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Lowering Downtown Omaha

What does a city do when its expanding downtown has too many hills? In Omaha's case, just get rid of them. Hear the story of the lowering of downtown Omaha and the iconic remnants that remain. (Hint: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church is one of them.)

Special thanks to the Douglas County Historical Society and Father Rodney of St. Mary Magdalene Church for the helping with this story.

David started in broadcasting at his hometown radio station in Holdrege, Nebraska while still in high school. He went on to earn journalism and law degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has worked for a number of radio and television stations around the United States. He is a big advocate for community media and loves being a part of the local fabric of NPR. He also has a cat.