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Dr. Patrick Murray, Professor of Philosophy and John C. Kenefick Chair in Humanities, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to chat about the upcoming lecture that will explore the history of segregation of American’s housing during the 20th century.

Author Richard Rothstein, who is a leading authority on housing policy, will discuss how radical segregation was due to de jure segregation – the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments – that promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue even today.  He will also discuss his book, "The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America"

The event happens Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Hixson-Lied Auditorium on the Creighton University campus.

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artVenture is Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska’s one-of-a-kind annual fundraising event.  Featuring hundreds of original works of art created collaboratively by Girl Scouts and professional artists, as well as unique pieces by some of the region’s most treasured artists!

Girl Scouts Chief Development Officer, Wendy Hamilton, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the 15th anniversary of this fund raising event, how much it means to the organization and to local artists.  The event is Saturday, March 23, 2019 with a VIP Preview Party from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the Main Event from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at UNO Mammel Hall (6708 Pine St.)

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Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel.  2017 Tony Award Winning play Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.  A glorious celebration of the power of theatre to harness the very best of the human spirit.

Hal France and Susan Clement Toberer join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on KIOS-FM to discuss the production, its compexity, and the importance of the work.  More information can be found at and at

Radio Talking Book Service announces its 4th Annual "Wining In The Dark." RTBS only fundraising event is March 24th from 4-6pm, at Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, 1006 Dodge Street, Omaha.  Assistant Director, Bekah Jerde joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to chat about the event and the mission of RTBS.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 402.572.3003.

Radio Talking Book Service, Nebraska's Audio Companion, brings the printed word to life for the blind and print-impaired throughout Nebraska. RTBS provides immediate access to print news and information through the reading of 13 newspapers, 75 periodicals and magazines and more.  Visit to listen live, for a program schedule, or a receiver application. 

Lone Tree Foods began with discussions among farmers in southwest Iowa who wanted to begin selling to wholesale markets like restaurants and grocery stores.  They wanted to work together to eventually aggregate and distribute product.

Lone Tree Foods soon evolved into a farmer-owned LLC, with a focus on connecting its member producers with wholesale buyers in Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Lincoln.   

Erin Schoenberg talks with Mike Hogan about how this organization is helping rebuild the local food system and increase access to local quality food.

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Olga Smola was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.  She began studying the violin at the age of six,
graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2004, and finished her Ph.D. program there in

On Sunday March 10th at 3:00 p.m., you can witness Olga's talent along with that of pianist and fellow Russian Yulia Kalashnikova at the Vesper Concert series presentation "From Russia with Love." 

Today, Olga braved the snow and stopped by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the upcoming show and her love of music.  

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A new garden project, which will get under way this spring, is part of a planned larger outdoor sustainability lab for Bellevue University.  The funds that the University receives through the grant will be matched by the Bellevue community.

Dr. Tyler Moore, an Assistant Science professor, will be heading up the project.  He stoppd by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the project and about how native plants enhance not only the landscape, but also life here in the community.   He also discusses how the community can get involved as volunteers in the project.

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Children's Respite Care Center (CRCC) provides comprehensive care along with family services and support to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged and mental health/behaviorally diagnosed children and their families from birth to age 21.

Through day, weekend and summer programs, its licensed nurses, therapists, teachers and associates combine compassion, experience and expertise to help children reach their potential when those needs cannot be met in traditional settings.    

President and CEO, Anne Constantino, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the Silver Ribbon Event - March 13, 11:30a.m. at Regency Marriott.  Dr. Christopher Willard,  Harvard Medical School psychologist and author, is the featured speaker and he will share his uniquely informed perspective on the benefits of mindfulness meditation as well as resources for educators, professionals, and parents. 

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The summation of Brahms’ entire career, his Fourth Symphony, is an intense and exciting tribute to the musical masters who came before him, setting a pathway for all composers who followed.

Barber’s quintessentially American concerto is an exuberant and optimistic tour-de-force.  Both pieces of music will be performed this weekend.

Guest conductor of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, James Feddeck, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss this installment of the "Masterworks" series.  March 1st and 2nd at 7:30 are the show times. 

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How do acoustics influence our emotions? How does sound work in our mind before we are born? What are the universal qualities of music across our cultures?  Through a unique and multi-faceted experience, KANEKO is proud to announce the upcoming Great Minds Series.  All are invited to join the collaborative lecture featuring nationally famed scholar Steve Everett in conjunction to an illustrative performance by one of the world’s leading pianists, Stefano Miceli; topics will touch upon the cognitive benefits of sound and music and how they function on social, psychological and cultural levels throughout our lives.  

Stephan Grot, Executive Director of Kaneko, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss this February 28th event which begins at 6:00 p.m.  More informaion is available at 

Africa Djawa (Africa Rejoicing) Performance happens on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 202 South 20th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. 

Everyone is invited to a seated authentic African banquet followed by the African Djawa performance.  On Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to noon, all are invited to enjoy a vibrant performance of and participation in African dancing and drumming.

Artistic and Executive Director of the African Culture Connection, Charles Ahovissi, chats with Mike Hogan “Live & Local” about this two day event and what it means to the culture of Omaha to share the traditions of Africa. 

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"The Bridges of Madison County" will open Friday, March 1 at the Omaha Community Playhouse.  The show will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre from March 1 through March 24.  Performances will be held Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

"The Bridges of Madison County" is a sweeping love story about an emotional yet brief love affair.  Robert, a National Geographic photographer, seeks directions to an iconic covered bridge from local Iowa housewife, Francesca.  Their immediate connection takes them both by surprise, and ultimately changes them forever. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), "The Bridges of Madison County" heartbreakingly explores the “what if” in life and will leave audiences breathless.

The two lead roles in OCP’s production of "The Bridges of Madison County" have been double cast, with Mackenzie Dehmer and Angela Jenson Frey playing the role of Francesca and James Verderamo and Thomas Gjere playing the role of Robert.  These actors will alternate performance dates. 

Mackenzie Dehmer stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the show, the dual casting, and the rehearsal process. 

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More than half the calls to United Way 211 are seeking help for rent and utilities.  Utilities are a basic need.  The folks at "Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth" want to keep people safe and warm in their homes and make it possible for kids to do homework.  The event raises funds for energy assistance which are dispersed through the 5 Common Fund agencies  More than $580,000 was collecteed and used in 2017.

"Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth" co-chair Sara Howard and committee member Tracey Christensen chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event and the three ways poeple can participate.  (In one of the ways, you don't even have to run!!)

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Opera Omaha is proud to present their next production, "The Elixir of Love" February 15th and 17th aty the Orpheum Theater. 

Omaha Symphonic Chorus presents their 2019 Gala event on February 23rd.  Two performances, one at 2:00 p.m. and one at 6:00 p.m., will celebrate show business and give audience members the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions to support the activities of the Omaha Symphonic Chorus.

Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Zielke joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the show and the program.

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