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The Historic Home Tour and Boutique will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm on Saturday, November 10th and on Sunday, November 11th from 11:00am until 4:00pm.  In addition to the Castle, the tour features four historic properties in the area: the Fogarty home, both Janicek homes, and St. Barnabas Catholic Church.

Kelli Bello, Manager of Communications & Development, stops by KIOS and tells Mike Hogan that a Patron Launch Party with preferential shopping at the Boutique will take place on Friday, November 9th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Joslyn Castle.  This evening kicks off the weekend festivities.  Guests enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and preferential shopping in the fabulous gift boutique located inside the Castle.

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Youth Care and Beyond supports children, individuals and families in the Omaha community, providing specialized services to  individuals who have suffered trauma, have learning or intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities. 

This Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. at The Omar, a fundraiser is being held.  Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Lynn Pearson, chats with Mike Hogan about the organization, the mission, and the joy of working with the kids.

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National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month has kicked off and it appropriately coincides with National Family Caregiver Month.  On 11/15/18, there will be a ceremony at the state capitol to celebrate family caregivers. 

The Alzheimer's Association, Nebraska Chapter has resources for family caregivers.  Program Director Clayton Freeman chats with Mike Hogan live in the KIOS studios about the resources and, more importantly, the hope available to families dealing with Alzheimer's.

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Bold, melodic, stormy – Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto grips listeners from its opening notes.  Perhaps the greatest and most recognizable of all piano concertos, it shares the program with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, a hymn to freedom and the power of humankind’s noble spirit. 

Bulgarian conductor, Stilian Kirov, chats with Mike Hogan about this powerful show, (October 26th and 27th at The Holland Center), how he has to approach the music, and the "team" relationship with the entire symphony. 

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Each fall, Opera Omaha celebrates National Opera Week with a variety of free events showcasing the full spectrum of opera and opera related experiences.  The overall goal of National Opera Week is introducing and exposing as many people as possible to opera.

Lauren Medici, Director of Engagement Programs, joins Mike Hogan to chat about the events of the week and the fun of reaching out with opera. 

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The Benefit Art Auction + Concert unites local and national artists with the organization's community of art patrons to support participating artists and raise critical resources for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Development Director Ellie Novak chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event and the great programs at the Bemis Center. 

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TEDxOmaha Event Discussed on KIOS-FM

Oct 23, 2018

It is Time to Engage, is your opportunity on Saturday, October 27th for TEDxOmaha 2018 at Creighton University’s Harper Center.

This year, they have chosen the theme of Time to Engage.  Through the voices, ideas and experiences of ten inspiring speakers and performers from our community, they will explore together what engagement, disengagement and re-engagement means in the world in which we live, work and play.  

Producer and License Holder, Strawberry Olive, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss TEDxOmaha's event.  More information is available at

Boys Town Press Director Erin Green stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the mission of the organization, the many literary offerings, and the latest published book, "Empathy is My Superpower!"

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The Metropolitan Community College Creative Writing Forum, now in its third year, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m. inside the Mule Barn and on Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Building 10. Both locations are at the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. 

Event Coordinator for the Creative Writing Program, Liz Kay chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" this morning.  More information can be found at:

Masquerade at the Castle is on both Friday, Oct. 26th and Saturday, Oct. 27th.  Two nights this year for an enchanted evening of music and dancing, dressed in your most inspired masquerade ensemble.

You have the opportunity to enjoy exploring the Castle, tarot card readings and photobooth fun! There will be a contest at the end of the evening, so dress to impress. A cash bar and signature cocktail will be available. 

Janice Pickering, Manager of Programs and Events at Joslyn Castle, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about this and other events held at the castle and the responsibility of sticking to the philanthropic mission established by the Joslyn family.

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All proceeds go toward the continued preservation and restoration of the historic Joslyn Castle.

Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, a new study on mice provides further evidence that a diet high in omega-3 fats may delay the development and spread of breast cancer. 

Professor of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Jim Talmadge,  chats with Mike Hogan “Live & Local” about the results and what it can mean for breast cancer treatment.

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We are surrounded by systems of inequality–what are we doing about it? How are you making a difference? What is keeping you from speaking out when you see racism? Join a group of people who feel a calling to overcome barriers that get in the way of civic and community engagement.

Dr. Nikitah Imani, professor of Black Studies at University of Nebraska Omaha, leads a discussion on October 23rd  at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on how to get invlolved and where.  He stopped by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event. 

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This event is FREE, including dinner catered by Big Mama’s Big Kitchen!

1877 Society, a group of library enthusiasts and advocates in their twenties, thirties, and forties who support the Omaha Public Library Foundation, will host “Animus: Film vs. Book” at Aksarben Cinema on Thursday, October 25 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 South 67th Street.   The fifth annual fundraiser will screen the 1987 film "The Princess Bride,” directed by Rob Reiner.

Wendy Townley, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library Foundation joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local"  to chat about the event. 

Attendees are encouraged to read the book, written by William Goldman and first published in 1973, prior to the October 25 fundraiser.   A spirited audience discussion will follow the movie, on which version of the story was better.  “Animus” proceeds will benefit Omaha Public Library programs and services this year. 

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Quince (pronounced "Kwinse") Ensemble is Vesper Concerts’ Resident Ensemble for the 2018-19 season. On October 21, at 3 p.m., Quince is collaborating with area high school and college students for a collaborative choral concert.  This concert is culmination of a one-of-a-kind educational retreat led by Quince Ensemble in collaboration with vocal students from Bellevue East and West High Schools, Lincoln East High School and the University of Nebraska Choral Department.  The concert is free.

Soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett joins Mke Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss. 

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Making all arts affordable to all, Judy Mallory's vision thrives, even 12 years after starting this charitable organization.  Arts For All, Inc. is a dynamic arts education organization developed to be affordable and available for all.  

Founder and Executive Director, Judy Mallory stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the mission and her view of "success" with the clients she has met over the years.

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