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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 01/29/2016

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  Greg Akagi visits with Dr. Art Douglas, Professor Emeritus at Creighton University. Dr. Douglas gave the weather presentation during […]

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UNMC researchers seek volunteers for study on older motorists (AUDIO)

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Elderly drivers are needed to volunteer for a study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on driver mobility and safety. Dr. Matt Rizzo, director of UNMC’s Mind & Brain Health Labs, says they hope to improve the understanding of how brain aging affects driver behavior. “It’s primarily a study of older drivers, ages 65 […]

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Mavericks fall at South Dakota State

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South Dakota State raced out to a 12 point lead in the opening half and went on to down the UNO men’s basketball team 87-76 and knocked the Mavericks out of sole possession of first place in the Summit League. The Mavericks cut the deficit to single-digits when Jake White laid the ball in with […]

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Lawmakers debate whether 18-year-olds should be allowed to run for office

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State lawmakers are debating whether 18-year-olds should be allowed to run for public office in Nebraska. “I can’t support this. For Pete’s sake, if we elected an 18-year-old governor, he wouldn’t be able to buy a beer to celebrate,” Sen. Dave Bloomfield, Hoskins, quipped during legislative floor debate on LR 26CA. If approved by the […]

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Omaha man sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud

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A 61-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to five months in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution for Medicaid fraud. Both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office report Clements Akara will also have to perform 100 hours of community service. According to authorities, Akara confessed […]

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Nebraska Sunshine Project protest

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A citizens group that monitors juvenile court hearings is taking issue at what happened Wednesday in a Douglas County Courtroom. Laura McCormick is the executive director of the Nebraska Sunshine Project, an organization that seeks judicial accountability involving the juvenile court system. McCormick says on Wednesday they were attending a proceeding with Juvenile Court Judge […]

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Thousands more in Nebraska sign-up for coverage through Obamacare

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The Enroll Nebraska Network reports, so far, more than 82,000 residents who don’t get healthcare coverage from their employer have signed up through the Affordable Care Act. State Coordinator Eric Savaiano says that’s an increase of 8,000 over last year. The Enroll Nebraska Network is offering help to the uninsured who need to sign up […]

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UNMC stress management symposium for students and health care professionals

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is helping students, staff and health care professionals deal with stress. Statistics show that between 300 and 400 physicians each year commit suicide and an estimated 11% of all U.S. medical school students seriously consider suicide. One out of every two physicians has experienced job burnout.  The […]

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UNO men visit South Dakota State

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The UNO men’s basketball team takes the lead in the Summit League on the road to play South Dakota State. The Mavericks are 6-1 and took sole possession of the lead in the league race with an 85-79 win at Oral Roberts and will close out the first half of conference play with a third […]

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Sen. Sasse campaigns for GOP in Iowa…against Trump (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse is in Iowa stumping for about any Republican presidential candidate besides Donald Trump. Sasse says Republican voters need to be asking a lot more questions of Trump leading up to the Iowa Caucuses Monday. “What I hear from lots of people in my family, what I hear from folks at […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 01/28/2016

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  Greg Akagi talks with Kansas cattlemen Tracy Brunner, NCBA President Elect, at this years Cattle Industry Convention and Trade […]

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Romeo leads Huskers to sixth straight win

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Natalie Romeo equaled a school record with eight three pointers and finished with 30 points as the Nebraska women’s basketball team beat Wisconsin 75-62 in Pinnacle Bank Arena. It was the second time in two weeks Romeo the three point record. “Natalie was terrific tonight, and not just on the offensive end,” Nebraska Coach Connie […]

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