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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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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In this two part episode, host Gary Larson along with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the biggest stories that impacted Southern Nevada in 2016. The panel also makes their predictions for what we can look forward to in the new year.
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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.
This past year President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program putting 800,000 undocumented youth in risk of deportation.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.