One of the most influential figures in jazz gets a birthday celebration Friday afternoon on KIOS. Wynton Marsalis: Swingin' Into The 21st airs at 2pm. Wynton Marsalis will look back at on the many themes that run through his compositions and recordings from throughout his career. Marsalis celebrated his 50th birthday on October 18th and this one-hour special will feature many of his best known works. Wynton Marsalis: Swingin' Into The 21st airs Friday afternoon at 2pm on KIOS.
Omaha, NE – Lynch syndrome is the most common of all hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.
The syndrome was named after Dr. Henry Lynch, director of Creighton University's Hereditary Cancer Center. Dr. Lynch is co-author of a study released last week that shows aspirin has a major preventative effect on this type of cancer. The study indicates the benefits of aspirin begin to appear several years after the individual starts taking it.
Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Humanities Council recently awarded 24 grants totaling $112,019.
Associate Director Mary Yager says the purpose of the NHC is to cultivate an understanding of our history and culture for the people of Nebraska. Major grants are awarded twice a year, once in spring and once in fall.
Omaha, NE – UNO's 13th Annual Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights featured a presentation by Sarah Leah Whitson.
Whitson is the Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division. Her talk was titled The Black Swan of the Middle East and focused on the Arab spring and what it will mean for human rights and the historic events taking place in the Arab world.
Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha has granted a conditional permit for members of Occupy Omaha to camp at Elmwood Park.
City officials announced Wednesday that a woman claiming to be from Occupy Omaha applied for and was granted the permit. Occupy members can't camp overnight at the park unless the City Council grants a waiver allowing them to do so. City Attorney Paul Kratz says a waiver is being drafted.
Omaha, NE – The National Trust for Historic Preservation completed a metro preservation assessment report for Omaha by Design.
Omaha by Design was specifically interested in projects, programs and incentives that could result in action plans to assist the Omaha metro area and Council Bluffs in preservation efforts. Director Connie Spellman says the report focuses on three basic themes: infrastructure, incentives and image.