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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May 19, 2015: The UNLV School of Medicine

Dave Nourse : May 20, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, producer Dave Nourse and regular contributors David Damore and Conor Shine discuss the State budget compromise recently revealed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. The panel also touch on the inter-party animosity that has been rampant in this year’s legislative session. They conclude with a discussion of Clark County’s fuel indexing program and what future improvements we can expect from the Regional Transportation Commission.

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With the groundwork for a new medical school at UNLV well underway, plans are currently being made for the first class of incoming medical students. A campaign to raise $60 million dollars to fund full scholarships for these future doctors has thus far been a resounding success. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV School of Medicine planning dean Barbara Atkinson to talk about all that has been accomplished and what we have to look forward to.

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UNLV School of Medicine

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May 12, 2015: Major discovery by UNLV Anthropologist Brian Villmoare

Dave Nourse : May 13, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson and regular contributors David Damore and Conor Shine discuss the partisan tensions and legislative maneuvering that have surrounded the passage of a bill allowing Ride sharing companies like Uber to operate legally in the State. The panel also discuss the tax and revenue implications that come with bringing large music festivals like Rock in Rio to Southern Nevada.

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UNLV anthropologist Brian Villmoare is co-director of an international research team that drew worldwide media attention earlier this month for their discovery of a fossilized jawbone, representing the earliest known member of the genus homo. In this segment of Our Metropolis, host Gary Larson sits down with Dr. Villmoare and talks about what his discovery means not only for those in our metropolis, but for humans around the world.

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Article in the journal Science

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May 6, 2015: The birth of KUNV Radio & Hey Reb and the growth of UNLV

Dave Nourse : May 6, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson and regular contributors David Damore and Conor Shine discuss last week’s Economic Forum in Carson City where State budget talks were in full swing. The panel also discuss the recent fact finding visit to Colorado by State Legislators who were examining the implementation of recreational marijuana on the State’s economy and infrastructure.

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For nearly 60 years UNLV has been a mainstay in the Las Vegas community. From its iconic Hey Reb mascot to this very radio station, UNLV has come to embody all that is Southern Nevada. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with one of the individuals responsible for solidifying this university’s place in our metropolis – area attorney and former Student Body President, Dirk Ravenholt.

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April 28, 2015: Recycling Initiatives at UNLV

Dave Nourse : April 29, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson and regular contributors David Damore, Elizabeth Thompson, and Conor Shine, discuss the proposal to break up the Clark County School District and the possible benefits and ramifications of this decision. The panel also debate the end of year testing fiasco that led CCSD to pull the plug on the entire assessment system.

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Thanks to the Rebel Recycling Program, UNLV has been active for over a decade in reducing its waste. For the past several years, food scraps from the dining hall have even gone to composting and new containers in the Student Union encourage everyone to help out with the composting effort. In this segment of Our Metropolis, Rebel Recycling manager, Tara Pike, sits down with Gary Larson to talk about the recent efforts made by UNLV to “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” and what we can expect in the future.
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UNLV Rebel Recycling

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April 21, 2015: Timelapse – A High Tech UNLV Fine Arts Production

Dave Nourse : April 22, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week, host Gary Larson and regular contributors David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson, discuss the last minute wrangling in the legislature to pass bills before the first house passage deadline as well as the brewing controversy over a gender-based school restroom bill. The group also note the possibility of a big budget shortfall this fiscal year and how revenue talks and immediate implementation may become urgent priorities.

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The fine arts department at UNLV is embarking on a high tech performance involving actors from two countries spanning 5000 miles connected by cutting edge internet technology. The culmination of their efforts will be presented to the public this Thursday here in Greenspun Hall in a performance titled Timelapse. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV theater director Michael Lugering to talk about this performance and what it has taken to make it happen.

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Timelapse information and reservation links

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