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5:12 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Beyond Realism: The Works of Kent Bellows 1970-2005 Opens This Weekend at the Joslyn Art Museum

Kent Bellows: Gluttony, Self-Portrait

Omaha, NE – The Joslyn Art Museum opens the Kent Bellows: Beyond Realism exhibition on Saturday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:27 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Midori to Headline the Omaha Symphony's First Concert of the Season

Omaha, NE – Violin virtuoso Midori performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto with the Omaha Symphony this weekend.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Black-White Dialogues Seeks to Help Eliminate Racism

Omaha, NE – Nebraskans for Peace's Black-White Dialogues, is a weekly series that aims to help eliminate racism in the community from the ground up, through one to one dialogues and group discussions.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:32 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

7-Month Parking Study to Begin in September

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Downtown Improvement District Association recently announced a 7-month study that will focus on parking in downtown Omaha.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:25 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

UNO Celebrates Creation of New School

Omaha, NE – UNO's new School of Interdisciplinary Informatics celebrated its official opening last week.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:52 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Nebraska's poverty rate, median income down in 2009

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's poverty rate fell in 2009, but so did the state's median household income.

That's according to national and state economic data released last week. The Current Population Survey measures poverty, income, and the percentage of people with health insurance. Nebraska's poverty rate was 9.9 percent last year, compared to 10.6 percent in 2008.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:24 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Omaha Metropolitan Community College will present its 19th annual Intertribal Powwow on Saturday

Omaha, NE – Metro's Coordinator of International/Intercultural Education says the Intertribal Powwow is a celebration that represents the coming together of many different tribes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:32 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Project Vote Smart launches tool matching voters with candidates

Omaha, NE – A new voter information tool hopes to match voters with candidates for office in their respective districts.

The nonpartisan voter education group Project Vote Smart is behind the system, called "Vote Easy." Its goal is to inform voters where candidates stand on major political issues.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:13 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

The first female governor of New Jersey is this year's guest speaker at the 15th Annual Governor's Lecture in Lincoln.

Christine Todd Whitman

Omaha, NE – Former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman is the featured speaker for the 15th Annual Governor's Lecture in the Humanities.

Jane Hood, Executive Director for the Nebraska Humanities Council, says after Whitman's tenure as governor, she went to work at the EPA, where she promoted environmental improvements including reductions in sulfur emissions and water protection policies. Hood says Whitman's talk is titled "Staying Ahead While Going Green" and will focus largely on alternative energy sources and water issues.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:33 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Board Authorizes Proposed Budget Statement for 2010-2011

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Community College's tax levy won't increase during the 2010-2011 budget year.

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