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The Omaha Chamber Music Society opens their season with a string quartet as part of the Eko Nova Performance Reality on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kaneko.  Second Associate Concert Master, Lizzie Furuta, and President of the Omaha Chamber Music Society, Dani Meier join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss.  More information is available at

With a tongue-in-cheek loathing towards self-help books, author and humorist Dana Bowman discusses being a mom, recovering alcoholic, relaspsing alcoholic, again recovering, and what makes life good (spoiler alert, doughnuts help!). 

Dana chats with Mike Hogan about all this and more on "Live & Local." 

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Steve Krambeck plays the lovable ogre Shrek in the Omaha Community Playhouse production of "Shrek-The Musical."  Steve chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the production, rehearsal process, and the fun of the show for everyone. 

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Scott Krusemark stops by KIOS "Live & Local" to discuss Coding for Girls, an opportunity for girls to learn how to write computer programs with block code.  Scott sits down with Mike Hogan to discuss. 

After the interview aired, the October session sold out.  If you are interested in information for the first camp in 2019, feel free to write to

John Tyler, J.D., Chief Counsel in Legal and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is in Omaha as the keynote speaker at the Business Ethics Alliance breakfast and lunch events today.  He called in for a chat on an early edition of "Live & Local" this morning. 

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"The Hate U Give" will kick off a season of literary and issue discussions hosted at several Omaha Public Library facilities.  Marketing Director Emily Getzschaman stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at  

For the fifth consecutive year, the Omaha Public Library Foundation will host its annual fundraiser featuring a celebrated author. Between the Lines with Amy Thielen will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Institute for the Culinary Arts on the Metro Community College Fort Omaha Campus. 

Sara Croll has taught students for more than a decade.  She introduces us to a program in which "Student Teaming" is used as a tool by which children learn how to challenge themselves and each other to foster more effective learning.  Sara chats with Mike Hogan on "Live & Local" about how this process works.  More information can be found at  

First United Methodist Church takes pride in being open to all ideas.  On Tuesday, August 28th, they are hosting a dinner and discussion regarding the pros and cons of gentrification.  All ideas and viewpoints will be discussed and explored.  Karen Abrams, Executive Director of Policy, Research, and Innovation stops by the KIOS dtudios to chat with Mike Hogan about this topic and event.  More information is available at  

Working with Omaha area residents and volunteers to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs using environmentally responsible and sustainable gardening techniques is the mission of City Sprouts.  With three growing seasons annually, there's a lot going on.  Roxanne Draper joins Mike Hogan for a chat to catch us up on all the happenings.  More information can be found at

Opera Outdoors is a family affair!  The "Kids Zone" opens at 6:00 p.m. with the pre-show at 6:45 p.m. and the opera selections beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Holland Community Opera Fellow Chabrelle Williams joins Mike Hogan to discuss the event and the outreach goals of Opera Omaha.  More information is available at  

African game-changers, thought leaders, business people and entrepreneurs will attend the first annual Leadership Africa Summit, Saturday, Aug. 25 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Scott Conference Center.  Organizer Marco LeRoc stops by the KIOS studios to chat about the event with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at

Tim Guthrie, award-winning documentary filmmaker and professor at Creighton University stops by the KIOS studios to discuss his latest work with Mike Hogan.  Tim's "Curious Conversations" is open to the public on August 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  More information is available at