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11:50 am
Sat April 18, 2009

An Interview with Reid Anderson

The Bad Plus visits Omaha Friday evening, April 24th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:48 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Bellevue University names new President, Chancellor

Bellevue, NE – Bellevue University has a new President.

The University announced earlier this week that Mary Hawkins will become President July first. She'll take over for John Muller, the current BU President. He's becoming the University's Chancellor and CEO of their foundation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:49 pm
Mon April 13, 2009

Nelson: full disclosure of site selection criteria needed

Omaha, NE – Senator Ben Nelson says he wants full disclosure of the Air Force's criteria for choosing which Bases house command centers.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:47 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Daub, Suttle to debate twice this week

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Mayoral candidates are set to debate twice this week.

Hal Daub and Jim Suttle were the top two vote-getters in the April 7 city primary. Their first debate is Tuesday night at the Omaha Public Schools Administrative Building. That debate begins at 6:30 and is sponsored by the North Omaha Voter Participation Project.

Daub and Suttle will also debate Thursday at the Omaha Press Club. The Press Club hosted a similar debate before the primary.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:18 am
Thu April 9, 2009

VA receives $7.5 million in economic stimulus funds

Omaha, NE – Major facility upgrades are coming to Omaha's VA Hospital, thanks to economic stimulus money.

The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa received $7.5 million in stimulus money. It'll be distributed among the medical centers in Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island. More than half of the stimulus money is going toward two facility improvements at Omaha's VA Hospital.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:05 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Preparedness encouraged during severe weather season

Omaha, NE – With severe weather season upon us, the American Red Cross encourages the public to put together preparedness kits and practice tornado safety.

Dena Howard is Director of Programs for the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter. She says last year's violent weather stretched the Chapter's resources. One lesson the Heartland Chapter learned during last year's weather, according to Howard, is that many people are unprepared for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

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Jazz
2:51 pm
Wed April 8, 2009

Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue

Special to examine legendary jazz album

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:44 am
Tue April 7, 2009

Hal Daub, Jim Suttle advance to May 12 Election

Omaha, NE – Hal Daub and Jim Suttle are the candidates for Mayor of Omaha.

Daub and Suttle were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's Omaha city primary election. Voters will choose a new Mayor and new City Councilmen May 12th.

In the District Two City Council race, incumbent Frank Brown and Ben Gray advanced to the general election. District Three's top two vote-getters were Chris Jerram and Chip Maxwell.

Unofficial results from the Douglas County Election Commission show voter turnout was just over 18 percent.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:51 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Eastern Nebraska, Western Iowa mark Severe Weather Awareness Week

Omaha, NE – This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Each year, the National Weather Service sets aside a week for public education about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and floods. An emphasis is placed on safety and planning for severe weather events. Monday's events focus on flooding. Tuesday's focus is severe thunderstorms, and Wednesday focuses on tornadoes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:25 am
Fri April 3, 2009

Area Boy Scouts collecting food during Scouting for Food drive

Omaha, NE – Area Boy scouts are taking part in a project that helps out the metro area's less fortunate.

The 15th annual Scouting for Food drive sponsored with Con-Agra Foods helps out local food banks and teams up with Boy Scouts to replenish their local food bank.

Scouts from the Omaha based Mid-America Council placed bags at houses throughout the metro area last week. This Saturday the scouts will return to the houses and collect the bags of food.

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