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Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Diana Martinez and Patrick Kinney from Film Streams to Discuss the new documentary “Some Kind of Heaven” by filmmaker, Lance Oppenheim.

Some kind of heaven is avilable on Film Streams @ Home. 

 

On this very special Holiday Edition of KIOS @ The Movies, Joshua Labure, speaks with Omaha-based filmmaker, Nik Fackler, about his 2008 film "Lovely, Still" starring Martin Landau & Ellen Burstyn. 

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Leta Powell Drake

If you're a child of the 70s, you might know her as Kalamity Kate on "Cartoon Corral" on Channels 10/11 in Lincoln. Younger generations might recognize her as a Twitter sensation. Eighty-two-year-old Leta Powell Drake is a Nebraska broadcasting veteran with more than 40 years of experience. Last month, a compilation of Drake's celebrity interviews from the 1980s went viral.

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Black and Pink

Black and Pink is an Omaha nonprofit supporting incarcerated members of the LBGTQ community and those living with HIV/AIDS, groups that can be especially vulnerable behind bars. With its yearly holiday cards campaign, the organization encourages those on the outside to remind folks in prison that they are not alone. Courtney Bierman spoke to Black and Pink members support coordinator Andrea Kszystyniak for more.

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Johnny Redd, Strongly Worded Letters

Strongly Worded Letters is a digital civic engagement toolkit for Omaha residents. Founders and Omaha natives Gab Rima and Johnny Redd use Instagram and other social media platforms to explain local politics and post scripts when getting in touch with representatives. Though Strongly Worded Letters encourages activism of all kinds, Rima says nothing quite captures passion like pen and paper.

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with, Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez, of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the 1979 Wuxia Martian Arts film from Writer and Director, King Hu, RAINING IN THE MOUTAIN. 

At a secluded Ming Dinesty monestary in a beautiful mountainous landscape, a corrupt general and an esquire, employ martial artists to steal a sacred handwritten scroll.

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Omaha native Amber Ruffin is one of the biggest names in comedy. When she joined the writing staff of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" in 2014, she became the first Black woman to write for a late-night talk show. Her segments "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" and "Amber Says What" were so popular that NBCUniversal gave Ruffin her own show: "The Amber Ruffin Show" on Peacock, the network's free streaming platform.

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The Sonoran Desert is 100,000 square miles of punishing terrain stretching from Northwestern Mexico into Arizona and California. Since 1994, it has been the graveyard of thousands of migrants making their way to the United States. The exact number of casualties may never be known.

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new indie comedy, The Planters

The Planters is now avilable on Film Streams @ Home.

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  Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure, sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about a new documentary by filmmaker, Rubika Shah, White Riot. 

White Riot is now abvilable on Film Strems at Home

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new film by legendary director, Wayne Wang,  Coming Home Again. 

Coming Home Again is available on Film Streams @ Home

Film Pairings: 

- Beginners 

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new film "Once Upon A River" from director, Haroula Rose.

Once Upon a River is avilable on Film Streams at Home. 

Film Pairings:

Winter's Bone 

KIOS @ The Movies : I Am Woman

Oct 9, 2020

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new Helen Reddy biopic “I AM WOMAN” by director Unjoo Moon. 

Now available @ Film Streams at Home.

New Episodes of KIOS @ The Movies everyday Friday at 8:45am & 4:44pm

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new documentary about Former-President Jimmy Carter’s love for music, Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

Now available @ Film Streams at home. 

KIOS @ The Movies: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Sep 25, 2020

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life about the famed neurologist and writer, Oliver Sacks. 

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is now avilable through Film Streams at Home. 

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog’s  new documentary Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin.

 

KIOS @ The Movies: I Used to Go Here

Sep 11, 2020

This week on KIOS @ the Movies, producer Josua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez from Film Streams to discuss the new comedy, I Used to Go Here,  by filmmaker, Kris Rey and starring Gillian Jacobs

KIOS @ The Movies: Coup 53

Sep 4, 2020

This week on KIOS @ the Movies, producer Josua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez from Film Streams to discuss the new documentary, Coup 53. 

Coup 53 is now available on Film Streams at Home.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis schools have closed early, families have lost loved ones and over 38 million people have filed for unemployment. To answer the challenges here at home, Omaha Public Schools is participating in the UDSA Emergency Food Distribution program. KIOS’s Joshua LaBure talked with some of the staff at OPS.

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This installment of “Portrait of a Pandemic” is brought to us through collaboration with NOISE Omaha.  Reporter, Dawaune Lamont Hayes discusses incarceration and the pandemic with Dominique Morgan of Black and Pink, a local organization advocating for LGBTQ+ persons of color living with HIV effected by the “criminal justice” system.This installment of “Portrait of a Pandemic” is brought to us through collaboration with NOISE Omaha.

  • Millions of Americans haven’t been able to pay their rent since the pandemic started spreading throughout the world and Nebraska has been no exception. As Governor Ricketts allows temporary rent protections to expire on June 1st, many fear we will see a huge influx of non-payment evictions in Omaha. Joshua LaBure of KIOS discusses this with the Omaha Legal Aid of Nebraska's managing attorny, Scott Mertz. 

A Portiat of a Pandemic: Homeless in a Pandemic, part two

May 21, 2020
Joshua LaBure

In this installment of A Portrait of a Pandemic, we continue with our portraits of those in and surrounding the homeless community of Omaha. Last week we heard from Daryl and his experience of homelessness in a pandemic. Today, KIOS’s Emily Chen-Newton brings us Devon Lee, volunteer coordinator at the The Stephen Center, an emergency housing and addiction recovery campus in Omaha.

To contact the HERO Addiction Recovery Program: 402-715-5440

 

 In this edition of “a portrait of a pandemic” KIOS’s Joshua LaBure brings us a conversation with Eric Rede of United Food and Commercial Workers Union explaining what he hears from those actually working in the factories continuing to operate during the pandemic

  

 It’s been a while since we’ve been able to go to our local barber shop or salon to get a trim, color or just some conversation with our barber or hair dressers and it can be frustrating or disorienting. But how do the small business owners, the barbers and stylists feel about getting back to something resembling normal? Are we acting too fast? Joshua LaBure of KIOS discussed this with the owners of a local barber shop.

 

 

Special thanks to The Surly Chap Barbers.

  Because of Covid-19 the movie industry is on hold. Film productions have shuttered, movie theaters are closed and that has affected artists and theaters here in Omaha.  Joshua Allen LaBure speaks with a local filmmaker and the non-profit movie theatre Film Streams about how Covid-19 is affecting the cinema landscape.

Special thanks to Film Streams & filmmaker, Nik Fackler.

 From concerts and music festivals to movie screenings and conferences, large events all over the world are being postponed, rescheduled, canceled and moved to digital platforms. This includes the Lincoln Marathon here in Nebraska. Joshua LaBure of Omaha Public Radio reached out to a runner and a race organizer on this Portrait of a Pandemic

Studio 360 Going Off The Air

Feb 26, 2020
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After a twenty-year run, Studio 360 airs for the final time this Saturday, February 29th at noon. The arts and culture program's close comes with the retirement of host, and Omaha native, Kurt Andersen. Emily Chen-Newton brings us this conversation with Andersen to find out what’s next for the award-winning author, columnist, and broadcaster.

Stories From the Trail: The Film

Nov 18, 2019
Emily Chen-Newton

You heard the stories, now the film has been released! The newly formed Great Plains Trail is the first its' class to tackle The Great Plains region for almost the full 2,200 miles of the route. 

Omaha Public Radio's Emily Chen-Newton caught up one ambitious in his second week of walking. See the short film of their trek, and check out the audio mini-series here.

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