This year, more than 80,000 Americans vowed to observe Veganuary, a month of foregoing meat, dairy, egg, and animal products. And in a moment of perfect collision, it was also this month that I managed to get my hands on both Isa Moskowitz and her head chef at Modern Love, Liam Smith.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about an Omaha-area insurrectionist getting released, a state legislative committee going under quarantine and the state’s fight against human trafficking.
- Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said the metro needs more COVID-19 vaccine shots.
- Douglas County election officials say they do not plan to send ballot request cards this spring to all registered voters.
- Brandon Straka was granted release from the Douglas County jail after being charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol riots.
- The Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee is quarantining after being exposed to COVID-19
- State law-enforcement agencies and advocacy groups report progress in the crackdown on human trafficking.
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Crack Up With Backline Comedy Open Mic
Sitting in a comedy club is not the safest way to spend an evening during a global pandemic, but since March, Omaha has found a way to bring weekly laughs through the Internet. Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., local comedian Brooke Barsell hosts an online open mic. Viewers can watch 40 comedians from around the world tell jokes for three minutes apiece on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.
For those who want to participate in Omaha’s only online open mic, sign-ups are every Saturday with forms accessible on the Backline Comedy Facebook page. You can become involved in the local comedy scene and get to know other comedians from outside Omaha with this online event