Humanities Desk On Demand

March 15, 2017
Nebraska has hosted a few big movie productions over the years, but mostly smaller, independent films use the state as a backdrop. That’s not likely to change anytime soon because of Nebraska’s lack of statewide film incentives.
March 9, 2017
This week, Genevieve Randall talks to: Beatrice Regional Orchestra guest Mark Hayes; and, UNL professor Jeannette Jones about "Say That!: Celebrating Women of Color Writers."
March 6, 2017
Combine quilting and painting, and you have an art form called barn quilts. You see these throughout Nebraska, and they’re the subject of a new NET documentary, “Patchwork on the Plains: Nebraska’s Barn Quilt Culture.” Here is the story of one barn quilt and how this folk art style is becoming more... more››
March 3, 2017
It’s taken him five years, but Nebraska native and painter Todd Williams is finally ready for a vacation. He’s been working nonstop since 2011, completing 124 paintings of people, places and historical events. They represent Nebraska’s 93 counties and the last 150 years. The project is one of a... more››
March 3, 2017
On the March 3rd program back at The Mill in Lincoln at 9:05 a.m. Central, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Montreal Guitare Trio in Holdrege; Andy Hall Quartet at First Friday Jazz in Lincoln; UNK@TheWorld film series in Kearney; artist Bobby Weiss's exhibit at... more››
February 24, 2017
On the February 24th program from the Johnny Carson Theatre in Lincoln at 9:05 a.m. Central, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Gabriel Kahane; "Legacy of Nebraska" paintings at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln; Lincoln Choral Artists; Lincoln's Symphony... more››
February 23, 2017
If you subscribe to the idea that higher education can be a “faith killer” for students let loose for the first time on a secular college campus, you might want to think again. A new study by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociology professor suggests college itself usually isn’t what causes... more››
February 23, 2017
Genevieve Randall talks to: "Legacy of Nebraska" painter Todd Williams; and, Alisa Belflower, the director of UNL Opera's production of "Far From Heaven," and actor Patty Kramer, who plays the lead.
February 23, 2017
Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday on March 1. For this NET News Signature Story, Mike Tobias talks with historians about the defining events from our state’s history and what we can learn from the past.
February 17, 2017
On the February 17th program at 9:05 a.m. Central, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Lincoln Organ Showcase concert by Monica Czausz; Malone Community Center Symposium in Lincoln; Sunday Afternoon at the Rock at Chimney Rock; Arts for the Soul next conert in Lincoln... more››

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