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 (September 5, 2017): CCSD Budget Deficit

Bruce Gil : September 5, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelist Elizabeth Thompson discuss today’s announcement that the Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that started under President Obama. They also discuss the lawsuit filed by pharmaceutical lobby groups challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s insulin transparency law.

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With the new school year just starting, the Clark County School District is facing a projected $60 million budget shortfall. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with CCSD Trustee Carolyn Edwards to discuss how the district is planning to handle its economic problems.

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Our Metropolis (August 29, 2017): UNLV Project F.O.C.U.S.

Bruce Gil : August 29, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the Clark County School District’s budget deficit and recent cut announcements. They also discuss the future of Yucca Mountain.

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Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities have limited opportunities after high school. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Project Coordinator Ryan Wennerlind of UNLV Project F.O.C.U.S. which helps students with disabilities pursue higher education.

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Our Metropolis (August 22, 2017): Mission High School

Bruce Gil : August 22, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson discuss the political motives behind recent recall efforts targeting three Democratic state senators. They also discuss Lt. Governor Mark Hutchinson’s announcement that he will not run for re-election. And they also go over an infrastructure report card relaeased by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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The nation’s first public recovery school opened last week in Las Vegas. In this segment host Gary Larson sits down with Mission High school founders Donn Jersey, Heather Engle, and Jeff Horn to discuss how they are helping students struggling with sobriety.

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Our Metropolis (August,15 2017): How UNLV is Helping Clark County’s Most Disadvantaged Youth Rerun

Bruce Gil : August 15, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson and regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson break the news that Centene will step in to cover 14 rural Nevada counties in the state’s health care exchange next year. The panel also discusses the recent petitions to recall state Senators Joyce Woodhouse and Patricia Farley. They also touch on this past weekend’s violence in Charlottesville.

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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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Our Metropolis (August 8, 2017): UNLV School of Medicine

Bruce Gil : August 8, 2017 8:00 pm : Our Metropolis

This week host Gary Larson sits with regular panelists David Damore and Elizabeth Thompson to discuss Danny Tarkanian’s recently announced bid against Sen. Dean Heller in the upcoming 2018 Republican primary. They also discuss news that the health insurer Anthem is leaving Nevada’s healthcare exchange.
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The UNLV School of Medicine began classes July 17, 2017. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with the school’s Chief of Staff Maureen Schafer for an update on Founding Dean Barbara Atkinson’s condition and a look into what coming up at the medical school.
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