Humanities Desk On Demand

April 2, 2011
When Princella Parker joined a team of NET Producers working on a major documentary about Standing Bear, she got a surprise. She learned about Susette LaFlesche, and found inspiration in her story.
March 17, 2011
A UNL Economist looks at the facts and figures from a feminist point of view. Jerry Johnston talked with Dr. Ann Mari May to find out more about that point of view, and how it's affecting her research.
March 11, 2011
Women were not guaranteed the vote in national elections until 1920. Nebraska voters—all men—went to the polls almost 40 years earlier to decide if women should vote in state elections.
February 25, 2011
Sergio Wals teaches Political Science and Ethnic Studies. He talks about his experience immigrating to the United States—from international student to the path to citizenship.
February 14, 2011
The choral group Chanticleer has been filling performance halls and selling CD's for over 30 years. The group's artistic director, Matthew Oltham, was at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Music School this past week.
February 14, 2011
An extended interview with Chanticleer's Artistic Director Matthew Oltham, who discusses the Chanticleer sound, connecting with audiences and his time coaching choirs and choir directors.
February 4, 2011
A little girl once wrote a letter to a man suggesting he might be more successful if he grew a beard. That little girl was 11 year old Grace Bidell. The man was Abraham Lincoln. Jerry Johnston has more.
January 21, 2011
How did they do it? How did people who lived on the Great Plains hundreds of years ago deal with the wind, snow and cold of winter?
January 14, 2011
The mementos and stories that help a family understand its past can also be part of the wider view of history.
January 7, 2011
A new exhibit at the Nebraska Museum of History in Lincoln outlines the history of civil rights in the state.