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 (May 23, 2017): UNLV F.O.C.U.S. Project

Bruce Gil : May 23, 2017 8:20 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore discuss the reasons for the slow pace of bills passing through the state legislature including divided leadership and the governor’s plans to veto any bills that are not bi-partisan.

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UNLV’s F.O.C.U.S. project provides support to college students with intellectual disabilities. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits with F.O.C.U.S. Director and founder Josh Baker to discuss the origins of the program and the struggles disabled students face when looking for employment.

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Our Metropolis (May 16, 2017): Addiction, Vegas, and Writing with Best-Selling Author Sarah Hepola

Bruce Gil : May 16, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the intensity at the State Legislature as the end date looms near. They also discuss the controversy surrounding a recorded conversation between Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett.

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Sarah Hepola, the best-selling author of “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget,” is coming to UNLV’s School of Journalism and Media Studies for a lecture about writing. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits with Hepola to discuss her book and the binary nature of Las Vegas.

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Our Metropolis (April 25, 2016): The Nevada Homeless Alliance

Dave Nourse : April 25, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss tonight’s deadline to pass legislation in the Nevada Senate and General Assembly. The pannel also discuss some potential candidates to face off against Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election.

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In 2016, over 30,000 individuals in our community experienced homelessness. The Nevada Homeless Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing and ending homelessness in Southern Nevada. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Emily Paulsen, the Executive Director of Nevada Homeless Alliance, to discuss the homeless issue in Las Vegas and what you can do to help battle it

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Our Metropolis (Feb. 14, 2016): The 79th Nevada State Legislative Session

Dave Nourse : February 15, 2017 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss some of the bills being considered at during the Nevada legislative session. One of the most talked about bills is the renaming of the holiday Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The panel concludes with a discussion of charter schools in Nevada.

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The 79th Nevada state legislative session opened last week in Carson City. There is plenty of work to do this year and not that much time to do it. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down to discuss the legislative priorities for this biennium with the Director of UNLV’s Lincy institute, Robert Lang, and our own regular contributor David Damore.

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Our Metropolis (Feb. 7, 2016): 50 Years of the Marjorie Barrick Museum

Dave Nourse : February 8, 2017 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the start of Nevada’s 79th legislative session and all of its possibilities. With new rules in places for lobbyists, it is expected that things will be a little different. The panel then recaps the latest surrounding CCSD’s plan to reorganize the nation’s fifth-largest school district.

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UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum is entering its fiftieth year of service to the Las Vegas community. The museum has been used as an educational and exhibition space for artists in and around the Las Vegas valley. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Alisha Kerlin, the museum’s Interim Director, to talk about the milestone.

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