Live & Local

SHARE Omaha launched in January to offer the giving public opportunities to connect with metro nonprofits through donations, volunteering and shopping wish lists.  They make it easy to find local nonprofits and engage with them how you choose.  The open and inclusive platform amplifies the needs of the entire nonprofit community giving all organizations a chance to be seen and heard regardless of size, cause or budget.

Executive Director Marjorie Maas joins Mike Hogan, "Live & Local," to discuss the mission of Share Omaha, "Our mission is to help nonprofits fulfill theirs.  Together, we can change the giving culture of the metro area."

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Film Streams proudly announces Great Directors: Yasujiro Ozu (Apr 21 - Jun 27), a twelve-film retrospective celebrating an artist known for quiet films of great emotional power. 

In a career that stretched from the silent era to the dizzying time of progress that visited Japan after World War II, Yasujiro Ozu crafted no fewer than ten films now considered masterpieces.  He is perhaps best known for sympathetic portraits of youngsters yearning for independence and elders cast aside by impatient modernizers — often with stars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara.

Communications Director of Film Streams, Patrick Kinney, makes an early morning stop by the KIOS-FM studios for a special edition of "Live & Local" with Mike Hogan.

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Omaha Symphony is proud to present another MasterWorks installment, "Tchaikovsky’s 5th," which runs May 10th and 11th, 7:30 p.m. at the  Holland Performing Arts Center.

Guest conductor Ruth Reinhardt joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the music, rehearsals, and how preparing for a concert can be like making a gourment meal!

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Concert Selections

- Tchaikovksy: Cossack Dance from Mazeppa

- Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A Minor

- Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor

daOMA (design alliance OMAha, Inc.) is a non-profit dedicated to public education and appreciation of architecture and the design arts.  The spring lecture with the Joslyn Art Museum and AIGA is tonight, May 9th at 7:00 PM.  Special guest speaker is Ann Willoughby.

daOMA Board member Tom Trenolone stops by the studios early for a special edition of "Live & Local" to chat with Mike Hogan about design, the lecture series, and the fantastic opportunities in Omaha.

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The Bluebarn Theatre brings in a 2016 Obie Award Winning production which opens May 16th and runs for a month.  The Woodsman features Omaha actors working directly with the award winning production team from New York to make a magical night at the theatre.

Based on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman tells the origin story of the Tin Man from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This hauntingly beautiful love story is told through original music, physical storytelling, and innovative puppetry.  Members of Strangemen Theatre Company re-create their Obie Award-winning experience with an ensemble of Omaha professionals.  Follow ‘Nick Chopper’ on a magical adventure filled with dangers and wonders that are breathtaking to behold.

Directors Claire Karpen and James Ortiz join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the production, the magic, and the joy of doing this show.  Movement Director Will Gallacher and Puppet Master Amanda A. Lederer are also present in the studio. 

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Artistic Director and founder of the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company, Cathy Kurz, and Director of the current running production "Assassins," Eric Salonis, join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the founding and mission of this 26 year old theater company and the latest production.

Starting with John Wilkes Booth in 1865, leading up to John Hinckley Jr’s attempts in 1981, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer John Weidman have included the four assassins and five would-be assassins whose "pursuit of happiness" led them to their deluded, frightening, clumsy, even at times, yes, comic ends. 

When Assassins was first published, it included a preface by the writers, an overview of the play, and in particular, the idea that was its genesis.  Nothing, they wrote, is more frightening than a person who is overwhelmingly insecure, yet feels unequivocally entitled.  In exploring such personalities, they went on to create one of the most brilliant, darkly satiric plays ever written.

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Bellevue University College of Business is hosting a free public workshop on “Managing the Multigenerational Workforce” on Monday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on their campus.  A light lunch is included for attendees.

The workshop will feature a panel of local experts from the fields of law, academia, human resources and business, who will discuss strategies that employers of all sizes can use to manage the diverse different generations that are found in today’s workplaces.  There are currently four very different groups:

·         Baby Boomers

·         Gen X

·         Millennials, or Gen Y

·         Gen Z

Angie Longe, who is an Associate Professor and Program Director in our College of Business, stops by the KIOS studios to chat "Live & Local" with Mike Hogan about the event and how to bridge the communication gap between the generations.  

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There are many ways to make a difference in the life of a child and their family.  Foster care is one way to help heal a child while providing a safe, loving home. 

Katherine Spoon is the Strengthening Families Program Manager at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and she stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan on how you can help make life better for a child.

More information can be acquired by calling 833-KIDS-LFS or going to the website

Paul Corah, Public Information Officer for FEMA, stopped by the studios at KIOS to chat with Mike Hogan about the status of current FEMA efforts, what to do if you have a claim, and how impressed he is with the strength of the residents in this fine state.


The 99th Omaha Cinco de Mayo Festival starts on May 2nd and runs through May 5th.  The festival is held along historic South 24th Street & Plaza de la Raza and will include music, food, rides, parade, a health fair, and so much more.  

Marcos Mora, Festival Coordinator, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the festival activities and the events of the weekend celebration.  

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Metropolitan Community College has revealed plans to open its MCC Code School, beginning this fall quarter.  The nine-month, 20-hour per week noncredit program will enable students to secure entry-level web application positions by building competencies in high-demand information technology areas.

Director of Workforce and IT Innovation for Corporate Training, Victoria Novak, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to talk about the program and the impact it can have on the students and the community as a whole.

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In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip.  Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life.

As though that's not enough, he also joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss his adventure and his event tonight at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 7:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  More information can be found at

Today’s digital age produces a constant state of motion and change. ICAN (Institute for Career Advancement Needs) is hosting its iconic ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, presenting the theme: ADAPT: Leadership in the Digital Age.

Allison Schorr, ICAN's Senior Manager – Marketing, Communications and Events chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the deeper mission of ICAN, the conference, and the need for humanity in a digital world.

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Health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system and many fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves and dishonest providers getting ahold of people’s Medicare card numbers and billing Medicare for benefits, services, and supplies that the Medicare person never received.

Julie Brookhart is the Public Affairs Specialist and works on the Regional External Affairs Team, in the Kansas City Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and she joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss how to combat fraud.  

Sue McCann, chair for the Omaha "Walk to End Alzheimer’s," joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to speak to the reasons why she decided to chair and chat about her personal connection to the disease.  As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, Sue shares how women are affected by dementia.

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