Humanities Desk On Demand

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››
August 27, 2010
The Nebraska recruits getting the headlines at this time of year are usually wearing shoulder pads and helmets, vying for a spot on the Husker football team. This story profiles another kind of recruit—one who also has great hands and flashy moves.
August 6, 2010
Omaha's baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields were busy last week. Junior and Senior High-aged kids from all over the US and several foreign countries were competing in Nebraska's largest city. The occasion was the Maccabi Games—a chance for Jewish youth to meet, compete and serve. The... more››
July 31, 2010
He went to Iran, then called Persia, in 1908, to teach in a missionary school. Instead, he enlisted to fight with anti-government insurgents.
July 16, 2010
Built during the Depression and Dust Bowl days, Fisher Fountain is a Hastings landmark. It is also the largest fountain of its kind between Denver and Chicago.

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