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KIOS Profiles

KIOS Profiles’ goal is to highlight and learn more about the interesting places, history, and people that make this area what it is. Produced locally at KIOS by David Koesters, it airs weekly on Wednesdays during Morning Edition at 8:44am, and again in the afternoon at 4:44pm during All Things Considered.

Latest Episodes
  • We check out the Pride Parade in downtown Omaha.
  • This is the extended conversation discussing the Disability Rights Nebraska non-profit organization and all that they do.
  • Disability Rights Nebraska works to promote, protect, and advocate for the legal and human rights of all people with disabilities. If you have a concern about abuse, neglect, or some kind of rights violation based on a disability, you can call them at 1-800-422-6691.
  • We take a ride with the Durham Museum and hear some of the significant history relating to Omaha and the impact Nebraska had on Washington and vice versa.
  • This is the extended conversation about the history and preservation of the General Crook House.
  • We learn about the Crook House, built in 1879 while General George Crook served as Commander of the Department of the Platte. It has been historically restored and serves as the headquarters for the Douglas County Historical Society at 5730 N 30 Street, Building #11B in Omaha.
  • We check out the new Omaha Skate Ribbon on the Downtown Riverfront.
  • This is our extended conversation looking at various elements of Omaha's gritty past during its rapid growth in the late 1800s.
  • With help from the Durham Museum, we look at Omaha's gritty past and the challenges it faced during its rapid growth in the late 1800s.
  • Dance the night away with the Omaha Jitterbugs. The Jitterbugs is a nonprofit that provides swing dance lessons and hosts weekly Jitterbugs’ Night Out social dances for all ages at the Eagles Ballroom in downtown Omaha, among other things.