40 – Uncovering the Truth: Nebraska’s First Statewide Journalism Nonprofit

Nebraska’s first statewide journalism nonprofit, Flatwater Free Press, has free investigative and in-depth stories now open to the public. This episode features Matt Wynn and Matthew Hansen, executive director and executive editor of the publication. 

What Are We Drinking?
Star Snake Dank, IPA – Kinkaider Legend

Thanks to our sponsors and staff!
Hosts Nebraska Horsemen (Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association(NHBPA)
Warhorse Gaming
BCom Solutions – Production, editing and distribution of Pints and Politics
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
FUSE Coworking
Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska public relations consultant
And our guests Matthew Hansen and Matt Wynn with Flaterwater Free Press

39 – Nebraska Voters Went All-In On Casino Gambling: An Update

Nebraskans voted in favor of casino gambling back in November. What’s happening now?

You won’t want to miss Episode #39 — Featuring Lynne McNally, executive vice president of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, and Lance Morgan, President, and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc.

What Are We Drinking?
GERMAN KÖLSCH – Zipline Brewing Company, Lincoln, NE

Thanks to our sponsors and staff!

Our sponsor Nebraska Horsemen
Warhorse Gaming
BCom Solutions – Production, editing, and distribution of Pints and Politics
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
FUSE Coworking
Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska public relations consultant

38 – Summer Backyard Sipping; Rye Not?

A Chef, an Eye Doctor and a PR dude walk into a bar…on a mid-summer afternoon in a back patio where they taste and review 4 great rye whiskeys. And have a little help from a special guest who’s usually behind the scenes.

What Are We Drinking?
Iowa Legendary Rye – Carroll, IA
Liberty Rye – Malvern, PA
Sagamore Rye – Baltimore, MD
Whistle Pig 10-year Rye – Shoreham, VT

Thanks to our great sponsors and staff!
Our sponsor – Nebraska Horsemen
The Portico Experience with Chef Kevin Shinn
Clear Vision Eyecare – Dr. Andrew Bateman
Pints & Politics Producer Steve Van Hoosen
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
FUSE coworking
Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska public relations consultant

37 – The NEW Lincoln Airport; $56 million expansion project

If you fly from Lincoln you won’t want to miss this talk with Dave Haring and Nick Cusick from the Lincoln Airport Authority. The first major construction project in more than 50 years and the impact it will have in attracting new business, workers and travelers to the city of Lincoln.

What are we drinking?
Boiler Brewing Company – Lincoln, Nebraska
Dean’s 100 IBU S&M Dream IPA – Imperial / Double
Pilsner (Nelson Sauvin) Pilsner – German

Learn more about the Lincoln Airport and the expansion project

Thanks to our great sponsors and staff!
Our sponsor – Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association (HBPA)
Pints & Politics Producer Steve Van Hoosen
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
FUSE coworking
Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska
public relations consultant
And a special thank you to Rachel Barth, Director of Communications and Customer Engagement for the Lincoln Airport Authority

36 – City Council Candidates


With only 2 weeks before the May 4 City Election, we sit down with 3 of the 6 candidates for Lincoln City Council – incumbents Bennie Shobe and Sändra Washington and challenger Tom Beckius.

Learn more about:
Tom Beckius
Bennie Shobe
Sändra Washington

What are we drinking?
From Zipline Brewing – “Easy Lifting” their first ever low-cal, low-carb IPA. This IPA sits at a nice and easy 4.3% ABV and is sure to be your new warm-weather fave.
Featuring a flavor-packed bouquet of Citra, Cashmere, and Lotus hops; notes of pomelo, orange pith, and lime zest. Pilsner, Wheat, and honey malts soften the body whilst imparting a whisper of bready sweetness.
Learn more: ziplinebrewing.com

Thanks to our great sponsors and staff!
Our sponsor – Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association (HBPA)
Pints & Politics Producer Steve Van Hoosen
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
FUSE coworking
Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska
public relations consultant

35 – Bryan Slone, Nebraska State Chamber – Politics, Beer & Baseball

We are joined by Bryan Slone, President of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Bryan’s background includes working in the Reagan Administration as a lobbyist for the IRS, and helping write the 1986 Tax Reform Bill with Congressman Hal Daub. He also worked as a tax attorney in Germany after the Wall came down. We talk politics – will Bryan run again for Governor? We discuss the best golf course in the world (hint – it’s in Nebraska, and the other jewel in Nebraska, the unique one-house Legislature.

Our Sponsors
The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association

What are we drinking?
Burning Skye Scottish Ale – Empyrean Brewing Company, Lincoln, NE
Brewed in the tradition of Scotland’s malty-sweet beers. Sweet and smooth with a wee hint of smoked character. Pair with grilled chicken, beef, BBQ or wild game.