Speaking of Nebraska
Preview This Week's Show
Insightful discussion on important issues for Nebraskans. That’s what you’ll get on “Speaking of Nebraska,” a new discussion program on NET Television and NET Radio. Each week we’ll cover topics like the economy, politics, health care and agriculture. 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 Senior Producer/Reporter Mike Tobias (Facebook / Twitter) is host and producer of this eight-week series. NET News Legislative reporter Fred Knapp (Twitter) will be interviewed each week on happenings in state government.
- April 20 (WATCH HERE) - The multimillion dollar challenge of Emerald Ash Borer for Nebraska communities. Guests: Scott Josiah, state forester and Nebraska Forest Service director; and Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service program leader. WEB RESOURCE: EABNE.info
- April 27 - Challenges and opportunities for Nebraska's rapidly growing Hispanic-Latino population. Guests: Lazaro Spindola, executive director of the Nebraska Latino American Commission; and Michelle Suarez, retired Lincoln Public Schools principal and current Prosper Lincoln leadership team member.
- May 4 - The problem and fight against abuse of opioid prescription drugs. Guests: Doug Peterson, Nebraska attorney general; and Dr. John Massey, Lincoln pain physician.
- May 11 - Declining farm income and the impact on Nebraska producers and the state's economy Guests: Nate Kauffman, Omaha Branch executive and economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; and Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ag economist.
- May 18 - How human trafficking happens in Nebraska and an update on the battle against it. Guests: Meghan Malik, Women's Fund of Omaha trafficking project manager; and Alicia Webber, Salvation Army SAFE-T program manager.
- May 25 - Changing structure, deployments and challenges for soldiers of the Nebraska National Guard. Guest: Major Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska National Guard adjutant general.
- June 1 - TBD
- June 8 - TBD
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.