Arts & Humanities

with Charles Stephen
Thursdays after the Noon news

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Big Red Singers
Big Red Singers & Vocal Jazz
UNL School of Music
Saturday at 7:30pm (CT) Online Only

UNL’s Big Red Singers is an ensemble featuring some of the university’s finest musicians. Outstanding performers from all...

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.


Children from Central America make treacherous journeys to the United States to escape horrific violence in their countries. Journalist Sonia Nazario, who recently spoke in Nebraska, has written extensively about these child... 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››
One of the lesser-told stories of Nebraska pioneers is that of black former slaves who fled persecution in the South. On the Missouri River, Brownville was home to a large population of black settlers in Nebraska and is one of... more››
Honduras was once the murder capital of the world. A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who has been documenting a remarkable turnaround in the Central American nation will be speaking in Nebraska soon. Robyn Murray talked with... more››
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››
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" 
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››


On the December 9th program at 9:05 a.m. Central, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about:Marquis Hill... 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, December 11 at 1 p.m. Central:Dulces VocesLincoln-based vocal group Dulces Voces performs a concert of Christmas music... more››
   What makes a building a masterpiece?  Nebraska’s Capitol is unique design – the first to depart from the federal dome that... more››