Speaking of Nebraska

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2018 Season

2018 "Speaking of Nebraska" Broadcast Schedule

Television

  • Thursdays at 8:30 pm CT on NET
  • Sundays at 10 am CT on NET World
  • Sundays at noon CT on NET

Radio

  • Fridays at 6:30 pm CT on NET Radio

Insightful discussion on important issues for Nebraskans. That’s what you’ll get on “Speaking of Nebraska.” Each week on NET Television and NET Radio we’ll cover a wide range of issues like the economy, environment, government, agriculture and more. We’ll also look at what’s happening in the Unicameral and share a bit of Nebraska history with an NET "Nebraska 150 History Moment." 

NET News producer/reporters Mike Tobias (Facebook / Twitter), Grant Gerlock (Facebook / Twitter) and Bill Kelly (Facebook / Twitter) will rotate as host/producer for the eight-week series during 2018. NET News Legislative reporter Fred Knapp (Twitter) will be interviewed on happenings in state government when the legislature is in session.

CLICK HERE to watch shows from the 2017 season of "Speaking of Nebraska."

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Schedule:

  • Feb. 15 (WATCH HERE) - Host: Mike Tobias. College athletics. Husker sports is a multi-million dollar business, and that business has a new CEO. We’ll talk one-on-one with UNL Director of Athletics Bill Moos about his goals for the Husker program, and broader topics facing college athletics. (Full interview with Bill Moos: READ / LISTEN / WATCH)
  • Feb. 22 (WATCH HERE) - Host: Mike Tobias. Homelessness; what does it look like in different parts of Nebraska, why does it happen and what's being done to help the homeless. Guests: Jody Jackson, Heartland Family Service; and Christina Lloyd, Cedars Youth Services.
  • March 1 (WATCH HERE) - Host: Mike Tobias. Nebraska's job outlook; what's hot, what's not, what's the impact of automation and how are we preparing for a changing workplace and workforce. Guests: Eric Thompson, UNL Bureau of Business Research; and Phil Baker, Nebraska Department of Labor.
  • March 22 - (WATCH HERE) Host: Bill Kelly. Juvenile Justice. A new emphasis on keeping juvenile offenders out of jail is beginning to have an impact on the kids, their families and the justice system. Guest: Debora Denny, Director of the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution in the Nebraska State Court Administrator’s Office
  • March 29 - (WATCH HERE) Host: Grant Gerlock. Trade and the Nebraska Economy. Nebraska farmers and ranchers talk about about their perspectives on NAFTA talks and we discuss how federal trade policy impacts local businesses. Guest: Bruce Bohrer, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
  • April 5 - (WATCH HERE) Host: Bill Kelly. The Death Penalty Process. There are likely to be three additions to Nebraska's Death Row this year. Former Assistant Attorney General Kirk Brown talks about what happens in court after the trial when the punishment is death.
  • April 12 - (WATCH HERE) Host: Bill Kelly. Jeremy Bouman, Executive Director of Defy Ventures in Nebraska, a unique program available in most Nebraska correctional facilities turning inmates into entrepreneurs.
  • April 19 - (WATCH HERE) Host: Grant Gerlock. Expanding broadband. What needs to happen for high-speed internet to be available to everyone who wants it? Guests: Sen. Curt Friesen, Henderson; Gary Warren, Hamilton Telecommunications.

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.

Previous Shows (2017-2018)

Jeremy Bouman, Executive Director of Defy Ventures in Nebraska, talk about a unique program available in most Nebraska correctional facilities turning inmates into entrepreneurs.
Three likely additions to Nebraska's death row put the spotlight on the legal process behind capital punishment. Former Deputy Attorney General Kirk Brown explains the sentencing process required by law to see which cases meet... more››
Trade and Nebraska's economy; Farmers and ranchers share their views on NAFTA negotiations and what federal trade policy means for Nebraska businesses.
Juvenile Justice. A new emphasis on keeping juvenile offenders out of jail is beginning to have an impact on the kids, their families and the justice system.
Nebraska's job outlook; what's hot, what's not, what's the impact of automation and how are we preparing for a changing workplace and workforce.
Homelessness; what does it look like in different parts of Nebraska, why does it happen and what's being done to help the homeless.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Director of Athletics Bill Moos talks about Nebraska's program and issues impacting major college athletics.
Future, priorities, challenges and funding for the University of Nebraska. Plus a Nebraska history moment.
Hunger in Nebraska; where it happens, who is impacted, what is being done about it. Plus a Nebraska history moment.
This week Speaking of Nebraska focuses on the Nebraska National Guard and changing structure, deployments and challenges for soldiers. Plus a state government update and Nebraska history moment.
This week Speaking of Nebraska examines how human trafficking happens in Nebraska and the battle against it. Plus a state government update and Nebraska history moment.
This week Speaking of Nebraska examines declining farm income and the impact on Nebraska producers and the state's economy. Plus a state government update and Nebraska history moment.
This week Speaking of Nebraska examines the problem and fight against abuse of opioid prescription drugs. Plus a state government update and Nebraska history moment.
This week Speaking of Nebraska examines opportunities and challenges for Nebraska's rapidly growing Hispanic-Latino population. Plus an update on the Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska history moment.
This week Speaking of Nebraska examines the multi-million dollar impact of Emerald Ash Borer on Nebraska cities and towns. Plus an update on the Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska history moment.