UNMC, Opera Omaha show vocal cords in action

September 10th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Opera Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center partnered for the latest Science Café. The special presentation gave the audience an inside look at a local singer’s vocal cords.

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Ebola patient receives treatment in Omaha

September 8th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — A missionary doctor serving in Liberia is being treated at The Nebraska Medical Center after contracting the Ebola virus. Doctors at the med center are mum about his condition but promise the community transparency.

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Police militarization raises questions about public safety, oversight

September 5th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Do military tactics have a place in local policing? The Department of Defense and many law enforcement agencies seem to think so with the increase of military-grade equipment being donated to local police departments. But experts say that the military and policing don’t mix.

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Great Plains Black History Museum supporters seek inclusion in city budget

August 28th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Supporters of the Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha are hoping that Mayor Jean Stothert doesn’t veto $40,000 in funding for the museum. Leaders of the museum believe it’s time for the city to begin supporting the mission of the cultural attraction.

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Local Palestinians feel effects of ongoing Israel, Hamas conflict

August 19th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — More than 1,900 Palestinians have been killed in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. For Palestinian Americans and refugees in the Omaha metro, the conflict can’t end soon enough.

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Freedom Summer: 50 years later

July 14th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE– This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer campaign to register African-American voters during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, shares his experiences of helping register African-American voters.

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