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7:00 PMThe Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Lynne M. Jackson

Lynne M. Jackson, President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, is the great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriett Scott. She discusses the impact of the Dred Scott Decision and its relevance in today’s race relations. She sets the backdrop of the events that led to the famous 1857 Supreme Court case that held that African-Americans, whether slave or free could not be American citizens. The case itself hastened the start of the Civil War.

She discusses the continuing work of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation to commemorate, educate, and not forget the struggle for freedom, equality, citizenship and justice.


Local Flavor - Canning

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. 


Black Eagle, Dr. King’s Dream

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Shawn Hamilton 

Houston Texas native and Minneapolis-based actor Shawn Hamilton discusses his one man performance, Black Eagle, Dr. King’s Dream.

Shawn Hamilton discusses his portrayal of Dr. Ronald McNair, America’s first African-American astronaut, the Black Eagle. Tragically killed in the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger in January 1986, Shawn performs an interpretation of Dr. McNair recounting his inspiring journey from a segregated South Carolina town to the ranks of the elite space program.

Shawn also performs a character portrayal of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King engaging an audience to embrace his ideals of determination, acceptance and brotherhood.

This dynamic story is presented by the regional touring company of Mixed Blood Theatre from Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Local Flavor - Vegetarian Grilling

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 Articulation and Transfer Programs

Host: Margaret Bumann  Guest: Barry Anderson

Barry Anderson, Coordinator of Articulation and Special Programs, discusses MCC's transfer agreements with colleges and universities. MCC has many partnerships, known as "articulation agreements," that allow MCC students to transfer course credits to other higher education institutions. This allows students to enter as juniors and complete four-year bachelor degrees.

Barry explains that numerous MCC students with either the Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer-Associate in Arts degree or Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer-Associate in Sciences degree have transferred to universities throughout the nation, and have been very successful students in their chosen fields.


7:30 PMLocal Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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. 


Local Flavor - Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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. 


 
8:00 PMCity Sprouts

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Roxanne Williams, Albert Vargas

Roxanne Williams, Executive Director, City Sprouts and  Albert Varas, Board Director discuss the history, mission and work of City Sprouts. They discuss neighborhood gardens, various training and volunteer community opportunities, and vision to develop productive and lasting green spaces throughout the area.


Performance Artist Judy Gail

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Rachel Carson was the force behind the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many environmental protection laws, international environmental conferences and treaties. Judy Gail discusses her portrayal of Rachel Carson that is as relevant today as Carson's message was during the 1960s.


Hall of Fame

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Jim Trebbien, Ron Samuelson

Two of the founders of MCC's Hall of Fame, Jim Trebbien, MCC Dean of Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Horticulture and Ron Samuelson, Owner-Manager and Director of M's Pub and Vivace discuss The Hall of Fame's goal to recognize those who have made significant contributions and achievement in the Hospitality Industry.


Day of the Dead Exhibit at EVC

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Ramiro Rodriguez

Ramiro Rodriguez, Exhibition Coordinator at the Snite Museum of Art - University of Notre Dame discusses the Day of the Dead Exhibit at the MCC Elkhorn Campus.

 


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.


8:30 PMSustainability Initiatives: Permaculture

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Libby Broekemeier

Libby Broekemeier. President. Nebraska Food Cooperative discusses the principles of permaculture, a sustainable design science and art that works with nature instead of against her.  


Sustainability Initiatives: Year-Round Gardening

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy, MCC's Bistro Garden Manager discusses extending the growing season.


9:00 PMMCC Express

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Mona Dowding

Mona Dowding, Director, Adult Education, explains the mission and scope of the work of the MCC Express.

Located on South 24th Street in Omaha, MCC Express serves a diverse population offering GED Testing, English as a Second Language, Computer Skills and community meeting facilities


Local Flavor - Lamb

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. 

 


Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, 1Q 2014 Review

Hosts: Kent Pavelka Guest: David Brown

Chamber president David Brown highlights key economic indicators and anticipated growth in the greater Omaha area for 2014. David discusses the continued strength of area businesses and industries, as well as planned expansion through 2014.

He discusses the serendipitous no-cost national branding and marketing of “Omaha!” by Denver Broncos football quarterback Payton Manning.

Showing several video clips of Manning’s quarterback cadence of “Omaha!” and the good natured fun of local and Denver chambers of commerce David explains the unforeseen positive metrics and advertising benefits from Peyton Manning’s use of “Omaha!”

David explains planned chamber activities through the first half of 2014, and appeal of Omaha to nationally known companies.


Local Flavor - Canning

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. 


A Conversation with Joy Castro, Author and Educato

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Joy Castro

Author and educator, Joy Castro, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses her life and its influence on her writing.

She discusses her background and the impact of various authors on her and that “…the way we think about ourselves is not always how we’re perceived.”

Her engaging life story and deeply personal narratives painstakingly written in long-hand, is an uplifting and inspiring visit with this talented and gifted storyteller.


9:30 PMDual Enrollment & Millard Public Schools Career Ac

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Stacey Ocander, Ed.D., Barb Waller

Stacey Ocander, Ed.D., Dean, Health and Public Services, and Barb Waller, Coordinator, Career and Technical Programs, Millard Public Schools, discuss the successful relationship between Metro's Health and Public Services program and the Millard Career Academy.

Citing examples of the educational benefits of dual enrollment and low cost tuition to students in Millard Schools, Barb and Stacey outline program details and success stories.


Local Flavor - The Day After: Leftovers

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. 


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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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