Many caught in middle as Blue Cross/CHI fight drags on

November 29th, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – There’s an ongoing fight in Nebraska between insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Catholic Health Initiatives, a network of hospitals, doctors and other medical providers. And while these two big institutions battle it out, many — including patients — are caught in the middle.

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An Inside Look at Nebraska Army National Guard Training

November 25th, 2014

By Mike Tobias

Lincoln, NE – After a decade of Nebraska National Guard soldiers constantly at war in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the flow of deployments has slowed to a trickle. This time of transition impacts how soldiers train to be ready for the next mission, whatever it may be. NET’s Mike Tobias followed two units during weekend training.

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A Time of Transition for Nebraska’s National Guard

November 25th, 2014

By Mike Tobias

Lincoln, NE – After a decade of nearly non-stop overseas deployment, things have changed for Nebraska’s National Guard soldiers. NET’s Mike Tobias reports on this time of transition.

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Omaha rapper responds to police comments

November 24th, 2014

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Recent statements by Lt. Ken Kanger of the Omaha Police Department regarding local rap videos and how they play into gang violence are ‘off-base’ according to one criminal justice professor in Omaha. KVNO’s Brandon McDermott has the details as he talks to one local rapper who is trying to change minds and make a difference.

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High pasture prices hard for ranchers to swallow

November 21st, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Cattle numbers have been dwindling, thanks to drought and low cattle prices. But things are beginning to turn around. Ranchers in Nebraska and across the Midwest are eager to grow their herds. As they do, grass is turning into a hot commodity.

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Face of agriculture in the Midwest is changing

November 20th, 2014

By Harvest Public Media

Brooklyn, IOWA – Immigration is helping to re-shape what agriculture looks like in the Midwest. Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago. In the first of a two-part series on immigration’s impact on agriculture, Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer introduces two young immigrants just staring out.

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