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Friday Flakes: Corn Nation on the Radio Tomorrow

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Yours truly will be representing Corn Nation on the radio tomorrow morning for a pre-game special. If you would please, tune in to Boomer Radio from 10 - 11 a.m. with James Sheil and Jeremy Slechta, with special guest Roger Craig.

They will be broadcasting from Starsky’s Bar & Grill on 79th and F.

I will be joining the show at 10:30 a.m.

Depending on where you are the coverage area goes something like this:

  • Omaha - 94.5 FM & 1420AM
  • Council Bluffs - 104.1 FM & 1490 AM
  • Blair - 97.3

You might even be able to listen to it online at MyBoomerRadio.com


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Recently read an article in the New Yorker (which I linked above) about a woman who is trying to bridge the gap between Ranchers and Wolf advocates. The ranchers want to protect their herd while the wolf advocates want to protect the wolves. I then saw this and the video kind of blew my mind. I am generally going to side with ranchers, but it did make me think a little more about how wolves could be tremendously important.