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 (March 8, 2016): Cultural Diversity Foundation

Alexis Germany : March 8, 2016 11:18 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson debate the potential consolidation of the state’s higher education system. The group also talks about the presence of police body cameras increasing in Las Vegas.

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The mission of the Cultural Diversity Foundation is to create opportunities to learn by promoting, encouraging and enhancing the educational, professional and personal growth of individuals through the development of programs that support upward mobility for underserved Clark County residents. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with executive director, Joni Flowers, to discuss the foundation and The 21st annual Educational Taste of Excellence: Wine Tasting, Spirits & Jazz.

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Our Metropolis (March 1, 2016): Family Ancestry Search Day

Alexis Germany : March 1, 2016 8:30 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss Nevada’s Republican caucus and the politics surrounding the process. The group also talks about Governor Brian Sandoval’s possible U.S. Supreme Court nomination.

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The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 with the objectives to preserve Nevada’s records and teach people about genealogy. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Pat Saletore to discuss Family Ancestry Day, a free event that allows people to learn about their family history.

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Our Metropolis (Feb. 23, 2016): Serving Clark County Residents In Need

Alexis Germany : February 23, 2016 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the Nevada state caucuses and how the process works. The group also talks about the proposed changes to minimum wage in Nevada.
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Southern Nevada’s social workers are often tasked with improving the quality of life for individuals and families in our local neighborhoods. Ramona Denby-Brinson studies social workers and the impact they have on tough issues like teen pregnancy and foster care. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Ramona to discuss some of the projects she’s been working on to improve the lives for many of the neediest individuals living in our metropolis.

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Our Metropolis (Feb. 16, 2016): Road Warrior Rick Velotta

Alexis Germany : February 17, 2016 12:43 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the controversy surrounding Clive Bundy and the Oregon standoff. The panel also discusses the upcoming Nevada caucuses.

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In this segment Gary sits down with The Las Vegas Review Journal’s Road Warrior, Rick Velotta, to discuss the future of transportation in Nevada.

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Our Metropolis (Feb. 9, 2016): Nevada Caucuses and UNLV Debate Viewing Events

Alexis Germany : February 11, 2016 1:52 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the controversy surrounding the Nevada Taxicab Authority. The panel also discusses the future of NV Energy.

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In this segment Gary sits down with UNLV professors David Damore, Michael Green and Jacob Thompson to discuss the upcoming Nevada Caucuses and the primary debate watch parties that UNLV will host over the next few months.

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