Check Climate Change with Capitalism

Internationally renowned climate scientist and area native Dr. James Hansen is on a mission. Thirty-five years after he and other scientists first reported that burning fossil fuels was creating a greenhouse effect that was warming the planet, the former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and current professor at Columbia University is pressing […]

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Swimming Upstream

“Conscience laundering.” That’s how Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son, described the “sprinkling” of charitable contributions by the wealthy. “As more lives and communities are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth for the few, the more heroic it sounds to ‘give back,’” wrote Peter Buffett in his New York Times editorial “The […]

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Prarie Food Explorer

When Summer Miller left The Reader for corporate public relations in the early aughts, little did we know that educational aspirations, bed rest, family needs and life would ultimately send her on a path of renewal that has become the first national-level book on the local food community here on the prairie, complete with 50 […]

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Reader Reminiscences

I never once thought growing up I’d ever want to get into journalism, but keeping Sokol Auditorium open changed all that for me. There I found my passion, but it’s thanks to quite a few folks that I learned the trade. That started for me watch-ing Fairbury, Neb. native, former Creightonian editor and now a […]

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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 […]

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