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7:00 PMEnrique's Journey:The Face of America's Newest Imm

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Sonia Nazario

Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist Sonia Nazario, a presenter in Metro's Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Series, discusses the dangerous journeys migrants undertake to enter the United States.

She details the odyssey of Enrique and his travels from Honduras to the U.S to reunite with his mother. His journey is not unique as many migrant mothers come to America to find work and earn money in order to bring their families to join them.


Local Flavor - Sausages

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 Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Garan Coons

Emcee for the 22nd Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow and presenter in Metro's Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Series, Garan Coons discusses his background as an Oglala Lakota Navajo Native American.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised Winnebago Ho-Chunk, Garan Coons studies Native American customs at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Founder of the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe he is renowned as a professional singer, dancer, and storyteller, illustrating Native American culture to international audiences.


Local Flavor - Sausages

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 PMLocal Flavor - Grilled Tilapia

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. 


Local Flavor - Grilled Tilapia

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 PMLocal Flavor - Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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. 


Sustainability Initiatives: Permaculture

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Libby Broekemeier

Libby Broekemeier. President. Nebraska Food Cooperative discusses the principles of permaculture, a sustainable design science and art that works with nature instead of against her.  


Grow Local Buy Local

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Brian O'Malley

Brian O'Malley MCC Culinary Arts instructor discusses Omaha's Farmers Market and their  wide selection of farm-fresh produce, handmade crafts and specialty items.

 


MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts 2012

 Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Erin Vik

Erin Vik, ICA General Manager Manager discusses the numerous features and capabilities of MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts as a unique teaching and state-of-the-art culinary facility.

 


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 PMMu Gamma Gamma, Criminal Justice

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: John Whalen, Matthew Guzman, Thomas Grothe

John Whalen, Criminal Justice instructor, discusses MCC's Criminal Justice program. Students Matthew Guzman and Thomas Grothe discuss their experiences and aspirations as well as their activities in Mu Gamma Gamma, the MCC chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda Alpha Epsilon.


MCC's Welding Technology Skills USA

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Christian Beaty, Michael Miller

Christian Beaty, MCC Welding Technology Instructor and Michael Miller, MCC student discuss how students prepare and compete regionally and nationally with others. The contest stresses safety and working effectively in group environments as well as customer service skills.


MCC's Medical Assisting Program 2012

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dona Marotta

Dona Marotta, Medical Assisting Program Director/Instructor discusses course requirements for MCC's Medical Assisting Program and career opportunities in this rapidly growing profession.


MCC’s Study Abroad Program: Culinary Arts

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Tim O'Donnell and Jessica Schultes

Tim O'Donnell, MCC Culinary Arts Chef Instructor and Jessica Schultes, Culinary Arts Student discuss exploring culinary arts in Thailand and the variety of cultural influences.


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 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. 


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 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. 


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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