Humanities Desk On Demand

September 20, 2017
As Nebraska celebrates 150th years of statehood, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says the state’s role in forming the nation into what it is today is sometimes forgotten, but shouldn’t be. T.J. Stiles argues that Nebraska and the Great Plains were actually at center stage for some of... more››
September 15, 2017
On the September 15th program back at The Mill in Lincoln, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Kelly Grey Carlisle's new memoir, "We Are All Shipwrecks," with a reading in Lincoln; Hastings Oral History Initiative's community workshops; The auction of Nebraska By... more››
September 14, 2017
American Doorstop Project’s book “A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living” is by Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson. Dobson and Lamp talk about their book with Genevieve Randall. They’ll be in Scottsbluff at the WNAC for a book signing on 9/14/17 from 5-7 pm Mountain.
September 13, 2017
As the state celebrates its 150th birthday, Nebraska storytellers are celebrating the stories that have helped form the state. They're trying to preserve and encourage storytelling as an art form in Nebraska and think everybody has a unique story to tell.
September 8, 2017
On the September 8th program from the Whitcomb Lee Conservatory at Doane University in Crete, host Genevieve Randall and guests had lively conversations about: The Lark in Hastings with Robin Harrell; music and theatre at Doane University with Rob McKircher, Joel Egger, and Kurt Runestad; TEDx... more››
September 1, 2017
On the September 1st program, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Craig Roper's exhibition at Iron Tail Gallery in Lincoln; the Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music's season opener with the Spektral String Quartet; the Sheldon Statewide exhibition; the Norfolk Arts Center... more››
August 31, 2017
As Nebraska continues its 150th birthday celebration this year, another staple of Midwestern life is even older. The Nebraska State Fair, which ends on Monday, has been around since 1859, eight years before the territory actually became a state. It’s fair to say the State Fair has a rich and... more››
August 25, 2017
On the August 25th program, host Genevieve Randall and guests had lively conversations about: the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music with new director Sergio Ruiz; the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln with executive director Susan Wood; the Greek Festival in Lincoln with Paul Barnes; the Ross Media... more››
August 24, 2017
In Springfield, Missouri, a residential neighborhood lined with painted utility poles is becoming a new destination for artists. The poles display work ranging from love of nature to community pride, and help outline the Moon City Creative District’s 10 square blocks.
August 22, 2017
A decade-old idea to have three very different religions share one piece of land in Omaha is now a lot closer to reality. The parts of a rare interfaith partnership are quickly coming together as members of three congregations embark on an ambitious religious experiment.