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. 

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.

A number of surveys over the past decade have listed Omaha’s as one of the top 10 US cities to live in, and a recent one published by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, The Housing Trilemma, identifies Omaha as one of only three out of 100 with the “Trifecta.”  

Although the recent popularity of PokemonGo may have increased the number of people using cells phone while walking, a National Safety Council report shows that distracted walking is nothing new.  

At the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency’s Heartland 2050 Summer Summit next Tuesday, featured speaker Jeff Speck will talk about how making cities more walkable is important to keeping them vital and viable. 

Where are Nebraskans Moving? is the second of six policy briefs planned by the Platte Institute for Economic Research for their report, Removing Barriers in Nebraska.

UNO’s recent $2.2 million grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) allows its Center for Afghanistan Studies, along with the School of Communication, to help two Afghan universities develop new Communication Studies departments.

Camp Erin is a special free camp for children ages 6 through 17 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. 

With temperatures and utility costs rising, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants people to know that help is available for those who meet the income criteria.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha has released its 2016 Women in Leadership Report, its third such report in 20 years.

The Behavioral Health Division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants the public’s input. 

A unique bike race for very young children takes place in Lincoln this weekend, the Strider Cup. 

ICAN, The Institute for Career Advancement Needs, has a new four-part speaker series, beginning tomorrow, May 25th. 

A recent study by UNMC professor and HIV researcher, Dr. Howard Fox, and his collaborators, investigated something medical personnel have observed – that people with HIV seem to be getting age-related illnesses earlier than would be expected. 

The Nebraska primary is coming up on Tuesday, May 10th.

University of Nebraska President, Dr. Hank Bounds is officially installed today, but he’s been on the job for a year now.  He’s talked with people across the state and learned that increasing the graduation rate and decreasing student debt is important to Nebraskans.