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 (October 17, 2017): Stop the Bleed

Bruce Gil : October 17, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss expected gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s plans to campaign on repealing Governor Brian Sandoval’s signature commerce tax. They also discuss the future of Yucca Mountain.
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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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Our Metropolis (October 10, 2017): UNLV Provost Diane Chase

Bruce Gil : October 10, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelist Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the impact of the October 1 mass shooting including the future of gun control and hotel security in Las Vegas. They also discuss the latest in Nevada’s upcoming gubernatorial race.
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UNLV Provost Diane Chase just began her second year at UNLV overseeing all academic programs. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Chase to get her thoughts on her time at UNLV and what the future holds for the university.
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Our Metropolis (October 3, 2017): Processing Mass Shootings

Bruce Gil : October 3, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss the aftermath of Sunday night’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left 59 people dead and over 500 injured.
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Sunday night’s massacre has taken a heavy toll on the mental health of the community. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Assistant Professor Carissa D’Aniello of UNLV’s Couple and Family Therapy Program to discuss how to cope with national tragedies.
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Center for Individual, Couple and Family Counseling

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Our Metropolis (September 19, 2017): UNLV School of Medicine Rerun

Bruce Gil : September 19, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to the White House to shrink Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument. They also discuss the implementation of CCSD’s reorganization and news regarding Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s retirement, recreational marijuana distribution licenses, and candidate announcements for local elections.
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The UNLV School of Medicine began classes July 17, 2017. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with the school’s Chief of Staff Maureen Schafer for an update on Founding Dean Barbara Atkinson’s condition and a look into what coming up at the medical school.
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Our Metropolis (September 12, 2017): Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Bruce Gil : September 12, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists Elizabeth Thompson and David Damore discuss Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s retirement announcement amid the district’s budget shortfall. They also discuss Nevada students’ low ACT scores and an opinion from the Legislative Counsel Bureau regarding marijuana lounges.

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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 year.
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