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Omaha Public Radio News
10:56 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Warm, dry weather helps farmers get corn crop planted

Omaha, NE – More than half of Nebraska's corn fields could be planted by the end of this week.

The USDA says only about 15 percent of the state's corn crop was planted as of Monday. Nebraska Corn Board executive director Don Hutchens says rain and cool weather prevented corn producers from getting fields planted. He says Nebraska corn farmers invest $2.6 billion dollars in seed, fuel, fertilizer, and chemicals to get the corn crop planted.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:50 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Heartland Youth Ballet Feature

Rachel Vickery

Heartland Youth Ballet Feature

Omaha, NE – To listen to the feature on the Heartland Youth Ballet, click the link.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:25 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Nelson: full investigation of Pakistan intelligence needed

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

Omaha, NE – U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says many questions should be asked of Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden was killed Sunday in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Nelson, Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator, says Bin Laden's death should bring some closure nearly a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:59 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

UNMC partners with the Omaha community and Japanese to provide culturally sensitive rebuilding efforts

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska Medical Center is teaming up with the Omaha community and Japanese organizations to provide rebuilding efforts in Japan.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:39 am
Wed May 4, 2011

MCC considers options after NCCA vote

Omaha, NE – Metro Community College is considering its options following a vote by the Nebraska Community College Association to restructure its board.

The NCCA voted Monday to reorganize its board, giving oversight to the community college presidents. That vote followed the defeat of a resolution introduced by Metro officials. It would have linked the number of NCCA votes cast with student population, giving the largest colleges more representation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:58 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

The Durham Museum is hosting two lectures this week

Durham Museum

Omaha, NE – The Durham Museum is the site of two lectures this week.

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Jazz
12:09 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Robert Johnson Centennial Celebration

Encore broadcast?Monday May 30th
at 2:00PM

A shroud of mystery has surrounded blues guitarist and singer Robert Johnson for well over 70 years. In his time he was not famous, but those who knew him struggled to understand how he could be so good.

Robert Johnson is one of the most influential and revered figures in blues history. His songs, "Sweet Home Chicago", "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" and "Cross Road Blues" live on today as blues standards. His guitar style, likewise, has inspired generations of young players.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:17 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Creighton will name Connie Yori a Leader for Life

Connie Yori

Omaha, NE – Creighton University's Leaders for Life fundraiser lunch for women's athletics will honor the Husker Women's Basketball Coach.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:10 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Creighton expert on Middle East expect bin Laden's death will weaken Al-Qaeda

Terror leader Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

Omaha, NE – A Creighton University expert on the Middle East says Osama bin Laden's death probably won't have much effect on that region.

John Calvert is an associate professor of History. Calvert says news of bin Laden's death was a surprise, because the terror leader and Al-Qaeda had been "out of sight and out of mind."

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:28 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Buffett: Sokol's actions "inexplicable and inexcusable"

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