07/30/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends


Interview: Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers on Maha, Overcoming Distance and ‘The New OK’

Check out The Reader‘s interview with the Georgia band’s co-founder, who opens up about how the group wrote a record in isolation
and made sense of 2020.

Story by Sam Crisler. Published in The Reader.

This week, 
The Reader is featuring the three Maha headliners
in preparation for Saturday’s music festival. Today’s article is the final story in the series.



Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Talk in an Elevator Day

Today’s news says anything to drown out Muzak: LGBTQ+ community members and allies respond with disappointment to the second draft of health education standards for schools in Nebraska, the coronavirus pandemic poses challenges for the state’s Yazidi refugee community, and the OPD’s primary public police radio channels might become private.


Every Menu of Menus nomination is a chance to win a pair of tickets or VIP passes to the Maha Music Festival — which officially sold out yesterday — this Saturday! For your chance to win, just visit Menu of Menus and nominate the yummiest local foods before 4 p.m. CST today.


~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

1. Percentage of conversations that end when both parties want them to: 2
2. Percentage by which the length of the average conversation differs from the desired length: 50

Source: Adam Mastroianni (Cambridge, MA)


Around Omaha

  • With the federal eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday, revisit Jonathan Short’s NOISE Omaha story on how to get local assistance.
  • Check out Reader reporter Bridget Fogarty’s feature on Ital Vital Living, a new North Omaha juice and smoothie store founded and owned by Black women.
  • Nebraska’s biggest recyclable processing company, the Omaha-based Firstar Fiber, partners with global nonprofit Alliance to End Plastic Waste. Together, they’re aiming to cut down on litter and prevent plastics from entering oceans, landfills and waterways worldwide.  
  • The Omaha Police Department’s primary public police radio channels might soon be private.
  • Joanne Li, the University of Nebraska Omaha’s new chancellor, opens up about the future she envisions for the university — which includes increasing access to higher education.   
  • Native Omaha Days is in full swing and preparing for the grand finale this weekend, featuring the 23rd Biennial Homecoming Parade this Saturday.

Around Nebraska


Reed Moore’s Things To Do

Unique pottery is one of many treasures that visitors can discover at Dee-Sign’s vending booth this season.
Photo credit: 
@DeeSignGardenShopandLandscaping Facebook

Omaha Farmers Market Guide
~ Dee-Sign Landscaping & Garden Shop ~

If you are searching for a female-fronted business to support, and you love high-quality landscaping and plant material, you will doubly appreciate Dee-sign Landscaping & Garden Shop. In addition to being an Omaha Farmers Market staple, this company has provided countless landscaping makeovers throughout the city for two decades. In fact, 75% of its clientele comes through referrals.

You can expect this vendor to showcase and offer one-of-a-kind trellises, pottery and garden accessories to beautify your outdoor home environment. After paying a visit to the Village Pointe or Baxter Arena location, you can either do the beautification yourself or inquire about planting and landscaping maintenance services. Just make sure to do your research before eating any flowers.

If you adore transforming your space and have a green thumb, Dee-Sign Landscaping is worth the visit. The quality and range of products is enough to satisfy gardeners of every level and background.

Find more local guides on our Things To Do page.



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