LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two students have been injured in a chemical explosion in a University of Nebraska-Lincoln laboratory.

The title of  the VNA and Urban Abbey’s May 31st session of "Let’s Drink Coffee and Learn Things," is "The Impact of Alternative Pain Therapies on the Opioid Crisis." 

Joslyn Castle's Communications Director, Kelli Bello, stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the latest happenings at the castle and in the neighborhood.  More information can be found at

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration are due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend its approval of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A contracting company has fired an Omaha school bus driver shown using his cellphone for more than two minutes while driving.

MAPA seeks public input

May 24, 2018

The Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, or MAPA, is amending its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to address cost increases for the City of Omaha’s construction project along 156th Street from Pepperwood Drive to Corby.

A CDC study says tick-borne bacterial diseases more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 -- to over 48,000 reports per year – with 82% of them related to Lyme disease. 

The Omaha Community Foundation is hosting the sixth annual "Omaha Gives!" celebration.  Kali Baker, Vice President of Community Investment, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about today's drive and what it means to the community.  If you would like to contribute, the website is

1 in 5 children in Nebraska are considered food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The abrupt downfall of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix became a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former administrative assistant for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has filed a lawsuit accusing the state of age discrimination.

Jeanine Lackey is the Director of Land Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest.  Her job is to care for the many acres of forest through the control of invasive species, oversee prescribed fires, and many other duties.  Today, she stops by the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the importance of planting native species in your own garden and the threats of invasive plant species.

I’m Cheril Lee with the final OPS Student Spotlight of the school year.  Teiah Wells is a senior at Omaha Central High School.  Earlier this year, Teiah won the Youth of the Year Honor from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. 

Nebraska Wildflower Events take place next month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union and others are worried that a proposal to add school resource officers to Lincoln's middle schools will lead to disproportionate treatment of minorities and marginalized groups.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is providing new topsoil to about 15 homes near a former smelting plant in Lincoln this spring.

Barron Breland stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the season closing concert of Resonance, Thursday, May 24th at 7:30.  More information is available at

Established in 1956, the purpose of National Bike Month is to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to use bikes for transportation, fitness, recreation and environmental purposes. 

The American Heart Association says African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than any other racial group in the United States. 

Film Streams, in collaboration with the Women's Fund of Omaha, is presenting the free event, "Prime Time: A Conversation with Women in Television."  One of the three panelists, Yolonda Ross stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to share her thoughts on the event, the industry, and how much she loves Omaha!  More information is available at

At the Celebrate Council Bluffs parade and festivities this weekend, there will be ten  “UNsculptures.”

The sixth annual Omaha Gives -- hosted by the Omaha Community Foundation -- takes place for 24 hours next Wednesday, May 23rd.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kara Eastman's narrow win in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District primary will give voters a big contrast in November between the liberal Democrat and conservative Republican incumbent Don Bacon.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say switching health insurance companies would save the University of Nebraska around $12.3 million next year.

"City in a City in a City" is the new play from writer Matthew Capodicasa which makes its world premier at The BlueBarn Theatre on Thursday, May 17th.  He stops by the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the play, the creative process, and his good fortune to be in Nebraska.  For more information, feel free to look at

As the weather begins to heat up and the school year starts to wind down, students and teachers naturally start to think about their plans for summer break.  With more, here’s sophomore Eleanor Dunning…

The black and orange monarch butterfly will arrive in large numbers in the state of Nebraska by Memorial Day.

KIOS Station Manager Ken Dudzik meets Bill Kurtis, Judge and Scorekeeper for "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me" at a live taping in Chicago last week. 

Tuesday on Jazz in the Afternoon, Chris Cooke welcomes special guest trumpeter Arturo Sandoval for conversation about his latest tour "Dear Diz," a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. 

Map the Meal Gap 2018, a study released by Feeding America, is focused on food insecurity and the cost of food at the county level.