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. 

Volunteers in the SHIPP program have been busy helping Medicare beneficiaries decide whether or not they have the best drug plan for the 2017 year.

The next Broadly Speaking talk, part of MAPA’s Heartland 2050 speaker series, is: “Growing Your Own: Why Entrepreneurship is Critical to Developing Black and Latino Communities.” 

Christmas at Union Station at the Durham Museum begins this Friday with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony between 4 and 8 p.m.  

Project Harmony serves children and families in Douglas and Sarpy County dealing with child abuse or neglect issues.  They have just received their five-year re-accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance.

If you’re planning some remodeling, you might want to check out the free items at Under the Sink’s recycle shop, the Re-Store. 

U.S. Election Debrief – What’s Next for U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East? is the title of the next Middle East Forum to be presented by the UNO Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.  

This is the 10th year the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Climb Theater has brought its interactive drama lessons to schools in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.  

A new National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness will be built at UNMC. 

Thanks to a $300,000 federal grant to UNMC’s Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, (BHECN), and Monroe-Meyer Institute, 21 masters-level counseling students from four Nebraska universities will receive paid internships.  

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, in conjunction with the national Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, is offering grant opportunities to promote fishing in Hispanic communities.  

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Elizabeth Power, Marketing Director for the Women’s Center for Advancement, says they provided  22,000 services related to domestic violence and sexual assault last year.  

Nebraska Angels, a local 60-member investment network, provided the seed money for EyeVerify  along with two Kansas City angel groups.  

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is completing its fall trout stocking through the end of October.  

OPS’s JP Lord School, which serves students age 5 through 21 with severe physical and cognitive challenges, will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new building at 9:00 on Friday, September 30th. 

The Missing Senior Network is a free service created by Home Instead designed to help families locate an elder family member who has wandered off.  

A new report from US Census Bureau data says 50,000 more Nebraskans were insured in 2015 than in 2013, but roughly 154,000 remain uninsured.  

A new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for changes in the area of family caregiving of elders, something it says nearly 18 million Americans are involved in.  

  Two medical start-up companies affiliated with UNMC will present their technologies at the first-ever University Start-Ups Demo Day in Washington, D.C. next week.  

Nebraska’s first virtual K-8 public school opened last month, and KIOS’s Deborah Newcombe recently stopped by during one of their mid-week class sessions:  

 

A new partnership between UNMC and Purdue Pharma, LP will increase graduate student research opportunities and hopefully bring some UNMC researchers’ drug therapies to market sooner. 

The College of St. Mary has a new Physician Assistant program this year, and along with its first cohort of 30 students, it has a new 8-cadaver lab.  

The VNA Senior Speaker Series continues next week with the topic “End of Life Decisions,” and is geared toward seniors, caregivers and health-care professionals. 

Douglas and Sarpy County voters are receiving three-part postcards in the mail which include all the key points about voting for the November 8th general election. 

With more and more people getting immunizations at their local pharmacies, having access to accurate records about who needs what can be challenging.   

The AV Sorensen Library and Recreation Center, at 4808 Cass Street, will have an open house tomorrow from 10 to noon to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  Omaha Public Radio’s Deborah Newcombe has more…

With local-area students returning to school this week or next, and with auto fatalities up more than 10% nationwide over last year, Rose White, Public Affairs Director for AAA Nebraska, reminds motorists to use extra caution in areas where children are going to and from school.

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