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 (Sept. 21, 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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Kats! at the Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kats! on the Radio at KUNV

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Our Metropolis (Sept. 13, 2016): For those Looking to Serve their Community

Dave Nourse : September 14, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson debate the unintended bureaucratic hurdles that Clark County schools may face if the break up of CCSD moves forward. They also discuss how common heavy/toxic medals are in our schools and government buildings. The panel concludes with a discussion over what could be causing the Latino population rate to slow statewide and what this means for future policy.
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A new public policy leadership series is launching this month for future public servants and policy changers. UNLV’s Greenspun College of Urban Affairs’ School of Public Policy and Leadership along with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce have started the program to assist people interested in holding public office. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Cara Clarke and Chris Stream to talk about the nuts and bolts of the program and how individuals can get involved to serve their community
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Public Policy Leadership Series Application. Deadline is Sept. 16, 2016.

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Our Metropolis (Sept. 6, 2016): Violence in the Valley

Dave Nourse : September 7, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss what hurdles remain if the Clark County School District wants to move forward with a system-wide breakup in favor of smaller more autonomous schools. The panel also discusses some potential reasons behind the rising tide of violence in the Las Vegas Valley.
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In the first six months of the year the Las Vegas Valley has seen a 60 percent increase in homicide rates compared to 2015. With the increase in violent crime comes concern from citizens and public safety officials alike. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Las Vegas Sun reporter Ricardo Torres to discuss the rising rate of murders across our metropolis and how we can combat the spike.
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Our Metropolis (August 30, 2016): Building the Las Vegas Brand Across the Pacific

Dave Nourse : August 31, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss recent developments in the planning of a $1.9B stadium in Las Vegas and the controversy surrounding Las Vegas Review-Journal reporters remaining impartial in news coverage of the stadium despite the parent corporation of the newspaper being the same company behind the stadium push.
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Fresh back from a trip representing Nevada in Asia and Australia, UNLV Professor Bo Bernhard is full of optimism for the future of our state. In this segment host Gary Larson talks with Bo about the trip and what challenges and opportunities he sees as Nevada continues to diversify its economy while playing an ever increasing role in the global gaming industry.
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UNLV’s International Gaming Institute

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Our Metropolis (August 16, 2016): Building the Las Vegas Brand Across the Pacific

Dave Nourse : August 17, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the most recent unemployment numbers for Southern Nevada and why it’s so hard to find full-time work in Our Metropolis. The panel also debate the most recent proposal to build a master planned community on Blue Diamond Hill near Red Rock Canyon.
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Fresh back from a trip representing Nevada in Asia and Australia, UNLV Professor Bo Bernhard is full of optimism for the future of our state. In this segment host Gary Larson talks with Bo about the trip and what challenges and opportunities he sees as Nevada continues to diversify its economy while playing an ever increasing role in the global gaming industry.
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Links:
UNLV’s International Gaming Institute

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