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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Jan. 27, 2015: Sex and the (Sin) City

Dave Nourse : January 28, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore, political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, and Las Vegas Sun Reporter Conor Shine, discuss the possible recall of republican legislators who have not publically pledged to contest the Governor’s planned tax increases. They also discuss Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers’ attempt to block the building of a stadium downtown with public funds. They conclude with a debate about the likelihood that concealed handguns will be permitted on Nevada college campuses.

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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

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Jan. 20, 2015: Recapping the Nevada State of the State Address

Dave Nourse : January 21, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore, political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, and Las Vegas Sun Reporter Conor Shine, discuss last week’s State of the State address by Governor Brian Sandoval. The panel also debate the impact of Stavros Anthony running against Mayor Carolyn Goodman in the Las Vegas municipal election this spring as well as the impact of medical marijuana in Nevada. It’s an extended roundtable edition on this week’s Our Metropolis.

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Watch the 2014 Nevada State of the State Address

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Jan. 13, 2015: The Red Cross & The Clara Barton Women’s Society

Dave Nourse : January 14, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson, along with UNLV Political Science professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Damore, political commentator Elizabeth Thompson, and Las Vegas Sun Reporter Conor Shine, discuss Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s State of the City address as well as the 2015 legislative priorities for the southern Nevada caucus.

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We all know that the Red Cross is one of the first organizations to show up in times of emergency, but not many of us have complete understanding of all that the Red Cross provides and does. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Vicky Kallman and Lloyd Ziel from the Red Cross to learn a little more about this service driven organization. They touch on the various missions of the Red Cross and discuss the newly created female philanthropic organization, The Clara Barton Women’s Society. To get involved with the Clara Barton Women’s Society, call (702) 531-0241.

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American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter

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Jan. 06, 2015: Wrapping up the Sesquicentennial

Dave Nourse : January 7, 2015 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 some of the more interesting bills up for consideration during the 2015 state legislative session.

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2014 was Nevada’s sesquicentennial. All last year we celebrated the Battle Born state and heard stories about what it took for her to join the Union. In this segment, host Gary Larson wraps up Our Metropolis’ coverage of the State’s 150th birthday with an interview with Nevada State Museum Director, Dennis McBride. Dennis shares some of his favorite moments in State history and offers some insight into a few prominent Nevadans who helped write the story of the state we call home.

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Nevada State Museum

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Dec. 16, 2014: Year in Review & Looking Forward

Dave Nourse : December 17, 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, 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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