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 (Jan. 26, 2016): Atomic Testing Museum

Alexis Germany : January 26, 2016 9:37 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the controversy surrounding solar energy changes in Nevada. The group also discusses how major casino companies are working to support Governor Brian Sandoval’s new tax package.

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The National Atomic Testing Museum documents the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. In this segment Gary sits down with Michael Hall who was recently hired to lead the museum and the pair discuss his background and what his plans are for the museum in 2016.

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 19, 2016): Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Alexis Germany : January 19, 2016 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist David Damore discuss MGM’s plan to begin charging for parking at all of its strip properties. The pair also debates whether or not a light-rail system is essential to the growth of Las Vegas.

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Helping Hands of Vegas Valley was established in 2000 with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with executive director Dana Serrata to discuss what we can do to help seniors in need in Southern Nevada.

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Our Metropolis (Jan. 05, 2016): Wrapping up 2015 and looking toward the future

Dave Nourse : January 6, 2016 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson along with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the biggest stories that impacted Southern Nevada in 2015 and make their predictions for what we can look forward to in the new year.

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Our Metropolis (Dec. 15, 2015): What’s next for the campus of UNLV?

Dave Nourse : December 16, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson along with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss electric car startup Faraday Future and the company’s plan to build a $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas. The panel also debate the mystery surrounding the recent purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest daily newspaper.

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The campus of UNLV is in a constant state of flux. From a new Medical School and Hotel College to additional greenspace and maybe even a new football stadium, exciting things are planned for the future development of the university. David Frommer is the individual tasked with overseeing all these campus upgrades and in this segment he’ll sit down with host Gary Larson to discuss some of the exciting thing we can expect to see on campus over the next few years.

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UNLV Campus Master Plan

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Our Metropolis (Dec. 08, 2015): Sun Youth Forum

Dave Nourse : December 9, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week producer Dave Nourse along with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the announcement that Hyperloop will be building a testing facility at the Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas and what this means for the area and to NLV Mayor John Lee. The panel also debate how the Taxicab authority can respond now that Uber is allowed to operate at McCarran International Airport, and what a light rail line might add to the transportation infrastructure in Las Vegas.

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The Sun Youth Forum was established in 1956 by Las Vegas Sun Publisher Hank Greenspun with the simple notion that adults should listen to the thoughts and opinions of the day’s youth. Now, nearly 60 later, the sun youth forum is still making an impact on regional and state policy. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with a panel of local high school students who participated in this year’s Forum. It’s a conversation about the world viewed through the eyes of the next generation of this country’s leaders.

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Sun Youth Forum

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