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My Farm Roots: Showtime at the fair
Harvest Public Media is sharing stories from farm kids with My Farm Roots, stories about what it’s like growing up in a changing rural America. Midwest kids have a strong...
Without Coal, Is The Grid Reliable?
Will the transition from coal to renewables threaten the reliability of our nation's energy grid? Inside Energy explores what’s wrong with the grid and what needs to be done to...
Oglala Sioux Tribe builds nursing home near...
The Oglala Sioux Tribe, headquartered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is building a nursing home near Whiteclay, Nebraska. People involved hope the project will...
Housing Nebraska’s homeless, and how one Omaha...
About 10,000 people are homeless in Nebraska each year. Recently two names dropped off that list, an Omaha couple who were living in a tent camp. In February we introduced you to...
Climate change studies place focus on Great Plains
Landcover 6K is an international project comprised of researchers examining how adaptations of landscapes by humans throughout history might have had an impact on today's climate...
Pesticide drift threatens organic farms
In the U.S., farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year to protect their crops from weeds and insect damage. But sometimes those chemicals drift onto...
My Farm Roots: Farm kids’ big life lesson
For this year’s My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media is sharing stories from farm kids about what it’s like growing up in a changing rural America. Midwest kids have a strong...
Why Smart Meters Don't Make A Smart Grid
Smart meters were supposed to transform the nation's electricity grid. But has that happened? Where is that smart grid? Inside Energy explores what’s wrong with the grid and...
Nebraska Facing Truck Driver Shortage
Every day, we rely on people with a Commercial Driver’s License—or C-D-L—to deliver the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the gas we put in our cars. The Nebraska Department...
Technology, growth spur ag jobs farm from the...
Technology has transformed farming, one of the Midwest’s biggest industries. Equipment is larger while fewer people are now needed to actually work the farm field. But, at the...
Our Electric Grid, So Misunderstood
Our electricity system is a complicated machine, And one complication is the infrastructure needed to keep our power running smoothly -- people don't want it in their backyards....
Experts weigh cancer science on common herbicides
Farmers count on chemical herbicides to keep their fields weed-free. But exposure to weed-killing chemicals could come at a cost. Scientists recently looked at two of the most...
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