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Omaha Public Radio News
2:19 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

Early voting for Mayoral recall election begins next week

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha voters will have only one ballot question to vote on January 25th: should Mayor Jim Suttle be recalled, or not?

If a simple majority of Omaha voters decide to remove Suttle from office, he'll be the second Mayor to be recalled. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says the deadline to mail a voter registration application to his office is this Friday. That's also the deadline to request an early voting ballot by mail if you aren't yet a registered voter. Early voting begins next Monday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:12 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

The Omaha City Council approved Environment Omaha document

Omaha, NE – Environment Omaha is a joint effort between the City of Omaha and Omaha by Design.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:13 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Douglas County Employees Boost Statewide Food Drive

Omaha, NE – Douglas County employees donated 4,436 items to the Courthouse Food Drive Challenge.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:43 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Feature III is coming to the Holland Center on February 20, 2011

Director Steven Soderbergh

Omaha, NE – Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh is the special guest for Film Streams' Feature III on Sunday, February 20th.

Executive Director Rachel Jacobson says Soderbergh is as well known for his smaller indie films such as "The Girlfriend Experience" as he is for blockbusters like "The Informant!". Two of his films were nominated for the Best Picture of 2000: "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic". Ultimately, he won the award for "Traffic". Jacobson says the presentation will begin at 6:30 in the Holland Center.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:21 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Project North Omaha invites the community to a meeting that will focus on past achievements and future directions

Omaha, NE – A North Omaha Development Project community meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27th.

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Jazz
2:53 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

An Interview with Becca Pulliam

Senior Producer of NPR's Toast Of The Nation discusses the broadcast.

Becca Pulliam is Senior Producer of NPR's JazzSet and Toast Of The Nation, the annual New Years Eve celebration from coast to coast. Pulliam has been with WBGO in Newark, New Jersey for over 20 years. She was nominated in

2009 for The Willis Connover- Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting by the Jazz Journalists Association. Mike Jacobs talked with her recently about her work on Toast Of The Nation, which airs Friday on KIOS at 7:00PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:28 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

National Archive Exhibit Opened at Durham Museum

Omaha, NE – School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents opened at the Durham Museum yesterday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:49 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Kwanzaa Celebration Starts Next Week

Omaha, NE – A weeklong Kwanzaa celebration begins Monday at the Charles B. Washington library.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:09 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Judge dismisses recall election court challenge

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – A recall election of Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle will happen.

Douglas County District Court Judge Peter Bataillon Thursday dismissed Mayor Suttle's court challenge. Suttle's attorney, Vince Powers, argued there was fraud and misrepresentation on the part of recall petition circulators.

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Jazz
3:26 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Jazz Piano Christmas XXI

Christmas classics reinterpreted by four jazz pianists.

NPR Music is onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another live incarnation of one of the most popular holiday programs on public radio. Every year, NPR invites a handful of great jazz keyboardists to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They take turns playing their unique renditions of holiday classics for live audiences, and the results are collected for this special program, hosted on stage by NPR's Felix Contreras.

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