Humanities Desk On Demand

When Omaha was the capital of Montana

April 6, 2012
The image of the American West in movies and TV shows was full of stereotypes. Sheriffs and outlaws, cowboys and Indians, noble settlers on the... more››

Nebraska's Angel's Theatre Company takes on issues of eldercare

March 16, 2012
The Angels Theatre Company in Lincoln is taking on one of the most difficult - and most common - of life's big issues. That issue is caring for... more››

Rethinking the word "fundamentalism."

March 9, 2012
Almost everyone has an opinion about religion - but, along with politics, it's a topic that's difficult to discuss. Jerry Johnston talked with two... more››

One Book, One Nebraska chooses Starita's book on Standing Bear

March 2, 2012
A book that tells the story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is this year's selection for One Book One Nebraska, a statewide reading and discussion... more››

Nebraska plays role in cutting edge digital arts scene

February 26, 2012
There is a quiet revolution going on in the arts - a revolution powered by the internet. A classical violinist is part of the new digital arts... more››

History of Omaha black firefighters on display

February 3, 2012
In the late 1800s, Omaha was home to one of the earliest African American firefighter crews in the country. Photographs of Omaha's early black... more››

Education as a civil rights frontier

January 13, 2012
A Nebraska community center born in the early days of the civil rights movement is still a driving force for equal opportunity. But Larry Williams,... more››

Exhibit explores quilts displaying names

January 6, 2012
"What's in a Name - Inscribed Quilts" opens January 13th at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln. For a link to their website... more››

Important historical anniversaries abound in 2012

December 30, 2011
As the calendar page turns to a new year, we enter a year of anniversaries. The 150th anniversary of The Homestead Act, the Morrill Act for land... more››

A classical music concert for homeless and low income people

December 9, 2011
Take a world class string quartet. Move them out of the concert hall and into a dining hall. Make the dining hall a place where free meals are... more››