Mark the date, October 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Slowdown, Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. is having their fundraising event of the year.  The band "The Best" sings all your favorite Tina Turner songs. 

Melissa Wurth stopped into the KIOS studios this morning to chat with Mike Hogan about the mission of Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. and the annual event.  More information is available at

Breast cancer survivors, current patients, families and supporters will come together for the 25th Anniversary Nebraska Race for the Cure® on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Baxter Arena. The event honors breast cancer survivors, celebrates the memory of those who have lost their lives to breast cancer and raises funds for local breast health services and research.

Race Chair Paula Renner chats with Mike Hogan about the event and the mission of Komen Great Plains.  More information is available at

The Omaha League of Women Voters has been actively registering voters.  According to Joanna Lindberg, Co-Chair of the LWV’s Get out the Vote Committee, they have registered 657 individuals at 84 events and anticipate about 20 more events before election day November 6th. 

The Nebraska Department of Insurance wants to hear your questions and concerns, so once again they are holding listening sessions throughout the state beginning the first week of October.  

Who keeps the children engaged and busy with fun, educational activities after school hours are over?  Collective for Youth, that's who!  

Program Director Gwyn Williams stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about their mission, services, and free event on October 6th at the Sapp Field House.  Plenty of fun for kids and adults, as well as free food and drinks. 

More information is available at 

You drive by these beautiful, historical homes and now is your chance to see the inside of these treasures!  The Restoration Exchange of Omaha is holding their 13th annual Home Tour.  And for the first time, it will run for two days, Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th.  Nicole Malone, REO Education Committee Chair, chats with Mike Hogan about the organization, the event, and how one gets their home on the list. 

More information is available at

The Open Space Soirée is the Kaneko’s annual fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting community programming.  Entertainment from magician and mentalist Rmax Goodwin and a one-of-a-kind dining experience is also provided.  Event co-Chair Cassie Kohl and Development Director Elisabeth Barret join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the mission of Kaneko and the September 28th event.  

More information can be found at

A recent Financial Literacy survey of 1,000 Creighton undergraduate students, indicates over half don’t believe their financial health is in good shape. 

High-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy for low-income individuals and families in Nebraska is a growing need.  The Immigrant Legal Center is working hard to help, and they can use your help by attending the Food Truck World Tour. 

Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 at the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus is the place to be to celebrate the food and culture of so many community members.  Communications and Development Director, Dawn Bashara, stops by the KIOS studios to chat about the event with Mike Hogan.

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The Omaha Public Library is partnering with Boys Town Pediatrics' Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning; and Lions Club International to offer a new storytime series this fall. 

Scheduled guests next week on Morning Edition “Live & Local” include the Immigrant Legal Center to discuss their Food Truck World Tour, Cassie Kohl from Kaneko, Gwyn Williams from Collective for Youth, we’ll hear from the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and Melissa Wurth from Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. 

So, be sure to tune in weekdays at 8:45 a.m. and join Mike Hogan for the “Live & Local” interview. 

OPS Family and Community:

Approximately 200 of our students and their families need assistance.

As many of you know, an apartment complex in North Omaha was evacuated yesterday after the city discovered city code violations.  The living conditions are described as "inhumane."

On Sunday, September 30th, the largest fundraising event yet for the Parkinson's Nebraska organization takes place.  All proceeds stay here locally to help victims of this disease. 

Administrator and Event Director Katrina Wulf chats with Mike Hogan about the event and the mission of this local organization.  More information is available at

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bob Krist says he is making one final push for another debate with Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, a request the governor's re-election campaign calls a publicity stunt.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says its hazardous device technicians have destroyed a World War II-era rocket and grenade found this week in south-central and southeastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men found with hundreds of pounds of marijuana in their rental truck have been charged in Nebraska.

If Congress approves the Trump administration’s proposal, the ceiling for refugee resettlement for 2019 will be the lowest it has been since the program was started decades ago.  

This Friday and Saturday mark the start of the Omaha Symphony's "MasterWorks" series.  Pianist Spencer Myer stops by the studios to chat with Mike Hogan about being featured on Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" and the thrill of his first concert at The Holland Center.  More information is available at 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farm and ranch families will have a new health insurance option under a new group plan unveiled by a Nebraska agricultural group.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say deputies arrested two men after marijuana with an estimated street value of up to $5 million was found after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County.

The 2018 Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st, hosted by the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and D. A. Davidson.  This year’s theme is “The Future is…”   

This year’s keynote speaker, Akaya Winwood, the outgoing President of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, says strong nonprofit leadership is needed now like never before. 

Winwood says she has been impressed at what she has seen happening in the Midwest on her recent travels.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's kicks off on Sunday, September 23.  The Omaha event is happening at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village.  Director of Communications for Alzheimer's Association-Nebraska Chapter, Elizabeth Chentland, joins Mike Hogan for a chat about the eveent and some of the new, promising research currently underway.  More information can be found at

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Most epilepsy patients taking cannabis-derived oil in a clinical trial at the University of Nebraska Medical Center continue to see improvement in their seizures.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Ralston man accused of running down another man with this pickup truck last year has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman accused of overbilling Medicaid for services she provided an ailing client has been told to pay back the money.

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

Lincoln’s next Public Art Project is called Serving Hands: Celebrating 50 Years of Campus Life

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The purchaser of a Powerball ticket in Bellevue has only a few weeks left to claim his or her $1 million prize.

The Nebraska Lottery says the ticket sold at a Kwik Shop on Capehart Road matched the first five numbers drawn April 18 : 9, 10, 12, 17 and 23. But it didn't match the Powerball number of 9.

The prize must be claimed on or before the Oct. 15 expiration date. Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at the Nebraska Lottery headquarters in Lincoln.

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A soldier who died nearly 70 years ago while a prisoner of war in North Korea will be laid to rest in Nebraska, providing closure to a son who never got to know him.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific plans to borrow some ideas from other major freight railroads as it works to improve its own operations.