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7:00 PMIntro to the Trades – Boys Town

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: James Cloyd, Tom Reinhart

James Cloyd, Executive Director-MCC's Applied Technology Center and Tom Reinhart, School Counselor-Boys Town discuss the partnership between Metropolitan Community College and Boys Town which provides Boys Town students training in the trades. Boys Town students can enroll in courses from MCC's Utility Line, Commercial Driver's License, and Fire Science programs. Students obtain dual enrollment and attend classes at MCC's Elkhorn Valley Campus, South Omaha Campus and Applied Technology Center.


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Math, Your Way

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Marcia Vergo

Math instructor Marcia Vergo explains Metro's unique competency based modular method of teaching math.

Modularization includes three groups of ten math modules. The first group covers basic college math, the second, elementary algebra and the third, intermediate algebra. Students are placed in the module best suited to their background. Instructors provide oversight and encouragement, making sure students are on-task to complete courses on time. Students and instructors are embracing the concept, and other program areas may adopt this teaching strategy.


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


MCC’s Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management P

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kris Engler. Todd Morrissey

Horticulture instructors Todd Morrissey and Kris Engler give an overview of the new Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management program (HLSM). Incorporating an urban farmyard of working honey bees, chickens, rabbits, fish ponds, greenhouse, arboretum and vegetable and herb gardens, the new program will allow students to learn and work in a unique “ground to table” environment, cultivating and harvesting food that is prepared in Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for the Culinary Arts.


7:30 PMMCC’s Design, Interactivity and Media Arts Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Tom McDonnell

Tom McDonnell, Dean of Humanities and Visual Arts discusses MCC's exciting new Design, Interactivity and Media Arts program, DIMA. This program was offered for the first time in the fall quarter 2013 with emphasis on creative thinking and design principles with visual, technical and artistic skills students can choose from among eight majors. Included are: Graphic Design, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Illustration, Media Generalist, Motion Graphics, Web Design and DIMA Entrepreneur.

 


Local Flavor - Vegetarian Grilling

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation and Warren Academy

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Steve Warren, Daniel Boyd

Steve Warren Founder and CEO and Daniel Boyd, Program coordinator and COO discuss their youth oriented non-profit organizations. Developing Relationships through Education, Athletics and Mentoring is the mission of D.R.E.A.M. and the Warren Academy.  

By providing positive role models, invaluable life experiences, and ongoing support and assistance, NFL veteran Steve Warren and a staff of volunteers are dedicated to making a difference for at-risk youth.


Local Flavor - Vegetarian Grilling

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


The Immigration Challenge

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest:Carol Cleaver

Carol Cleaver, Paralegal and Business Law Instructor discusses the impact of the growing immigrant population on business, industry and education. Carol relates the importance of awareness and understanding how laws affect employers, educators, and the general population. She also describes the new online Career Certificate in Immigration Law, Policy, and Procedures which addresses these emerging issues.


8:00 PMThe Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Tara Muir     

Tara Muir, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council discusses the organizations committment to ending or reducing domestic violence.


Continuing Education: Modern Dance

Hosts: Kent Pavelka Guest: Rob Tiedgen

Continuing Education dance instructor Rob Tiedgen discusses dance classes available through MCC's Continuing Education program, and demonstrates a few steps teaching host Kent Pavelka a few country line dancing moves.


Art With Jamie Burmeister
Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Jamie Burmeister, Art instructor at MCC discusses various art topics.
Film Streams Independent Cinema in Omaha

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Rachel Jacobson

Rachel Jacobson, Founder and Director of Film Streams discusses this organizations dedication to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.


Local Flavor - Easy to Prepare Pasta

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


8:30 PMYouth Emergency Services, Omaha

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Mary Fraser Meints, Crystal Sena, Domanyk

Mary Fraser Meints, Executive Director, and Crystal Sena, Case Manager, discuss the work of Youth Emergency Services, (YES Omaha), a non-profit agency that works with troubled youth. Domanyk relates her first-hand experience working with YES, and the life-changing benefits she received.


Restoration Exchange Omaha

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kristine Gerber and Nicole Malone

Kristine Gerber and Nicole Malone discuss the merger of Restore Omaha, Landmarks Inc., and Omaha Urban Neighborhoods and the effort to preserve and restore older homes, businesses and neighborhoods. They also discuss the annual Restore Omaha conference held at the Metro Community College South Omaha Campus.


Hall of Fame

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Jim Trebbien, Ron Samuelson

Two of the founders of MCC's Hall of Fame, Jim Trebbien, MCC Dean of Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Horticulture and Ron Samuelson, Owner-Manager and Director of M's Pub and Vivace discuss The Hall of Fame's goal to recognize those who have made significant contributions and achievement in the Hospitality Industry.


Sustainability Initiatives: Year-Round Gardening

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy, MCC's Bistro Garden Manager discusses extending the growing season.


Home/Neighborhood Crime Prevention – Omaha Police

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Officer Joel Strominger

Officer Joel Strominger, Omaha Police discusses what you should do to prevent a crime from happening to yourself or home.


9:00 PMGreater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Quarterly Updat

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: David G. Brown

David G. Brown, President and CEO highlights Chamber activities and economic growth. He reviews major projects including Yahoo's expansion, the new Wal-Mart Store on Ames Avenue, Gordman's new AKSARBEN Village headquarters, the renovation of the Nebraska Crossing Outlets Mall, Midland University's acquisition of Dana College and others.


Local Flavor - Lamb

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


Women’s Center for Advancement

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Amy Richardson, Justine O'Neill-Hedlund

Amy Richardson, President and CEO and Justine O'Neill-Hedlund, Program Administrator discuss the history, work and achievements of the Women's Center for Advancement.

The Women's Center for Advancement has a local focus to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault regain their lives and enter the workforce. Through its Bridges to Opportunity Program, Leadership Academy, victim support groups, classes and outreach, the Women's Center helps build and maintain strong families, decrease dependence on social services and build basic skills for stable employment.


Local Flavor - Lamb

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


Lead-Safe and Healthy Homes

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Christopher S. Swanson

Christopher Swanson, Program Coordinator, MCC Lead-Safe & Healthy Homes program discusses the partnership between Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and MCC. Through a grant from the alliance, MCC offers free training in lead, asbestos and radon abatement, and working to create healthy homes in Omaha. Preparing students for jobs, the grant pays all tuition, fees, books and equipment.


9:30 PMLocal Flavor - The Day After: Leftovers

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Inclusive Communities

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Beth Riley and Maribel Navarrete

Formerly known as the National Council of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), Inclusive Communities is America’s oldest non-profit human relations organization dedicated to confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination. Beth Riley, Executive Director and Maribel Navarrete, Student Volunteer discuss Inclusive Communities’ youth development program which focuses on leadership and civic engagement. They also discuss IncluCity Camp a YouTube music video about Maribel Navarrete's experience and Omaha Table Talk, an adult program which promotes intergroup dialogue around Omaha's racial issues.


Local Flavor - The Day After: Leftovers

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Days of Service – An MCC and UNO Partnership

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Maria Vazquez, Kathleen Oleson Lyons

Maria Vazquez-Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, MCC and Kathleen Oleson Lyons-Asst. Vice Chancellor for Civic & Social Responsibility, UNO discuss the Days of Service partnership.

Providing opportunities for students to volunteer at area non-profit organizations, Days of Service gives students an out-of-the-classroom experience to contribute their time and talent to local events and efforts. Students participate in activities such as Martin Luther King Day, the September 11, 2001 Remembrance Day and Veterans Day. Other activities include fund raising, renovating homes, building community gardens and serving meals to the homeless.

These experiences engage MCC and UNO students in the local community shaping them for the global community.


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