Speaking of Nebraska

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Speaking of Nebraska is a weekly conversation about the issues facing our state. NET News talks with local and state leaders and experts about the challenges and opportunities we face and how we can solve them. Join us as we discuss the long-term recovery from this year's disastrous floods, examine the state of mental health in Nebraska, explore the slim but growing research into rural drug use, and look into the future of public libraries.

Speaking of Nebraska addresses the issues and concerns of those who live and work across our state. 

We want to hear from you! Things you would like us to talk about during upcoming shows, ideas for future interviews or stories. E-mail your thoughts to: news@netNebraska.org.

Fall 2019 Season

October 3: Long-term flooding recovery

  • Col. Connie Johnson-Cage, FEMA Coordinating Officer for Nebraska 
  • Elizabeth Troyer-Miller, Heartland Disaster Recovery Group


October 10: Mental health

  • Sheri Dawson, Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health Director
  • Dr. Tim Riley, Psychologist

October 17: Rural drug use

  • Kirk Dombrowski, Rural Drug Addiction Research Center Director
  • Tommy Newcombe, Behavioral Health Region 4 Consumer Specialist

October 24: Future of libraries

  • Amanda Sweet, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission 
  • Sarah Johnson, Geneva Public Library Director

Spring 2019 Season

Youth Sports


Teen Suicide


Nebraska Tourism


Impact of Flooding in Nebraska


University of Nebraska-Lincoln History and Future


Nebraska's Farm Economy


Yazidi Refugees in Nebraska: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Nibras Khudaida


The Nebraska Supreme Court: Chief Justice Mike Heavican

Previous Shows

Speaking of Nebraska
An NET News Issue-Focused Discussion Program
Insightful discussion on important Nebraska issues such as the economy, politics, health care and agriculture.