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The Open Space Soirée is the Kaneko’s annual fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting community programming.  Entertainment from magician and mentalist Rmax Goodwin and a one-of-a-kind dining experience is also provided.  Event co-Chair Cassie Kohl and Development Director Elisabeth Barret join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the mission of Kaneko and the September 28th event.  

More information can be found at https://thekaneko.org/upcoming-and-current-programs/

A recent Financial Literacy survey of 1,000 Creighton undergraduate students, indicates over half don’t believe their financial health is in good shape. 

High-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy for low-income individuals and families in Nebraska is a growing need.  The Immigrant Legal Center is working hard to help, and they can use your help by attending the Food Truck World Tour. 

Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 at the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus is the place to be to celebrate the food and culture of so many community members.  Communications and Development Director, Dawn Bashara, stops by the KIOS studios to chat about the event with Mike Hogan.

More information is available at  https://www.immigrantlc.org/food-truck-world-tour-2018/ 

The Omaha Public Library is partnering with Boys Town Pediatrics' Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning; and Lions Club International to offer a new storytime series this fall. 

Scheduled guests next week on Morning Edition “Live & Local” include the Immigrant Legal Center to discuss their Food Truck World Tour, Cassie Kohl from Kaneko, Gwyn Williams from Collective for Youth, we’ll hear from the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and Melissa Wurth from Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. 

So, be sure to tune in weekdays at 8:45 a.m. and join Mike Hogan for the “Live & Local” interview. 

OPS Family and Community:

Approximately 200 of our students and their families need assistance.

As many of you know, an apartment complex in North Omaha was evacuated yesterday after the city discovered city code violations.  The living conditions are described as "inhumane."

On Sunday, September 30th, the largest fundraising event yet for the Parkinson's Nebraska organization takes place.  All proceeds stay here locally to help victims of this disease. 

Administrator and Event Director Katrina Wulf chats with Mike Hogan about the event and the mission of this local organization.  More information is available at http://parkinsonsnebraska.org/walk-run-the-park-for-parkinsons/

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bob Krist says he is making one final push for another debate with Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, a request the governor's re-election campaign calls a publicity stunt.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says its hazardous device technicians have destroyed a World War II-era rocket and grenade found this week in south-central and southeastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men found with hundreds of pounds of marijuana in their rental truck have been charged in Nebraska.

If Congress approves the Trump administration’s proposal, the ceiling for refugee resettlement for 2019 will be the lowest it has been since the program was started decades ago.  

This Friday and Saturday mark the start of the Omaha Symphony's "MasterWorks" series.  Pianist Spencer Myer stops by the studios to chat with Mike Hogan about being featured on Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" and the thrill of his first concert at The Holland Center.  More information is available at https://www.omahasymphony.org/ 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farm and ranch families will have a new health insurance option under a new group plan unveiled by a Nebraska agricultural group.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say deputies arrested two men after marijuana with an estimated street value of up to $5 million was found after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County.

The 2018 Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st, hosted by the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and D. A. Davidson.  This year’s theme is “The Future is…”   

This year’s keynote speaker, Akaya Winwood, the outgoing President of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, says strong nonprofit leadership is needed now like never before. 

Winwood says she has been impressed at what she has seen happening in the Midwest on her recent travels.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's kicks off on Sunday, September 23.  The Omaha event is happening at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village.  Director of Communications for Alzheimer's Association-Nebraska Chapter, Elizabeth Chentland, joins Mike Hogan for a chat about the eveent and some of the new, promising research currently underway.  More information can be found at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/NE-Nebraska?fr_id=11382&pg=entry

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Most epilepsy patients taking cannabis-derived oil in a clinical trial at the University of Nebraska Medical Center continue to see improvement in their seizures.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Ralston man accused of running down another man with this pickup truck last year has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman accused of overbilling Medicaid for services she provided an ailing client has been told to pay back the money.

The Omaha Chamber Music Society opens their season with a string quartet as part of the Eko Nova Performance Reality on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kaneko.  Second Associate Concert Master, Lizzie Furuta, and President of the Omaha Chamber Music Society, Dani Meier join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss.  More information is available at https://thekaneko.org/programs/quartet/

Lincoln’s next Public Art Project is called Serving Hands: Celebrating 50 Years of Campus Life

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The purchaser of a Powerball ticket in Bellevue has only a few weeks left to claim his or her $1 million prize.

The Nebraska Lottery says the ticket sold at a Kwik Shop on Capehart Road matched the first five numbers drawn April 18 : 9, 10, 12, 17 and 23. But it didn't match the Powerball number of 9.

The prize must be claimed on or before the Oct. 15 expiration date. Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at the Nebraska Lottery headquarters in Lincoln.

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A soldier who died nearly 70 years ago while a prisoner of war in North Korea will be laid to rest in Nebraska, providing closure to a son who never got to know him.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific plans to borrow some ideas from other major freight railroads as it works to improve its own operations.

The 14th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference is open for play submissions.

With a tongue-in-cheek loathing towards self-help books, author and humorist Dana Bowman discusses being a mom, recovering alcoholic, relaspsing alcoholic, again recovering, and what makes life good (spoiler alert, doughnuts help!). 

Dana chats with Mike Hogan about all this and more on "Live & Local." 

More information can be found at www.MomsieBlog.com 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District ratepayers could see up to $200 million in savings if the utility's board adopts a new, more aggressive approach to decommissioning a nuclear station.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say more cases of the West Nile virus are being found in Nebraska this year, especially on the eastern end of the state.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The federally mandated observance also recognizes all those who possess U.S. citizenship.

Steve Krambeck plays the lovable ogre Shrek in the Omaha Community Playhouse production of "Shrek-The Musical."  Steve chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the production, rehearsal process, and the fun of the show for everyone. 

More information is available at  http://www.omahaplayhouse.com/tickets/view/shrek/

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