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Omaha Public Radio News
2:19 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Swine flu vaccinations underway in Omaha metro

Omaha, NE – Vaccinations against swine flu are underway in Douglas County.

Health Department officials say 2,600 doses of the nasal spray vaccine against swine flu arrived Monday. Another 1,500 doses are expected later this week. Young people ages two to 24 years old will be the first to receive the vaccinations.

Resource Specialist Phil Rooney says children under two and pregnant women cannot get the nasal spray vaccine. It's intended for healthy people ages 2 to 49.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:17 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Wellspring program seeks to help people escape prostitution

Omaha, NE – A Salvation Army program designed to help people escape prostitution is in its 15th year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:30 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Swine flu vaccine arrives

Omaha, NE – The first doses of the swine flu vaccine have arrived in the Omaha metro area.

Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour says the nasal spray form of the vaccine against swine flu arrived in Nebraska Monday. The vaccines will be distributed to health care providers.

Dr. Pour says young people ages 2 to 24 will be vaccinated first. Pregnant women cannot get the nasal spray vaccine because it contains live virus. Vaccinations could begin as early as Tuesday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:54 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Nebraska ranks low in number of children benefiting from school nutrition programs

Omaha, NE – A new report says one in seven Nebraska children are unsure of when they'll get their next meal.

The Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest published the report on childhood nutrition. It says the state ranks 43rd when it comes to the number of children served by the Summer Food Program. Nebraska is 45th when it comes to the number of children who receive breakfast through the School Breakfast Program.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:16 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Nader unsure of a 2012 run for President

Omaha, NE – Former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader says he isn't sure if he'll run again in 2012.

Nader has run for President several times, most recently in 2008. He was on the ballot in 45 states, including Nebraska and Iowa. The Nader-Gonzalez campaign got just over 730,000 votes in the 2008 election.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:46 pm
Tue September 29, 2009

Ralph Nader's new book features Warren Buffett as a central character

Omaha, NE – Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader has a new book that imagines a nation where the wealthiest solve social, political and economic issues.

Nader's book is called "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us." It's set in 2005, immediately after Hurricane Katrina. In the book, Warren Buffett is reading accounts of Hurricane Katrina when he decides to gather the nation's billionaires for a summit. They're given the task of solving the nation's most pressing issues.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:04 pm
Tue September 29, 2009

At Ease program providing counseling to veterans, families

Bellevue, NE – A new program is designed to help veterans, active duty servicemen and women, and their families get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lutheran Family Services' Bellevue office is administering the At Ease Program. It provides counseling to those suffering from PTSD. Right now, the LFS program has 15 clients. A recent survey estimated that up to 35% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are suffering from that condition.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:04 am
Mon September 28, 2009

'Don't define people by their disability'

Omaha, NE – An author and speaker on disability issues says stereotypes about the disabled harm their independence.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:34 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Senator Johanns says health care reform could cost one trillion dollars

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Junior Senator says health care reform could cost more than one trillion dollars.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:04 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Looking to the future of South Omaha

Omaha, NE – Community planning, urban design, and economic development are all key parts of a long-term study regarding the future of South Omaha.

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is working on the South Omaha Development Project. Earlier this week, Chamber officials held a public meeting at the Henry Doorly Zoo to discuss the project as well as what South Omaha could look like over the next 20 years.

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