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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 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
PRX

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.

Gathering in reconciliation for Will Brown and The Red Summer

Oct 16, 2019
Emily Chen-Newton

Last September marked 100 years since the lynching of Will Brown; Omaha’s connection to the 1919 national tragedy known as “The Red Summer”, when the US convulsed with violence boiling over from long-simmering racial tensions resulting in lynchings and riots nation wide. Last month also saw the world premiere of Red Summer at Blue Barn Theatre. Located just a few city-blocks away from the site of Will Brown’s murder, the play tells his story.

Samuel Bak is a world renowned artist and Holocaust survivor.  He has painted nearly 8,000 works of art in his lifetime.  UNO's Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy is partnering with the Pucker Gallery in Boston to bring seventy original Bak works to Omaha.  Bak's work touches on themes such as identity, justice, human rights, Jewish history and the Holocaust.

Sam was kind enough to stop by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan for an extended episode of "Live & Local!"

More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/unomaha.edu/witness-samuel_bak/

or at https://www.unomaha.edu/news/events/2019/08/artist-samuel-bak-and-collection-coming-to-uno.php and finally, you can view more of Samuel's work at https://www.puckergallery.com/samuel-bak

Preceding the 50th birthday Open House for KIOS-FM, Todd Hatton, Ken Dudzik, and a couple of guests look over the past 50 years and KIOS's place in history. 

This program aired live at noon on Friday the 20th of September.  It is in two parts to accomdate file size uploading limitations.

As you may have heard, multi-award winning actor Paul Giamatti is coming to Omaha to celebrate Film Streams gala event “Feature VIII.”  The acclaimed actor will join Film Streams Board Member and Omaha native Alexander Payne to celebrate the 15th anniversary of “Sideways,” their Academy Award-winning collaboration. 

The centerpiece of the August 25th evening celebration will be an onstage conversation about Mr. Giamatti’s prolific career in film and television, and his perspective on the art and industry.

After airing a "sneak peak" excerpt of the long chat Mike Hogan, host on KIOS-FM, was lucky enough to have with Paul Giamatti, below is the unabridged interview.  So generous with his time and views, Mr. Giamatti shares about his career, acting, and some of his favorite moments in the industry.  

You can still hear the sneak peak version at https://www.kios.org/post/sneak-peek-award-winning-actor-paul-giamatti-sits-down-mike-hogan-kios-fm

Mayor Jean Stothert stopped by the KIOS-FM studios and chatted candidly with Mike Hogan about issues currently facing the city of Omaha.  While you may have heard the interview excerpts on this morning's "Live & Local" segment, below is the entire unedited interview.  

In this full length discussion, Mayor Stothert reveals  details on the trash contract, budget creation and approval, the inner workings of city government, the riverfront revitalization, personal details regarding her run for and eventual winning of the office of mayor, and her television sketch comedy experience.  

This full length, uncut interview sheds some light on the process of running a municipality and the person holding the top office in the city of Omaha. 

Theatre Bringing Reconciliation in Omaha

Jul 17, 2019
photo courtesy of Emily Chen-Newton KIOS News

“Reconciliation” is now a social and political buzz word, as presidential hopefuls embrace the idea of reparations for those affected by centuries of racism and economic inequality. Religious groups worldwide have also been calling for acts of reconciliation for the LGBTQIA community in recent months.  

Midwest Pride

Jul 5, 2019
photo courtesy of Emily Chen-Newton KIOS

Last week The Evangelical Covenant Church held its’ annual meeting in Omaha, wherein a 77% majority voted to expel an entire congregation in Minnesota and defrock their pastor because of their stance on same gender marriage. The very next day, despite the roaring Nebraska heat, Omaha's downtown streets were filled with LGBTQIA allies for The Heartland Pride Parade. 

As part of Omaha Public Radio’s continued coverage on the marriage equality movement in the Midwest, KIOS's Emily Chen-Newton spoke with the Omaha church groups who showed up in droves for Heartland Pride.

Tattoo Artists vs Human Trafficking

Jun 19, 2019

  Medical professionals and firefighters are understood to be on the front-line of Human Trafficking, but a new group of professionals is stepping up: tattoo artists. The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health is teaming up with the tattoo community to create a training model for artists; how to recognize and respond to human trafficking. Reporting from one of Omaha’s popular late-night tattoo shops, Omaha Public Radio’s Emily Chen-Newton explores the industry’s relationship to human trafficking and their efforts to subvert it. 

Omaha Public Schools open innovative new facility

Mar 6, 2019
Courtesy of Kessler Photography and BCDM Architects

Last year, the 80-year-old Dr. J.P. Lord School in Omaha opened a new building tailored to the needs of students with multiple disabilities.  The facility is part of the Omaha Public School system, free to students who need it, and its innovations are drawing national attention.

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