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Historic Benson Theatre Opens With New Season

What began as a vaudeville house in Benson nearly 100 years ago now stands as a restored arts-centric hub for entertainment, education and inclusion. A $5 million project that was in the works for roughly eight years, the Benson Theatre is preparing its highly anticipated opening season, “Coming Home.” First operated as the Benalto Theatre […]

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60+ Residents Eligible for Vaccines, Growing Sinkhole Causes Concern, and Gov. Ricketts Welcomes AstraZeneca Vaccine

03/23/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Omaha Election 2021: Get to Know the Candidates Everything you need to know about this crowded primary. A look at the candidates running for City Council District 6. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Good Afternoon, Today we have stories about Douglas County residents 60 and older eligible for vaccines, an Omaha couple sentenced […]

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Last call coming for what’s likely Nebraska’s last video store

This story originally appeared in Flatwater Free Press. The dying light of the afternoon penetrates the storefront glass and settles upon rows of DVDs arranged not by genre, but in rough alphabetical order. Thus, Michael Myers from “Halloween” lurks on a shelf near Tracy Turnblad of “Hairspray.” Past a hand-written “DROP OFF MOVIE HERE” sign, […]

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ORBT Busses Remain Fare Free, Gov. Ricketts Opposes Gun-Control, and California COVID Variant Found in Nebraska

03/26/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Meet the Candidates of Omaha’s District 3 These stories are in-depth profiles of two of the four candidates running for Omaha’s City Council District 3 seat. For coverage of other races, check out The Reader’s 2021 city election hub. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Good Afternoon, Today we have stories about ORBT busses […]

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Born in Protest 50 Years Ago

As the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Department of Black Studies celebrates 50 years, there’s recognition this academic unit not only grew out of agitation, but is sustained by it. In 1969 students delivered their demands for, among other things, Black history courses to the then-UNO president. Dissatisfied with his response, the protesters staged a […]

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Racism Drives Some BIPOC to Flee State

When she opened the email, Aixa Flores-Dominguez was taking a break from performing with her dance team at an Omaha South High Magnet School basketball game in December 2019. The school’s WiFi wasn’t working so she couldn’t see the message from Columbia University –– just digital confetti cascading down her phone screen. “I think I just got […]

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Goodbye State Board of Education?, Country’s Lowest Unemployment Rate, Ruffin Reflects on Rittenhouse Verdict

Reader Radio Dives Deep into the History of Omaha Alt News News Editor and Reader Radio Producer Chris Bowling sits down with Editor and Publisher John Heaston, who co-founded The Reader in 1994. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Happy Go for a Ride DayToday’s news invites all to set their spirits free on whatever mode of transportation suits them best: Nebraska’s […]

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Look Who Calls the Shots

Look Who’s Calling the Shots by Michael Braunstein Anyone paying attention learned an important lesson in 2020. Sure, dozens of questions lie still unanswered; mostly about our obsession: the Virus. Like, where did it really come from? Is it man-made? Are the statistics reliable or not? Do masks work or don’t they? If you had […]