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Daily interviews with people involved in local charities, arts organizations, government, medical groups, educational institutions, and more.  Airs weekdays at 7:44 a.m. and 3:44 p.m. hosted by Mike Hogan.

Ridership on the new Midtown to Market Bikeway in Omaha is higher than expected.  Officials say the bikeway sees about 140 riders on weekdays and 200 riders on weekends.  The Midtown to Market Bikeway is the first protected lane in the city of Omaha.

Julie Harris, Executive Director of Bike Walk Nebraska joined Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” to discuss the policies and hard work that went into creating this bikeway.  That full interview is below.

More information can be found at https://www.bikewalknebraska.org/

On September 23rd, a 6-week series of conversations designed to educate participants about racism in Nebraska begins, and the goal is to inspire people to take actions to build a more equitable society.  These Zoom sessions will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. on 6 Thursdays.

Elaine Wells, founder of DIALOGUES on RACISM, and Deb Shaw, Diversity, Community and Recruitment Leader at Partnership4Kids, joined Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” to discuss this opportunity to make a difference by being a part of the solution.

More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Dialogues-on-Racism-101080652217179

Dr. Siobhan Wescott had been named the inaugural holder of the Dr. Susan and Susette LaFlesche Professorship in Public Health.  An Alaskan Athabascan, Dr. Wescott grew up just outside Fairbanks in a tiny 400 square foot cabin with an outhouse.  She has always been a staunch advocate for Alaskan Natives and American Indians, especially when it comes to issues of health equity and educating the next generation.  She has cultivated a nationally recognized voice, especially through her work with the American Medical Association. 

In this two-part interview with Mike Hogan on KIOS-FM, Dr. Wescott discusses the childhood that shaped her, the importance of education in her family, and what she hopes to accomplish for the Native American communities.

More information on the good doctor can be found at https://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=27565

Team America is a group of citizen liaison volunteers (CLVs) who, through their collective knowledge, open-source information, and hard work, supported evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.  And with added caution and urgency, they continue to support those who were not evacuated.  They do not represent or work for the U. S. Government, they are just filling the vacuum created by the chaotic events leading up to the U. S. imposed evacuation deadline.  

James Beins is a member of Team America and he spoke with Mike Hogan on "Live & Local" about the efforts, the danger, and the continued work being done to help people escape terrifying circumstances in Afghanistan.

If you wish to help or need some assistance, resources and information are available at www.TeamAmericaRelief.org.  

Wade Watts is the University Program Director at UNO for the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN).  NSIN, founded in 2016, is a Department of Defense (DoD) program office under the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) that is changing the way the DoD solves problems.  NSIN is building a diverse network from academia, entrepreneurial innovators, and the defense community to leverage our nation’s greatest asset- people.

In this two part interview, Wade explains how students with a mix of skillsets and experiences provide solutions to problems for the military.  More information about the program can be found at www.nsin.us.

Can the U.S. Constitution withstand the rancor and division of the contemporary American political landscape?  This question will be the focus of a public Constitution Day event at Bellevue University on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the Margre H. Durham Student Center, 1008 Bruin Blvd., in the Quiet Lounge.  The event is free and open to the public.  Attendees will be able to share their views and hear from a group of panelists with firsthand perspective, including Rep. Don Bacon; former Rep. Brad Ashford; and former Rep. Lee Terry.

Rick Galusha, event coordinator and Program Director of the University’s Kirkpatrick Signature Series, was a guest on KIOS' "Live & Local."  He chatted about the necessity of civility to maintain a democratic society, as well as discussing the program and the Constitution itself.

More information about this event can be found at https://news.bellevue.edu/bellevue-university-to-host-constitution-day-panel-discussion-on-september-15/

Take the world class Omaha Symphony, mix in “Bruce In The USA,” billed as the world’s greatest tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and add Ernest Richardson, Resident Conductor & Principal Pops Conductor and you are in for an evening of spectacular music and fun.  September 17th is the night these stars align.

Ernest took some time to talk to Mike Hogan on the “Live & Local” segment to discuss not only this project, but some of the other upcoming performances on the docket.  More information about the Omaha Symphony can be found at http://www.omahasymphony.org/.

Brigit Saint Brigit welcomes audiences back with its 29th season opener, Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser."  This is an acclaimed and much-loved tale of a Shakespeare theatre troupe--traveling the outskirts of England trying to keep the Bard’s work and their craft alive, all while air raid sirens sound and German bombs fall.   A heartbreaking, moving, and humorous look "behind the curtain" exploring the lives of actors, backstage players, and the theatre. 

Cathy Kurz, Artistic Director and Founder of the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company, joine Mike Hogan on "Live & Local" to discuss the play, the genesis of the theatre, and the changes made to accomodate this COVID time in which we live.

The play runs through September 26th.  More information can be found at https://www.bsbtheatre.com/

The mission of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) is Strengthening the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofit organizations enriching the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa. 

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially the nonprofits who continue to provide goods and services to those in need while their financial resources have suffered.  Anne Hindery, CEO of NAM, spoke with Mike Hogan in a two-part interview about the state of nonprofits, how they have survived, and how they move forward from this very unusual time in history.

For more information on NAM or how to help, one can go to https://www.nonprofitam.org/.

Amy Haddad is a poet, nurse, and educator at Creighton University where she now holds the rank of Professor Emerita.  She has a new chapbook of poetry out called “The Geography of Kitchens.”  She spoke with Mike Hogan on KIOS’ “Live & Local” about writing, teaching, and why a kitchen is the capitol of a home.

Amy is doing a reading from her chapbook on Saturday, August 2 at The Bookworm (90th and Center) at 1:00 p.m.

The FBI has established a keen focus on fighting hate crimes.  In fact, they are asking the public to be diligent in reporting not only hate crimes, but also civil rights violations and color of law crimes.

Omaha based Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Eugene Kowel, joined Mike Hogan for a two-part discussion on the action the FBI is taking, the differences between hate crimes, color of law crimes, and civil rights violations, as well as the current and future training of agents.

Bellevue University opened a brand new center dedicated to supporting the Latino students' academic journey, both personally and professionally.  It’s called El Camino Latino Center.

Gina Ponce, Director, Latino Community Outreach/El Camino Latino Center joined Mike Hogan on the “Live & Local” program to talk about the center, which will be home to seven businesses and organizations.  University partners and employers will have their offices inside the center, with hopes that their presence and easy accessibility will provide internships, resources, and eventually jobs for students.

The Center will have an open house on August 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  More information can be found at https://news.bellevue.edu/bellevue-universitys-el-camino-latino-center-to-hold-open-house-august-19/

Billy McGuigan's Pop Rock Orchestra has opened at the SumTur Amphitheater and runs through August 15th.  

Think of Frank Sinatra at the Sands with the power of the Count Basie Orchestra behind him, the Moody Blues who put symphonic interludes in the middle of a rock song, ELO with an electric horn and string section - rock & roll was transformed! There is truly a song for everybody as Billy navigates the audience through decades of classic gems, backed by a rock orchestra that can match his energy in force.

Billy took a moment to chat with Mike Hogan about this latest endeavor on the "Live & Local" program. 

More information can be found at www.TheOmahaSeries.com.

The first female to lead one of the PGA Tour’s global tours is Alex Baldwin.  She is the president of the Korn Ferry Tour which is holding its finale this week as The Pinnacle Bank Championship.  This Omaha event, hosted at Indian Creek golf course, is site to the season championship of the Korn Ferry Tour.  PGA cards will be handed out fulfilling dreams, while others will have to continue the hard work of making their golf dreams come true.

Alex took some time to chat with Mike Hogan from KIOS-FM about being the president of this exciting tour, the ever growing role of women in golf, and she even gave some advice for those wishing to pursue a career in sports.

More information about The Korn Ferry Tour and The Pinnacle Bank Championship (August 12-15) can be found at https://thepinnaclebankchampionship.com/

The New American Arts Festival co-presented by Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday (BFF Omaha) is tonight! 

Caitlin Little, Development Director of BFF Omaha joined Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” to discuss tonight’s arts festival and the year round activities that BFF Omaha hosts

More information can be found at https://www.bffomaha.org/naaf.html

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