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Jazz
2:04 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

Robert Glaser and Urban Jazz to perform at Omaha on Stage Sunday

Special guest vocalist Tyler Hughes to appear with group

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:49 am
Fri April 11, 2008

Contract talks between the City of Omaha and Police Union break down

Omaha, NE – A contract dispute between the City of Omaha and the Police Union is going to arbitration.

Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey announced Thursday morning that the negotiations are being turned over to the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations. That move comes after several months of negotiations failed to produce a new contract. The current Police Union contract expired at the end of 2007.

Fahey says he believe the city's final offer was fair. It included:

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:39 am
Fri April 11, 2008

Project Homeless Connect comes to Omaha

Omaha, NE – Omaha's first-ever Project Homeless Connect brought 57 service providers to one location to help the homeless. The event was held Friday at Creighton University's Kiewit Fitness Center.

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Jazz
2:27 pm
Thu April 10, 2008

In This House, On This Morning

Special to air at 8pm Thursday on KIOS-FM.

KIOS will air a special concert in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month on Thursday April 10th at 8:00PM.

From Lincoln Center in New York, The Wynton Marsalis Septet will reunite for a performance of In This House, On This Morning. The work was originally issued on Columbia Records in 1994. It takes the form of a Sunday church service in three parts and combines gospel, blues and New Orleans style jazz.

The program is produced by Steve Rathe for the WFMT Radio Network.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:26 am
Wed April 9, 2008

Durham Western Heritage Museum changes its name

Omaha, NE – The former Durham Western Heritage Museum has a new name. It's now just the Durham Museum.

Museum Director of Marketing and Public Relations Shawna Forsberg says the Western Heritage part of the title was dropped to better reflect the Durham's mission. In the past several years, the Durham Museum has formed partnerships with the Smithsonian, National Archives and the Library of Congress.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:16 am
Wed April 9, 2008

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska and Iowa

Omaha, NE – This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska and Iowa. The National Weather Service sets aside the week to educate the public about safety during inclement weather.

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service Omaha office will conduct a tornado drill Wednesday. The drill is an opportunity for schools, businesses, and government agencies to review their procedures during severe weather and practice what to do when a tornado strikes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:51 am
Mon April 7, 2008

More than $30,000 raised for utility assistance programs

Omaha, NE – The first annual Heartland Walk for Warmth is being called a success by its organizers. The Walk was held February first in downtown Omaha, with the goal of raising awareness about the need for utility assistance. The Salvation Army, United Way of the Midlands, and American Red Cross Heartland Chapter all sponsored the event.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:05 am
Mon April 7, 2008

Recall Fahey Committee requests more petitions

Photo courtesy City of Omaha>

Omaha, NE – A committee seeking to force a recall election of Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey has requested additional petitions. Recall Fahey Co-Chairman Greg Lyons says they've asked the Election Commissioner's office for 300 more petitions. Those were picked up this morning for distribution.

Lyons says 1,150 petitions have been distributed since the beginning of the drive March 24. The Recall Fahey Committee set a goal of 26,000 signatures. Petitions are due back April 22nd.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:48 am
Thu April 3, 2008

New recovery center seeks to help mentally ill people

Omaha, NE – Alegent Health is preparing to open a new recovery center that focuses on all-around treatment for those suffering from mental illness. The Lasting Hope Recovery Center opens April 8.

Lasting Hope features 64 private rooms in three wings. Two of those wings are for new patients who require short says at the center. The third wing is for longer inpatient treatment. Patient rooms at Lasting Hope were designed to be quiet and calming, with earth tones and natural lighting.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 am
Wed April 2, 2008

National Historic Landmark Status sought for Union Station

Omaha, NE – The Durham Western Heritage Museum is seeking National Historic Landmark Status for the Union Station building.

Union Station opened in 1931 and was renovated in 1995. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Omaha City Council on Tuesday put its support behind the Museum's efforts, which means the application process can begin.

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