A man holds soybeans in his hands.

How soybeans became China’s most powerful weapon in Trump’s trade war

China was once one of the biggest buyers of US soybeans. Now that the trade war between the US and China has intensified, tariffs have been put on US soybeans. Now, farmers across the country are hurting.

Mystery of Omaha

Arts, Culture & Media

Studio 360 Goes to the Oscars

Arts, Culture & Media
In 1908, New Zealand Parliament passed the Prevention of Quackery Act to defend against claims such as the one featured in this leaflet: "bile beans" that claimed to cure a vareity of ailments, including indigestion, headaches, pimples and sleeplessness.

New book looks at medical cures now considered ‘quackery’

Protests led by DACA recipients

Behind the scenes of a protest, young undocumented immigrants display tactical skills

Keystone Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline gets a victory, but with a question mark


The final official step to realizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was a Nebraska commission’s approval of the pipeline route, which it has now given. But the route is not the one the company preferred.

The company "Signs and Shapes" in Omaha builds inflatable mascots for professional sports teams, built to entertain and withstand a beating. "Globie" is the mascot for the Harlem Globetrotters.

A mom-and-pop shop in Omaha becomes an exporter of parade floats and walking pizza slices


Hundreds of floats and balloons will be hovering over the streets of Manhattan on Thanksgiving. Building floats and balloons — it’s big business, literally and figuratively.

Hamo a Yazidis living in Nebraska

These musicians are living in exile in Nebraska


Journalists from the nonprofit Music in Exile recently went to Lincoln, Nebraska, to meet and record musicians in the Yazidi community.

Crop activism

The Keystone XL pipeline fight continues


President Trump’s State Department has approved completion of the Keystone XL pipeline. But pipeline builder TransCanada still faces significant hurdles in federal court and in the state of Nebraska.

The World

Here’s the story of the most unbelievable Halloween video you’ve ever watched on YouTube

If you’ve spent much time on YouTube, you’ve probably seen a video of a man in a unitard dancing with a pumpkin on his head. It’s so bad, it’s good. But have you ever wondered how that video came to be?