18,400 Nebraska residents now work in clean energy industries in 92 out of 93 counties in the state.

African game-changers, thought leaders, business people and entrepreneurs will attend the first annual Leadership Africa Summit, Saturday, Aug. 25 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Scott Conference Center.  Organizer Marco LeRoc stops by the KIOS studios to chat about the event with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The water levels will be lowered at two Nebraska state parks as part of projects to improve the areas.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, as water becomes increasingly scarce.

35% of Americans plan to spend up to $250 per child on clothing and supplies for school this year.  That’s according to a survey from

When your mission is to "End generational poverty, one young person at a time, by enabling kids to discover their passion and build their talent" you need to have creative ideas on raising funds for those goals.  Rabble Mill COO, Andrew Norman chats with Mike Hogan about the cause, the mission, and the coolest fundraiser on record!  More information is available at  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy is expected to continue growing slowly in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the ongoing trade disputes remain a concern.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal for a giant chicken farm has been advanced by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are teaming up for another effort.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State parks officials have confirmed an infestation of invasive zebra mussels at Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha and have announced the lake's closure.

A recent report released by the Food Research and Action Center, a national anti-hunger organization, shows an increase in the number of people experiencing food insecurity – both nationally and in the state. 

Friday, August 24th, comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Holland Performing Arts Center.  The veteran of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" takes some time to chat with Morning Edition local host Mike Hogan.  The aired version is below.  The longer podcast version can be found at the link below.  Tickets and information regarding Paula's performance can be found at

Friday, August 24th, comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Holland Performing Arts Center.  The veteran of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" takes some time to chat with Morning Edition local host Mike Hogan.  Paula will be the first to tell you she's "quite a talker!"  The aired version of the interview had to be truncated for reasons of time constraints.  The full interview is posted below.  Enjoy getting to know Paula!

Tickets and information regarding Paula's performance can be found at  

Tim Guthrie, award-winning documentary filmmaker and professor at Creighton University stops by the KIOS studios to discuss his latest work with Mike Hogan.  Tim's "Curious Conversations" is open to the public on August 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  More information is available at  

Cinemateca returns to Film Streams on August 28th for its sixth season  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has started a new fiscal year with $20 million more in state tax revenue than expected.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha will gain more than 8,700 residents in newly annexed parts of the state's biggest city.

Omaha native Dan Mirvish has made a name for himself as a "cheerful sibversive" and "Hollywood's Bad Boy."  It all started with his film "Omaha (The Movie)".  He returns to the "Good Life" city for screenings of his first film and his current film "Bernard and Huey."  Dan tells his story to Mike Hogan this morning. 

Details on the screenings of his films can be found at  and at  More information on Dan and his new book can be found at  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

The Durham Museum will open its newest temporary exhibit, Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraskan Memories of WWI this Saturday.

The Joslyn Art Museum offers plenty for kids to do both in the summer and beyond...

Fans are encouraged to come to Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, August 18th, to meet the 2018 Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The team is asking that fans be aware of a couple of changes to the traffic flow for autograph lines on Saturday.

All players will be seated on the field near the West sideline, with lines running across the field from East to West.  Assistant coaches will be seated with their respective position groups.

Coach Frost will be located inside the Osborne Athletic Complex near the weight room.  The line for Coach Frost will form on the East apron of Memorial Stadium before entering the North Stadium.

Autograph cards with a full 2018 roster, a Coach Scott Frost card with a laser-printed signature and 2018 team posters and other items will be available for fans.

A map of the players and their location on the field can be found at  Click on “Latest from the KIOS newsroom.”

Parking will be available for fans in lots on campus around Memorial Stadium for a charge of $5.   

The Anti-Defamation League Plains States Region is excited to announce their first community-wide fundraising event , ‘Be an Ally, Make a Difference, Raise a GLass’ to raise funds for their mission of fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate! The event will be held on Sunday, August 19 and features a wine-tasting experience and silent auction.

Mary Beth Muskin and Toba Cohen-Dunning join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" in the KIOS studios to discuss.  More information is available at  

The event is open to our supporters and will be held at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St., from 2 – 4 p.m. Tickets are available and include wine and light fare.

Heartland Bike Share is now a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business.   The League of American Bicyclists awarded the certification earlier this month.

·        We’re airing national NPR Newscasts at the “bottom” of the hour (on the half hour), rather than offering two slightly shorter newscasts during the hour.

Big Omaha and Maha Music Festival are here!  The kickoff event is Thursday evening, August 16th, at The KANEKO, with the Big Omaha conference the next day at Omaha Design Center.  2018 Big Omaha Speaker Nick Bartholomew and Maha Music Festival Executive Director Lauren Martin both stop by the KIOS studios to chat about the big events.  For more information  

Omaha’s newest indoor/outdoor roof top lounge opened recently at the Holland Center.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Omaha-area police and fire agencies are using sports to connect with local youth.

"Morning Edition" Format Changes Start Today

Aug 13, 2018

You may notice this morning and going forward that NPR’s “Morning Edition” has changed the  format.  Here’s a bit of behind-the-scenes radio knowledge: All national public radio shows have something called a clock. Broadcast clocks are templates that track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, funding credits, and opportunities for local content each day.