KIOS-FM

Deborah (Van Fleet) Newcombe

On-air host

Deborah has a long history as a part-time announcer/host with KIOS, having first worked at the station from 1983 to 1994 – hosting and producing two weekly interview/public affairs programs for part of that time.   She returned as the Morning Edition Host from 2002-2003 and has now been back since 2009 as a part-time host on Tuesday and Friday evening and Saturday afternoons.   In addition to some free-lance reporting, Deborah’s broadcasting background also includes teaching television broadcasting at the OPS Career Center, a segment about the 2003 College World Series on NPR’s Morning Edition and four short-term summer internships at Ken Burns’ Florentine Film Company in Walpole, New Hampshire. 

“Extinguishing the Flames of Burnout and Stress to Achieve Life’s Balance,” is the theme for the 20th annual Women’s Health and Wellness Conference taking place October 6th. 

This month is the 5th global World Alzheimer’s month, and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. 

As of today, OPPD has two crews working to help restore power Floridians lost during Hurricane Irma. 

Metropolitan Community College at Do Space is offering another Minecraft camp on Saturday, September 30th from 9 to 3:30, for children ages 7 through 14.   

Chris Swanson, Manager of MCC at Do Space, says this Minecraft camp will focus on command blocks – behind-the-scenes programming that allows gamers to change their 

Minecraft worlds. He says the skills taught at this camp may develop into career interests for some campers.

A UNMC research team is excited about their glaucoma research results. 

Random Acts of Poetry, an annual fundraiser held by the Nebraska Writer’s Collective, takes place this Friday, September 15th, from 7 to 10 p.m.  

Two Nebraska Children’s Home Society programs -- Raising Your Grandchildren and Pathways to the Future – a program for young parents -- recently received a nearly $109,000 grant from the United Way of the Midlands. 

Community 360 is a local non-profit that has been recruiting, screening and training skilled volunteers for area nursing homes for 25 years.  

Omaha author Jonis Agee’s book The Bones of Paradise is the 2017 Omaha Public Library Omaha Reads selection.  

By now you have likely heard about the importance of eye safety if you are planning to view the total eclipse on Monday, but the Red Cross has other safety tips they want you to keep in mind.  

Now that the new school year has begun, some parents may have concerns about their child’s stress level. 

Nebraska Methodist College and the College of St. Mary are teaming up for the 15th year of hosting a community orientation. 

Allison Kinney-Walker, an Assistant Professor at Nebraska Methodist College, says these conferences have a different topic each year, with this year’s theme being: “Creating Engaged Campuses: Embracing the Immigrant and Refugee Populations.”  

Most area school districts will be starting classes next week or the week after.  For parents with children beginning kindergarten, this can be an emotional time.  Donna Dobson, Director of Elementary Education for the Omaha Public Schools, says one of the most important things parents can do is be enthusiastic and excited for their child.   

A UNMC Eppley Institute cancer research team has made promising advances for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. 

As part of their 2017 conference, The Power of One, Rotary District 5650 is teaming up with the American Red Cross of Nebraska/SW Iowa and Kansas, with the goal of training 1000 people or more to do “citizen CPR.”

A group of researchers from four NU campuses have received a two-year grant to collaborate on the Next Generation 3D printer prostheses for children.  

In this time when there is great concern about the rising cost of medications, a Creighton professor says if consumers work more closely with their pharmacists they might be able to lower their medication costs.

July is one of the months that home sales peak, and the personal-finance website WalletHub has released rankings for best US cities for first-time home buyers.  

Omaha recently made USA Today’s list of the top 15 most inspiring cities for young artists -- only one of several high rankings Omaha has received in the area of arts and culture. 

Domestic violence remains a serious public health issue in this country. 

After being a finalist for three out of the last four years, the City of Council Bluffs has won the award of All-American City, recognizing the community's success in the area of early literacy.  

The Omaha Public Schools Summer Meals program will continue through July 28th -- providing free meals to children aged 1 through 18. 

OPPD wants customers to know they received an increase in reports of scam callers after the storm-related power outages recently. Jodi Baker, Media Specialist for OPPD, says this scam has been ongoing for a number of years – both locally and nationally.  She says the scammers will say the residents owe money on an overdue bill.  Baker says next they demand residents purchase payment cards of some sort and call back with the card numbers, threatening to turn off their power if they don’t do so quickly.

Since the Supreme Court ruled last week that, with some exceptions, President Trump’s travel ban could take effect, refugee resettlement agencies have been feeling a bit unsettled.  

According to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office, 204 people visited emergency rooms last year with fireworks-related injuries in the 10-day period leading up to July 4th.

Creighton University Professor of Entomology Dr. Theodore Burk wants people to be vigilant about two potentially dangerous spiders they might encounter this summer – the Western Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. 

Teachers and administrators across the state complain about a lack of substitute teachers, which State Senator Mike Groene, the Education Committee Chairman, hopes to gather data about.  

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires recently received the Broadway Presenter of the Year award from The Broadway League for her contributions to the Broadway industry and to the arts in Omaha.  

  The Adolescent Health Project, a program of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, has a new free STD testing site for young people at the Methodist Women’s Health Center just north of 190th and W. Dodge Road.  

  

UNO’s Cybersecurity program, in the College of Information Science and Technology, was recently designated a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency (NSA). 

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