On each episode of Pints & Politics, we combine two of America’s favorite past times…beer and politics. Host Dan Parsons, a public relations expert and political advisor with a love for local food and craft beer, is joined by a craft beer connoisseur and a purveyor of politics. Together, they bring conversation and a collaborative spirit back to politics. Sure it's fun and entertaining, but Pints & Politics is not afraid to tackle the toughest issues of the day - and somehow doing it with beer leaves a good taste in everyone’s mouth. Pull up a bar stool and join us!
56 - CEDARS, CEO Jim Blue
Episode #56: CEDARS – CEO, Jim Blue CEDARS Organization CEO, Jim Blue talks about the need for more services for children in Lincoln and beyond. For 75 years, CEDARS mission has been to help children and youth achieve safety, stability and enduring family relationships. “Two years ago, one in 20 of Cedars’ clients were served […]
OPPD, Eric Williams
Episode #55: Eric Williams, OPPD Discussion about renewable energy and the increasingly important role of renewables to help power the low-cost and reliable grid of the future. Our Guest: Eric Williams is the Natural Resources Planner at the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (NRD). He works to protect and conserve natural resources, and to build […]
54 – Play ball! Jeff Maul and Darin Erstad
Episode #54: Jeff Maul and Darin Erstad – Play ball! $27 million Lincoln Youth baseball and softball complex and home to the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves baseball and softball teams. Guests: Jeff Maul, Executive Director, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau / Vice President, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Darin Erstad is a former player and head […]
53 – Lincoln Airport Authority: Dave Haring and Rachel Barth
This month, I am sitting down with Dave Haring, Executive Director of the Lincoln Airport Authority, and Rachel Barth, Director of Communications and Customer Engagement. We take a closer look at a ballot measure for commercial airports across the state. If passed, Constitutional Amendment 1 would give local governments control of how airport funding is used, leading to more airline options and increased customer satisfaction. Tune in to learn more about this initiative and be sure to get out and vote on November 8.
52 – Lancaster County Commissioner: Sean Flowerday
https://youtu.be/Ffu2n4njer0 During election season, it is easy to get caught up in higher-level government elections and not tune in to what is happening closer to home. Sean Flowerday is the Lancaster County Commissioner, and seeking reelection next month. In this episode, we talk about what Flowerday has done in his position and his hopeful plans […]
51 – Nebraska Development with Richard Meginnis and David Levy
We may not notice it daily, but our city and our state are constantly changing – and these changes often directly impact us as residents. This week, I am sitting down with real estate expert Richard Meginnis and legal professional David Levy for an in-depth discussion about the development of Lincoln.
Great podcast of all the cool things going on in Lincoln
This is a must listen for anyone that lives in Lincoln or Nebraska (or used to) to learn about all of the great things that are going on in the Capital City. Brought to you from the perspective of a local politician and Lincoln brewer (or restauranteer/business operator). Always a friendly conversation about beer and politics with a great host.