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Dr. Marvin Bittner, Creighton University School of Medicine Associate Professor and Infectious Disease Specialist, says this week, which is National Influenza Vaccination Week, everyone over the age of 6 months should get their flu shot.  

The good doctor chats with Mike Hogan about how the flu is spread (through the air we breathe and being  within three to six feet of someone who is infected) and how we can prevent become a statistic.   

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Ever After Productions, Inc. has opened its Twelfth annual season of “Nutcracker Delights!”  This year, some of the proceeds go to Disaster Relief for the California Wildfires.

Shows are at Ralston High School Dec 8th & 9th.  This enchanting and charming ballet story with original script by local artist Julian Adair is set to the traditional glorious score by Tchaikovsky and told through a wonderful cast of dancers and actors of all ages, from the Omaha Metro Area.

Julian stopped by to chat "Live & Local" with Mike Hogan on KIOS and share her personal connection to the wildfire that has destroyed the community of Paradise, California.  

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Lauren Medici, Director of Engagement Programs at Opera Omaha, stops by KIOS to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about what’s happening In the Community at Opera Omaha!

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The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors recently approved $4.4 million in grant and initiative funding to 19 nonprofits and government entities that benefit eastern Nebraskans and southwest Iowans.

Iowa West Foundation President and CEO Pete Tulipana joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the Foundation's  dedication to funding programs and projects that are truly transformational for the city, county and region.

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Whatever holiday you celebrate personally — Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, or Kwanza — helping Child Saving Institute's kids have a happy holiday and childhood is a big job and they can't do it without you! 

Through Child Saving Institute's Substitute Santa program, you can put the happy in Happy Holidays for hundreds of children and teens in our community.  December 5-7, drop all unwrapped gifts and gift cards off at 4545 Dodge St.

CSI's Legacy Giving Coordinator, Cali Page, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about how everyone has the opportunity to help.

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Bellevue University will welcome Blake Martin – a franchise owner himself and an expert at helping prospective franchise owners – as its keynote speaker for the College of Business Speaker Series event scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, noon to 1 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building at 812 Bruin Boulevard in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Associate Professor from the College of Business, Merrill Johnson, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the program.  More information can be found at:

The Omaha Symphonic Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Greg Zielke, returns to historic and beautiful St. Cecilia Cathedral for the 23rd annual Christmas at the Cathedral.   Special guests include the Omaha Symphony, Nebraska Wesleyan University Concert Choir, Lincoln Boys Choir, and River City Ringers.

Greg Zielke joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the show and the magic of the music.  More information can be found at

CHRISTMAS MY WAY — a Sinatra Holiday Bash, is a wonderful mix of holiday and Sinatra songs including the one Christmas song Frank Sinatra wrote called “Mistletoe and Holly."  The show opens on Friday, November 30th and runs for two weekends.

Wendy Eaton, one of the singers, stops by "Live & Local" to chat with Mike Hogan about the show, the songs, and her favorite pieces.

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Billy McGuigan and his brothers are back at Omaha Community Playhouse!  This all-request Beatles tribute show has folks dancing in the aisles and singing along to every song.  The audience gets to share stories and relive memories with their favorite Beatles songs.   

Billy, Matthew, and Ryan explain how no two shows are the same.  They all three chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" this morning.

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Small Business Saturday is this weekend, November 24th.  It's a time when we celebrate and support small business owners and all they do for the local economy. 

Economic Development Specialist, Elizabeth Yearwood, stops by to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to help people gain awareness and to encourage people to shop small.

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Tonight at 7:00 at the Dundee Theater, Film Streams presents "HAL: A documentary film" on under-sung auteur Hal Ashby, which will occasion a filmmaker Q&A with director Amy Scott.  

Patrick Kinney chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about this and other scheduled presentations. 

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Vesper Concert Series Performers Stop by KIOS-FM

Nov 15, 2018

"Trio Fortutio" is performing “The Human Factor” on Sunday, November 18th as part of the Vesper Concert Series.  Show time is 3:00 at 1517 South 114th Street (114th and Pacific).  The conceert is free and open to the public.

Christine Erlander Beard, (flute/piccolo) and Rodrigo Alquati, (cello, from Brazil) join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the formation of the trio, the music, and a whole lot more.

The supreme being Himself finally returns, and just in time for the holidays!  In this hilariously holy limited engagement, God descends upon the Bluebarn stage along with his angels, Michael and Gabriel.  He’ll answer the eternal questions.  He’ll set the divine record straight.  He’s got ten new commandments, and He’s got jokes.

Actor Ablan Roblin, who portrays The Good Lord Himself, chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the the play "An Act of God" which opens on November 23rd.  More information can be found at

It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol.  You can experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey filled with lovely costumes, exquisite music, beautifully crafted sets and special effects second to none.  Perfect for the whole family!

Jerry Longe plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the 13th year, and he stops by to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" this morning about the opening (Nov. 16), the show run (through December 23), and the priviledge of multiple opporutnities to perfect the role.

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Founded in 1984 as a compassionate response to the AIDS crisis, Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services, and advocacy.  

On Saturday, November 17th from 8p.m. to Midnight it's the Nebraska AIDS Project’s annual fundraising gala “Night of A Thousand Stars” hosted at the Omaha Design Center.   There will be cocktails, hors d’overes, dancing, a silent auction, and raising money for Nebraska AIDS Project.  NAP's Executive Director, Brent Koster joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the mission, the event, and the future of treatment and education.

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