Live & Local

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. 

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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.  

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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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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. 

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

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 

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

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