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10:13 am
Fri December 28, 2007

NPR's Toast Of The Nation: New Years Eve Jazz Special

Broadcast begins at 7pm New Year's Eve and runs until 4am January 1st on KIOS

Omaha, Nebraska – KIOS will ring in the New Year with another stellar broadcast of Toast of the Nation.

This year's broadcast is the 28th annual celebration. For the first time, Toast of the Nation will ring in the New Year not just coast to coast but from Europe as well.

The broadcast is produced by WBGO-FM

in Newark, New Jersey with Rhonda Hamilton hosting all night from a new location, Yoshi's in San Francisco.

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Jazz
10:18 am
Wed December 26, 2007

Tony Bennett: The Ultimate American Songbook

Special to focus on Bennett's contributions to the genre.

Omaha, Nebraska – In the 20th Century, American songwriters penned tunes that became the standard for vocalists around the world. These songs have been interpreted and reinterpreted in many different ways for many decades by countless vocalists.

Tony Bennett is in that rare class of artist who actually took part in their original interpretation.

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Jazz
8:38 am
Wed December 26, 2007

Monk At 90! - Fazioli Piano Marathon

Program to air Thursday at 9:00PM on KIOS.

Omaha, Nebraska – Thelonious Monk's music will be celebrated Thursday night on a three-hour special broadcast entitled Monk At 90! - Fazioli Piano Marathon.

Host Geri Allen, herself one of the finest pianists in jazz today, hosts the program.

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Jazz
11:16 am
Sat December 22, 2007

Red Hot Holiday Stomp

Program to air at 1:00pm December 25th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:45 am
Thu December 20, 2007

Von Maur reopens

Omaha, NE – Six Von Maur employees and two customers were killed when a teenage gunman went on a shooting rampage. Thursday, 15 days after the shootings, Von Maur officially resumed business at Westroads Mall. But city officials, Von Maur employees and about 200 anxious shoppers paused to remember the victims during a ceremony Thursday morning outside the store's first floor main entrance. Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp was at Westroads for Von Maur's reopening.

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Programs
12:18 pm
Wed December 19, 2007

Education Today 12/18/2007

The Learning Community

For the last Education Today program, Michael Lyon talks with Dr. John Mackiel, Superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools about developing a learning community for the Omaha metro area.

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Jazz
10:20 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Joy To The World 2007

Holiday jazz special to air Thursday evening

Omaha, Nebraska – "Joy to the World 2007" is a rich, hour-long live performance of holiday jazz hosted by pianist Bob Thompson. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 1993 in Charleston, W. Va., it is performed before a consistently sold-out audience at Charleston's Cultural Center Theater. "Joy to the World" has traditionally been the kickoff to the holiday season in Charleston.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:54 pm
Tue December 18, 2007

Von Maur makes donation to victims' fund

Omaha, NE – The Von Maur Victims Fund was set up by the United Way after the December fifth shootings. The fund is dedicated to the victims and was set up to help their families. United Way of the Midlands announced today in a news release that Von Maur has donated $500,000 to the fund, bringing the balance to $843,000. An initial payment of $5,000 has been sent to the victims and their families, with a victims fund advisory committee providing oversight. Von Maur is scheduled to reopen Thursday morning.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:46 pm
Tue December 18, 2007

Counseling encouraged in aftermath of Westroads shootings

Community Forum
9:00 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Community Forum 12/17/2007

Artist Mike Hansen

A'Jamal Byndon--in the last installment of Community Forum--talks with Omaha-area artist Mike Hansen about his portraits and about working in public radio.

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