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2:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2008

The 2008 Jazz Heritage Series

Second program to air September 18th.

Omaha, Nebraska – KIOS will air the 2008 Jazz Heritage Series featuring The USAF Airmen of Note with special guests on Thursdays at 8:00 this month.

The second program, airing September 18th, features the talents of Paquito D' Rivera, a latin jazz legend who is an 8-time Grammy award winner. Most recently he won for Best Classical Recording for "Riberas" with the Buenos Aires String Quartet.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:45 am
Tue September 16, 2008

UNO Afghanistan expert says a new rebuilding approach is needed

Omaha, NE – Security issues, a poor economy, and lack of opportunities are hindering Afghanistan's ability to rebuild, according to an expert on the country.

Tom Gouttierre is Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. During a lecture last week at Creighton University, Gouttierre said the country's infrastructure, economy, and schools are all in poor condition. Security is not adequate, and warlords still control some provinces in the country.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:44 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Pedestrian Bridge to open at end of September

Omaha, NE – The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is two weeks away from opening.

Saturday night, Omaha and Council Bluffs officials, along with former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, celebrated the lighting of the bridge. It's the only pedestrian bridge linking two states, and cost $22 million. Kerrey secured an $18 million federal earmark for the project.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:57 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Legislative Judiciary Committee seeks causes of and solutions to gun violence

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee wants to know what's causing gun violence in Omaha and what solutions are available.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:51 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Omaha metro area pays tribute to terror attack victims, fallen soldiers

Omaha, NE – The victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks were remembered Thursday during a series of ceremonies in the Omaha metro area.

Woodmen of the World sponsored memorial observances in Omaha, Elkhorn, Millard, Council Bluffs, and Underwood, Iowa. At each ceremony, an organization received a new flag and flagpole.

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Jazz
12:47 pm
Wed September 10, 2008

The 2008 Jazz Heritage Series

First installment to air September 11th

Omaha, Nebraska – KIOS will air the 2008 Jazz Heritage Series Featuring The USAF Airmen of Note with special guests on Thursdays at 8:00 beginning September 11th.

The first program features Grammy nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson. Allyson has recorded Nine CDs for Concord that include many styles and genres including the American Songbook, bossa nova, blues, and contemporary pop.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:40 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Senator Nelson: time is now to pass energy legislation

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says now is the time for Congress to act on energy legislation.

During his weekly conference call Wednesday with reporters, Nelson said lawmakers could start voting on energy legislation next week. An energy summit will be held Friday on Capitol Hill, and Nelson says it's a chance for lawmakers to learn more about issues related to energy. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the summit.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Douglas County Health officials concerned about STD rates

Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Department says more education and community awareness are needed to reduce the county's STD rates.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:38 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Attorney says subprime loans, foreclosures partly to blame for bank failures

Omaha, NE – An attorney specializing in bank acquisitions says it was loans for construction of new homes, and not subprime loans made to homeowners, that led to bank failures.

Bob Monroe is an attorney with Stinson Morrison Hecker. He says banks made about 11 percent of the subprime loans. When those loans came due, many homeowners found they couldn't pay, which led to foreclosures. Monroe says those bad loans were packaged by Wall Street and sold to investors, which hurt the economy.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:02 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Omaha Police warn of stimulus checks scam

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Police Department is warning residents about a new scam claiming that some are about to receive stimulus checks.

The web site, www.omahastimuluschecks.com, claims that certain Omahans will receive stimulus checks beginning September 15 of $100 to more than $1,000. According to the web site, the program was set up to stimulate Omaha's economy.

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