Celebrating Cassettes: The Joy of Low Fidelity

Every year right around now, I put my Mini Cooper convertible in storage and replace it with a ’96 Geo Tracker. My Cooper has virtually no ground clearance, which makes it useless in any measurable snow, while the Tracker not only stands high above the ground but also is four-wheel-drive, making it virtually unstoppable.

The downsides of my Geo: It’s beginning to rust. The driver’s side door...

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Summit to take stock of the state of Latino communities near and far

 

When the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies holds its Nov. 8-9 Cumbre event, it will mark 10 years for this center dedicated to community engagement, applied research and teaching inside and outside the classroom.

OLLAS convenes this periodic summit of scholars, policymakers, community organizers, workers and students to discuss issues critical...

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Project Censored

Click here for the complete list of 25 from Project Cenosred.

For 37 years, Project Censored has worked with college students and faculty to issue an annual list of the Top 25 Underreported or Censored Stories from the previous year. Below we reprint the capsules from the Top 5, listing sources and researchers, briefly capsulize the next 10 and list the final 10. Full details and links are...

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Violent Crime Up in Omaha Last Year

On Sept. 16 the FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report, a statistical compilation of criminal offenses and arrests known to law enforcement agencies for the year 2012. The report includes data voluntarily reported by 18,290 law enforcement agencies nationwide that participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

According to the report, “the number of violent...

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Making Movies in Flyover Country

I know Neva Cozine, one of the producers of the film Flyover Country, from one of her past lives, back when she spent her days in a tiny cubical in a downtown Omaha office building. When I got an invitation out of the blue to her film’s premiere at the Omaha Community Playhouse Nov. 8 and 9, I had to find out what she’s been up to and how she got involved in filmmaking, which led to our meeting...

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Tower of Low Power

Is pirate radio finally ready to go legit? Colorado Springs Independent's Bill Forman covers the FCC's move to allow applicatons from non-profit groups that want to start their own non-commercial Low Power FM stations. Click here to read the full article on the Colorado Springs Indedpendent's website.

 

 

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Natterings of a Naive Lib

Some weeks I don’t have anything to cover in this column, which gives me a chance to clean out the drawers of tiny scraps of paper that I write tiny little ideas on. Hence, this week’s column is a compilation of those tiny scraps of ideas.

But first, I do get letters (please send more - tim.mcmahan@gmail.com), all of which I reply to. I got a couple recently responding to my column about...

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Finding Balance

When it comes to the economy today, Dr. James K. Galbraith acts as a sort of impartial judge on issues that often divide citizens. Galbraith, an economist, spoke as part of the annual Holland Lecture Series on Oct.9. For almost two hours Dr. Galbraith was clever, affable, and deeply knowledge about the issues facing our economy today. At times he was downright diplomatic.
A lecturer for the...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration


If You’re Not At The Table, You’re On The Menu


Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes


A Second Opinion



Meet the Chief


A State of Homelessness


Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p>


Police reviewing gun policy following school shooting