Humanities Desk On Demand

April 26, 2017
145 years ago this month, a Nebraska City newspaper editor and politician made his love for trees official. He founded Arbor Day, a time to plant trees and recognize their importance. Today is National Arbor Day and it wouldn’t have happened without J. Sterling Morton’s vision for future... more››
April 18, 2017
A professor and a group of her students at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska want to change the game when it comes to oral history in Nebraska. They’ve started an ambitious on-line project that aims to capture the local voices of an era that came and went nearly 50 years ago. The Hastings Oral... more››
April 14, 2017
On the April 14th program, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: UNL English Professor Grace Bauer's two new books and a reading on April 18th; Kearney Concert Association's New Odyssey concert on April 24th; "Words 4 Birds" at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center on... more››
March 16, 2017
Sheldon Museum of Art presents "Women Photographing War," a panel discussion with two photographers featured in the exhibition “Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath,” on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. Susan Meiselas and Sara Terry will share their perspectives on working in... more››
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››