29 – The State of Renewable Energy in Nebraska

On this episode of Pints & Politics with Dan Parsons we feature three leading experts on renewable energy – Josh Moenning, Mayor of Norfolk, Nebr; David Levy, a long-time attorney and lobbyist and one of the pioneers of renewable energy; and Vanessa Silke, an attorney and lobbyist for craft beer, water and renewable energy. Our guests give an insider look at the state of renewable energy today in Nebraska. And of course we enjoy a few delicious craft beers from another pioneer – Nebraska Brewing Company. Pull up a bar stool and join us!

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What Are We Drinking? Nebraska Brewing Company’s Cardinal Pale Ale, an American Pale Ale, that is mildly bitter, and characterized by floral/citrus-like aromatics. And the Brunette Nut Brown Ale, it’s their version of the classic English-style Brown Ale. Support our friends, at Nebraska Brewing Company and co-owners Kim & Paul Kavulak.

28 – Hospitality and Politics in Chef Kevin Shinn’s Backyard

On this episode of Pints & Politics with Dan Parsons (during the COVID-19 health emergency) we retreat to the beautiful backyard of Chef and Author Kevin Shinn to talk about how politics could learn a thing or two about the hospitality of the restaurant industry. And we wash it all down with several locally sourced craft beers. Pull up a bar stool, or lawnchair, and join us.

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What are we drinking?
1,000 Truths Rye IPA, and Arrow of Time IPA from Cosmic Eye Brewing – Sam Riggins, Brewer and owner
Nebraska Brewing Company’s West Coast inspired India Pale Ale. Kim & Paul Kavulak, co-owners
IPA from Brickway Brewery
TUNE IN COCOYO from Code Beer. Super thick chewy imperial stout with loads of coconut, chocolate, and vanilla. It’s a dessert in a glass!

27 – The amazing story of Ho-Chunk, Inc. and its founder Lance Morgan

On Episode #27 we sit down with Lance Morgan, President and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Established in 1994 in Winnebago, Nebraska with one employee, Ho-Chunk, Inc. has grown to over 1,000 employees.

26 – Horses, Casinos and the Politics of Gambling

Episode #26 features conversation about a proposed ballot issue that would authorize casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks. Guests: Lance Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc. the economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and Lynne Schuller, Executive Vice President of The Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA).

24 – Digital Politics with Thomlison & Comstock – “Who the f#%$ is Dan Quayle?”

From Palm Pilots to Cambridge Analytica we discuss the evolution of political digital strategies with two highly connected and successful political strategists – a Republican and a Democrat – while enjoying classic fall adult beverages.