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 (Oct. 18, 2016): The Final Presidential Debate

Dave Nourse : October 19, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and panelists David Damore and Michael Green discuss what effects the Presidential debate has had on the Las Vegas Valley. This extended roundtable segment also touches on what can be expected during the final debate to be held at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday night.

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Links:
UNLV Presidential Debate Website

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 11, 2016): Vegas Valley Book Fest

Dave Nourse : October 13, 2016 7:23 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the latest on Nevada Legislature’s special session. The Legislature is expected to vote on public financing for a Las Vegas-based NFL stadium by the end of the week. The panel also discuss UNLV’s preparations for the final Presidential debate.


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The Vegas Valley Book Festival will be hosting its celebration of literary culture this weekend at this Historic 5th Street School in downtown Las Vegas Since 2002 the festival has presented over 800 authors and offered literature and panels for all ages through written, spoken, and illustrated word. In this segment host Gary Larson is joined by Brian Kendall, Danielle Milam, and Katherine Keller to discuss this year’s festival and what we can look forward to.


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Our Metropolis (Oct. 4, 2016): Stadium Update

Dave Nourse : October 5, 2016 1:06 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the implications of the Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling on Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) and what this means for the future of K-12 education in the state.


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Later this month the Nevada Legislature will convene a special session to discuss public financing for a new football stadium in Las Vegas. Sentiment is mixed, however, about using tax monies for a professional football venue. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Rob Lang, the director of Brookings Mountain West, to discuss the pros and cons of publicly funding a new stadium.


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Our Metropolis (Sept. 27, 2016): Talkin’ with the Men About Town (pt. 2)

Dave Nourse : September 28, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson recap the first presidential debate and discuss what to expect when the third debate is held at UNLV in October. The trio also touch on the special session of the legislature to be held to discuss funding for the NFL stadium and how the battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in Nevada is shaping up.
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Earlier this year saw the retirement of one of Las Vegas’ men about town. Norm Clarke spent over a decade at the Las Vegas Review-Journal covering the entertainers and celebrities that make Las Vegas one of the most exciting cities in the world. The gentleman who replaced Norm is no stranger to the Las Vegas entertainment scene. John Katsilometes came to the Review-Journal after 18 years working for the Las Vegas Sun and its sister publications. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Norm and John for part two of their conversation about how they began covering the Vegas entertainment beat and what makes Las Vegas such a unique city.
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Links:
Kats! at the Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kats! on the Radio at KUNV

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Our Metropolis (Sept. 20, 2016): Talkin’ with the Men About Town (pt. 1)

Dave Nourse : September 21, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the unanimous approval of the $1.9B football stadium by the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. They also discuss what reasons could be causing the income inequality gap to grow in Nevada.
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Earlier this year saw the retirement of one of Las Vegas’ men about town. Norm Clarke spent over a decade at the Las Vegas Review-Journal covering the entertainers and celebrities that make Las Vegas one of the most exciting cities in the world. The gentleman who replaced Norm is no stranger to the Las Vegas entertainment scene. John Katsilometes came to the Review-Journal after 18 years working for the Las Vegas Sun and its sister publications. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Norm and John for part one of a two part series about how they began covering the Vegas entertainment beat and what makes Las Vegas such a unique city.
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Links:
Kats! at the Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kats! on the Radio at KUNV

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