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GOP VP Nominee Vance calls Republicans champions of the middle class; President Biden is isolating with Covid while sources say Schumer privately urged Biden to step aside in the 2024 election: NY bill addresses monopolies, anti-trust loopholes; ACLU of Alabama launches Project MOVE to boost voter turnout.

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Ohio Sen. JD Vance makes an 'America First' VP nomination acceptance speech. Tough national security talk papers over GOP complexities on foreign policy. Sen. Bob Menendez resigns and President Biden catches COVID.

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It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied, and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.

Deborah Van Fleet


Deborah has 20 years of public radio announcing, hosting & producing in Omaha, Nebraska and has been an independent producer on the Public Radio Exchange. Deborah also taught in a variety of K-12 grades and settings in and around the Omaha area for over two decades.

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Interests include K-12 education, healthcare, the environment/climate change, politics, social justice, and issues around aging and elder care.

Local Expertise: Omaha, Nebraska and Keene, New Hampshire

Location: Omaha, NE


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Community college program helps first-generation students, others

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Report: Keep some COVID-era telehealth 'flexibilities'; research quality, costs

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Report: NE crisis response system needs bolstering

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NE Winnebago Educare promotes children's well being

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NE LGBTQ+ group focuses on new voter ID law during Pride Month

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Friday deadline for 2024 USDA grassland conservation program

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NE physician discusses impact of year-old 12-week abortion ban

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NE Santee Sioux Tribe hopeful after years of unusable tap water

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