New Book Explores "Secret Omaha"

Jun 16, 2021
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If you love history, and Omaha's history in particular, then a book titled Secret Omaha: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure can't help but grab your attention.  Fortunately for all of us, historian and author Ryan Roenfeld has written that very book. 

The KIOS-FM transmitter has been switched to "Low-Power" to prolong the life of some of the parts.  Our engineers have found some replacement parts, though they will take a little time to get here.  Thus, our signal may not cover the same large radius to which you have become accustomed.  We apologize for the inconvenience and want you to know we are doing everything we can to get the programming out to your waiting radio.

  Today on KIOS AT THE MOVIES, Joshua LaBure, sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez from Film Streams to Discuss the new documentary from director Rodney Ascher,  A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX, that asks the question - are we living in a simulation?

A Glitch in the Matrix is available on Film Streams at Home. 

Today on KIOS AT THE MOVIES, Joshua LaBure, sits down with KIOS’s Courtney Bierman to Discuss the Norwegian documentary by Benjamin Ree, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF. 

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF is now avilable on HULU. 

  It’s almost time for the 16th Annual Omaha Film Festival and like most events this year, the festival is going virtual. For today’s special KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure, had a phone call with the Omaha Film Festival’s Executive Director, Marc Longbrake, about the challenges and what he’s excited about with this year’s event.

More info about the 16th Omaha Film Festival can be found here. 

Black History Month on KIOS

Feb 2, 2021
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Join KIOS in February for a celebration of America's Black History.  All this month, on each Friday from 1pm to 3pm, KIOS brings you the stories and struggles of Black women and men who helped shape and breathe life into American culture and civil rights. 

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about another new film. This time, a thought provoking documentary about about the dark side of machine learning, Coded Bias, by filmmaker Shalini Kantayya. 

Coded Bias is now available on Film Streams at Home. 

Celebrate the Holidays with KIOS!

Dec 10, 2020
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Spend your holidays with your public radio home, KIOS! 


Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration @ 8:00 PM

Jazz Night in America brings you holiday classics from their past five seasons – featuring fresh arrangements and entertaining storytelling recorded live from Rose Theater in New York City. You'll hear the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, plus special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington. Christian McBride hosts.

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new indie comedy, The Planters

The Planters is now avilable on Film Streams @ Home.

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President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Follow live updates and analysis.


Our Region's 2020 Candidates on Riverside Chats

Oct 2, 2020

Get caught up with who's seeking your vote in the 2020 General Election on Riverside Chats!  Host Tom Knoblauch sits down with the candidates, going behind the sound bytes and campaign speeches for the human stories of the people running to serve the public.

Here you can find those episodes that have already aired along with a look ahead to who Tom will be speaking with in the runup to Nov. 3rd.

Incumbent 2nd Dist. U.S. Representative Don Bacon (originally aired 4/6, re-air 10/12)

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new documentary about Former-President Jimmy Carter’s love for music, Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

Now available @ Film Streams at home. 

KIOS @ The Movies: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Sep 25, 2020

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about the new documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life about the famed neurologist and writer, Oliver Sacks. 

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is now avilable through Film Streams at Home. 

Today on KIOS at the Movies, Joshua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez of Film Streams in Omaha to talk about acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog’s  new documentary Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin.


KIOS @ The Movies: I Used to Go Here

Sep 11, 2020

This week on KIOS @ the Movies, producer Josua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez from Film Streams to discuss the new comedy, I Used to Go Here,  by filmmaker, Kris Rey and starring Gillian Jacobs

KIOS @ The Movies: Coup 53

Sep 4, 2020

This week on KIOS @ the Movies, producer Josua LaBure sits down with Patrick Kinney and Diana Martinez from Film Streams to discuss the new documentary, Coup 53. 

Coup 53 is now available on Film Streams at Home.


The emergence of COVID-19 this year has presented us all with a host of unique and profound challenges.  Its impact has even rippled out to the broadcast world, affecting production processes and the shows they create.

As you may already know, these concerns involving COVID-19 have led to the end, or imminent end, of programs like Live From Here, Only a Game, and our own Jazz Junction.  They’ve also played a role in the reduction of On Point from two hours to one.  Hopefully, this will be the extent of it.

Capitol Steps cancels July 4th 2020 broadcast

Jul 1, 2020

Due to the impact of coronavirus on public appearances, Capitol Steps has cancelled its July 4th, 2020 edition of "Politics Takes a Holiday."  Future public performances are also being postponed or cancelled. The group is updating its  live appearances page.

A producer with Capitol Steps says, "We're keeping hope alive for New Year's -- We know we could all use a laugh."

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis schools have closed early, families have lost loved ones and over 38 million people have filed for unemployment. To answer the challenges here at home, Omaha Public Schools is participating in the UDSA Emergency Food Distribution program. KIOS’s Joshua LaBure talked with some of the staff at OPS.

  • Millions of Americans haven’t been able to pay their rent since the pandemic started spreading throughout the world and Nebraska has been no exception. As Governor Ricketts allows temporary rent protections to expire on June 1st, many fear we will see a huge influx of non-payment evictions in Omaha. Joshua LaBure of KIOS discusses this with the Omaha Legal Aid of Nebraska's managing attorny, Scott Mertz. 

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Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert sat down (at a safe distance) with KIOS Station Manager Ken Dudzik on Tuesday, April 7th for a conversation about the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic and how that response has impacted the day-to-day lives of citizens. The discussion was driven by listener questions, and you listen to the entire interview below.

Live NPR Big Tuesday Coverage

Mar 9, 2020

Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries, including results and analysis


KIOS Panel Discussion on Malaria & Treatment

Mar 6, 2020

Join us for a panel discussion this Friday night 8:00 at Outrspaces, 1258 South 13th Street in Omaha's Little Bohemia neighborhood. The discussion will include the surprising history of this infectious disease and will explore new University of Nebraska Medical Center research into combating malaria worldwide. The event is open to the public and features experts heard in this month's episode of KIOS' podcast Made in the Middle. Doors open 7:30 - Event begins 8:00 $10 suggested donation

Super Tuesday Primary Coverage

Mar 2, 2020
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Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Super Tuesday contests, including results and analysis.


Live NPR Coverage of the South Carolina Primary

Feb 27, 2020
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The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis. 


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President Trump is holding a news conference today at 5 p.m. Central about coronavirus alongside CDC officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak. Watch or listen to his remarks live.

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President Trump makes his first address following his acquittal by the U.S. Senate on two charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress today from the White House East Room at 11 a.m. Central Time.

KIOS will carry NPR live coverage on-air, and you can find live streams of the President's statement below.

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Listen to live streaming coverage of the 2020 Iowa Caucus from NPR News here, beginning tonight at 7 p.m.:

You can also find out more about the Democratic candidates vying for the nomination and the issues in this election here and here.

KIOS and NPR Impeachment Coverage Plans

Jan 15, 2020
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Several news sources, including USA Today and CNN, are reporting that the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump could begin as soon as Tuesday, January 21st.

In response, KIOS and NPR will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the proceedings, both on the air and online at  Online coverage will include live streaming audio and video feeds.

2020 Improvements at KIOS

Jan 2, 2020

As part of ongoing maintenance and upgrades here at the KIOS studios, the station may be off the air and offline briefly.  

This January 7th and 8th, KIOS will install new computer automation and audio management equipment to improve our on-the-air and online reliability.  This work could result in signal or streaming interruptions during that time.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for the support that helps make KIOS better able to serve you, the listener and member!