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 (November 21, 2017): Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum 2017 Part 1

Bruce Gil : November 21, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the future of how the federal government addresses the booming marijuana industry. They also discuss the Nevada Department of Education’s recent reimbursement of $17 million to the state’s school districts.

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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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Our Metropolis (November 14, 2017): Solar Decathlon 2017

Bruce Gil : November 14, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelist David Damore to discuss Monday night’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Raider’s new $1.9 billion stadium. They also discuss security on the Las Vegas Strip including the installation of steel bollards meant to prevent attacks involving vehicles driving into crowds of pedestrians. In addition, they discuss an attempt by the City of Reno to file a lawsuit against opiod producers.

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UNLV students designed, built, and transported a solar-powered house to Colorado for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in October. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV student and solar decathlon project manager Nasko Balkatchiev to discuss UNLV’s entry into the competition.

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Our Metropolis (November 07, 2017): Clark County Museum

Bruce Gil : November 7, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the upcoming Cliven Bundy trial and a controversial execution scheduled for November 14. They also discuss a new public-private center that will help parolees with less-serious slip ups from going to jail.
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Clark County Museum Administrator Mark Hall-Patton has gained unexpected fame from his appearances on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Hall-Patton to discuss his experience on the popular reality series and and the current WWI exhibit at the Clark County Museum.

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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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Bleeding Control

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