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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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Benson’s Almost Music Serves Vinyl, along with Coffee and Conversation

The story of Almost Music, the vintage record store that just opened at 6569 Maple St. in Benson, is the story of a guy who escaped a life caged in a cubicle to pursue a dream he's held for 20 years.

Brad Smith got into the record business way back in 1993 at age 20 when he joined the staff of the legendary Antiquarium Record Store in the Old Market. Tucked away in the basement of a massive...

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Goin’ down the Lincoln Highway with Omaha music guru Nils Anders Erickson

On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in early July Omaha music guru Nils Anders Erickson takes me for a ride in his PT Cruiser to opine about his magnificent obsession with old things.

The singer-songwriter-musician owns Rainbow Music, a combined recording studio and music store at 2322 South 64th Ave. that features vintage sound equipment and instruments he's passionate about.

He's also into...

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Day of Dignity Oct. 12

BY Oscar Chacon, Guest Op-Ed

Editor’s Note: On Saturday, October 12, 3 p.m., a collection of community organizations will hold a Family March and Rally for Respect and Dignity at the corner of 10th and Pacific Sts. More information is available at http://www.heartlandworkerscenter.org.

Any immigrant will tell you that, of all the indignities ravaging the more than 11 million undocumented...

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Fact

As 15 percent of the country awaited a bill that would offer them affordable health care, more than 800,000 federal workers were sent home without pay. That catch 22 is better known as the government shutdown – a decision made after President Barack Obama refused to make changes to the nation’s health care law.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), notoriously known as Obamacare, is the elephant in...

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