South High School’s Dual Language Program was recently awarded the 2017 High School level School of the Year Award from the Spanish Embassy and the International Spanish Academy.

Artist Sheila Pepe "Live & Local" on KIOS-FM

Jun 26, 2018

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is opening a new exhibition this Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. (No tickets required).  The show is Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism.  Sheila stops by the KIOS studios and has a delightful chat with host  Mike Hogan about her art, inspiration, and motivation.  More information on the show is available at

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize is being awarded this year to two men credited with helping reduce by 10 million the world's number of children stunted from malnourishment between 2012 and 2017.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Residents in major cities downstream from a northwest Iowa tanker car derailment say they're confident their municipal drinking water is safe even as crews try to contain an estimated 230,000 gallons of oil.

Jaymes Sime, Executive Director of the MICAH House, has a passion to help the homeless.  That drive has helped the shelter kick off the "Shelter Reimagined" captial campaign.  Jaymes stops by the KIOS studios and talks about the mission, the program, and his personal encounter with homelessness.  More information can be found at  

TREASURES OF BRITISH ART 1400-2000: THE BERGER COLLECTION is on view at the Joslyn Art Museum through September 9th. 

The recent tragic deaths of people from Nebraska and Iowa due to carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty gas water heaters prompted a call to MUD for advice about gas water heater safety.

Creighton University has recently been recognized for its sustainability steps --receiving a STARS Bronze rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Brent Spencer plays the role of "Jake" in the production of "The Lazarus Syndrome" which is running now through the 24th of June.  He stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the production and some of the healing that has happened to those who have attended.  More information is available at

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Creighton University student accused of slashing a fellow student's neck has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years' probation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's CenturyLink Center will be getting a new name in September: CHI Health Center Omaha.

On this summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association is observing its annual summer fundraising and awareness-raising event – The Longest Day.

Terry Streetman, Development Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association/ Nebraska Chapter, says when you are dealing with Alzheimer’s, every day can feel like the longest day. He says The Longest Day is all about love -- doing something to show love for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists could soon pay less to the state at gas pumps.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha public electric utility and its private partner are building a community solar power array in eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with their effort to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees has approved raises for top leaders of the state college system.

Late last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new enzyme substitution therapy for adults with a rare and serious genetic disease known as phenylketonuria or PKU.  

CWS team faces controversy

Jun 20, 2018

Oregon State plays an elimination game tonight at 6 against North Carolina in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.  Since its opener on Saturday, Oregon State has created a buzz in Omaha that has been different from any previous College World Series.  Greg Echlin explains for Omaha Public Radio.




LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lancaster County judge will fill a vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska dentist has been sentenced to 10 months for submitting fraudulent bills to Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid programs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska dentist has been sentenced to 10 months for submitting fraudulent bills to Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid programs.

Nebraska GenCyber is underway this week

Jun 19, 2018

Nebraska GenCyber is a free two-week camp focused on cybersecurity.  The camp runs this week with a focus on middle school and high school teachers.  Next week’s sessions will center on 9th and 10th grade students. 

The Durham Museum is offering all sorts of fun activities and exhibits this summer.  KIOS News Director Cheril Lee has more...

Jeremy Cowley, Program Director for the OPS Career Center, was named Administrator of the Year by the Association of Career and Technical Education of Nebraska on June 4 during the organization’s conference in Kearney.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don't expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska schools may have students play a game next year that officials say help disruptive students behave and can potentially prevent violence, drug abuse and suicide.

The College World Series gets underway

Jun 18, 2018
Photo by Ian Echlin

After four games were played on the opening weekend of the College World

Series, the story was the length of the days at TD Ameritrade Park as Greg Echlin



reports for Omaha Public Radio.





"Not on My Watch" kicks off during CWS

Jun 18, 2018

The Women’s Fund of Omaha announced brings its new “Not on My Watch” campaign to the College World Series this week. 

Martin Janousek, founder of the Gifford Park Neighborhood Market, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the market, what you can find there, and what to expect when it opens tonight and throughout the summer.  More information is available at