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Jazz Calendar (Updated 8 / 27 /2016)

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On Monday, August 29th, KIOS might be off the air for a period of time, due to work being done on our tower.
 
Our signal will still be available online (click the Listen Live play button in the grey header bar above), and via the NPR News app (search for KIOS).
 
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the work will be completed quickly and we will resume our regular on-air signal.  Thank you for your patience.

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Sheryl Wudunn, author of “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives” and “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”

Last Call Rotation

Aug 21, 2016

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE KENEFICK ENDOWED LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – Eugene McCarraher, Associate Professor of History, and a faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Tradition at Villanova University, and the author of “Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought” and “The Enchantments of Mammon: Corporate Capitalism and the American Moral Imagination” “The Sign of the Dollar: The Pecuniary Metaphysics of Neoliberalism”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2016 PHIL AND RUTH SOKOLOF ANNUAL LECTURE – Dennis Ross, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Middle East, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and author of “Doomed to Succeed: The. U. S. – Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” “The United States – Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama”

On Saturday, August 13th, Aqua-Africa will host their second annual Aqua-Run in Elmwood Park. All of the proceeds from the race will go towards the installation of a new water system called “Village Supplier,” which will provide clean water for over 5,000 South Sudanese.

Aqua-Africa's Buey Tut talked to Michael Lyon about the run and the challenges faced by families in South Sudan to get clean water.

For more information, go to www.aqua-run.org.

Visions of Nebraska's  varied landscapes are explored by the Artists' Cooperative Gallery during their August exhibition.  The group will hold an opening reception Friday, August 5, from 6pm to 9pm.

Starting more than 40 years ago in space above M's Pub, the Artists' Gallery shows the work of strong professional artists from the region.

The gallery is located at 405 S. 11th St., Omaha.  For more information, their website is www.artistscoopomaha.com.

Artist, Lori Elliott-Bartle, talks about the August exhibition.

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Elizabeth Chentland, Associate Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter, and Haylee Frisbie, Program Intern with the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter “The Effect of Alzheimer’s Disease on Women”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Stephen Buhler, Aaron Douglas Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Co-Founder and Education Director of the Flatwater Shakespeare Company in Lincoln, and author of “Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof” “Shakespeare’s First Folio – and the First Folio’s Shakespeare”

Mauro Fiore stopped by the KIOS studios on Thursday to talk about the art of the cinematographer. The Academy Award winner speaks tonight at KANEKO, in conjunction with their Storytelling exhibit. One of the most complex and challenging aspects of filmmaking, cinematography combines the sensibilities of a master painter with the skills of a world class logistics manager.

MAURO FIORE: WRITING WITH LIGHT takes place tonight at 7:00 p.m. at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St., Omaha.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Laura Caldwell, former civil rights attorney, currently Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Director of Life After Innocence; Kristine Bunch, a woman who spent 17 years in prison for a crime she did not commit “Life after Innocence”

Two leaders in the fight against human trafficking will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Monday, July 18. The lecture is set for 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Mammel Hall (6708 Pine Street). A pre-event reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Omaha Press Club, 7/11/16

Jul 11, 2016

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Hal Daub, former U. S. Congressman from Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, former Mayor of Omaha, and currently a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska System “A Glimpse of Cleveland: A Crystal Ball for the Republican National Convention”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY GREAT CONVERSATIONS LUNCHEON – Karen Gettert Shoemaker, award-winning author of “Night Sounds and Other Stories” and “The Meaning of Names”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION DOUBLE FEATURE– Films: Son of the Congo and Mimi and Dona.  Son of the Congo guests: Adam Hootnick, the Director of the film, and Koang Doluony, the Founder and Director of the Omaha Talons Academy.  Mimi and Dona Panel: Carol Miller, Kim Bainbridge, and Deb Salomon, all parents with mentally or physically disabled adult children.  Moderator: Mary McHale, President of the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities Board

Whad'Ya Know? is ending production.  While we'll miss Michael Feldman and the crew, we're excited to tell you about two new programs that will take their place beginning July 2nd.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Matthew Crosston, Professor of Political Science at Bellevue University, Miller Endowed Chair for Industrial and International Security, and Director of the International Security and Intelligence Studies Program “THAAD MAD BAD: The Battle of Competing Narratives over the South China Sea”

Omaha Press Club, 6/13/16

Jun 13, 2016

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Sister Rosalee Burke, a Notre Dame nun, and Coordinator of the Order’s Social Justice Committee; and Stephen O’Meara, Assistant Nebraska Attorney General, the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, and the Child Protection Training Coordinator “A Discussion on Human Trafficking”

CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE LECTURE – Martin Fletcher, Award-winning NBC News Special Correspondent, and author of “The List”, “Jacob’s Oath” and “The War Reporter”

Reservations for this event are now closed.

KIOS is holding a listening party to celebrate Garrison Keillor's last season as host of A Prairie Home Companion!

Saturday, June 25
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Omaha Public Schools TAC Auditorium Stage
3215 Cuming St, Omaha
(Please use the east entrance to the TAC building.)

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