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  • 01:01

    Talking Stick Radio with return guest Frank LaMere

    in Self Help

    We’re very excited to announce that Frank LaMere will be joining us again on Saturday, April 20 at 10 Central, 11 Eastern, as we continue our series on "taking your power back."  You’re welcome to join in by calling (424) 220-1870 or listen live by clicking on the highlighted link. 
    Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe, is a noted social and political activist from South Sioux City, Nebraska. He has held numerous Nebraska Democratic Party offices and served on the Democratic National Committee from 1996 until 2009.  Mr. LaMere has attended the last seven Democratic National Conventions including the most recent one in Charlotte, North Carolina, and chaired the Native American Caucus meetings of the conventions in 2004 and 2008.  He had the distinction of casting his vote as a super delegate for Barack Obama in 2008 and credits The Reverend Jesse Jackson for inspiring his political efforts that he began in 1987.
    Frank is generally regarded as the architect of the movement to stop the illegal flow of alcohol from Whiteclay, Nebraska onto the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, work which has led to his arrest on two occasions and which is chronicled in the award-winning documentary The Battle For Whiteclay. He has served on numerous boards and commissions and has been honored for his efforts on many fronts.  He was the recipient of the 2001 Peacemaker of the Year award given by the Nebraskans For Peace, the 2011 War Eagle Human Rights Award from the City of Sioux City and was recognized through legislative Resolution 440 from the Nebraska Unicameral for his work with Native people.
    Frank is the father of four and the grandfather of nine and is married to Cynthia, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

  • 01:42

    Election 2012 Preview

    in Elections

    Shawn Moran and Joe Garnet will join us to talk the national scene. Two days until the big day, Election 2012!
    First, Chris Scott with Political Insider will join me to discuss the Nebraska legislative races.
    Check out the Political Insider Report at http://www.politicalinsidersreport.com/

  • 01:00

    Talking Stick Radio with guest Frank LaMere

    in Self Help

    Join us on 12/15 as Frank LaMere is our guest.
    Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe, is a noted social and political activist from South Sioux City, Nebraska. He has held numerous Nebraska Democratic Party offices and served on the Democratic National Committee from 1996 until 2009.  Mr. LaMere has attended the last seven Democratic National Conventions including the most recent one in Charlotte, North Carolina, and chaired the Native American Caucus meetings of the conventions in 2004 and 2008.  He had the distinction of casting his vote as a super delegate for Barack Obama in 2008 and credits The Reverend Jesse Jackson for inspiring his political efforts that he began in 1987.
     
    Frank is generally regarded as the architect of the movement to stop the illegal flow of alcohol from Whiteclay, Nebraska onto the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, work which has led to his arrest on two occasions and which is chronicled in the award-winning documentary The Battle For Whiteclay. He has served on numerous boards and commissions and has been honored for his efforts on many fronts.  He was the recipient of the 2001 Peacemaker of the Year award given by the Nebraskans For Peace, the 2011 War Eagle Human Rights Award from the City of Sioux City and was recognized through legislative Resolution 440 from the Nebraska Unicameral for his work with Native people.
     
    Frank LaMere is semi-retired but continues as a consultant developing the Four Directions Community Center in Sioux City, Iowa and working with Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe.  Frank is the father of four and the grandfather of nine and is married to Cynthia, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

  • 00:55

    Louisville BUILD Candidate Forum

    in Elections

    Take Two here on my coverage of the Tuesday evening candidate forum in Louisville. I tried to broadcast live, unfortunately I lost my cell signal. I was able to record the full event though.
    The forum featured candidates in my area, Nebraska State Legislative District 2 which comprises parts of Sarpy and Otoe Counties and all of Cass County. The state races in Nebraska are non-partisan with the two top voter getters advancing from the primary - thus you can end up with two candidates from the same party, as in this case. They are incumbent Senator Paul Lambert who was appointed to the seat last fall by the Governor; and challenger Bill Kintner who is endorsed by the Governor. It's an interesting race for two well liked candidates.
    This event was a forum style event with questions asked from the audience and each candidate answering them, and alternating addressing the questions first.
    The forum was hosted by Louisville BUILD (Business United In Louisville's Development) and the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. It was held at Louisville High School right here in Louisville, Nebraska.

  • 00:30

    NNN Live

    in Politics Progressive

    This is volume two of NNN Live's 2010 Unicameral Review. Topics include: the lack of courage in the fight to restore prenatal care, the filibuster that ensured Omaha homeowners are double-taxed an extra $325 million, and the years of failed political leadership that made passage of wind energy legislation a BFD (ask Joe Biden). Also worth a listen for Kyle's trash-talking towards State Sen. Colby Coash and the closing discussion on our state's continuing budget crisis. Sine die!

  • 00:30

    NNN Live

    in Politics Progressive

    "NNN Live" closes out the 2008 election celebrating Barack Obama's victory in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Also on our plate: the Obama-Terry voter, the future of the Nebraska Democratic Party, and a recap of how our progressive candidates fared in the battle for the Nebraska Unicameral. See you in 2009, so Kyle can forget the word "INAUGURATION" once again.

  • 00:30

    NNN Live

    in Politics Progressive

    Our second episode welcomes Legislative Aid Ian Russell to the show to discuss the 2008 session of the Nebraska Unicameral and the possibility it has left Republican Gov. Dave Heineman "crippled." We then transition to our NNN roundtable, catching everyone up to speed on the biggest happenings of the last week in Nebraska politics.

  • 00:30

    NNN Live

    in Politics Progressive

    This week's episode finds the NNN regulars discussing the somewhat disheartening failure to recruit Democratic candidates in many of the 2008 races for the Nebraska Unicameral. We also discuss the latest news out of Nebraska's U.S. Senate race, while taking a few moments to pay tribute to legislative titan Ernie Chambers as his 36-year career comes to a close due to term limits.

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