Humanities Desk On Demand

Native writers gather at UNK to observe and write about the sandhill crane migration.

March 20, 2009
Putting words to the annual sandhill crane migration: a select group of writers with indigenous backgrounds is finding the difficulty worthwhile... more››

Speaking out about genocide

March 13, 2009
Wilkens in the first speaker in a series. His presentation is at Lincoln Southwest High, Monday, March 16, 1:30, in the the gymnasium. The public... more››

From NPR's voice in Afghanistan to soapmaker

March 6, 2009
In an interview before her EN Thompson Forum address at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Jerry Johnston asked Chayes about her work in... more››

Nebraska Guardsman first Muslim chaplain

February 27, 2009
An officer in the Nebraska National Guard is training to be the first Muslim Chaplain in the Guard's history. Jerry Johnston has this profile.

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Lincoln, Obama, and leadership

February 11, 2009
It's a big week for Lincoln, Nebraska - the biggest city named for the 16th President. A weeklong commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham... more››

Nebraska's Capitol: Telling the State's story in tile and stone

February 6, 2009
Nebraska's first two capital buildings were built on the cheap, and fell apart. As they say - the third time's the charm. Jerry Johnston reports.... more››

The Sower's shy sculptor: Lee Lawrie

January 30, 2009
He's big, he's bronze, and he's Nebraska's most famous sculpture - The Sower. But man who created The Sower would be happy that very few people... more››

UNL on-line Czech course wins prize, keeps heritage alive

January 9, 2009
For more on UNL's efforts to keep Nebraska's Czech heritage alive, Click here

Christmas film favorites

December 21, 2008
The forecast is for cold weather right through Christmas. That makes running errands and doing chores a little harder .on the other hand, it's a... more››

Nebraska author's Hanukkah story on NPR special

December 19, 2008
Hanukkah begins at sundown December 21st. The NPR special Hanukkah Lights contains a story by University of Nebraska Lincoln writing professor... more››