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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Nov. 18, 2014: Setting the story straight about Area 51

Dave Nourse : November 19, 2014 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

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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Links:
The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame

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Nov. 04, 2014: Election Night Coverage

Dave Nourse : November 5, 2014 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

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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Links:
UNLV-TV’s Studio-G page
UNLV-TV

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Oct. 28, 2014: Sesquicentennial Celebration (Part II)

Dave Nourse : October 29, 2014 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

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

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Oct. 21, 2014: Sesquicentennial Celebration (Part I)

Dave Nourse : October 22, 2014 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

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

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Oct. 14, 2014: Extended Roundtable Edition

Dave Nourse : October 15, 2014 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

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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