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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Radio Days

They say music is like a time machine...

While other kids were spending their Saturdays, summers and winter breaks goofing off with the rest of their high school friends, I spent mine standing behind a cash register at my mom and dad’s store in Fremont, Nebraska.

The store was called Fremont Salvage. It was located just north of the Holiday Lodge on a dirt road off Highway 30 behind a...

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Helping Parents and Kids

Imagine trying to communicate with your child’s teacher in a foreign language, or trying to help your child with homework in a foreign language.
Those scenarios are reality for hundreds of immigrant Omaha families with children in Learning Community schools, and a reality that the Learning Community Center of South Omaha, which just opened this past September on 23rd and M Streets, is working...

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Leftover Kasher

Like the headline says, here’s some leftover wisdom from Tim Kasher that didn’t make it into the feature story.  I thought it would be a shame to leave it on the cutting room floor.

For example, nowhere in the feature story did I explain the title of Kasher’s new album, Adult Film, and the origin of its hideous cover art. Hopefully Eric in production has a copy of the artwork to include with...

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Retired warrior, lifetime scholar and devout believer John Nagl looks back on Army career

Two years since the U.S. pulled troops out of Iraq Americans still slog it out in Afghanistan -- a full 12 years since its start. The dual wars for which so many paid a heavy price will forever be analyzed by the likes of Omaha native John Nagl, managing editor of the official U.S. Army-Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual.

The retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel was not only a military...

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Unknown Pleasure: A Review of Growing Season by The Gardenheads

I still get music in the mail.

Oh, it’s not like the old days when more than a dozen manila envelopes per week stuffed with CDs and assorted junk would end up stacked atop my in-box. I opened every one of them. And if they came from bands or record labels I was familiar with, they got the full treatment. If they were completely unknown but the packaging and one-sheet were interesting, they...

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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