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The 14th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference is open for play submissions.

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." 

More information can be found at www.MomsieBlog.com 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District ratepayers could see up to $200 million in savings if the utility's board adopts a new, more aggressive approach to decommissioning a nuclear station.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say more cases of the West Nile virus are being found in Nebraska this year, especially on the eastern end of the state.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The federally mandated observance also recognizes all those who possess U.S. citizenship.

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. 

More information is available at  http://www.omahaplayhouse.com/tickets/view/shrek/

Enjoy some NOISE at the KANEKO this Saturday

Sep 14, 2018

NOISE is the next performance in the Generator Series, a collaboration between KANEKO and Omaha Under the Radar.

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  mbox-aci-codingforgirls@aciworldwide.com.

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. 

For more information, you can go to https://businessethicsalliance.org/ethics-luncheon/

Area educators can register until October 19th for the Greater Omaha Chamber’s third annual Careerockit program, which will take place February 11-17, 2019  

Technical difficulties

Sep 12, 2018

As KIOS grows, updating our facilities and equipment, many of you have contacted us with your concerns about technical issues in our broadcasts.  We really do appreciate all of the feedback you’ve provided as well as the fact that this lets us know that you, the KIOS community, are invested in what you hear.

"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 www.OmahaLibrary.org  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are hunting for new revenue sources to pay for a small-town revitalization program that restores historic buildings, recruits new business and promotes communities, but recent state budget cuts could pose a major challenge.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (sas) says he sees himself as an "independent conservative who happens to caucus with the Republicans."

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Cory Booker is planning to headline a state Democratic banquet in Iowa next month, raising the New Jersey senator's profile on the heels of his spotlight role in Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

The Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College will present the first of eight events in its 2018-2019 National Performance Season -- with Artrageous on Sunday, September 16th at 2 p.m. 

The Nebraska Latino American Commission is inviting 11th and 12th graders currently enrolled in a Nebraska public, private, special purpose, home school or magnet school to enter its 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest.

"The Hate U Give" is Omaha Reads 2018 selection

Sep 4, 2018

The 2018 Omaha Reads selection is The “Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

Creighton University has received a five year, $3 million grant which will fund the Pipeline to Success program, with the goal of increasing diversity in the health-care professions.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is challenging city ordinances that prevent homeless people from asking for money in public places saying the local laws are unconstitutional.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says nearly 9,000 rural Nebraska homes and businesses will be getting access to high-speed internet for the first time.

The Omaha Public Library plans a number of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th through October 15th. 

Emily Getzschman, Marketing Manager for OPL says a bilingual story time will be held at three branches – South Omaha, Abrahams and Washington – featuring English and Spanish stories, music, crafts and movement.

Getzschman says fiestas are another highlight of the month’s events.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to keep a Medicaid expansion measure from appearing on the November general election ballot.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican governors of Nevada, New Mexico and Kentucky and Nebraska's GOP lieutenant governor are wrapping up a brief trip to Tokyo to meet with their Japanese counterparts.

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. 

The Omaha Public Library is partnering with the Omaha Children’s Museum to offer free museum admission to patrons with library cards.

Time to get On Board with Marque Snow

Aug 28, 2018

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee talks with Marque Snow, President of the OPS School Board.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Native American tribe is still planning to open a casino on the Iowa-Nebraska border despite a pending legal challenge from both states.

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