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Nebraska Stories Podcast

Nebraska Stories explores compelling personal tales and journeys. This video feed is updated as new stories premiere.

Lost Writers of the Plains

This website explains why these Midwestern writers were lost—and why they should be remembered.

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Historian David Reynolds' lecture and audience question and answer recorded Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha. "World War One: Remembering America's Forgotten War" 
Many Nebraskans have been to Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln for sporting events and concerts. The building is named after John J. Pershing who commanded U.S. troops in World War One. He spent four years in Lincoln where he went... more››
Folkloric Dancers Colorful costumes swirl to the rhythm of traditional Latin American music under the sandy buttes of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Dance instructor Mary Ann Shockley reflects on the joy of teaching Mexican... more››
Yours, Willa Cather
This documentary features 11 letters, mostly from Cather's friendships with a select group of women.
Share Your Story on All About Books
Going far beyond book reviews, we invite people passionate about books and reading to give their personal stories and insights into the larger world of words and ideas.
When they were students at the University of Nebraska, Louise Pound was greatly admired by Willa Cather. In a youthful letter penned by now famous author, we get a glimpse into her world and her desire for women. Producer:... more››
Big Harp
Big Harp
Live at the 1200 Club
Listen to the darkly humorous sounds of folk/rock duo Big Harp.  Recorded live at the 1200 Club in Omaha.
Artists use their work to understand the human experience. So here in America’s breadbasket, many artists turn their eyes on Midwestern farming. The intersection of agriculture and art features a lot more than amber waves of... more››
Kill County
Kill County
Live at the 1200 Club
The whiskey-soaked country/folk of Kill County opens the "Live at the 1200 Club" series.
A secret lies behind a downtown storefront in the small northeast Nebraska town of Lyons. It's one of four public art projects in rural communities in northeastern Nebraska, collectively called the Byway of Art.On a Monday night... more››
All About Books Podcast
All About Books Podcast
A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. This audio only feed is updated on Thursdays.
Humanities Desk
Humanities in the news: stories about Nebraska's past, present, and future
   A documentary premiering on NET Television shares the remarkable story of a reclusive Nebraskan who created an amazing body of art work.  Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine, produced by the late Jerry Johnston of NET Radio... more››
After 17 years, a mystery has been put to rest. Mark Griep is a chemistry professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He’s also kind of a detective. He’s been chasing down the mystery of a woman named Rachel Lloyd, a largely... more››

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Hear interesting conversations about arts and humanities in Nebraska with Genevieve Randall on the April 29 edition of Friday... more››
The story of a Ponca chief from Nebraska who went to court to prove he was a person—and in the process redefined what it means... more››
Sunday May 1, on Nebraska Concerts:Maestro Edward Polochick from Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra joins Nebraska Chamber Players for... more››
   What makes a building a masterpiece?  Nebraska’s Capitol is unique design – the first to depart from the federal dome that... more››
Yours, Willa Cather
This documentary features 11 letters, mostly from Cather's friendships with a select group of women.