Pouring Perfection and More

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 02/08/2024

“Pouring Perfection” In a world where 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day an Omaha man is on a mission to be the best barista on earth. He’s already a national champion and placed 4th in international competition. His name is Isaiah Sheese and he’s a rock star in the world of specialty coffee. Quote Dad’s Number, Daughter’s Game” In the late 1980s, Vada Murray, a safety for the Michigan Wolverines, wore number 27 under the coaching of the legendary Bo Schembechler. Sadly, Vada lost his two-year battle with cancer in 2011. In honor of her father, Nebraska Volleyball’s Harper Murray wears the number 27 and even has a tattoo of the number on her finger. Every time Harper steps onto the court, it's a heartfelt tribute to their beloved father. “The Animal Whisperer” A portrait of animal communicator, Cindy Downing of Papillion, who volunteers with area animal nonprofits to help resolve questions about animals in their care. We follow Downing as she works with an injured bald eagle at the Raptor Conservation Alliance in Elmwood; a kind, retired racehorse near Davey; and a pair of opinionated dogs in Bellevue.