

Bruce Gil : July 18, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss a threatening note left after a break-in at the office of Sen. Dean Heller and the latest on the GOP’s efforts to repeal Obamacare. They also discuss the hole left behind by electronic car company Faraday Future in North Las Vegas’s Apex Industrial Park.
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While droughts in California have made the headlines in the last few years, the potential for water shortages across the United States will increase with climate change. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV’s Boyd School of Law Senior Fellow and former Director of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Pat Mulroy to discuss her new book “The Water Problem: Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States.”
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The Water Problem

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Our Metropolis (July 11, 2017): Journalism in the 21st Century

Bruce Gil : July 11, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the electric car company Faraday Future scrapping plans to build a manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas. They also discuss Harry Reid’s endorsement of Jacky Rosen’s senate run and Nevada’s marijuana shortage.
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In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV’s newly appointed Director of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies Kevin Stoker to talk about trends in journalism and his vision for the department.
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UNLV School of Journalism

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Our Metropolis (June 27, 2017): Climate Change and Water Policy

Bruce Gil : June 27, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss Sen. Dean Heller pulling his support from the Senate healthcare bill. They also discuss the amicus brief Attorney General Adam Laxalt filed with nine other states to support President Trump’s executive order on immigration.
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While droughts in California have made the headlines in the last few years, the potential for water shortages across the United States will increase with climate change. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV’s Boyd School of Law Senior Fellow and former Director of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Pat Mulroy to discuss her new book “The Water Problem: Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States.”
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The Water Problem

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Our Metropolis (June 20, 2017): Improving Support for Domestic Violence Survivors

Bruce Gil : June 20, 2017 8:20 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the sudden resignation of Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow and recent rumors regarding Congresswoman Jacky Rosen possibly challenging Dean Heller for his senate seat. They also discuss the latest news on recreational marijuana sales in Nevada.

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A study shows that domestic violence survivors can struggle with communication barriers between shelter staff. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV professor Jennifer Guthrie to discuss her research on improving support for domestic violence victims.
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UNLV News Center: Improving Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Survivor: Women’s Stories of Navigation and Tensions in a Domestic Violence Shelter

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Our Metropolis (June 13, 2017): Mental Health in Nevada

Bruce Gil : June 13, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelist Elizabeth Thompson to discuss bills awaiting to be approved or vetoed by Governor Brian Sandoval including several marijuana-related bills. They also discuss the day’s municipal elections.

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Nevada ranks last in the nation for “access to care” in regards to mental health. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV professor Chris Wood to discuss his recent policy paper and how Nevada’s shortage of counselors affects educational outcomes.
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UNLV News Center: Why Nevada Needs More Mental Health and School Counselors
Policy Paper: Mining for a Nevada ‘Counselor Lode’: Mental Health, Schools, and the need for Responsive Legislation

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