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. 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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Our Metropolis (Dec. 01, 2015): Talkin’ Traffic with the RJ’s Road Warrior

Dave Nourse : December 2, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the waves Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been making recently by publicly going against Gov. Brian Sandoval. The panel also debates North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s effort to change the name of the three College of Southern Nevada campuses to reflect the cities where they reside.

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With the Southern Nevada economy rebounding, it seems every road in Las Vegas is currently under construction. Traffic detours and delays are now commonplace for most residents living in our metropolis. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Las Vegas Review-Journal Road Warrior columnist, Rick Velotta, to clue us in on what’s going on and what we can expect for our commute in the months and years ahead.

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Rick Velotta’s LVRJ Road Warrior Column

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Our Metropolis (Nov. 24, 2015): How UNLV is helping Clark County’s most disadvantaged youth

Dave Nourse : November 25, 2015 8:00 am : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the proposed breakup of the Clark County School District and the high stakes surrounding it. They also debate why Gov. Brian Sandoval is seeing surging popularity despite the largest tax increase in State history.

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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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