Humanities Desk On Demand

Piano teachers making a difference

July 17, 2009
At this very moment, in houses, in churches, alone and in groups, Nebraskans are making music. It's been that way as long as there have been people... more››

The Pawnee return home

July 10, 2009
The Pawnee raised corn and hunted in Nebraska for 400 years before being displaced and decimated by disease. A powwow that drew an estimated 2,500... more››

Chautauqua features Zora Neale Hurston

June 26, 2009
This summer's Chautauqua, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, made stops in Broken Bow and Plattsmouth. Franklin Roosevelt, Huey Long,... more››

Remembering Vivian Strong

June 19, 2009
Forty years ago, a 14-year-old black girl was shot and killed by a white police officer in Omaha. Her death caused Omaha's Northeast neighborhood to... more››

WWII liberators and survivors reunite

May 29, 2009
Nebraska's World War Two veterans have been visiting the World War Two Monument in Washington courtesy of the Honor Flight program. Last weekend,... more››

The USO in WWII: Balancing morale and morals

May 22, 2009
Flags wave over Nebraska cemeteries this Memorial Day weekend. It's a time of solemn remembrance - mixed with outdoor fun. Jerry Johnston has this... more››

Grandparents parenting grandchildren

May 10, 2009
Over two million American grandparents get their grandchildren out of bed, off to school, and into be at night. Jerry Johnston has more.The title... more››

Omaha a leader in interfaith dialogue

April 24, 2009
Christians, Muslims, and Jews share a common spiritual ancestor: Abraham. Even though the faiths are different, sharing a common background has... more››

From first African-American Nebraska football player to small town doctor

April 17, 2009
Memorial Stadium fills with thousands of Nebraska football fans for the annual spring scrimmage. There's a special measure of pride for small towns... more››

An artistic twist on telemarketing

April 10, 2009
Everyone knows the frustration of those unwanted telephone sales calls. But what if instead of a sales pitch, you heard an inspirational quote?... more››