Speaking of Nebraska: 2017

Emerald Ash Borer Impact
April 20, 2017

The multimillion dollar challenge of Emerald Ash Borer for Nebraska communities. Guests: Scott Josiah, state forester and Nebraska Forest Service director; and Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service program leader. WEB RESOURCE: EABNE.info


Hispanic-Latino Population
April 27, 2017

Challenges and opportunities for Nebraska's rapidly growing Hispanic-Latino population. Guests: Lazaro Spindola, executive director of the Nebraska Latino American Commission; and Michelle Suarez, retired Lincoln Public Schools principal and current Prosper Lincoln leadership team member.


Opioid Abuse
May 4, 2017

The problem and fight against abuse of opioid prescription drugs. Guests: Doug Peterson, Nebraska attorney general; and Dr. John Massey, Lincoln pain physician. WEB RESOURCE: doseofreality.nebraska.gov


Farm Economy
May 11, 2017

Declining farm income and the impact on Nebraska producers and the state's economy. Guests: Nate Kauffman, Omaha Branch executive and economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; and Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ag economist.


Human Trafficking
May 18, 2017

How human trafficking happens in Nebraska and an update on the battle against it. Guests: Meghan Malik, Women's Fund of Omaha trafficking project manager; and Alicia Webber, Salvation Army SAFE-T program manager. WEB RESOURCE: netNebraska.org/soldforsex


National Guard
May 25, 2017

Changing structure, deployments and challenges for soldiers of the Nebraska National Guard. Guests: Major Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska National Guard adjutant general; and Lt. Col. Jan Behn, Nebraska Army National Guard.


Hunger in Nebraska
June 1, 2017

Hunger in Nebraska. Guests: Scott Young, executive director, Food Bank of Lincoln and Ryan Bailey, family and community services manager, Blue Valley Community Action in Fairbury. WEB RESOURCE: map.feedingamerica.org/


University of Nebraska
June 8, 2017

Future, priorities, challenges and funding for the University of Nebraska. Guest: University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds.