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Omaha Public Radio News
1:07 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Creighton economic report forecasts a continuing recession

Omaha, NE – Creighton University's monthly business report shows the Midwest is in a recession.

Creighton Economics Professor Ernie Goss compiles the report on business conditions in nine states, including Nebraska and Iowa. Goss' report shows the overall Business Conditions Index for January was 33.5. While that's better than December's figure, Goss says that indicates a recession. The Index measures the overall health of the economy. A number higher than 50 indicates economic growth.

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Jazz
1:30 pm
Sat January 31, 2009

Last Call celebrates 13th Anniversary Saturday night

Program to feature 1960s Avant-Garde Blue Note recordings.

Omaha, Nebraska – Saturday Night's Last Call will present a musical celebration of the Avant Garde, focusing primarily on recordings from Blue Note Records.

Program host Chris Cooke said the show will also note its 13th Anniversary this evening. The program debuted on KIOS in 1996.

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Jazz
12:30 pm
Sat January 31, 2009

Last Call celebrates 13th Anniversary Saturday night

Program to feature 1960s Avant-Garde Blue Note recordings.

Omaha, Nebraska – Saturday Night's Last Call will present a musical celebration of the Avant Garde, focusing primarily on recordings from Blue Note Records.

Program host Chris Cooke said the show will also note its 13th Anniversary this evening. The program debuted on KIOS in 1996.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:38 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Council Bluffs officials outline a wish list of projects

Council Bluffs, IA – Council Bluffs officials hope an economic stimulus plan means $68 million in new projects will move forward.

City officials outlined those projects Tuesday during Iowa Governor Chet Culver's visit. The five projects were chosen from a list of 55 possible ones in ten function areas. They are:

-Improvements to Playland Park

-Utility improvements and road construction in the Southpoint Business Park

-A sanitary sewer project in the Little Pony Creek area

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:39 am
Tue January 27, 2009

Iowa Governor wants approval for $700 million in projects

Omaha, NE – Iowa Governor Chet Culver wants that state to borrow $700 million for infrastructure projects statewide.

Governor Culver's comments came during a visit Tuesday to Council Bluffs. He says the $700 million would be used for both flood rebuilding projects and other critical needs statewide such as roads and bridges. Culver says all parts of Iowa would benefit from the stimulus package.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:10 am
Tue January 27, 2009

State of the City focuses on infrastructure, economy, public safety

Photo courtesy City of Omaha

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey says the city has improved public safety and had seven balanced budgets during his tenure.

Fahey gave his final State of the City address Tuesday. In the address, Fahey talked about improvements to roads, parks, and neighborhoods; the city's crime rate since 2001; and what he hopes to accomplish during his final months in office.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:05 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Town hall meeting focuses on black males and higher education

Omaha, NE – A Michigan State University professor says higher education can transform the lives of young black men.

James Minor is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration. He spoke recently at a Town Hall Meeting at Metropolitan Community College. Minor argues that higher education can transform the lives of young black men more than any other experience. But Minor says many young black children are challenged by growing up in low-income, single-parent households.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:39 am
Thu January 22, 2009

New Resource Center available for families of autistic children

Omaha, NE – Individuals living with autism, and families of children with autism, have a new comprehensive resource for information.

The Omaha-based Autism Action Partnership launched a new web site and hotline this week. The Resource Center provides information about education, recreation, and therapy opportunities; what autism is and warning signs to look for; support groups for families; and community resources.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:12 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Newt Gingrich speaks to business crowd in Omaha

Omaha, NE – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama faces several significant challenges in his new administration.

Gingrich was the keynote speaker at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday. He says Obama's inauguration was emotionally powerful, especially since the White House changed parties after the Election. Gingrich says the new President faces challenges from world leaders.

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Election 2008
2:41 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Celebrations in Omaha mark Obama inauguration

Omaha, NE – Several celebrations Tuesday in Omaha marked the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

At the Omaha Children's Museum, students from Jackson and Liberty Elementary Schools toured the Headed to the White House exhibit. The exhibit takes kids through the election process, from the announcement to the inauguration. Jackson Elementary students watched President Obama's inauguration on a television set up inside the exhibit.

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