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Omaha Public Radio News
8:12 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Health care, jobs, education on the minds of Second Congressional District candidates

Omaha, NE – The economic stimulus plan, the war in Afghanistan and jobs were all up for discussion at the Second Congressional District debate Thursday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:41 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Fracking Congress: Gas Industry Battles Against New Federal Rules

Washington, D.C. – A method of drilling oil and gas practiced in Nebraska is becoming increasingly controversial nationwide with many residents complaining about water contamination. But legislation on Capitol Hill to increase regulation of the practice is stalled amid industry opposition.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:22 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Second District candidates to debate twice

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Second Congressional District candidates debate for the first time this week.

Congressman Lee Terry and challenger Tom White debate Thursday at the Omaha Press Club. Terry is seeking re-election to the seat he's held since 1998. White is a Nebraska State Senator.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:57 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Omaha Named One of the Nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People

Omaha, NE – America's Promise Alliance and ING recently named Omaha as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.

City of Omaha Deputy Communications Director Catherine Mello says it's an outstanding recognition for Omaha and its partner, Building Bright Futures. She says America's Promise have several criteria in awarding the designation. They look for communities that make youth a priority by implementing programs that help keep youth in school and help prepare them for college and the 21st century workforce.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:06 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

12th Annual Art Auction Gala and Exhibitions at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Omaha, NE – The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will hold its 12th Annual Art Auction in early November.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:24 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

University of Arizona professor says U.S. is facing a water crisis

Omaha, NE – A University of Arizona law professor says the U.S. is in the midst of a water crisis.

Robert Glennon spoke Wednesday at Creighton University. He's the author of a book called "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It." Glennon says a U.S. population of 310 million people, along with few rules on conservation, mean some states are running dangerously short on water.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:51 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Chancellor John Christensen Delivers the 2010 State of the University Address at UNO Today

UNO Chancellor John Christensen

Omaha, NE – UNO Chancellor John Christensen gave the 2010 State of the University address during fall convocation this morning.

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Jazz
11:06 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Gimme Some Truth

Program looks at the legendary John Lennon's newly remastered recordings.

KIOS will celebrate John Lennon's 70th birthday this weekend with "Gimme Some Truth" , a

new one-hour special airing Sunday night at 7:00. "Gimme Some Truth" looks at Lennon's

newly remastered recordings with his widow, Yoko Ono.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:54 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Chief Medical Officer urges all Nebraskans to get flu shots

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says 13 people died last year from confirmed cases of the flu.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joann Schaefer says this year's flu vaccine includes both the common strain of flu and the H1N1 strain. Dr. Schaefer says now is the time to get a flu shot and be protected from the virus all season. While a flu shot is recommended for everyone over six months old, Dr. Schaefer says some groups are especially vulnerable to the virus.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:04 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Omaha Science Cafe looks at the psychological differences between liberals and conservatives.

Dr. John Hibbing

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Science Cafe continues this evening with a presentation by Dr. John Hibbing.

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