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. 

Ways to Work is a nationwide program designed to help people with credit challenges become more financially stable with small, low-interest loans. 

Over the next couple of days, students in three OPS elementary schools and one middle school will be hearing from a woman who was involved in political activism when she was their age or younger. Omaha Public Radio’s Deborah Newcombe has more.

At the next Omaha Science Café, Dr. Alena Balasanova will talk about opioids and addiction.  

At the Heartland Workers Center’s Imagining Change 2nd biennial political convention this Sunday, politicians from the local, state and national level will have a chance to hear the concerns of nearly a dozen community organizers from across the state.

The Greater Omaha Chamber’s Creative Mornings breakfast lecture series celebrates its one-year anniversary this Friday.  

The UNMC and Nebraska Medicine youth violence prevention program, Dusk to Dawn, or D2D, has recently received a $315,000, three-year Clinical Scholars Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  

On this next-to-the-last day of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we look at one type of cyber crime that has become more sophisticated over the years – phishing.  

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released its 2017 Race For Results, Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.  

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.  According to the FBI’s state-by-state breakdown of cyber crime, Nebraskans lost roughly $80,000 from identify theft and $90,000 from credit card fraud in 2016.

The National Retail Federation says roughly 9 billion dollars will be spent on Halloween this year -- nearly 3 billion of it on candy. 

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which the Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov) says is "a yearly campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security."

Nebraska Appleseed is paying close attention to the impact of the President’s decision to stop the Cost Sharing Reduction payments (CSRs) to insurers on the ACA. 

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will hold an Open House/Open Studios on Saturday, October 21st.

If you have overdue book fines at the Omaha Public Library, they are offering Food for Fines from Sunday October 15th through Sunday October 22nd. 

Coalition RX, an Omaha-based organization with the mission of reducing the misuse of prescription and non-prescription drugs, will be holding its first conference, “The State of Prescription Drug Abuse in Nebraska” on October 20th.  

Dr. Charles Fay, President of the Love and Logic Institute in Golden Colorado, will return to Omaha next week for the first time in about three years. 

Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraskans and the Great War is the name of an exhibit the Durham Museum is putting together for the fall of 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. 

Film Streams is announcing its fall 2017 line-up, which includes the Forever Young Family and Children’s Series and their repertory programming.  

“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.”  

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