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.

Beat the Summer Heat at Joslyn Art Museum

Aug 15, 2018

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 Performing Arts opens new Skyview Terrace

Aug 13, 2018

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.

NASA Solar Probe launches tomorrow

Aug 10, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will soon travel closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prisons director says delaying a longtime death row inmate's execution would likely prevent the state from ever carrying out the sentence because officials can't purchase any more of the necessary lethal injection drugs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission has recommended local landmark status for a downtown building that could be torn down to make way for a new juvenile justice center.

August 17th is opening night for Omaha Comminity Playhouse's latest offering "Fun Home."  This Tony Award winning musical is a refreshingly honest and moving story that takes one on a cathartic journey of seeing our parents through grown-up eyes.  Actress Angie Heim stops by the KIOS studios to shed some light onto the plot, rehearsal process, and deeper meaning of the show.  Her chat with Mike Hogan during today's "Morning Edition" is below.  More information on the show can be found at  

Researchers from UNMC’s College of Nursing Northern Division in Norfolk are studying whether smartphone technology can help rural men lose weight.  The three-year study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, is in collaboration with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has unveiled a plan to promote Nebraska abroad, increase trade with other countries and attract more foreign investment.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The police chief in a southern suburb of Omaha is still being paid even though he hasn't been to work in nearly 11 months.

Nebraska based comedian and actress Aubree Sweeney returns to Nebraska with a new show, a new TV pilot, and the RV in which she tours the country.  She chats with Mike Hogan about life on the road and women in comedy on "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information can be found at  

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An outspoken critic of Iowa's Medicaid privatization process says he has been removed as a chairman of a state council that monitors the state's shift to private management of its $5 billion Medicaid program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has decided it wants to build a new courthouse in Des Moines on the former riverfront site of a YMCA.

Viewers will see plenty of local talent at the world premiere of Green on Green tomorrow night at Aksarben Cinema.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades and their first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs that includes a powerful painkiller responsible for much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could conceal whether something has gone wrong.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — State troopers seized nearly 47 pounds (21 kilograms) of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

According to Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, The July Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell last month to a solid level that continues to point to positive, but slower, growth for the next three to six months.

Omaha Performing Arts and the Omaha Symphony are partnering once again to help community members revive their musical talent through the Rusty Musician Experience on Sunday September 23, 2018.  The Rusty Musician Experience allows musicians of any experience level age 16 and older to play alongside Omaha Symphony musicians in the world-class Holland Performing Arts Center’s Kiewit Hall.  Joanie Mathis (VP  at Omaha Symphony) and Dominic Green (Community Engagement Manager Omaha Performing Arts) stop by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan. 

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — A new city-sanctioned historic preservation commission aims to increase efforts to preserve Ralston's history.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A decades-old theater in Omaha is getting a digital marquee as part of a $1 million upgrade.