Humanities Desk On Demand

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.
December 17, 2010
NET Radio's Jerry Johnston talked with someone who celebrates Kwanzaa to get an insider's point of view.
December 10, 2010
Doing something about the injustice of child labor was the starting point for A Christmas Carol. In the end, the book changed the way Christmas is celebrated. Grant Gerlock reports.
December 3, 2010
Hanukah begins at sundown on Wednesday, December 1st. Or, if you go by the Jewish calendar, the 25th of Kislev. Nebraska's Jewish community will be lighting candles and exchanging gifts for the next eight days. A Lincoln rabbi says the way Hanukah is celebrated comes from a creative tension with... more››
December 3, 2010
From Nebraska to Mumbai to Calcutta. A Lincoln teacher is in Mumbai, teaching at a high tech school. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston reached her via Skype to talk about leading a school group in volunteering to help among the poorest of the poor.
November 19, 2010
The land we now call Nebraska was once called the Great American Desert. But as the United States expanded across the Great Plains, the Desert became farmland. That's one way of telling the story—but not the only way.
November 12, 2010
After 40 years of building pipe organs for churches, concert halls and homes, Gene Bedient is retiring. But his pipe organ business will continue—in the hands of his trusted, long-time employees.
November 5, 2010
One of Nebraska's leading civil rights leaders, Leola Bullock, died recently. Bullock's passion for education continues to make a difference—and it all started with her childhood experience of racial segregation.
November 1, 2010
One of Nebraska's most vocal, persistent and patient civil rights leaders has passed away. Leola Bullock lived in Lincoln, but her sphere of influence was much wider.