Morning Edition's Live & Local host Mike Hogan chats with Omaha Junior Lancer Squirts' Co-Coach Kendall Sidoruk about the upcoming championship opportunity for the local ten year olds.

Kate Murphy joins Mike Hogan on Morning Edition to discuss Omaha Junior Roller Derby.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation National Kids Count Data Book was released yesterday, and it shows more children live in poverty now than in 2005.

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Girls Inc. of Omaha will hold its 12th Annual Lunch for the Girls on Tuesday, April 24th at the CenturyLink Center.

First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at this year’s event.  Roberta Wilhelm is the Executive Director for Girls, Inc.  

She says the girls will present a special video in support of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, which is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

Omaha, NE – Voices for Children in Nebraska has released its Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report.

Research Coordinator Melissa Breazile says the report focuses on the importance of investing in early childhood. She says the report is broken down into four key areas: health, education, safety and economic stability. Positive findings include an increase in the graduation rate and a decrease in the number of children living outside of their homes.