Speaking of Nebraska

Latest Episode: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Gov. Ricketts

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.

This season includes a special one-hour episode one year after devastating floods hit most of eastern Nebraska.

2020 Broadcast Schedule

Television & Radio

  • Thursdays at 8:30pm CT on NET 

Starting Thursday, March 26

The first three episodes of the season focus on rural transportation, sustainable agriculture, and the 2020 Census. We'll explore future of the University of Nebraska system with new president Ted Carter on April 16. 

The remaining episodes will provide the latest information on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Nebraska. Follow the News teams' continuing coverage at netNebraska.org/coronavirus.

Speaking of Nebraska addresses the issues and concerns of those who live and work across our state. We want to hear from you, with 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.

 


Spring 2020 Season

February 13: Rural Transportation

  • Bill Bivin: Statewide Mobility Manager
  • Gina Cotton: Executive Director, 4 Lanes 4 Mobility

February 20: Sustainable Agriculture

  • Chuck Francis: Researcher & Prof. of Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Dave Welsch: Certified Organic Farmer since 1993

February 27: 2020 Census

  • Blanca E Ramierez Salazar: Partnership Coordinator, U.S. Census Bureau Dallas Regional Office
  • David Drozd: Research Coordinator, Nebraska State Data Center 

March 19: Nebraska Floods One Year Later

  • Community panel discussion in three areas: Peru, Dannebrog, and Winslow

March 26: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Gov. Ricketts

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska)
  • Dr. Gary Anthone, Nebraska Chief Medical Officer & Director of Public Health
  • Matt Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education

April 2: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Gov. Ricketts

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska)
  • Dr. Ali Khan, Dean of the College of Public Health at UNMC
  • John Albin, Nebraska Commissioner of Labor

April 9: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Gov. Ricketts

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska)
  • Anthony Goins, Nebraska Director of Economic Development
  • Dr. James Lawler, Associate Prof. of Internal Medicine, UNMC 

April 16: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Gov. Ricketts

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska)

April 23: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Gov. Ricketts

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska)

 

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