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 (Jan. 31, 2016): Talking Urban Leadership with Benoy Jacob

Dave Nourse : February 1, 2017 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore discuss Sheldon Adelson’s withdrawal of funding for the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium and what groups could potentially pay for the venue. The pair also discuss President Trump’s executive orders, the controversy of the immigration ban and how it can effect Southern Nevada.

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In this segment Benoy Jacob, the head of UNLV’s Urban Leadership Program, sits down with host Gary Larson to discuss the recently launched MA program. The pair discuss the need for such a program and what constitutes urban leadership. The two also look at Nevada’s unique urban situation and how the program caters to the state.

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UNLV’s Urban Leadership Masters Program

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 24, 2016): Catching Up with UNLV Provost Diane Chance

Dave Nourse : January 24, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson recap Governor Brian Sandoval’s final state of the State address.

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Diane Chase just began her second semester as Provost of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The position she holds tasks her with overseeing all academic programs of the university. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Provost Chase to discuss what UNLV can expect in the coming semester.

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 10, 2016): Are Our Kindergartners Healthy?

Dave Nourse : January 10, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the challenge implementing the new background check law for firearm purchases in Nevada. The trio also debates how the State might react if the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is repealed.

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In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Amanda Haboush-Deloye from the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy at UNLV. They discuss the results of an annual health survey of Nevada’s kindergartners indicating that 94 percent have health insurance. Despite this, Nevada ranks 47th in the nation in providing insurance for children.
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Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy
2015-2016 Health Status of Children Entering Kindergarten Report

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 3, 2017): Wrapping up 2016 & Predictions for ’17

Dave Nourse : January 3, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

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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Our Metropolis (Dec. 13, 2016): 2016 Sun Youth Forum (pt. 2)

Dave Nourse : December 13, 2016 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the retirement of Nevada’s senior Senator, Harry Reid. They also provide an analysis of the brewing controversy between Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and the Board of Trustees over the plan to break up the country’s fifth largest school district.
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In 2016, Southern Nevada marked the sixtieth year of the Sun Youth Forum created by Hank Greenspun. The program invites students from Clark County schools to come together and share their opinions about the world around them. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down for the second part of his interview with participants from this year’s Sun Youth Forum, Niko Christian, Alejandro Banuelos and Madison Hotze.
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Sun Youth Forum @ The Las Vegas Sun

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