Metropolitan Community College is partnering with Cyberworld Institute to offer high quality IT and cybersecurity certification training.

HAMPTON, Neb. (AP) — A bald eagle sickened by lead poisoning has been nursed back to health and released back into the wild.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Native American tribe is suing Nebraska officials, alleging that the state's regulation of the reservation's tobacco production is unconstitutional and an attack on the tribe's sovereignty.

Marcos Mora, coordinator of the Cinco De Mayo festivities in Omaha stops by the KIOS-FM studios for a chat with Mike Hogan about the history behind the celebration, the growth of the event, and the variety of Latin culture and food available.  More information can be found at

In celebration of Earth Day, Creighton University has been holding a variety of events on campus that raise awareness and engage in behaviors that care for the Earth.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The office of Gov. Kim Reynolds says it has no evidence or records showing why she fired a longtime ally immediately after learning of workplace sexual harassment allegations against him.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Republicans in control of the Iowa Legislature are focused on a state budget and tax cuts plans, other legislation is possible.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor wants the City Council to broaden her power to pardon people who violate certain city codes.

Following the success of the dual language programs at Omaha Public Schools, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School in cooperation with Our Lady of Lourdes will begin a Dual Language Academy starting with the 2018-2019 school year.  Principal Andrew Bauer stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the program, the first among Catholic schools, with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information is available at

With spring finally here, a lot of people have cleaning in mind. 

The Omaha Police Foundation will honor 25 Omaha Police Department officers at an April 25th luncheon held at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street.  Foundation Board President Woody Bradford stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about the work the foundation does to support local law enforcement, the creation of the foundation, and how the officer of the year is chosen.  More information can be found at

For those needing to dispose of large bulky items that cannot go out with curbside trash, Omaha’s annual Spring Cleanup is taking place across the city each Saturday through May 19th from 9 to 2. 

Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Shakespeare in Love is a love letter to the stage and a celebration of theatre, music and human connection.  Jacob Roman stars as the young Will Shakespeare in the Omaha Community Playhouse's current production.  Jacob stops by the KIOS-FM studios for a chat with Mike Hogan, "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information  is available at

Earth Day Omaha takes place this Saturday from 11-6 in Elmwood Park. 

Opera Omaha's Medea opens this Friday, April 20th.  Eminent conductor Jane Glover makes her first conducting visit to Omaha and joins Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios for a chat about Medea, Cherubini's music, and the weather...(Spoiler Alert:  The weather is "rubbish!"). 

This insightful interview was "Live & Local" on today's Morning Edition.  More information about Jane Glover and the opera can be found at

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed three tax measures designed to shield residents from looming tax increases.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A vow of poverty by more than 20 elderly nuns isn't enough to qualify for Medicaid in Nebraska.

During the month of April, many organizations, including the Henry Doorly Zoo and Woodmen Life, are shining blue lights in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

STAPLETON, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities say the sixth mild earthquake in a week has occurred under central Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sellers of a more than century-old warehouse in downtown Omaha envision turning the former creamery into a mixed-use apartment complex with retail space.

Saturday, April 21st at Mahoney State Park the ninth annual Nebraska Lymphoma Walk takes place. 

Green Bellevue will hold the 5th annual Sarpy County Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 29th, in partnership with Bellevue Public Schools, Sarpy County, and the City of Bellevue. 

Pardon our dust!

Apr 16, 2018

KIOS is getting ready to undergo a much needed renovation.  We will be tearing out and upgrading all of our studios.  Additionally, our work spaces will get a nice facelift complete with new lighting, fresh paint and updated carpeting! 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nearly $454,000 federal grant will go to help a University of Nebraska-Lincoln project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will finish a short, 60-day session dominated by bitter disputes over the state budget, tax policy and social issues, but those battles aren't done yet.

The Greater Omaha Chamber is accepting applications for the second class of their REACH Beyond Mentoring Program. 

Got the Winter Blues? You're Not Alone

Apr 13, 2018

Has winter been getting you down?  You’re not alone.   Eleanor Dunning, a sophomore at North High School, explains…

Dr. Stephanie Adams, Dean of the Batten College of Engineering at Old Dominion University in Virginia, will speak at Metropolitan Community College on Monday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m.  She offers a few recommendations for parents concerned about preparing their children for an increasingly technological world. 

History of Blacks in Stem: Not Hidden Figures is the title of the talk Dr. Stephanie Adams will give at Metro Community College on Monday, April 16th.

The 2018 VNA Senior Speaker Series starts with “Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp” on Thursday, April 19th.