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 (October 31, 2017): The State of Public Radio

Bruce Gil : October 31, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the latest in the recall campaigns against three democratic state senators. They also talk about a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the creation of sanctuary cities in Nevada, Obamacare open enrollment, and the CCSD superintendent’s banning of Trustee Kevin Child from school property.

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With the weather starting to cool down, public radio stations all across the country are gearing up for their fall membership campaigns. KUNV 91.5 The Source is a community supported station and is mid-way through its semi-annual pledge drive. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with KUNV General Manager Frank Muller. They’ll talk about the state of public radio and why listener support is now more vital than ever.

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Our Metropolis (October 24, 2017): Stop the Bleed Rerun

Bruce Gil : October 24, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss an increase in the state’s high school graduation rate and concerns regarding the transparency of Nevada’s new partnership with a private prison. They also discuss a column by Jon Ralston about the misleading recall campaigns against three Democratic state senators.
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Amid the chaos of the October 1st mass shooting, Dr. Douglas Fraser answered the call to treat and save victims of the tragedy. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Dr. Fraser to discuss the Stop the Bleed campaign which aims to provide training to ordinary citizens on how to stop bleeding from gun and knife injuries.
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Our Metropolis (October 17, 2017): Stop the Bleed

Bruce Gil : October 17, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss expected gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s plans to campaign on repealing Governor Brian Sandoval’s signature commerce tax. They also discuss the future of Yucca Mountain.
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Amid the chaos of the October 1st mass shooting, Dr. Douglas Fraser answered the call to treat and save victims of the tragedy. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Dr. Fraser to discuss the Stop the Bleed campaign which aims to provide training to ordinary citizens on how to stop bleeding from gun and knife injuries.
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Our Metropolis (October 10, 2017): UNLV Provost Diane Chase

Bruce Gil : October 10, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelist Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the impact of the October 1 mass shooting including the future of gun control and hotel security in Las Vegas. They also discuss the latest in Nevada’s upcoming gubernatorial race.
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UNLV Provost Diane Chase just began her second year at UNLV overseeing all academic programs. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Chase to get her thoughts on her time at UNLV and what the future holds for the university.
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Our Metropolis (October 3, 2017): Processing Mass Shootings

Bruce Gil : October 3, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the aftermath of Sunday night’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left 59 people dead and over 500 injured.
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Sunday night’s massacre has taken a heavy toll on the mental health of the community. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Assistant Professor Carissa D’Aniello of UNLV’s Couple and Family Therapy Program to discuss how to cope with national tragedies.
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