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The Omaha Police Foundation will honor 25 Omaha Police Department officers at an April 25th luncheon held at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street.  Foundation Board President Woody Bradford stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about the work the foundation does to support local law enforcement, the creation of the foundation, and how the officer of the year is chosen.  More information can be found at www.OmahaPoliceFoundation.org.

For those needing to dispose of large bulky items that cannot go out with curbside trash, Omaha’s annual Spring Cleanup is taking place across the city each Saturday through May 19th from 9 to 2. 

Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Shakespeare in Love is a love letter to the stage and a celebration of theatre, music and human connection.  Jacob Roman stars as the young Will Shakespeare in the Omaha Community Playhouse's current production.  Jacob stops by the KIOS-FM studios for a chat with Mike Hogan, "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information  is available at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com

Earth Day Omaha takes place this Saturday from 11-6 in Elmwood Park. 

Opera Omaha's Medea opens this Friday, April 20th.  Eminent conductor Jane Glover makes her first conducting visit to Omaha and joins Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios for a chat about Medea, Cherubini's music, and the weather...(Spoiler Alert:  The weather is "rubbish!"). 

This insightful interview was "Live & Local" on today's Morning Edition.  More information about Jane Glover and the opera can be found at www.OperaOmaha.org.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed three tax measures designed to shield residents from looming tax increases.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A vow of poverty by more than 20 elderly nuns isn't enough to qualify for Medicaid in Nebraska.

During the month of April, many organizations, including the Henry Doorly Zoo and Woodmen Life, are shining blue lights in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

STAPLETON, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities say the sixth mild earthquake in a week has occurred under central Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sellers of a more than century-old warehouse in downtown Omaha envision turning the former creamery into a mixed-use apartment complex with retail space.

Saturday, April 21st at Mahoney State Park the ninth annual Nebraska Lymphoma Walk takes place. 

Green Bellevue will hold the 5th annual Sarpy County Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 29th, in partnership with Bellevue Public Schools, Sarpy County, and the City of Bellevue. 

Pardon our dust!

Apr 16, 2018

KIOS is getting ready to undergo a much needed renovation.  We will be tearing out and upgrading all of our studios.  Additionally, our work spaces will get a nice facelift complete with new lighting, fresh paint and updated carpeting! 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nearly $454,000 federal grant will go to help a University of Nebraska-Lincoln project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will finish a short, 60-day session dominated by bitter disputes over the state budget, tax policy and social issues, but those battles aren't done yet.

The Greater Omaha Chamber is accepting applications for the second class of their REACH Beyond Mentoring Program. 

Got the Winter Blues? You're Not Alone

Apr 13, 2018

Has winter been getting you down?  You’re not alone.   Eleanor Dunning, a sophomore at North High School, explains…

Dr. Stephanie Adams, Dean of the Batten College of Engineering at Old Dominion University in Virginia, will speak at Metropolitan Community College on Monday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m.  She offers a few recommendations for parents concerned about preparing their children for an increasingly technological world. 

History of Blacks in Stem: Not Hidden Figures is the title of the talk Dr. Stephanie Adams will give at Metro Community College on Monday, April 16th.

The 2018 VNA Senior Speaker Series starts with “Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp” on Thursday, April 19th.

Jodi Baker, Media Specialist for OPPD, says currently the utility is noticing a spike in the number of people reporting scam phone calls.

Spring is just around the corner.  At least, that’s what the calendar says.  And that means many will be getting ready for some spring planting.

"Proving Up" is the new opera opening this Friday, April 13th at Opera Omaha.  

UnitedHealthcare Motion allows people to access wearable devices and earn more than $1000 a year by meeting certain walking goals.

Former Husker and Denver Broncos football player Tony Veland stops by the KIOS studios to discuss being president of the OPS TeamMates board, the mission, and how anyone can join and help.

Insure The Good Life is a ballot initiative aimed at letting Nebraska voters decide whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act – joining 32 other states and the District of Columbia.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law a bill that gives Nebraska a proactive approach to the nationwide opioid epidemic.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's still hopeful lawmakers will advance a tax-cut measure, despite the bill facing heavy criticism from several lawmakers.

Bill Harvey stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about Big Red Keno's donations to S.T.E.M programs across the state.

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