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7:00 PMMCC’s Emergency Medical Services Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Peggy Dean

Peggy Dean, Program Director and EMS Faculty, discusses MCC's Emergency Medical Services program. The program is comprehensive and includes such courses as EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic.

Peggy explains new efforts including paramedics getting out into home health care, post-hospital and non-emergency care, following up with patients as they get out of the hospital into their homes. Also in development are the nurse-to-EMT and nurse-to-paramedic programs.

Peggy also highlights MCC's training partnership with the City of Omaha. Starting with nine Omaha firefighters in a paramedic class at the South Omaha Campus, MCC will ultimately provide all training for Omaha's 600-plus firefighting force at MCC's fire training tower, campuses, online, and in Omaha fire stations.


Local Flavor - Stocks and Broths

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


iPads in the Art and Science Classrooms

Host: Margaret Bumann Guest: Susan Trinkle, Kendra Sibbernsen

Susan Trinkle, Art History instructor, and Kendra Sibbernsen, Physics and Astronomy instructor, discuss their use of the iPad in their learning environments.

They discuss and demonstrate several iPad applications that take students from the classroom and to museums and starlit skies.

Susan demonstrates blendoku, a digital alternative to mixing paints when no art facilities are available in order to learn about color values and intensity scales. This makes learning color theory a game.

Kendra demonstrates Sky Safari, an educational astronomical app that brings planets, stars, and constellations "live" to students. This interactive app brings the "night sky" to students anytime of the day, anywhere.

The instructors discuss the dramatic impact these technologies have on improving their learning spaces and the enhanced engagement and learning for students.

 


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7:30 PMMCC: A Place to Start

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kirk Ahrends, Ingrid Berlin

Kirk Ahrends, Dean of Applied Technology, and Ingrid Berlin, Dean of Enrollment Services, highlight MCC's unique A Place to Start Program.

At the cost of regular tuition and without having to satisfy any prerequisites, anyone call enroll in a wide variety of courses at Metropolitan Community College.

Giving anyone a chance "to stick their toe in the water" of a college education without any pre-tests, A Place to Start offers nearly forty career-oriented and several general education program areas from which to choose classes.


Local Flavor - Mussels, Clams and Shrimp

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


MCC’s Culinary Arts and the Sage Student Bistro

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Erin C. Vik,  Stephen Bell

Erin C. Vik, General Manager, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Horticulture, and Steve Bell, Culinary Arts/Management Instructor, discuss the ongoing success of the Sage Student Bistro.

As a full service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily when culinary classes are in session, the Sage Student Bistro gives students real-world, hands on experience in a fully operational restaurant. Rotating among positions including table service, food preparation, cashiering and cleaning, MCC culinary students experience all aspects of operating a restaurant.

Food preparation and food service management classes leverage the features of the Sage Student Bistro, including a full five course dinner offered on a reservation basis to the public.


8:00 PMMCC’s Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management P

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kris Engler. Todd Morrissey

Horticulture instructors Todd Morrissey and Kris Engler give an overview of the new Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management program (HLSM). Incorporating an urban farmyard of working honey bees, chickens, rabbits, fish ponds, greenhouse, arboretum and vegetable and herb gardens, the new program will allow students to learn and work in a unique “ground to table” environment, cultivating and harvesting food that is prepared in Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for the Culinary Arts.


The Grandmothers of Mayo Plaza

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dr. CA Tuggle

Dr. CA Tuggle, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill discusses the film  Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo) and the Search for Identity which documents the efforts of Argentina's "Las Abuelas" to find their lost grandchildren, stolen, they believe, by the government of their country some 30 years ago.


Siobhan Fallon: You Know When the Men are Gone

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Siobhan Fallon

Siobhan Fallon - author, discusses her collection of stories about life at home when your spouse is deployed. in "You Know When the Men Are Gone" . 


8:30 PMProfiles in Excellence: "Fritz" Sonnenschmidt

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Frederic H. "Fritz" Sonnenschmidt

Certified Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt reflects on his personal journey to chefdom and a life of classic cooking.

A renowned author and television personality, he recounts his background and upbringing in Munich, Germany and the influence of his mother's cooking that shaped his belief that one's food is a reflection of their personality and values.

With seriousness and humor he shares his life, travels and appointments in famous kitchens throughout the world. He relates experiences as faculty of the Culinary Institute of America; popular cooking demonstration and lectures, and commitment to sharing his life of learning to culinary students.


9:00 PMMCC’s Respiratory Therapy Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Jerry Moss, Tim Kelly

Jerry Moss, Respiratory Care Technology Director/Instructor, and Tim Kelly, Respiratory Care Technology Instructor/Clinical Care Coordinator, discuss MCC's Respiratory Therapy program.

Produced in the MCC’s respiratory lab, they demonstrate various technologies and procedures in which students are trained, preparing them for ready employment in the respiratory health care field.


Local Flavor - Making Condiments

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


Fifty Years On – Brown and Proud

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Colin Cox, Anthony B. Graham, Marie Ponce

Colin Cox, founder and artistic director, Will and Company, and performers Anthony Graham and Marie Ponce discuss the program Fifty Years On - Brown and Proud. The program is a series of vignettes from the company's Portraits of Courage Series, Latinos Shaping a Nation.

Depicting historical Latino-Americans who have made an impact on society, each vignette highlights the lives of important Latinos who have shaped our country and are deserving of recognition for their achievements while empowering audiences with a pride of true American history.

Colin, Anthony and Marie discuss the development of the project and its importance to them as individuals.


9:30 PMMCC’s Fire Science Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Jeff "Boomer" Strawn, Brock Borhart, Mike Connolly

Produced on location at MCC's Applied Technology Center's fire science training complex, "Boomer" Strawn covers MCC's fire science program.

Host Kent Pavelka suits up and gets in the action as adjunct instructors Brock Borhart and Mike Connolly demonstrate firefighting tactics and procedures in which students are trained. MCC's fire science program is unique to the area, preparing students on state-of-the-art equipment, simulators and technologies.


Local Flavor - Making Panna Cotta

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


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