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Omaha Public Radio News
7:54 am
Mon January 7, 2008

Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign surpasses its goal

Omaha, NE – The 2007 Tree of Lights campaign goal was $2.6 million. On December 26, the Salvation Army reported it was still $300,000 short of that goal, and appealed for donations. A last-minute fund-raising surge pushed the donation amount to just over $2.7 million. Public Relations and Communications Director Susan Eustice says the Salvation Army is very pleased to have reached the goal, which they weren't anticipating. The funds go toward administering 20 social service programs that benefits thousands of Omaha metro area residents.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:27 am
Fri January 4, 2008

Businesses to be rewarded for successful wellness programs

Omaha, NE – The awards program will recognize businesses who have successful wellness programs, and those who significantly improve the health of their employees. Wellness Council of the Midlands Executive Director Howie Halperin says wellness programs can take several years to implement but provide a wealth of benefits, including reduced health care costs and increased productivity. The Wellness Council of the Midlands has worked with 130 companies who have programs in place.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:21 am
Fri January 4, 2008

Change to Dram Shop law allows for civil court relief

Omaha Public Radio News
8:13 am
Fri January 4, 2008

Western Iowa voters choose Romney, Clinton

Omaha, NE – Caucus goers in Pottawattamie and Harrison Counties voted for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, according to county-by-county numbers from the Associated Press. Republican caucus winner Mike Huckabee was second in both counties, and won Mills County.

On the Democrats' side, caucus goers in all three counties chose Senator Hillary Clinton. North Carolina Senator John Edwards finished second and Senator Barack Obama third. Obama received 27-percent of the vote in Pottawattamie, Harrison and Mills Counties.

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Jazz
11:55 am
Thu January 3, 2008

Let's Get Lost

Baker documentary showing at Ruth Sokolof Theater.

Omaha, Nebraska – Let's Get Lost can be rediscovered by jazz fans this week.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:34 am
Wed January 2, 2008

Record winter quarter enrollment at Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, NE – There are 12,315 students taking classes this winter quarter at Metropolitan Community College's campuses. That's a new record for the winter quarter, and Vice President for External Relations Jim Grotrian says enrollment has increased steadily over the past three years. Grotrian says enrollment is up across the board, primarily due to the addition of the Applied Technology Center and more online class offerings.

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Jazz
12:25 pm
Tue January 1, 2008

Frank Sinatra: A Voice in Time

Special to focus on Sinatra's early years.

Omaha, Nebraska – A new one-hour radio special focusing on the early years of

Frank Sinatra's career will air Thursday night.

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Jazz
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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