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11:56 am
Wed July 16, 2008

Jazz in June Festival

Eight part series continues Thursday night on KIOS.

Omaha, Nebraska – 2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:14 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Omaha Performing Arts to open a center for education and outreach

Omaha, NE – Omaha Performing Arts plans to build a center for education, outreach, hands-on activities, rehearsals, and small performances.

The Cassling Education Center will be housed inside the Holland Performing Arts Center. No details are available yet about the Center, which will bring together activities that right now are held in separate locations inside the Holland.

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires says there's no timeline as of now for construction of the Cassling Education Center.

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Jazz
2:05 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

An interview with Stanton Moore

New recording from the drummer is Emphasis!(On Parenthesis).

Omaha, Nebraska – One of today's hottest young drummers, Stanton Moore, has just released a new effort entitled Emphasis!(On Parenthesis).

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:08 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Mid America Council starting to plan for Little Sioux Scout Camp rebuilding

Omaha, NE – One month after a tornado struck the Little Sioux Scout Camp, the Mid America Council of the Boy Scouts is starting to plan for the camp's rebuilding.

That tornado killed four Boy Scouts, including three Omahans, when it struck the camp June 11. That storm destroyed cabins and the ranger's home. It also heavily damaged trees and timber.

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Jazz
11:43 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Jazz in June Festival

Eight part series continues Thursday night on KIOS.

2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.

Highlights from the 2006 Jazz in June Festival will be broadcast over KIOS this summer.

The fourth installment will air on Thursday night. The program for July 10th includes a tribute to Louis Armstrong by trumpeter Marcus Belgrave.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:53 am
Tue July 8, 2008

Curbside debris pick-up schedule revised

Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha has set its curbside debris pick-up schedule following the severe thunderstorm June 27th.

Starting today, city workers will begin picking up tree debris from Zone B, which is 120th St to 156th St. The revised schedule is as follows:

Zone C (96th St-120th St): July 20-July 24

Zone D (72nd St-96th St): July 24-27.

Zone E (50th St-72nd St): Cleanup begins July 27.

Zone F (30th St-50th St): Cleanup begins July 27.

Zone G (river-30th St): Cleanup begins July 24th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:12 am
Tue July 8, 2008

After Swim Trials, Qwest Center slowly returns to normal

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials are over, and Qwest Center Omaha is slowly returning to normal.

The Omaha Fire Department began draining the competition pool Tuesday after tests confirmed that chlorine was removed from the water. With water draining from the pool at one thousand gallons a minute, it will take 12 to 14 hours to drain the pool of all its water. The Fire Department is conducting a drafting and water relay exercise along with their role in draining the pool.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:41 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Omaha Sports Commission calls Swim Trials a 'spectacular success'

Omaha, NE – Nine world records and ten American records were broken during the eight days of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

The Trials ended Sunday night at Qwest Center Omaha with the introduction of the Olympic team. Six-time gold medalist Michael Phelps qualified for at least six events, including five individual ones. It's likely he'll swim in three relays. Phelps hopes to win eight gold medals at this year's Olympics.

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Jazz
9:38 am
Wed July 2, 2008

KIOS to broadcast opening night of Iowa City Jazz Festival

4th of July broacast to include performance by Medeski Martin and Wood.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:21 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Omaha Royals in talks with Sarpy County about possible move there

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals are in talks with Sarpy County about a possible move there in 2011.

Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro says the organization has been in discussions with Sarpy County for about two months. That county has put together an ad hoc Stadium Committee. They're also moving forward with a feasibility study to examine possible locations for a minor league stadium.

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