Category: Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution scholar David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thomposon, recap the highlights of 2014 and project the big stories of 2015. It’s the Our Metropolis roundtable year in review.

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This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, discuss the State’s budget woes and a possible bipartisan collation currently in the works between state democratic and republican legislators.

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Sin City, Nevada. Las Vegas has little trouble living up to its nickname. Sex, gambling, and other vices are often glorified out here in the Mojave. In this segment, UNLV gender and sexuality studies professor, Lynn Comella, sits down with host Gary Larson to share some of the area’s sordid history with sex and prostitution. It’s an interesting lesson in history that you’ll want to pay attention to.

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My Nevada 5: Prostitution in Las Vegas

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore, discuss the likelihood of the State taking a more hands-on approach with Nevada’s consistently failing public schools. The pair also debate the possibility of abortion being an issue in the 2015 legislative session. They conclude with a discussion of the proposed gun background check ballot initiative.

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All the world’s a stage is undoubtedly one of William Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. It comes from his classic comedy, As You Like It, which begins its run at UNLV’s black box theater this Friday night. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Christopher Edwards, the director of As You Like It and the artistic director for the Nevada Conservatory Theater. He’s joined by Amber Bonasso and Stephon Pettway, the actors portraying Rosalind and Duke Senior. We think you’ll agree, it’s a segment worthy of the bard himself!

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As You Like It ticket information
Nevada Conservatory Theater

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, discuss the comments made by State Assembly speaker designate, Ira Hansen, and his withdraw from the position. The group also debate State republican priorities now that they have taken over both houses of the Nevada legislature.

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The name Uber might conjure up images of the German Fatherland, but in Las Vegas it has a completely different meaning. Uber is a national ridesharing service operated primarily through mobile phone apps and it has recently started service here in Nevada. Uber has gained notoriety recently as its gone head to head with the Nevada taxi cab authority. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Las Vegas Review Journal columnist Rick Velotta to learn about Uber and its fight for survival.

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Rick Velotta’s Road Warrior column

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, discuss the appointment of Dr. Len Jessup as the 10th president of UNLV. The panel also debate the report recently released by the Brookings Institution encouraging state policymakers to boost the number of Nevadans who possess at least some postsecondary training in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math — the so-called “STEM” disciplines.

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Area 51 has been a popular part of southern Nevada lore for decades. From UFOs to little green men, speculation has run rampant about what actually occurs on the secret military instillation north of Las Vegas. In this segment host Gary Larson talks about Area 51 with former director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame, TD Barnes. TD fills us in on some of the declassified aspects of the base and sets the story straight about Area 51.

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The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, offer predictions and implications for the 2014 elections.

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In the second segment of this week’s program we simulcast UNLV-TV’s student produced election coverage, providing insight and commentary on local and statewide initiatives.

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UNLV-TV’s Studio-G page
UNLV-TV

October 31st marks the 150th anniversary of Nevada joining the union. Our Metropolis has been honoring the sesquicentennial all year by sharing some of the unique history of the Silver State. This week, host Gary Larson sits down for a two part interview with Nevada historians Eugene Moehring and Mike Green. The trio will share some stories about their favorite moments in State history and give some insight into a few prominent Nevadans who helped write the story of the state we call home.

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Eugene Moehring’s Faculty Page
Mike Green’s Faculty Page

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, discuss the statewide elections now only three weeks away and take an in depth look at the finalists for the UNLV Presidents position.

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October 31st marks the 150th anniversary of Nevada joining the union. Our Metropolis has been honoring the sesquicentennial all year by sharing some of the unique history of the Silver State. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Nevada historians Eugene Moehring and Mike Green. The trio will share some stories about their favorite moments in State history and give some insight into a few prominent Nevadans who helped write the story of the state we call home.

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Eugene Moehring’s Faculty Page
Mike Green’s Faculty Page

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution scholar David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thomposon, break down the speech former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made at Monday’s UNLV Foundation fundraiser and debate a possible presidential run. The panel also discuss the heated debate between Nevada Attorney General candidates Ross Miller and Adam Laxalt, the funding inequities between state higher education institutions, and the implications of same sex marriage in Nevada. It’s an extended roundtable discussion on this week’s edition of Our Metropolis.

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This week, host Gary Larson along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Scholar David Damore and political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, discuss the Secretary of State debate held last week between candidates Barbara Cegavske and Kate Marshall. The panel also discuss the turmoil at The Downtown Project and what the layoffs mean to the area’s revitalization.

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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 fall 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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