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Omaha Public Radio News
3:04 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

AIM Institute study shows barriers remain for women in IT jobs

Omaha, NE – A new study on women in information technology leadership shows not enough opportunities are presented to young girls to get involved in IT.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:46 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

REEL INJUN screens tonight at Film Streams

Film Streams

Omaha, NE – Film Streams and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. will present a complimentary screening of the documentary REEL INJUN tonight at 7:00.

Georgiana Lee, Assistant Director of NAPT, says the movie was produced by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond. Diamond is an actor from Canada who worked with the National Film Board of Canada to develop this program. She says the film covers Diamond's journey to discover how Native Americans have been portrayed in cinema through the years.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:57 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Flood threat ends at Eppley Airfield

Omaha's Eppley Airfield

Omaha, NE – Conditions at Omaha's Eppley Airfield are returning to normal following this summer's Missouri River flooding.

Omaha Airport Authority executive director Steve Coufal says the Airfield is in the demobilization phase and will begin removing sandbags from the site. Coufal says the flood threat ended August 27th at Eppley, and the Airport Authority met both of its objectives to protect property and maintain normal air operations.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:18 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Nelson: American Jobs Act 'just the beginning'

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator says renewal of the FAA and highway bills by Congress will boost jobs.

Senator Ben Nelson spoke Saturday at Startup Weekend Omaha, an event for aspiring entrepreneurs. Nelson's speech follows the introduction of the so-called American Jobs Act by President Obama.

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Jazz
2:49 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

NPR Music live at the Monterey Jazz Festival

A Blog Supreme will be at the legendary California jazz gathering.

NPR Music's A Blog Supreme will be covering the goings on at this weekend's Monterey Jazz Festival September 16-18. Writers for the

jazz blog will preview the event, co-host a live video feed, writing updates, posting photos and talking with fans and musicians. You can

follow the festival at www.npr.org/blogsupreme

Sets from select artists will be recorded and will be available at NPR Music starting Monday September 19.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Nebraska Workforce Index Shows Slight Gain in 2nd Quarter

Omaha, NE – The AIM Institute along with Creighton University's College of Business produces the Nebraska Workforce Index. The quarterly report measures labor availability against job availability in the state.

Kandace Miller, President of the AIM Institute says the second quarter 2011 index showed a slight improvement at 1.58. She says the closer the number is to 1.0, the nearer Nebraska is to full employment. Areas of job growth include transportation, health science, marketing, sales and service.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:30 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

IDOT assessing damage to Interstates 29 and 680

I-680 in Council Bluffs was destroyed by Missouri River flooding.
Photo courtesy Iowa DOT

Omaha, NE – Damage assessments are underway along Interstates 29 and 680 in western Iowa.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:03 am
Fri September 16, 2011

After 104 days, flood threat ends in Omaha

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle looks out at the Missouri River after the Lewis and Clark Landing re-opened Friday morning.
Photo by Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – After more than 100 days of flooding, Omaha's Lewis and Clark landing is re-open to the public.

City officials removed the flood wall Friday morning that's kept water out of downtown Omaha all summer. The Missouri River is at 28.52 feet at the Omaha riverfront, half a foot below flood stage.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:39 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Nazi War Crimes Prosecutor will Speak at Creighton University

Justice Gabriel Bach

Omaha, NE – Creighton University's School of Law will mark the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolph Eichmann with its International Law Lecture, featuring a talk by Justice Gabriel Bach.

Mike Kelly, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and International Programs, says Justice Bach is a former Israeli Supreme Court Justice who served as the second chair prosecutor during Eichmann's trial. In 1961, Eichmann was tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Jerusalem.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:31 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

USPS studying five Nebraska facilities for consolidation or closure

Omaha, NE – Five Nebraska postal facilities are among 252 nationwide being studied for possible consolidation or closure.

The U.S. Postal Service released the list Thursday. It includes post offices in Alliance, Grand Island, Norfolk, and North Platte, and a mail transfer facility in Omaha. The Iowa locations being studied include facilities in Creston and Carroll.

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