Humanities Desk On Demand

April 29, 2011
Nebraska lost one of its best known artists this week. As Jerry Johnston reports, Reinhold Marxhausen is being remembered for finding, creating and sharing beauty.
April 22, 2011
An extended conversation with more poetry from Twyla Hansen and Pam Herbert Barger.
April 22, 2011
Nebraska writers Twyla Hansen and Pam Herbert Barger read their poetry about the season.
April 2, 2011
When Princella Parker joined a team of NET Producers working on a major documentary about Standing Bear, she got a surprise. She learned about Susette LaFlesche, and found inspiration in her story.
March 17, 2011
A UNL Economist looks at the facts and figures from a feminist point of view. Jerry Johnston talked with Dr. Ann Mari May to find out more about that point of view, and how it's affecting her research.
March 11, 2011
Women were not guaranteed the vote in national elections until 1920. Nebraska voters—all men—went to the polls almost 40 years earlier to decide if women should vote in state elections.
February 25, 2011
Sergio Wals teaches Political Science and Ethnic Studies. He talks about his experience immigrating to the United States—from international student to the path to citizenship.
February 14, 2011
The choral group Chanticleer has been filling performance halls and selling CD's for over 30 years. The group's artistic director, Matthew Oltham, was at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Music School this past week.
February 14, 2011
An extended interview with Chanticleer's Artistic Director Matthew Oltham, who discusses the Chanticleer sound, connecting with audiences and his time coaching choirs and choir directors.
February 4, 2011
A little girl once wrote a letter to a man suggesting he might be more successful if he grew a beard. That little girl was 11 year old Grace Bidell. The man was Abraham Lincoln. Jerry Johnston has more.