DISCLAIMER: Despite the warning above, don’t just wait to listen to this one until you’re able/about to check out The RiverFront - listen to it once right now, then listen to it a second (or third!) time immediately before (or during!) your journey inside…
Because the thing is - any/every OMAPOD (but especially this particular episode) is like a virtual trip to the park. It stimulates the imagination and inspires creativity. It relaxes the nerves and calms the mind. It benefits physical, mental and emotional well-being. It teaches. It gives life- alright, fine, I’ll stop.
For the stat aficionados: 75,000 visitors grand opening weekend! (credit: this pod episode) 10,000 have used the skate ribbon already! (credit: also, this pod episode)
If you’re at the park (or not) and are looking for something to read, may I suggest:
A nice remembrance of former Douglas County commissioner Michael ‘Mike’ Kelley by Cindy Gonzalez at the Nebraska Examiner.
A look, also by Cindy Gonzalez, at a failed late effort by City Councilmember Juanita Johnson to shift one million dollars to a small business initiative.
Ron Hug takes Palermo’s City Council seat - by KMTV’s Molly Hudson.
Douglas County Attorney’s office says third person present at alleged hate crime won’t be charged - from KETV’s Jake Anderson
ON A SERIOUS NOTE:
I don’t think our local establishment media has grasped or captured yet the significance of the loss of Doctor Matthew Latacha in a tragic bicycle accident Sunday, but medical professionals around town are upset both by his untimely demise, of course - and that this is an especially devastating and scary loss in the surgical field, as he was an expert with a unique skillset in performing the ‘watchman’ implant procedure.
KETV’s Sarah Fili talks to grieving patients here.