One of the video projects I produced recently was a piece about a volunteer’s efforts in North Omaha. Here’s the video if you did not see it. (Click here if the video doesn’t appear.)

The project was rewarding to work on for a number of reasons. One of them being it brought back to mind the special Kingdom Color podcast I produced last year. It was hard to believe it had been a year since I worked on that podcast.

While thinking about that project, I wondered what I had actually done over the past year when it came to bridging the racial divide in Omaha. In June, Tim Perry and I sat down with John Heaston to talk about Omaha’s racial divide. John is one of the most knowledgeable persons on the matter. There came a point in the conversation where Tim and I just shook our heads because we both thought we’re not doing enough. John was gracious and encouraged us. He told us we’re still pursuing the topic, trying to educate ourselves and spearhead conversations about it with people at CCC. It’s tough because it’s one of many things to bide for your time and energy, but it’s necessary.

Interviewing Jenny for the video was a treat. Hearing her story was inspiring. There was a lot of great material that unfortunately had to be cut out due to time. She’s passionate for Omaha and the students she mentors and serves. Hopefully her story made an impact on someone’s life that saw the video.

I enjoy producing stories like last year’s podcast and this video. Hopefully, I can continue to do more.

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