Arts & Humanities

with Charles Stephen
Thursdays after the Noon news

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Nebraska Stories Podcast

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


The performers in Nebraska’s brand new FreakWorks circus troupe both honor the tradition of its three-ring ancestors and destroy the stereotypes.The basic acts on the FreakWorks roster have been part of traveling entertainment... more››
In this episode, meet a dedicated group of volunteers who connect people with bikes; at Lincoln High, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles works with choir students on a performance designed to change hearts and minds; a Lincoln... more››
When Elizabeth King lost her dream job she did what any young, independent woman would do - packed her sports car with her life possessions and headed for the big city. Which city? Why the home of The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville,... more››
Digital Leather
Digital Leather
Live at the 1200 Club
Digital Leather is the musical brain- child of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree. It's hard to label this group, which combines synth punk, New Wave, pop, lo-fi and psychedelic music.
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.
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.
NET Radio's StoryCorps is a special series featuring the stories of Nebraska veterans, service members, and their families. Their stories were recorded at NET as part of the Military Voices Initiative.
Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins discovered classical music at an early age and it changed him forever. Here are some highlights from a revealing, personal interview with the Maestro. See more stories like this at... more››
Clay Farris Naff  is a freelance writer, a science and religion correspondent for the Humanist magazine. He is Executive Director of Lincoln Literacy.
For the first time, a group of Nebraska Korean War veterans visit the war memorial in Washington D.C. that honors their service and sacrifice. While the Korean War has been dubbed The Forgotten War, these veterans never forgot... more››
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 October 16th program Genevieve Randall previews: the next Lincoln Organ Showcase concert; two concerts in Lincoln by the... more››
You’ve probably never been to McKissick Island. Actually, you’ve probably never heard of it. We take a trip to McKissick Island... 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››
On Sunday afternoon, October 11th, Nebraska Concerts features choral music from the Arts for the Soul series and brass music... more››
   What makes a building a masterpiece?  Nebraska’s Capitol is unique design – the first to depart from the federal dome that... more››
This week on All About Books~ “All My Puny Sorrows” by Miriam Toews. A novel about the reactions of two sisters to suicide... more››