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This week we look back at some of our favorite jazz recordings of 2017 on Jazz In The Afternoon, Jazz Junction and Last Call. 

ConAgra Brands has hired Hines, a global real estate development firm, to help redevelop the downtown campus.  

Tune in Christmas day for Blues in the Afternoon. Host Mike Jacobs has a full

program of Christmas blues and soul. Among the artists on the playlist are  Charles Brown,

B.B. King, Sharon Jones and Koko Taylor to name a few.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The owners of a car upholstery shop are repairing inflatable Christmas decorations for free

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts

The National Retail Federation expects holiday spending to rise by about 3 percent this year. They estimate the average American will spend $950 – and that some may feel “shopper’s remorse” when they take stock of their spending in early 2018.

"Bluegrass Review" is discontinuing production effective in January.

Film Streams Communications Director, Patrick Kinney, joins Mike Hogan 'Live and Local' in studio for Morning Edition. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative task force has released a list of goals to improve life in Whiteclay

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau data show Iowa and Nebraska's populations grew slower than the national average.

Join us tonight as NPR Music and the Kennedy Center present Jazz Piano Christmas 33 hosted by Felix Contreras. It's a special Mardi Gras themed concert featuring four acclaimed performers. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition Helen Sung and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen return to the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, along with Brazilian virtuoso Abelita Mateus and Cajun blues master Marcia Ball.

Careerockit is an initiative of the Greater Omaha Chamber that brings together the education community and the business community. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he will continue advocating for voter identification requirements when the Legislature reconvenes next month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Legislature's special oversight committee on Nebraska's justice system has recommended that the state begin to plan for a prison overcrowding emergency that could lead to paroling a large number of inmates.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police officers will soon be equipped with body cameras that will automatically be activated in certain situations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate have topped $300,000 for the first time.

Communications Director for the Omaha Community Foundation, Ally Freeman, stops by the studio for a chat

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee interviews Omaha Bryan Senior Rafael Suarez.

Creighton University honors students recently finished up a semester focused on Aesop’s Fables by creating content for two exhibits opening in January.

Judy Mallory, Executive Director of Arts for All, Inc. stops by the studio for a live and local chat with Morning Edition host Mike Hogan.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska natural resources district is raising funds for a solar-powered, geothermal-heated greenhouse to grow oranges, lemons and other tropical fruit.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln has been designated as a Smart Gigabit Community.

It was a Big Red weekend in Kansas City as thousands of Nebraska women’s volleyball fans flocked to Sprint Center to watch the Huskers win the NCAA championship. 

Omaha Public Library Marketing Director Emily Getzschman was the guest at last month’s Omaha Press Club.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers in Alabama and Nebraska have joined a Nebraska-based fair trade group to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's 911 director is proposing a plan that would enable emergency reporting via text, photo or video.

Nebraska will be trying for its fifth NCAA women’s volleyball titlein program history when it takes on Florida in the championship matchtomorrow night as Greg Echlin has the story fromKansas City.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A school district in southeast Iowa has apologized after disciplining a student who is recovering from cancer treatment and violated the dress code by covering her head.

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