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 22, 2016): Race Relations in Nevada

Dave Nourse : March 24, 2016 10:55 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits down with Julius Davis and Dr. Sandra Owens for an extended discussion about race relations in Nevada and the rest of the country. The group also discusses recent sightings of the Ku Klux Klan at a Nevada Republican Caucus site.

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Our Metropolis (March 15, 2016): Police Body Cameras and the Public

Dave Nourse : March 21, 2016 11:04 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss Las Vegas’ reputation for being an “anything goes” city and how that conflicts with the city’s attempts at becoming a more family friendly travel destination.

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Police officers often find themselves in situations where a split section decision can have long-lasting ramifications. In an effort to shed more light on those decisions, and the events leading up to them, police departments across the country are requiring the use of personal body cameras. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV criminal justice professor William Sousa to discuss the impact of those cameras and the public’s perception of them.
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Our Metropolis (March 8, 2016): Cultural Diversity Foundation

Dave Nourse : 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

Dave Nourse : 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

Dave Nourse : 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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