Douglas County Historical Society’s new lecture

As a part of their Second Sunday Lecture Series, the Douglas County Historical Society will be hosting a lecture on Omaha's immigration history July 12.

The discussion will be led by retired Creighton University professor of history Dennis Mihelich, who will be analyzing the rich history of Omaha's immigrant population. He will discuss immigration patterns and the effect of world crises on...

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Who’s teaching your classes?

With her unruly dark hair and her usual uniform of a sweater and jeans or a mid-length skirt paired with her gray Chuck Taylors, Sam Chesters could easily pass for an undergrad. An animated and articulate speaker, she explained her schedule this last spring semester while enjoying the recent nice weather out on her friend’s back porch.

Chesters said she most recently taught two English...

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Making It Rain

Using buckets and a wet/dry vac to remove ankle deep rainwater out of the basement of The Reader’s South Omaha location with then-news editor and cartoonist Neal Obermeyer, my last day as TR’s managing editor was highlighted by the same kind of charm that I’d both become accustomed to, and had genuinely come to appreciate. To keep an alternative newspaper afloat, after all, sometimes you have to...

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26 Days Until Big Reveal

Beginning in January, this publication, Omaha’s longest-running alternative weekly newspaper, will be cutting its carbon footprint almost in half, expanding coverage significantly and increasing circulation, all by converting to a monthly print and daily online publishing schedule. This format change is intended to pair long-form journalism and community engagement to explore how a new brand of...

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New Americans

The Meaning of Thanksgiving: When strangers are neighbors

While bountiful fall harvests are celebrated around the world, Thanksgiving in the United States has a twist fundamental to its nature that has defined our country’s growth – a uniquely American ideal that welcomes strangers, making us a beacon for hard-working, freedom-loving people everywhere.

Pilgrim leader Miles Standish and his...

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One Obvious Market Solution Where Nebraska Plays A Big Role in Fighting Climate Change

A strong Nebraska industry could play an outsized role in addressing climate change . . . .

Climatic events have accounted for 72% of global insurance claims and insured losses from 1980 to 2012, totaling $0.97 trillion (Munich Re, 2013). Estimated … losses are increasing at ~6% a year in real terms (Lomborg, 2010). The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change estimated total...

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5 Things You Might Need to Say to Someone Who Denies Climate Change in Nebraska

From Understanding and Assessing Climate Change, Implications for Nebraska, a UNL report from the Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture. Page numbers in parentheses.

1. Really?! Are You Just Trying To Get A Rise Out of Me?

Rural Nebraskans are knowledgeable about and sensitive to climate issues. The Nebraska Rural Poll (2013) tells us:

• At least two-thirds of rural Nebraskans have...

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<p>The science behind understanding climate change is almost 200 years old and will not change</p>10 Things You Need To Know About Climate Change in Nebraska

Days before Neligh, Neb. natives and unlikely activists Art and Helen Tanterups invited 8,000 people to their 100-year-old family farm, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln issued the most damning and comprehensive look at climate change’s impact in Nebraska yet. The report was presented to a group of 300 at a lecture on the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln.

The larger group went to hear...

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