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 (Oct. 28, 2015): Water – Our Most Precious Resource

Dave Nourse : October 27, 2015 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

Living in the desert we all know that water is our most precious commodity. The agency tasked with managing Southern Nevada’s water resources is the Southern Nevada Water Authority. In addition to keeping tabs on Las Vegan’s water usage, they also plan for future needs and consumption. With the expected growth of the Las Vegas Valley, the SNWA may be one local government’s most important agencies. In this episode host Gary Larson sits down for an in depth conversation about water with SNWA Public Information Officer, Bronson Mack.

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 20, 2015): Black Mountain Institute

Dave Nourse : October 20, 2015 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore share their thoughts on last week’s democratic debate and what it means that Las Vegas is hosting two additional presidential debates this election cycle. The pair also discuss how the medical marijuana industry is taking shape in Nevada. They conclude with a discussion on CCSD graduation rates and the progress turnaround schools are making.

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The Beverly Rogers – Carol C Harter Black Mountain Institute is an international literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today’s most pressing issues. Joshua Wolf Shenk is a noted author and consultant for public radio, and was recently tasked with leading this creative organization housed at UNLV. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Josh to discuss his initial impressions of Las Vegas and what he envisions for the future of the BMI.

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The Black Mountain Institute at UNLV

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 13, 2015): Vegas Valley Book Festival

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

This week host Gary Larson and David Damore predict possible topics of discussion for the democratic debate being held at the Wynn Las Vegas, as well as what holding the debate in Las Vegas says about the future of democratic party. The pair also talk about the proposal to re-organize CCSD and what implications a reorganization might have on funding and curriculum. They conclude with a discussion on the “vision” for downtown.

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Bibliophiles across Southern Nevada are eagerly looking forward to the return of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. This weekend will feature more than 120 authors and 50 events at the Historic Fifth Street School and at the Clark County Library. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Geoff Schumacher. Geoff is one of the folks at the helm of this year’s festival and he’s got plenty of insight into this 14 year literary tradition.

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Vegas Valley Book Festival

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 6, 2015): NCT’s Much Ado About Nothing

Dave Nourse : October 7, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and David Damore discuss the trouble Nevada is facing for failing to provide timely treatment to mentally ill inmates. The pair also talk about the ongoing dispute between Clark County and ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft. They conclude with a discussion on the rift in the Nevada GOP caused by the passage of Governor Sandoval’s $1.4 billion tax package.

‘Some cupids kill with arrows, and some with traps’ is a verse from William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. The Nevada Conservatory Theater’s production of the play opened this past weekend to widespread acclaim. It continues its run this weekend in UNLV’s Judy Bailey Theater. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Much Ado’s director Michael Lugering. They’ll talk the about the production as well as all that’s on tap this season at the NCT.

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Nevada Conservatory Theater

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Our Metropolis (Sept. 29, 2015): UNLV’s School of Medicine

Dave Nourse : September 30, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

In this segment host Gary Larson and regular contributors David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss how UNLV was able to secure the bid for the final presidential debate of the 2016 presidential season and what this means for Las Vegas and the West. The panel also debates the implications of water-banking and how cities and states in the southwest might be affected by recently enacted rules.

The addition of an allopathic medical school to the Las Vegas community means the health care needs of Southern Nevada’s citizens will continue to be met in the decades to come. Barbara Atkinson is the person at the center of all the planning for this new school at UNLV. In this segment she joins host Gary Larson to discuss how the preparations are coming and what remains to be done.

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UNLV School of Medicine

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