Humanities Desk On Demand

November 19, 2010
The land we now call Nebraska was once called the Great American Desert. But as the United States expanded across the Great Plains, the Desert became farmland. That's one way of telling the story—but not the only way.
November 12, 2010
After 40 years of building pipe organs for churches, concert halls and homes, Gene Bedient is retiring. But his pipe organ business will continue—in the hands of his trusted, long-time employees.
November 5, 2010
One of Nebraska's leading civil rights leaders, Leola Bullock, died recently. Bullock's passion for education continues to make a difference—and it all started with her childhood experience of racial segregation.
November 1, 2010
One of Nebraska's most vocal, persistent and patient civil rights leaders has passed away. Leola Bullock lived in Lincoln, but her sphere of influence was much wider.
October 2, 2010
John McCutcheon and Carmen Deedy speak at the Plum Creek Literacy Festival. The festival brings together eight thousand students, teachers, and literacy advocates to celebrate books and reading.
October 2, 2010
John McCutcheon and Carmen Deedy speak at the Plum Creek Literacy Festival. The festival brings together eight thousand students, teachers and literacy advocates to celebrate books and reading.
September 17, 2010
His popularity as a guest on Prairie Home Companion and the volume of his book sales puts Billy Collins in a rare position. He's a poet who can fill concert halls for readings.
September 17, 2010
His popularity as a guest on Prairie Home Companion and the volume of his book sales puts Billy Collins in a rare position. He's a poet who can fill concert halls for readings.
September 13, 2010
A book by a Lincoln nature photographer is making a splash nationwide, winning awards for both photography and scholarship. Michael Forsberg spoke at the University of Nebraska this past week and NET Radio's Jerry Johnston was there.
September 5, 2010
The new school year is just underway—and it's Labor Day! The connection? The odds are, the better your education, the higher your income. Still, students grumble about classwork they don't find relevant to their working world. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston talked to the head of school libraries in... more››

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