Bullying, child abuse and teen dating violence are no laughing matter.  Thankfully, the talented staff and actors of RESPECT have an engaging and interactive way to help keep our youth safe and informed.  Join them for a night of comedy for a cause on July 11th and take a stand against the abusive relationship dynamics our children may face.  Monies raised directly support RESPECT programming.

The night will start with a silent auction, dinner buffet, and cash bar, then a performance from the RESPECT actor-educators, as well as a comedy show with comedian John Bush who has performed stand-up comedy on HBO, Comedy Central, as well as sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in addition to his many other credits.

Dr. Patricia Newman stops by the "Live & Local" studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the program, the event, and how the kids get the chance to better their lives.

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Considered by many to be the hardest working person in show business, Omaha native Aubree Sweeney travels the country in her RV...Which is also her home base! 

This actress, comedian, podcaster, writer, and photographer stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about life on the road, her latest appearances, and how she juggles so many facets of her show business career.  

Next week she'll be part of the Omaha Improv Festival (  

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Nebraska based comedian and actress Aubree Sweeney returns to Nebraska with a new show, a new TV pilot, and the RV in which she tours the country.  She chats with Mike Hogan about life on the road and women in comedy on "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information can be found at  

April 22 is the date for the Dinner in Abraham's Tent, a fund raiser for the Tri-Faith Initiative.