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, initially as a part-time on-air host. 

Deborah has been the host of Jazz in the Afternoon on Fridays since October of 2015.  And she has worked with Cheril Lee in the KIOS News Department as a part-time reporter since August of 2016, along with Saturday morning on-air hosting.    

Deborah’s broadcasting background includes teaching television broadcasting at the OPS Career Center, freelance reporting about the College World Series on NPR’s Morning Edition, four summer internships at Ken Burns’ Florentine Film Company and reporting for Nebraska Public Radio for a documentary special about Alzheimer's Disease.  

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.”  

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. 

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