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New and classic holiday selections to presented

Omaha, Nebraska – Jazz in the Afternoon and Jazz Junction will present Christmas Jazz music this week.

Hosts Chris Cooke and Mike Jacobs will feature a lively mix of classic and new Christmas Jazz recordings on Tuesday and Wednesay's Jazz in the Afternoon broadcasts. Tuesday's broadcast will feature music from Jorge Nila and the Jazz Ninjas, Diana Krall, Eric Reed, and others.

Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty

Eric Aspengren, executive director of Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty, talks about capital punishment in Nebraska.

Photos by Jos. L. Knaepen, John Abbott, Jimmy Katz. Image editing by Chris Cooke.

NPR to ring in the New Year from jazz clubs around the country.

"Quieting Quandries"; Mended Hearts

Cindy Workman discusses the concepts of Tragedy and Comedy with two Creighton philosophy professors; later in the show, a look at the Omaha chapter of Mended Hearts.

Weekend afternoon performances to feature holiday music

Balancing Community and Family Roles

Walter Brooks, Media Specialist at the UNMC Public Affairs Department, talks about balancing family and community roles in addressing concerns of African Americans. He also discusses the Omaha Star newspaper.

Fifteen years after the fall of the U.S.S.R.

Cindy Workman interviews Creighton Political Science and International Relations professor Terry Clark about what lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and what's happened since then.

Benson High School Rocket Club

Benson High School teacher Mike Perry and some of his students talk about their Rocket Club project, which has been selected by NASA to be part of its 2007 Student Launch Initiative.

Holiday favorites presented by the Midwest's most well-known brass quintet

Omaha, Nebraska – The Nebraska Brass presents their most popular concert of the year, "A Nebraska Brass Christmas", this week. The concert has become a family tradition with a variety of familiar holiday favorites as performed by the Midwest's most well-known brass quintet. There are several concert performances to choose from:

Thursday, December 7 - All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo Street, Omaha, Nebraska - 7:30 p.m.

National Hospice Month

Kelly Keller, volunteer and coordinator for AseraCare Hospice, will talk about hospice care.

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