51 – Nebraska Development with Richard Meginnis and David Levy

What Are We Drinking? 

Double barrel Bourbon Whisky from Brickway Brewery and Distillery in Omaha, the city’s first distillery since prohibition. Old Fashioned.

Old Fashioned recipe:
2 oz. Rye or Bourbon
½ oz proof Old Fashioned syrup
¼ orange
2 woodford reserve Bourbon cherries

  • Muddle ¼ orange and 1 bourbon cherry
  • Remove orange rind and cherry from shaker
  • Add ½ oz Proof Syrup and 2 oz Rye or Bourbon. Shake well.
  • Pour over ice. Garnish with one bourbon cherry and orange twist.

We may not notice it daily, but our city and our state are constantly changing – and these changes often directly impact us as residents. This week, I am sitting down with real estate expert Richard Meginnis and legal professional David Levy for an in-depth discussion about the development of Lincoln. We get into the art of risk-taking, the challenges, the opportunities, what it takes to work as a visionary and so much more. 

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And our guests Richard Meginnis and David Levy

50 – Warhorse gaming update: Lance Morgan and Lynne McNally

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After years of opposing the expansion of gambling, in 2020 Nebraska voters overwhelmingly approved gambling at licensed racetracks with licensed gaming operators. At the time of the election, Nebraska outlawed gambling, except for the state lottery, licensed raffles, and bingo. This episode features an update on Warhorse Casinos from Lance Morgan and Lynne McNally, including the announcement of the ground-breaking of Warhorse Casinos in Lincoln and Omaha! The Lincoln casino is expected to open in September of this year and feature a 9,000-square-foot gaming floor as well as 445 slot machines, live racing, and more. Thanks to these leaders, Nebraskans will soon have the opportunity to watch racing, gamble and enjoy casinos right at home. 

What Are We Drinking?
Floyd Wants to Party – Cosmic Eye Brewing. Easy drinking summer lager! Light and crisp with robust flavors of raspberry.

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BCom Solutions – Production, editing and distribution of Pints and Politics
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
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Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska public relations consultant
Nebraska Horsemen & Warhorse Gaming
And our guests Lance Morgan & Lynne McNally 

49 – Political Consultants: Mary Johnson and Kate Wolfe

Working in politics can and does look different for everyone; the varying interests, parties, and ever-changing political landscape makes this a different experience for everyone. This episode features Mary Johnson and Kate Wolfe, political consultants who are here to share their unique paths that their political careers have taken. From city-level volunteering to national connections, we cover it all in episode 49.

What Are We Drinking?
From Glacial Till Vineyard and Craft Cider – TILLARITA

Thanks to our sponsors and staff!
BCom Solutions – Production, editing and distribution of Pints and Politics
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
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Parsons Public Relations, Inc. – The leading Nebraska public relations consultant

And our guests Mary Johnson and Kate Wolfe.

48 – Sideshow Spirits + Kinkaider Brewing Co.: Cody Schmick and Vanessa Silke

Sideshow Spirits, the first legal distillery in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a destination for spirit, cocktail and elixir enthusiasts. This episode features Sideshow Spirits and Kinkaider managing partner Cody Schmick, as well as Vanessa Silke, a partner with Baird Holm LLP, an Omaha-based law firm. 

What Are We Drinking?
Sideshow Spirits – Lincoln’s first legal distillery.

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Baird Holm LLP
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 Vanessa Silke and Cody Schmick 

47 – Lancaster County Commissioners: Deb Schorr & Rick Vest

Pints and Politics is joined by Lancaster County Commissioners Deb Schorr and Rick Vest, serving Districts 3 and 5. Join Dan Parsons as they discuss the latest issues in the community, such as jail population, broadband access and infrastructure needs – all while enjoying a Nebraska craft beer.

What Are We Drinking?
Skinny Legs IPA – White Elm Brewing Company, Lincoln

Thanks to our sponsors and staff!
BCom Solutions – Production, editing and distribution of Pints and Politics
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
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And our guests Deb Schorr and Rick Vest!

46 – Champion of Business: Jason Ball, President of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Jason Ball has a rich history with the Lincoln community. A UNL graduate, Ball previously served as the director of business development for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development. Now, Ball is stepping into his new role as President of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Join host Dan Parsons as he gets to know Jason Ball’s aspirations and hopes for the future of our community.

What Are We Drinking?
German-Style Kölsch – Zipline Brewing, Lincoln
Cloudlifter Hazy IPA – Zipline Brewing, Lincoln

Thanks to our sponsors and staff!
BCom Solutions – Production, editing and distribution of Pints and Politics
Kim Remington, Operations Manager at Parsons PR
Pints & Politics theme music by Jack Rodenburg
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And our guest Jason Ball!