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6:32 am
Sat June 19, 2010

Omaha Performing Arts Presents Wish 2010-2011

Wynton Marsalis

Omaha, NE – Omaha Performing Arts kicks off its fifth season on October 4th with a performance by singer Michael Bolton.

Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts, says some of the highlights this year include The Nutcracker performed by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and a performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:52 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Flood Warnings continue with more heavy rain expected

Omaha, NE – Flood Warnings continue along the Elkhorn, Platte, and Missouri rivers, with more heavy rain in the forecast.

The National Weather Service says heavy rain is possible Saturday and Sunday nights. That could worsen flooding in some areas. The Salvation Army of Omaha and American Red Cross Heartland Chapter are on the scene in King Lake, Norfolk, and other areas.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:37 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

MyHopeSpace Connects Those Touched by Cancer

Omaha, NE – Chris Helfing says the primary purpose of the web site is to provide support to those individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer. He says there are forums and blogs on the web site as well as live chat. Additionally, Helfing says there is also a group forum that's private from any other part of the site. He hopes the site gives members a feeling of hope, "That there are a lot of other people out there that have cancer, that go through it."

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:48 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Downtown ballpark on budget, on schedule for 2011 completion

A view of TD Ameritrade Park from the roof of Qwest Center Omaha.
photo: Katie Knapp Schubert

Omaha, NE – Construction on Omaha's new downtown ballpark is on time and on budget, according to project managers.

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will be the new home of the College World Series in 2011. Kiewit Construction officials led a media tour of the new stadium Wednesday. Spokesman Kent Grisham says a significant amount of work is being done on the seating areas inside the ballpark.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:36 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Launch Party Set for Public Art Omaha Today

Courtesy of Public Art Omaha website

Omaha, NE – Today, Omaha by Design and the Omaha Public Art Commission are launching a new web site called publicartomaha.org.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:40 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Final CWS at Rosenblatt begins Saturday

The Road to Omaha statue at the entrance of Rosenblatt Stadium celebrates the landmark's distinction as the home of the College World Series.

Omaha, NE – CWS Omaha officials say ticket sales for this year's series are well ahead of previous years.

That's according to CWS Omaha Vice President Dan Morrissey, who attributes the interest to the series' final season at Rosenblatt. After six decades, the series will move to the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha next season.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:47 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Flooding, damage assessments underway

Omaha, NE – National Guard troops and emergency management teams are assessing flooded areas throughout Nebraska.

Governor Dave Heineman and NEMA officials toured flooded areas Sunday. The governor declared a state of emergency due to flooding along the Platte, Elkhorn, and Loup River basins. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Al Berndt says officials are concerned about sanitation, as well as the safety of drinking water and food.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:17 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

"So, how's that hopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?" One local exhibition endeavors to answer that question through drawings, paintings, photography and video.

Omaha, NE – Hopey Changey Things is the newest exhibit on view at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

The exhibit includes drawings and paintings as well as photography and videos. Curator Hesse McGraw says this is the largest number of artists the Bemis has included in any one art exhibition, with the exception of the annual Art Auction.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:48 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Karl Rove discusses the oil spill, 2010 election during Omaha visit

Omaha, NE – President George W. Bush's former Senior Advisor says future offshore drilling should happen, despite the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

Karl Rove was in Omaha Friday for a Nebraska Republican Party event. During a media availability prior to the event, Rove criticized President Obama for "having no plan" to deal with the BP oil spill.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:44 am
Sat June 12, 2010

Meeting of the Minds 2010 Leadership Summit kicks off this week.

Omaha, NE – The 2010 Meeting of the Minds Leadership Summit begins Wednesday at the Qwest Center.

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