We start our conversation talking about The Center Mall, one of the first indoor malls in America. The Center Mall is unique to Omaha, but the concept of the American mall was blooming all over the US during the revolutionary decades of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. As the birth of the mall coincided with the beginning of the American civil rights movement, we have a conversation about what the status of the mall can tell us about society as whole. We also dig into the afterlife of these American icons with special guests like, photojournalist, Seph Lawless as well as Jack Thomas of deadmalls.com.
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A national interative exhibit about Redlining available in Omaha.
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