We’re back! After a brief hiatus Pints & Politics has returned. And what a return it is…Pints & Politics version 2.0 debuted LIVE on the outside stage at Lincoln Calling, Lincoln, Nebraska’s annual non profit festival featuring music, art, innovation and more.
Guests include Senator Anna Wishart, Senator Adam Morfeld, City Councilman Richard Meginnis and Jack Mitchell, host of LNK Today on 1400 KLIN (A.K.A. Three Dudes on a couch.)
Hot topics discussed are medical marijuana and gun violence. What a way to return! (more…)
How did we get from a contentious fight in the state legislature to a successful compromise? We begin the Craft Beer Peace Summit with Kim Kavulak, Co-Owner of Nebraska Brewing Company and Dave Tims, President and General Manager of Premier-Midwest Beverage Company. Also joining Dan is Vanessa Silke of Baird Holm, LLP and Abbey Gillick of Quality Brands Distribution, LLC. We talk about how everyone came together to collaborate after the heated battle around LB632 in Nebraska Legislature last year.
Local homebrewers join the podcast this week to talk about getting into homebrewing and what resources are available to support their craft. Jeff Anderson, Vice President of Lincoln Lagers, joins us to talk about how the Lagers group supports the growing homebrew movement in Lincoln as well as local resources. Gwyn Evans also joins us. Gwyn founded Nebraska Homebrew Advocates a group working to create a quality environment for homebrewers to thrive.
Travel to places across Nebraska you never heard of and enjoy Zipline’s Copper Alt along the journey. Sarah Baker Hansen and Matthew Hansen of the Omaha World-Herald spent the better part of a year traveling Nebraska in search of little known places and people. Along with a rollicking live crowd at FUSE Coworking, Matthew and Sarah and join us to highlight stops along their travels. Their new friends and findings are cataloged in “The Better Half” a book where they share with readers little-known people, unexpected moments and memorable foods across Nebraska. At each stop, they discovered more of what the state has to offer. Jeff Yost of the Nebraska Community Foundation also joins us with stories of how communities across Nebraska are investing in themselves and accomplishing big things.
Kim and Paul Kavulak welcome us to the Nebraska Brewing Company Tap Room in La Vista. Joining us at the Tap Room is Nebraska State Senator Carol Blood who played a huge roll in advocating for local brewers during the debate of the controversial bill LB632 in the Nebraska Legislature. Senator Blood talks about the results of the debate on LB632 and what could be ahead in the next legislative session.