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 (Feb. 14, 2016): The 79th Nevada State Legislative Session

Dave Nourse : February 15, 2017 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss some of the bills being considered at during the Nevada legislative session. One of the most talked about bills is the renaming of the holiday Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The panel concludes with a discussion of charter schools in Nevada.

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The 79th Nevada state legislative session opened last week in Carson City. There is plenty of work to do this year and not that much time to do it. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down to discuss the legislative priorities for this biennium with the Director of UNLV’s Lincy institute, Robert Lang, and our own regular contributor David Damore.

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Our Metropolis (Feb. 7, 2016): 50 Years of the Marjorie Barrick Museum

Dave Nourse : February 8, 2017 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the start of Nevada’s 79th legislative session and all of its possibilities. With new rules in places for lobbyists, it is expected that things will be a little different. The panel then recaps the latest surrounding CCSD’s plan to reorganize the nation’s fifth-largest school district.

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UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum is entering its fiftieth year of service to the Las Vegas community. The museum has been used as an educational and exhibition space for artists in and around the Las Vegas valley. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with Alisha Kerlin, the museum’s Interim Director, to talk about the milestone.

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UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 31, 2016): Talking Urban Leadership with Benoy Jacob

Dave Nourse : February 1, 2017 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore discuss Sheldon Adelson’s withdrawal of funding for the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium and what groups could potentially pay for the venue. The pair also discuss President Trump’s executive orders, the controversy of the immigration ban and how it can effect Southern Nevada.

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In this segment Benoy Jacob, the head of UNLV’s Urban Leadership Program, sits down with host Gary Larson to discuss the recently launched MA program. The pair discuss the need for such a program and what constitutes urban leadership. The two also look at Nevada’s unique urban situation and how the program caters to the state.

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UNLV’s Urban Leadership Masters Program

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 24, 2016): Catching Up with UNLV Provost Diane Chance

Dave Nourse : January 24, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson recap Governor Brian Sandoval’s final state of the State address.

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Diane Chase just began her second semester as Provost of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The position she holds tasks her with overseeing all academic programs of the university. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Provost Chase to discuss what UNLV can expect in the coming semester.

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 10, 2016): Are Our Kindergartners Healthy?

Dave Nourse : January 10, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the challenge implementing the new background check law for firearm purchases in Nevada. The trio also debates how the State might react if the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is repealed.

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In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Amanda Haboush-Deloye from the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy at UNLV. They discuss the results of an annual health survey of Nevada’s kindergartners indicating that 94 percent have health insurance. Despite this, Nevada ranks 47th in the nation in providing insurance for children.
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Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy
2015-2016 Health Status of Children Entering Kindergarten Report

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