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 (Nov. 15, 2016): Are Our Kindergartners Healthy?

Dave Nourse : November 15, 2016 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the establishment of The Nevada Independent. With Jon Ralston at the helm, this news site will emphasize politics, government, business, and education in the Silver State. The panel also recap the results of the 2016 Presidential Election and Nevada’s down-ticket races. They conclude with a discussion of the recently announced plans to expand the Las Vegas Monorail.

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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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Our Metropolis (Nov. 1, 2016): Preliminary Accreditation for UNLV’s School of Medicine

Dave Nourse : November 1, 2016 2:38 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the presidential and down-ballot congressional races and the implications these races may have on Southern Nevada. The panel also discuss the issues surrounding the botched drugs kits and the number individuals who many be wrongly incarcerated.

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Last month the UNLV School of Medicine received its preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The school may start accepting students as early as fall 2017 for its charter class. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Dr. Barbara Atkinson, Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine to discuss what this means for Southern Nevada.
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The UNLV School of Medicine

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 25, 2016): How UNLV is helping Clark County’s most disadvantaged youth

Dave Nourse : October 26, 2016 11:24 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore recap the final presidential debate. The panel also discuss the recent endorsement of Donald Trump by the Las Vegas Review-Journal – the first major newspaper in the United States to show its support for the Republican nominee. The pair also touch on the initial accreditation given to UNLV’s School of Medicine and what this means for Southern Nevada.

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UNLV alumna Judy Tudor turned her own foster care experience into a career helping some of our area’s most needy children. Now as a training specialist for UNLV’s School of Social Work she works with local agencies to train new child welfare employees. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Judy to learn a little about her background and how she’s helping kids in Our Metropolis through some particularly challenging situations.

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The UNLV School of Social Work

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 18, 2016): The Final Presidential Debate

Dave Nourse : October 19, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and panelists David Damore and Michael Green discuss what effects the Presidential debate has had on the Las Vegas Valley. This extended roundtable segment also touches on what can be expected during the final debate to be held at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday night.

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UNLV Presidential Debate Website

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Our Metropolis (Oct. 11, 2016): Vegas Valley Book Fest

Dave Nourse : October 13, 2016 7:23 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the latest on Nevada Legislature’s special session. The Legislature is expected to vote on public financing for a Las Vegas-based NFL stadium by the end of the week. The panel also discuss UNLV’s preparations for the final Presidential debate.


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The Vegas Valley Book Festival will be hosting its celebration of literary culture this weekend at this Historic 5th Street School in downtown Las Vegas Since 2002 the festival has presented over 800 authors and offered literature and panels for all ages through written, spoken, and illustrated word. In this segment host Gary Larson is joined by Brian Kendall, Danielle Milam, and Katherine Keller to discuss this year’s festival and what we can look forward to.


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